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Resistencia y Negociacion en America Latina: De palenques y cimarrones

October 8, 2016 This afternoon educator workshop, conducted entirely in Spanish, examined the African Diaspora and runaway slave communities in Latin America. Specialists in Afro-Hispanic Literature John Maddox (University of Alabama-Birmingham) and Graciela Maglia (Instituto Caro y Cuervo) explored the African Diaspora in Latin America, Afro-Hispanic music, literature and culture. Representatives from a 300-year-old Afro-Colombian community of Palenque de San Basilio shared testimonies about their community, which descended from slave rebels. Dr. Maglia, who lived in the Caribbean for 10 years, led a hands-on session about Afro-Caribbean cuisine, where teachers learned how to cook a traditional dish.

This workshop followed an affiliated UAB Black Resistance and Negotiation colloquium on Friday, October 7.  This workshop was sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Alabama Humanities foundation (a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities).

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Lesson Plans

DOC Afro-Latin American Culture in the K-12 Spanish Classroom
PDF “El yerberito moderno” por Celia Cruz

CLAS Workshop Presentations