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Colorismo: Cuba, Race, and Culture in the Wave of Tourism @ UDC David A. Cl...

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The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) David A. Clarke School Latino/a Law Student Association and Black Law Student Association hosts a lecture that will explore how the new wave of tourism to Cuba is impacting Afro-Cuban identity, culture, and economy on the island. Invited speakers include Rafael Cox-Alomar, Tanya K. Hernandez, and Antonio Lopez.


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Rafael Cox-Alomar- Assistant Professor of Law at the University of District of Columbia David A. Clarke Law School, where he teaches International Law, Constitutional Law, Remedies, and Conflicts of Laws. He has practiced law in some of the most prestigious international law firms in Washington, D.C., acting on behalf of clients on a wide array of dispute resolution and transactional matters. He is the author of the recently published article Investment Treaty Arbitration in Cuba, 48 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. 1 (2017). He is also the author of “En la Encrucijada. Pensamientos y Reflexiones” (San Juan: Puerto Rico Ediciones Callejón, 2015), which explores the political evolution of Puerto Rico and provides an insightful understanding of the Caribbean’s reality and the processes of decolonization.

Tanya K. Hernandez- Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law, where she teaches Anti-Discrimination Law, Comparative Employment Discrimination, Critical Race Theory, The Science of Implicit Bias and the Law: New Pathways to Social Justice, and Trusts & Wills. Hispanic Business Magazine selected her as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics of 2007. Her most recent publication is the book "Racial Subordination in Latin America: The Role of the State, Customary Law and the New Civil Rights Response," (Cambridge Univ. Press).

Antonio Lopez- Associate Professor of English at George Washington University. He specializes in Cuban and Cuban American cultures and histories. He is the author of Unbecoming Blackness: The Diaspora Cultures of Afro-Cuban America (New York: New York University Press, 2012), which received Honorable Mention, for the Modern Language Association Book Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies, 2014. He is also the author of “To Be Black in Cuba,” The Chronicle Review, Volume 60, Issue 7 (October 14, 2013), which explores how racial categories that were forged during plantation colonialism affect current economic, political, and cultural interactions on the island.

Moderator- Christopher Pascual, former president of UDC-LLSA, Class of 2018. Current President of the National Hispanic Bar Association, Region V President (D.C., MD., VA., WV.)-Law School Division

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