Spring 2018

January 30

The Center for Caribbean Studies at Trinity College Presents:
Trinity College Travels to Cuba: A First Experiment 2017
A presentation by Professor Darío Euraque and Laura Cadavid ’19, Elijah Hernandez ’19, Paola Otero ’18 and Clear Tavarez ‘19

During the Fall 2017 Semester a group of Trinity students from the Trinity-in-Trinidad Program traveled to Cuba. This is their story.

Alumni Lounge, Mather Hall 12:15, Common Hour. A light lunch will be served.

January 31

The Center for Caribbean Studies and the Greater Hartford Coalition on Cuba Present:
Cuba’s International Literacy Campaign for Human Liberation
A talk by Griselda Aguilera

During Cuba’s massive literacy campaign in 1961, Griselda Aguilera became the youngest member of the literacy brigade. She is among nine women featured in the widely-acclaimed film Maestra, which documents the impact participating in this historic event had on their lives.

Co-sponsored by the Department of History and WGRAC

4:30 P.M, Terrace Rooms A and B, Mather Hall

February 6

Trinity College for Puerto Rico and The Center for Caribbean Studies Present
Picturing María: The Wrath and Aftermath of a Hurricane
With Photographers Erika P Rodriguez and Patrick Raycraft in Conversation with Professor Pablo Delano

Erika P Rodriguez is a freelance photographer living and working in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Patrick Raycraft is a staff photographer at the Hartford Courant.

Dangremond Family Commons, Hallden Hall, 12:15, Common Hour. A light lunch will be served.

February 8

The Center for Caribbean Studies Presents:
Lloyd Best on Epistemic Decolonization
A talk by Professor Maurice Wade, Department of Philosophy

Lloyd Best (1934–2007) was a political economist, social theorist, politician, political activist, and devoted partisan on behalf of Trinidad and Tobago in particular and the Greater Caribbean region generally.

4:15 p.m. McCook 201
Reception to follow

February 12

Archeological Institute of America Presents:
What Happens When You Lose a Revolution? Plantation and Post-Emancipation Life in the Bahamas
A talk by Dr. Jane Baxter, Associate Professor of Anthropology at DePaul University

5:00 p.m., Room TBA
With support from The Center for Caribbean Studies

February 15

The Center for Caribbean Studies at Trinity College Presents:
Caribbean Honduras: Gateway to an Ancient Maya World
A talk by Professor Dario Euraque

Located at the geographical heart of the Americas, Honduras possesses an extraordinary diversity of ancient and contemporary cultures. Prof. Euraque, a historian of Honduras who served as Director of the Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History, will present an introduction to this fascinating, complex and often misunderstood country. Students enrolled in the Trinity-in-Trinidad Study Away Program will be able to expand their notion of the Caribbean by visiting Honduras this October guided by Prof. Euraque. Come learn more about this opportunity!

Alumni Lounge, Mather Hall 12:15, Common Hour. A light lunch will be served.

March 6 & 7

The Center for Caribbean Studies Presents:
Health in Caribbean Hartford

Tuesday 6th: Guest Lecturers on Public Health, History of Hurricanes in the Caribbean:
Dr. Juan Giusti, University of Puerto Rico
12:15 PM Common Hour: Dangremond Family Commons, Hallden Hall

Dr. Adriana Garriga-López, Kalamazoo College and Dr. Mariola Espinosa, University of Iowa
6:00 PM Resse Room, Smith House

Wednesday 7th: Public speakers, mini-conference with Hartford area health professionals.

6:00 PM Washington Room

With support from the Department of History
More details coming soon!


Fall 2017

Saturday December 2, 12:00 noon

Trinity College Center for Caribbean Studies Presents
The Marcus Garvey Poupular Theatre Project performing

"Marcus and Amy Garvey State Visit to Hartford Connecticut”
A celebratory performance event comemmorating the legacy of Marcus Garvey. Event held at Trinity College Downtown Campus

Saturday December 2, 12:00 noon
Trinity College Downtown Campus
10 Constitution Plaza
Enter at State St. Between Market St. and Columbus Blvd.

Performance and Procession • Proclamation • Speeches by Marcus and Amy (portrayed by Michael Cherrie and Penelope Spencer • Anthem of the Universal Negro Improvement Association • Delicious Jamaican Food • Free to All & All Are Welcome • Directed by Tony Hall and Lordstreet Theatre Company • Stars at 12 Noon

Wednesday, November 15, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Opening Reception
Remarks at 6:00 p.m.

The Center for Caribbean Studies at Trinity College presents:

A Home Away From Home, Greater Hartford's West Indian Diaspora

Exhibition on view November 15 – December 15, 2017

Mather Art Gallery
Mather Hall, 2nd floor

Tuesday, November 7

The Center for Caribbean Studies at Trinity College presents a book signing and reception for:

A Motorcyle on Hell Run: Tanzania, Black Power and the Uncertain Future of Pan Africanisim 1964 -1974

By Seth M. Markle

November 7,  6:00 PM
Terrace Room C

Mather Hall

For more information: (860) 297 2397

Thursday, Sept 14

Researching the Caribbean
A presentation about the diverse research opportunities available to students and faculty in the Caribbean Region

Rittenberg Lounge, Mather Hall, Common Hour

Jocelyn Caballero '18, International Studies Major -- Latin American and Caribbean
Prof. Kent Dunlap, Trinity College
Prof. Garth Myers, Trinity College
Prof. Fiona Vernal, University of Connecticut
Introduced by Center for Caribbean Studies co-directors Prof. Pablo Delano and Prof. Dario Euraque 

Trinity Samba Ensemble playing at Sambafest
Trinity’s Samba Ensemble, led by ethnomusicologist Prof. Eric Galm, at the annual Samba Fest.

Click here for a list of CCS events from 2016-17 (PDF)