Introduction to Edition 1

Introduction to Edition 1

by Cindy García Leer en español In June of 2018, I took my daughters to Cuba for three weeks on a preliminary trip to learn more about the everyday life practices of anti-racism. I wanted to understand the contours of racism sixty years after the Cuban Revolution, a revolution that led to the restructuring of…

Resilience and Interreligious Dialogue in Havana

Resilience and Interreligious Dialogue in Havana

By Idelsi Bárbara Alfonso Sandrino Leer en español Translated by: Cindy García, Maxine Nwigwe, and Devon Severson Objective: To describe the preliminary results of the analyzed visions on the treatment of racial issues within the most popular religious expressions in the neighborhoods where the Red Barrial Afrodescendiente coexists. Keywords: Publications, Popular Religiosity   Introduction In…

Cuba. Racial discrimination. A resilient look to the challenges of the 21st century

Cuba. Racial discrimination. A resilient look to the challenges of the 21st century

By Rolando Zulueta Zulueta Leer en español Translated by: Devon Severson Objective: Explain the relevance of addressing the problem of racial discrimination in the current Cuban society. Keywords: Cuba, Racism, Discrimination, Demonized, Marginalized.    Introduction Racial discrimination constitutes a social scourge that, in the case of Cuba, is closely linked to the development of the…

Red Barrial Afrodescendiente, from grassroots communities in anti-racist awareness

By Maritza López McBean Leer en español Translated by: Cindy García, Maxine Nwigwe, and Devon Severson Objective:  To expose the Red Barrial Afrodescendiente’s anti-racist awareness actions in different Havana neighborhoods in a simple and eloquent way. Summary:  The Red Barrial Afrodescendiente Contra el Racismo y la Discriminación Racial  (RBA) was founded in Havana in 2012….

Gratitude and Openings

Gratitude and Openings

by Cindy García Leer en español A decolonial feminist publication that strives to be methodologically queer, non-hierarchical, and anti-racist takes time, especially across languages, cultures, and time zones during a global pandemic, a Trump administration that incited an insurrection, a neighbohood on fire after police killed George Floyd, and as Cubans continue to grapple with…

Meditative Movements

Meditative Movements

In 2018, during my first trip to Cuba, I, along with a group of US-based scholars, had the honor of speaking at the inaugural Theoretical and Methodological Workshop on Afro-diasporic Studies. This international symposium, hosted by the prestigious institute, Casa de las Americas, brought together scholars, activists and other peoples immersed in afrodescendant contexts. Although I was invited to speak on black visibility, my true desire was to learn.