For Black History Month, we've teamed up with Austin Public Libraries to screen a film that explores Black history, the present-day Black experience, and how we can shape the future of Black lives at home and abroad.
"Black and Cuba" is an award-winning documentary that follows street-smart Ivy League students, who are outcasts at their elite university. The students band together and adventure to the enigmatic Caribbean island of Cuba, whose population is 60% Black. Their enthralling journey through the streets of Havana and Santiago reveals rarely seen aspects of Cuban life and allows them to discover connections between Cuban and American perspectives on human rights, race, and revolution. After the film, join us for a discussion exploring the themes raised by the students and their experiences.