Dr. Karen Richman (University of Notre Dame) presents a lecture defining Vodou as a religion and practice deeply rooted in Haitian arts, culture, and history. As a professor, Dr. Richman teaches courses in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and also serves as Director of Undergraduate Studies at Notre Dame's Institute of Latino Studies. She is a board member of Chicago's first Haitian American Museum (HAMOC), a center for cultural and educational programming, located in the Uptown neighborhood.
Following Dr. Richman's presentation, there will be a Q&A session and signing of her book, Migration and Vodou (New Diasporas Series of the University of Florida Press, 2005). Light refreshments will be served.
This program is part of Jesus Macarena-Avila’s course, Caribbean Art, Literature and Music.
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