The Yale Black Alumni Association (NYC), Venceremos Brigade, WETPAINT, and Progressive Pupil co-host a work-in-progress screening of the riveting documentary Black and Cuba. There will be a talkback with writer/director Robin J. Hayes and Yale Professor Jafari Allen, author of ¡Venceremos? The Erotics of Black Self-making in Cuba. A reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres – provided by the restaurant Cuba – will follow.
Black and Cuba is an inspiring documentary that follows awkward but street-smart students at Yale who band together and adventure to Cuba to see how revolution lives. In the process, they discover an alternative history of struggle and triumph against all odds. In rarely seen archival film, the documentary features Angela Davis, Fidel Castro, Fred Hampton, Ché Guevara and Assata Shakur, among others.
The screening and reception will be held on May 17th from 7-10:30 PM at New York City’s Cinema Village. Space is limited and advanced reservations are required. RSVP here.