Village dialogue on the Afro-Cuban community on Jan. 31
(MIAMI, FL) – The Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board (BAAB) will present a Village Dialogue entitled “Uniting the African Diaspora: An Invitation from the Afro Cuban Community” on Saturday, January 31 from noon to 3 p.m. at HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130.
The panel discussion will examine the history and relationship between Afro-Cubans and African Americans in Miami-Dade County, especially in the wake of the recent steps toward normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba.
“Historically, African Americans and Afro Cubans have not explored their commonalities or ties. This very timely discussion will examine this unique relationship and look at what impact recent events may have on it as it continues to evolve,” said BAAB chairman Stephen Hunter.
The panel will be moderated by Nancy Ancrum of The Miami Herald. Panelists include Dr. Carole Boyce Davies of Cornell University, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay, Democratic Black Caucus of Florida President Henry Crespo, CBS4 Executive Producer Cari Hernandez, Civic Awareness lnc. President Andres Alburquerque, historian and artist Dinizulu Gene Tinnie, 100 Black Men of South Florida Secretary Basil Binns III, and attorney Rene Gordon. Noted historian and author Dr. Marvin Dunn and community activist Ricardo Gonzalez are also slated to present an overview of the two communities.
WHO: Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board
WHAT: Uniting the African Diaspora: An Invitation from the Afro Cuban Community
WHEN: Saturday, January 31 from noon to 3 p.m.
WHERE: HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33130