Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Carnaval 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018

6:00pm – 9:30pm

Sayles Hall

Free admission!

Dinner will start at around 7pm

Is the impending doom of midterm season stressing you out? Has it been a while since you ate good free food while listening to great music? Join Dominican Students at Brown on Friday, Oct. 5 from 6-9:30PM for our annual Carnaval in Sayles Hall! You heard it right! This year Carnaval is in the fall! Unfortunately, we won’t be able to recreate Dominican weather, but it will be a night of amazing performances--including local Providence group “Quisqueya en Acción” with their traditional dances-- delicious Caribbean food, and a great crowd to dance with! 

Through Carnaval, we aim to focus on how anti-Blackness is rooted in the imagining of Dominican Independence as separation from Haiti and the work that community activists are doing to facilitate a reimagining of Dominican Independence as liberation from coloniality. We have the honor of having Zahira Kelly-Cabrera, AfroDominican artist, writer, and sociocultural critic (aka @bad_dominicana) as our keynote speaker. 

We encourage our guests to come in semi-formal attire; gotta look extra cute for pics! Come with friends and show off your Dominó skills, and that one bachata move you learned two years ago at a party.

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