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Old 04-06-2010, 10:55 AM
Raul J. Rosales Raul J. Rosales is offline
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Default Mariel Exodus Symposium: Today!

A Symposium
In 1980, over 125,000 Cubans left the island in a stream of vessels headed for the U.S. One of the most dramatic episodes in the history of human migrations had lasting political, religious, social and cultural implications for both Cuba and the United States.
Tuesday, April 6th
4:15 p.m.
Founders Room, Mead Hall
Mirta Ojito, Columbia University: "Ninety Miles and Worlds Apart: Cuba Before Mariel"
Katrin Hansing, CUNY - Baruch College: "Miami's Religious Landscape: Impact and Consequences of the Mariel Exodus"
Raúl Rosales Herrera, Drew University: "The Mariel Literary Generation: From the Margins to the Forefront"
Cecilia Rodríguez-Milanés, University of Central Florida: "Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles: A Reading"
A reception and book signing will follow the symposium
Sponsored by: Department of Spanish; Latin American Studies Program; The Rita and Melvin Wallerstein Faculty Development Grant Program of the Drew University Center for Religion, Culture and Conflict; Drew University's Hispanic Institute of Theology

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