LACC to co-sponsor “Guantánamo: A Working-Class History Between Empire and Revolution"

WHAT: The revealing story of the women and men who worked on the U.S. naval base in Guantánamo Bay comes to life through a book presentation “Guantánamo: A Working-Class History Between Empire and Revolution” by Jana K. Lipman, assistant professor of History at Tulane University. Detailing a new perspective on U.S.-Cuban relations, the book also shows how neocolonialism, empire, and revolution transformed the lives of everyday people. Drawing from rich oral histories and little-explored Cuban archives, Lipman analyzes how the Cold War and the Cuban revolution made the naval base a place devoid of law and accountability.

The event is co-sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC), the Cuban Research Institute (CRI) , Maloka (LACC Graduate Student Association) with support from FIU CSO, FIU Law and the African and African Diaspora Studies Program. Additional co-sponsors include the Department of History Graduate Student Association with support from FIU CSO, the Department of History, the Department of Politics and International Relations, the Asian Studies Program and Books & Books.

WHO: Lipman specializes in the 20th century political and social histories of the United States, Cuba and Vietnam, particularly as they relate to foreign relations. She holds a Ph.D. from Yale University.

WHEN AND WHERE: April 7, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the Books & Books located at 265 Aragon Avenue in Coral Gables. The event is free and open to the public. The book is available for purchase at the FIU Bookstore and through Books & Books.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please call LACC at 305-348-2894 or Books & Books at 305-442-4408. Information regarding how to RSVP can also be obtained through the numbers provided.

Media Contact: Lissette Lanza at 305-348-2232.