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Listing of past events for
Pedro Perez-Sarduy:

 US Fall Tour 2000            Spring '00 tour

Press Release, 5/99            US Visit, 4/99           US Visit, '98

US Tour: "AfroCuban Voices 2000" - October/November '00

Pedro is touring with AfroCubaWeb in the US. Pedro Perez Sarduy is presenting his latest work, Afro-Cuban Voices: on Race and Identity in Contemporary Cuba, as well as his multi-media seminar, "Race & Identity in Cuba 2000". He also has a conference on his novel, Las Criadas de La Habana. See his schedule.

From the forewords for "AfroCuban Voices":

"At a time when Cuba is undergoing immense economic and social changes, race becomes a kind of cultural litmus test for the national identity. . . . This anthology illustrates fully that it is possible to be both revolutionary and black in Cuba."   -- Manning Marable, Columbia University

"The authors of Afro-Cuban Voices, also key actors in the new, unfolding dialogue about race in Cuba, make a seminal contribution through a forthright critique of racial blind spots in official history and present-day racial discrimination."  -- James Early, director of cultural studies and communication, Smithsonian Institution

See also the testimonials for his


Schedule for Fall 2000 Tour

Oct 6-11 Haverford College Haverford, PA
Oct 16-18 University of Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 23-28 Claremont Colleges, CA Claremont, CA
Oct 31 University of California, San Diego
Department of Ethnic Studies
San Diego, CA
Nov 2 SUNY Binghamton Binghamton, NY
Nov 8 Clark University Worcester, MA

Spring '00 tour in the US made successful thanks to interest all over the country

Pedro Pérez Sarduy toured the US, starting with the Latin American Studies Association (LASA2000) conference in Miami, March 16-18th, 2000.  The tour was a great success with a lot of positive feedback.

Schedule for the spring tour of AfroCuban Voices 2000

March 16-18,

LASA - Miami, FL
March 20 Cuban Counterpoints: The Fernando Ortiz Symposium on Cuban Culture and History, NY, NY
March 21 Africana Studies/Humanities Dept., Hostos Community College of the City University of New York
Presentation begins at 12:30 PM in the Savoy Multi Purpose Room. Admission is free to all. It is suggested that people who will like to attend call in advance for directions to our college which is at 500 Grand Concourse, Bronx,NY 10451. Trains 4,5,6,2 and municipal buses reach here (149 Street & Grand Concourse). Phone 718-518-6700 Arts & Culture or 718-518 -6677 or 6680 Humanities Dept (Alex Haley Lecture Series).
March 22-23 New York University, NY
Thursday, March 23, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
25 Waverly Place, Kaiser Film Room, 1st Floor

Pedro Pérez Sarduy, Journalist and Broadcaster "Afro-Cuban Voices: On Race and Identity in Contemporary Cuba"

March 27 Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
"Privileging the AfroCuban Voices"
7:00 P.M.
Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus
Schaffer 3 (
located next to Shriver Hall behind the BMA.  Metered and lot parking is available from the entrance behind the BMA off Museum Drive)

Mr. Sarduy will also be appearing on the Marc Steiner Show, WJHU 88.1FM Monday at noon.
Sponsored by: The Humanities Center * The Program in Comparative American Cultures * Hewlett Program in Diversity and Unity * Diversity Leadership Council
March 29 George Washington College, MD

2:30 - Informal class meeting with Spanish 302 (Advanced Spanish) class.
4:00 - Poetry Reading, O'Neil Literary House, open to the public, no admission charge.
5:30 - Dinner at International House with students and faculty (by invitation)
7:30 - Public presentation, "Privileging Afro-Cuban Voices" in Casey Academic Center Forum, open to the public, no admissions charge.

