(Un)Making a Dominican: Contextualizing the Ruling that Denationalizes Dominicans of Haitian Descent
CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave. and E. 34th Street.
Thurs. Dec. 5, 2013.
Join us for a public event and conversation addressing the recent ruling of the Dominican Constitutional Court to strip Dominicans of Haitian descent of their citizenship. In solidarity with other organizations and worldwide actions, scholars, artists, students, and activists discuss the ruling and its effects. Film Screening of Birthrights Crisis will help illuminate the history of the issue, along with a musical performance by Kalunga Neg Mawon Haitian-Dominican Music band. There will be an action table to help participants take action against this issue and sign up to join the movement. Co-sponsored by We Are All Dominican (College Students throughout NYC), CUNY Graduate Center’s Dominican Studies Group, Caribbean Epistemologies Seminar, and the Afro-Latin@ Forum, The Advanced research Collective at the Graduate Center (ARC) and The Center for the Humanities.
Speakers & Performers include:
Rocio Silverio, Dominicanos por Derecho.
Dr. Samuel Martinez/University of Connecticut.
Miriam Neptune/Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees.
Angela Fernandez, Esq. and Director of Northern Manhattan Immigrant Rights Coalition.
Nassef Perdomo, Esq. in Dominican Republic.
Kalunga Neg Mawon Haitian-Dominican Roots Music Band performance.
We are reserving seats for high school, college or graduate students and faculty. To reserve up to 10 seats for your student group, which must be claimed by 5:45pm on the day of the event, please visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lOf5lMJ_Exr-PFge90SmcLK2Zb1Q0wLK9aGAN7b2p9U/viewform