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Tropical Zion: Jewish Settlements in the Spanish-Speaking Caribbean

November 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Zoom l Meeting ID: 851 8455 2019 l Passcode: 1224
Mondays, November 1 and 8 | 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Learn about the Jewish populations of the Spanish speaking Caribbean. In the first session we will discuss the origins and development of Jewish communities in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, and how they compare to other Caribbean Jewish populations. The second session will focus on the Jewish settlement in Sosúa, Dominican Republic, drawing upon some of the fictional and archival materials from the original settlers, their descendants, and historians who have studied the settlement.

No fee for members; $10 each session for non-members

Dara E. Goldman is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, specializing in contemporary Caribbean and Latin American literatures and cultures, gender and sexualities studies and cultural studies. She is the author of Out of Bounds: Islands and the Demarcation of Identity in the Hispanic Caribbean (2008) and is completing a project on recent Cuban cultural production. She has also published articles on Caribbean and Jewish cultural production.  Professor Goldman currently chairs the Program in Jewish Culture and Society. 

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