March 31 Bowie State University
Bowie, MD
time: noon
venue: auditorium in basement of Thurgood Marshall Library
Dr. M. Sammye Miller will introduce the speaker
April 1 Book signing, Vertigo Bookstore, 1:00 PM
20 to 40 minute talk followed by Q & A
1337 Connecticut Ave, NW (one half block south of Dupont Circle)
Washington, DC     Phone: 202-429-9272
April 3 Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
April 5 University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
7:00 p.m. in Bausch and Lomb Hall, Rm. 106
Free and open to the public

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures of the University of Rochester presents a lecture and slide show by Pedro Perez Sarduy, entitled "Race and Identity in Cuba: Privileging Afro-Cuban Voices" Wed., April 5, 2000. 7:00 p.m. 106 Bausch and Lomb Hall (U Rochester campus). Free and open to the public.

April 6 University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
April 7 Smith College  3PM - Seeyle 106
Northampton, MA

Common Ground Travel
Peña 6:30PM - 8PM
55 Norfolk Street, Central Square, Cambridge, MA

April 10 University at Albany, Albany, NY

The Society for the Advancement of Latino/a Americans, the Black Graduate Student Association, the History Graduate Student Organization, and the Anthropolgy Graduate Student Organization of the University at Albany, SUNY present a multi-media presenation by author, journalist and broadcaster Pedro Pérez Sarduy entitled "Afrocuban Voices: Race and Identity in the New Millennium." The event will be held Monday, April 10. There will be a workshop from 2pm to 3pm in Education room 335 and a lecture from 7 to 9pm in the University at Albany Campus Center Assembly Hall. For more information please contact Rosann Santos or Nicole Johnson at 518 442-4178 or at

April 11 Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa

What: Talk by Pedro Perez Sarduy
Date: April 11, 2000
Time: 7 PM
Location: South Lounge of the Forum, on Grinnell College campus, in Grinnell, Iowa
Admission: Free
Sponsoring Organization: Grinnell Socialists (and possibly some academic departments)

April 13 Sociology and Anthropology, Knox College, Galesburg, IL
April 14-18 Africa International House, African Festival of the Arts, Chicago, IL

Fri Apr 14: Center for Inner City Studies, 7-9PM

Mon Apr 17: Columbia College, 4-5:30 PM
4:00-5:30 Presentation for Faculty, Students, Staff and Public
Ferguson Hall - 600 South Michigan, Chicago

April 19-21 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Thursday, Apr 20 at noon: Weizman Art Museum Auditorium
April 24 California State University, Dominguez Hills, CA
12:30 pm in LCH A103,   La Corte Building
1000 E. Victoria Carson Cal. 90747
For Info 310-243-2589 or 243-2519
April 25 UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
12:00 Noon in Room 9383, Bunche Hall (9th floor).
April 26 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

- HOT TALK (radio and TV show together for one hour 10-11am). PLACE: Studio at CLA BUILDING

- Campus Forum talk 12-1 PM. This is for faculty and students during their lunch hour. There is no admission price. Everyone -- PUBLIC -- is welcome. PLACE: CAMPUS CENTER

April 27 Latin American Studies, California State University, Los Angeles
6:00 p.m.    Alhambra Room, Student Union
(free, open to public, no reservation necessary)
(323) 343-2180
May 1 University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA
Center of Performing Arts Concert Hall: 1:00 PM
May 2 University of California at Davis, Davis, CA

AfroCubaWeb presents US Tour 2000

Pedro Pérez Sarduy will make a 6 weeks tour of the US, starting with the Latin American Studies Association conference in Miami, Florida, March 16-18, 2000.   The purpose of the tour is to discuss his current thinking on issues concerning Cuba and to present his most recent work, Afro-Cuban Voices on Race and Identity in Contemporary Cuba, which he co-edited with Jean Stubbs.  This work expands on an article he wrote in 1996, What do Blacks have in Cuba?, which we have up on this site.

His presentation is described in Seminar on  Race & Identity in Cuba Today.

Those interested in having Mr. Perez Sarduy make a presentation at their university or cultural center should contact [replace _AT_ with @]



PEDRO PEREZ SARDUY IS BACK AGAIN. Author and journalist Pedro Pérez Sarduy will be back again in the US for two events this summer.  He will present at two colloquiums organized by Sope Oyelaron at the National Black Theatre Festival, August 2-7, 1999, in Winston-Salem, NC.  Later, he will present at the conference Afro-Cubans in Cuban Society: Past, Present and Future, organized by Center for International Policy and the Cuba Exchange Program of the Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC, for September 16-17, 1999.  Finally, Pedro will attend the II Bienal Internacional de Oralidad, in Santiago de Cuba and in Octobre he will be in Port Of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, for a world carnaval conference, co-organized by Trinity College, CT. 

