SIN HAITIANIDAD NO HAY DOMINICANIDAD

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Washington, DC (30 de Septiembre, 2015).– El programa de la 18va. Conferencia Anual de la Mesa Redonda Dominico Americana (DANR), entidad con sede en Washington, DC con la misión de abogar por el avance socioeconómico y politico de los dominicanos en los Estados Unidos, incluye un foro titulado Sin Haitianidad No Hay Dominicanidad.

Sin Haitianidad no hay DominicanidadEn este foro, el escritor Dió-genes Abreu ofrecerá una disertación provocativa sobre su investigación acerca de las relaciones dominico-haitianas. Su disertación enfocara el tema “Nuestra Herencia Haitiana: Haitianidad en nuesra Dominicanidad.”

En una presentación visual, delineará los resultados de sus estudios investigativos concluyendo que “Sin Haitianidad No Hay Dominicanidad”.

En una conversación interactiva, participantes dominicanos y haitianos retaran o estaran de acuerdo con la posición presentada.

En preparación para el foro, Dió-genes Abréu dijo: “En vez de enfocarnos tanto en las diferencias entre dominicanos y haitianos, deberíamos reconocer y celebrar nuestra herencia haitiana como parte importante de nuestra identidad como pueblo. Deberíamos sentirnos orgullosos de dicha herencia, así como resaltamos nuestra herencia española y taína. Si en verdad queremos serles fiel a la historia sociocultural que forjó nuestra nación, no hay manera de reclamar, como pueblo, una dominicanidad que excluya nuestra haitianidad”.

El foro tomará lugar el viernes, 30 de Octubre, 2015 a las 9:30am en el Graduate School & University Center of The City University of New York (365 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10036, between 34 & 35 Streets, across the Empire State Building).

Admisión Gratis. R.S.V.P. requerida. Para mas información e inscribirse, visite www.danr.org o presione aquí.

About Author Dió-genes Abréu

Dió-genes Abréu

Dió-genes Abréu

Dió-genes Abréu, was born in Miches, Dominican Republic in 1959. He resides in New York since 1983. He studied art in the National School of Fine Arts in Santo Domingo, the State University of New York (SUNY), and got an MFA from City College.

In addition to being an artist, Abréu is also a writer and photographer. He has published the following poetry books: POEMS FOR THE LIVING, 1983; FOR WOMEN WITHOUT MAKE-UP, 1985; Some of his short stories and poems have been published in English, Japanese, and Spanish in some compilations and anthologies.

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His artwork has been exhibited in national as well as international galleries and museums, like the Museum of Modern Art in the Dominican Republic, The New Museum for Contemporary Art in New York, the Queens Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Tokyo, Japan.

Abréu also worked in theater for more than eight years in his native country and in New York City.

In 1998 he won the first prize in the V Short Stories Contest organized by Radio Santa María in the República Dominicana.

Was a founding member of Palabra: Expresión Cultural (PEC), a writers’ group dedicated to the development and promotion of Dominican culture in the US. In 2004 he published his book PEREJIL, el ocaso de la “hispanidad” dominicana, a book about Dominican culture and identity viewed from the perspective of the Dominican immigration experience.

In 2005, he published A PESAR DEL NAUFRAGIO, violencia doméstica y el ejercicio del poder, a book about domestic violence that includes the testimonies of two Dominican women from Washington Heights.

His more recent books include: Engañifas, discurso y práctica social, a critical analysis of the intellectual discourse and social actions of several prominent Dominican personalities, published in 2007. La Jom Atenda (2011), a theater play winner of the Letras de Ultramar Prize, organized by the Dominican Cultural Commissioner in EU. In 2013, he won again the same prize with his book of essays Sin Haitianidad no hay Dominicanidad.

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