Upcoming Presentation: "What Does it Mean to Defend Socialism in Cuba?"

3:03 PM

Please join us for our next guest presentation! Our next presenter is Gabriel Vignoli, PhD.

Vignoli will begin with a informal discussion shining a light on a Cuban citizen's reality of living on a average salary of $20 a month. Based upon journalist Patrick Symme's travel account in Cuba. Much of it is central to the rationing system in Cuba and its failed infrastructure, as Symme's states, "It is commonly agreed that a monthly food ration now contains just twelve days of food. I was here to make my own calculation: how could anyone survive the month on twelve days of food?" 

He will then proceed to speak on his ethnographic work that follows the informal economy in Cuba and its affect on private self-entrepreneurship. Along with the current dynamics of Cuba-US normalization.


Presentation will be this Thursday, Oct. 13th from 2:00- 4:50 and again from 5:00-7:50 in North Hall Room 110 at Pratt Institute. 


Click here to read Patrick Symmes article, "Thirty Days As A Cuban" from Harpers Magazine. 





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