Reflections on Race, Gender, and Culture in Cuba
Edited By Venessa Ann Brown and Menah Pratt-Clarke
A Promising Reality: Reflections on Race, Gender, and Culture in Cuba is a compilation of the reflections of a group of chief diversity officers, faculty, and educators from the United States about Cuba. As part of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education delegation to Cuba in July, 2015, A Promising Reality represents a collection of voices, experiences, and perspectives about issues of race, gender, cultural identity, and the African experience in Cuba. Key themes explored include Cuban culture, the Cuban Revolution, politics, economics, education, equity, and social change. Utilizing narrative inquiry, some of the reflections are comparative with the United States, and some reflections focus exclusively on Cuba. The book takes readers on a journey of thought-provoking stories that reflect the excitement, uncertainty, complexity, and promising possibilities on the cusp of changing diplomatic, political, economic, and social relationships between the United States and Cuba. A Promising Reality seeks to broaden the perspectives of its readers regarding US-Cuban relations. This book is ideal for courses on international relations, international studies, international affairs, comparative cultures, political science, education, politics, sociology, history, race, gender, and social justice. It is a must-read for anyone traveling to Cuba as part of study-abroad, professional development, or personal adventure.
10. Dear Ché (Christine Clark)
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10. Dear Ché
Editors’ Note: Dr. Christine Clark is Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, Senior Scholar for Multicultural Education, and Founding Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She coordinates masters and doctoral- level specialization programs in multicultural education, cultural studies, and international education in the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education.
Previously, Dr. Clark was the Executive Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (previously called the Office of Diversity Education and Compliance, and the Office of Human Relations Programs), an arm of the Office of the President, as well as an affiliate Associate Professor in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership and the Maryland Institute for Minority Achievement and Urban Education in the College of Education, all at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Clark was also an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of the Urban Educational Leadership Doctoral Program in the Division of Educational Studies at the University of Cincinnati, and an Assistant Professor of Multicultural Teacher Education/Curriculum and Instruction at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.
Dr. Clark has a three-tiered research agenda that focuses on: (1) white antiracist identity development and multicultural teacher education preparation; (2) the prison industrial complex and implications for urban educational leadership; and, (3) multicultural curriculum transformation in P–12 and higher education across disciplines. Dr. Clark’s specialty is in...
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