March 31, 2003 - 1:00 PM
The Church of the Future and the Church of the Past: Religion in a Changing Cuba
Dr. Margaret E. Crahan
Dorothy Epstein Professor, Hunter College and The Graduate Center
Editor and co-author of Human Rights and Basic Needs in the Americas, Africa and the Caribbean: Legacies of a Link, and The City and the World: New York’s Global Future.
Religion as Surrogate for Ideology: The Papal Visit to Cuba In Retrospect
Dr. Antonio Stevens Arroyo
Professor, Brooklyn College and Director, Research Office for Religion In Society & Culture
Editor of Papal Overtures in a Cuban Key: The Pope’s Visit & Civic Space for Cuban Religion
Cuban Catholics in the United States and their Native Church
Dr. Yolanda Prieto, Ramapo College
Yolanda Prieto has written about the Cuban migration to the United States, the role of women in the migration, religion in US Latino communities, and relations between Cuban Catholics on the island and those abroad.
The Cuban Jewish Community: Survival and Renewal
Arturo Lopez-Levy, Columbia University
Arturo Lopez-Levy earned an M.A. in Economics at Carleton University (Canada). He is currently studying at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Between 1999 and 2001 he was the Secretary of Bnai Brith lodge in the Cuban Jewish Community.
Religion and Identity: Santeria
Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, Hunter College
Marta Moreno Vega earned her doctorate from Temple University. She is currently an adjunct Professor at Hunter College and President/Founder of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institiute. Author of The Altar of My Soul: The Living Traditions of Santería. Director of the new documentary When the Saints Dance Mambo.