The New Normal: Understanding Cuba-U.S. Relations
6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT October 28, 2015
Ariel Dacal Díaz holds a Masters in Contemporary History, and a doctorate in Historical Sciences from the University of Havana. He travels to this country for the first time, to talk about U.S.-Cuban relations, past and present, and the gains of the Revolution that Cubans are committed to preserving. Ariel is part of the Popular Education team at El Centro Memorial Martin Luther King, Jr. in Marianao, Havana, Cuba.
Ariel’s visit has been co-sponsored by the Dean of Liberal Arts, the Departments of Political Science, Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultural Studies, the Honors Program, and the International Studies and Social Justice programs.
Ariel Dacal Díaz was born in Camagüey, Cuba. He earned his doctorate in Historical Sciences, his master’s degree in Contemporary History, and a bachelor’s degree in History, from the University of Havana, Cuba. He will speak about U.S.-Cuban relations, past and present, the process of change, and what revolutionary aspects of the Cuban economy and society Cubans will work hard to preserve.
Since 2008, Ariel has been part of the Popular Education team at El Centro Memorial Martin Luther King, Jr. (the Martín Luther King Jr. Memorial Center, CMMLK)* in Havana, Cuba. He designs, coordinates and systematizes training for social actors in Cuba and abroad. He trains specifically in the areas of: participation, politics and power, community work, communications, gender, group work, and group coordination.
In 2014, he participated in the design and coordination of a popular education workshop on cooperative models for which he authored various publications on popular education and social movements.
He has traveled to twenty-two countries throughout Europe, Africa, and Latin America to carry-out research and to facilitate popular education workshops.