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LLSA Hosts Colorismo: Cuba, Race, and Culture in the Wave of Tourism

Thursday, November 23, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Looney
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Earlier this month, the UDC Latino/a Law Student Association (LLSA) teamed up with UDC Black Law Students Association (BLSA) to present Colorismo: Cuba, Race, and Culture in the Wave of Tourism at UDC Law. National Hispanic Bar Association, Region V President and UDC Law student Chris Pascual moderated the discussion on race and gentrification in the Caribbean. The panel featured Fordham University School of Law Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law Tanya K. Hernández, George Washington University Associate Professor of Law Antonio López, and UDC Law Associate Professor of Law Rafael Cox Alomar.

Following the event, LLSA President Liana Montecinos offered glowing praise for the team that made this informative event a success.

What a great event and espectacular collaboration between the Black Law Students Association and the Latino/a Law Student Association to discuss colorismo/racism in Cuba with such eloquent and knowledgeable panelists, including our very own Prof. Cox Alomar, also LLSA co-advisor. We want to thank the SBA and our Dean for supporting us and the members of the audience for their meaningful engagement. We want to give special recognition to LLSA member, Vanessa Favier, who is the artificer of the event. And, how can we forget to thank our Vice President, Antonio Camacho, for taking care of the logistics from LLSA’s end?  To Prof. Harris, our co-advisor, thank you for securing our delicious pizza. Chris (Pascual), thank you for being a wonderful moderator. Thank you, (UDC Law students) Renee (Mims), Makeda (Crane), and everyone who made this event happen.”

 Photo of UDC Law students and Colorismo program speakers holding the Cuban flag

Left to right: Makeda Crane, Liana Montecinos, Rafael Cox Alomar, Tanya Hernández, Vanessa Favier, Sandy Waters (UDC alum), Chris Pascual, Antonio Lopez

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