Latin American and Latino Heritage Lecture: Lancelot Cowie, “Sociocultural Issues in Intra-Caribbean Migration"

When Oct 07, 2009
from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Where Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, UofL
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Contact Phone 502-852-2034
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Heritage lecturer to discuss social justice in the Caribbean

The founder and director of a West Indies academic institute will talk about social justice in the Caribbean during an October 7 talk at the University of Louisville.

Lancelot Cowie will discuss “Sociocultural Issues in Intra-Caribbean Migration" from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium. The professor directs the Center for Latin America and the Caribbean at the University of the West Indies-St. Augustine on Trinidad.

His free, public talk is the eighth annual Latin American and Latino Heritage Lecture. Sponsors are the Latin American and Latino Studies program, Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, Cultural Center and the sociology and Pan-African studies departments.

Cowie is expected to discuss economic factors that led to the movement of migrants from Jamaica, Barbados, the Leeward Islands, Trinidad and Tobago to Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Panama and Costa Rica, starting in the early 1900s. He will talk about the migrants' contributions to Latin America and the impact of their descendants in Caribbean society today. Cowie will compare literary works, sociological studies and audiovisual material to illustrate his points.

Cowie has published books and articles about sociocultural issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, and he serves on international editorial committees for several academic journals.

For more information, contact Rhonda Buchanan, director of Latin American and Latino studies, at 502-852-2034 or

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