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Colby College in Waterville will hold its second Walker Symposium in
Latin American Studies on Saturday, February 23, with the theme
“Mapping Caribbean Diasporas.” The symposium will include presentations
from invited experts followed by a roundtable discussion. Symposium
events are open to the public and will be held on the second floor of
the Roberts Building on the Colby campus. The symposium is sponsored by
the college’s Latin American Studies Program.

9 a.m.

  • Opening remarks by Jorge Olivares, director of Latin American Studies

    9:15 a.m. – noon
    Presentations by invited speakers:

  • Arlene Dávila will present “Latinizing Cities: Gentrification and the Cultural Politics of ‘El Barrio.'” Dávila teaches anthropology and American studies at New York University.

  • Ramona Hernández will present “Dominicans in the United States: Perceptions and Realities.” Hernández teaches sociology at CUNY’s Dominican Studies Institute.

  • Lillian Guerra will present “Re-Membering Elián González: Nationality, Identity and the Two Cubas.” Guerra teaches history at Bates College.

    1:30 – 3 p.m.

  • Roundtable Discussion: “Caribbean Currents in the U.S.”