Autor y periodista Pedro Pérez Sarduy estará de nuevo en dos ocasiones en la EE-UU este verano. Pedro asistirá al coloquio que organiza Sope Oyelaran en el marco del National Black Theatre Festival, del 2-7 de Agosto en Winston-Salem, NC. Más adelante estará en la conferencia Afro-Cubans in Cuban Society: Past, Present and Future, que el Center for International Policy and the Cuba Exchange Program of the Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC, efectuará los días 16-17 de Septiembre. Posteriormente, Pedro asistirá a la II Bienal Internacional de Oralidad, en Santiago de Cuba y en Octubre estará en Port Of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, en una conferencia mundial sobre carnaval, co-organizada por Trinity College, CT.

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April '99 US Visit

Here is Pedro's schedule for his April '99 US visit.  He made presentations and gave seminars on Afro-Cuban issues during his stay from April 4th through the 30th.  See Seminars on Race & Identity.    Also, check out What do Blacks have in Cuba? (1996) which we have the privilege of presenting here for the first time in English and Where did the Blacks go?, an article on the Pope's visit to Cuba.

April 4 - 7 Boston, MA.  Presentation in the community thanks to Tony VanderMeer and Askia Toure.  Slideshow, Music and Pedro's presentation. At Roxbury Community College, 1234 Columbus Ave, Roxbury.  T Stop: Roxbury Crossing on the Orange Line.  Room 121, Academic Building, at 6:30 PM
April 9 Lansing, MI: Race and the 21st Century, conference with participation from the Diaspora, Curtis Stokes
April 12-14 Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL, Enrique Marquez
April 15 University of South Florida, Tampa
April 16-20 Free for presentations
April 20-22 University of South Carolina, Columbia
April 28 TransAfrica Forum, Washington, DC: 6:30PM  to 8:30PM
TransAfrica Forum Building, 1744 R st., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Phone: 202 797-2301
April 29 Washington, DC with Mendive
May 7-9 Poetry Reading: English MultiEthnic Stage Festival (Stichting Multikulturele Aktiviteinten Utrecht) in Holland
May 10-13 Department of Caribbean Studies, Royal Institute of Linguistics and Anthropology, Leiden
May 14-27 CUBA-PRESENTE!, Barbican Centre, London: Pablo Milanes, Aragón, Ibrahim Ferrer, Clave y Guaguanco, Pedro Pérez Sarduy
June 19 11:00am: "Race and Religion in 1990s Cuba," Barbican Centre (Prompt Corner, level 0), Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Spring '99 sees the publication of the Spanish edition of Afro-Cuba: An Anthology of Cuban Writing on Race, Politics and Culture by the University of Puerto Rico Press (Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico). In the spring of 2000, the University Press of Florida will publish Afro-Cuban Voices on Race and Identity in Contemporary Cuba, a much awaited book he co-edited with Jean Stubbs.  It expands on an article he wrote in 1996, What do Blacks have in Cuba?  Pedro was also recently consulted for the Cuba entry in Appiah and Gates' Afropaedia, a forthcoming CD.

Pedro was in the Ivory Coast at the II International Symposium on Afro-Iberoamerican Studies, in Grand-Bassam (See Pedro's Photo Gallery).  He is writing up his experiences under the title "The Living Memory" as authors were invited to contribute to the research into the ways of commemoration of slavery in different parts of the world by the Department of Caribbean Studies of the Royal Institute of Linguistics and Anthropology, Leiden, on behalf of The Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development of the Netherlands.

Pérez-Sarduy '98 Tour

Pedro Sarduy went on a tour of the US and Canada in January and Fedruary of 1998. For more on the tour see Pedro Perez-Sarduy: '98 US Tour.

Contacting Pedro Pérez Sarduy and Jean Stubbs

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