The event, organized by Casa de las Americas, will include exhibits, master conferences and discussions on “memories and border conflicts”.
The event will also focus on facts that have an important impact in culture and collective memories, such as the transfer of the Virgin Islands to the United States, and the implementation of the law approved by the US Congress to grant US citizenship to Puerto Ricans.
Discussions will also be held on the 80th anniversary of the massacre in the Haitian-Dominican mutual border in 1937, an order issued by the government of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo.
A press release by the Organizing Committee of the event said that “thinking on these facts, implies to understand them in their respective historical dimension.”
Cuban expert Camila Valdes Leon, said the Colloquium joins the celebration in Cuba of the 50 years of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences, and constitutes an important part of the actions by the UNESCO staff for intercultural dialogue.
- Countries: Cuba