This February we were excited to collaborate with the HCC Office of International Initiatives, UH Dept of English, UH African American Studies, UH Relgious Studies, UH Hispanic Studies, Arté Publico Press, and the Caribbean Film Series of the UH Center for the Americas to bring film screenings of Cimarrón Spirit, panel discussions, a concert, and conversations to two Houston campuses. Shout out to Assistant Professor of WGSS and CCS Rachel Afi Quinn for her work on this documentary.
The engaging panel discussion included: Rubén Durán, Director; Xiomara Fortuna, Afro-Dominican singer-songwriter; Dominican studies scholars Silvio Torres-Saillant (University of Syracuse) and Rachel Afi Quinn (University of Houston); with translations by scholar Mabel Cuesta (University of Houston)
The screenings were complemented by talks with Dominican singer-songwriter Xiomara Fortuna and Latina/o Studies scholar Silvio Torres-Saillant
The visit included a special concert by Xiomara Fortuna, and time for connecting with old and new friends.