June 1, 2021
Dr. Lillian Guerra, LAS affiliate faculty (history) has penned a guest essay featured in the New York Times on May 27. Titled “The Return of Cuba’s Security State,” the essay calls attention to the Cuban government’s treatment of critics, most recently the Cuban performance artist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara.
Dr. Guerra writes:
“Those who call for peaceful protest and public reckoning are not the enemies of Cuban sovereignty, prosperity and racial equality. They are Cuba’s greatest hope.”
Watch “Patria y Vida: Race, Class & Artists’ Protests in Cuba”: https://youtu.be/ZLFW6-mUy5Q