Lecture by Dr. Shalini Puri, Unvi. of Pittsburgh, entitled "Operation Urgent Memory: The Grenada Revolution and the Caribbean Present." Academic community and general public invited. Summary: Thirty-one years since the Grenada Revolution took power, twenty-seven since the US invaded, and only a few months since the last prisoners convicted of the murders of members of the revolutionary government were released, the Grenada Revolution continues to be a living, if repressed, memory, and an event with still unfolding regional consequences. The talk will explore the relationship between political memory and cultural geography, by studying various sites of memory: state memorials, graffiti, paintings and photographs, literature, and material traces. It argues that the Revolution was an archipelago event that had deep consequences for the entire regional Left. The talk is drawn from forthcoming book Volcanic Memory: The Grenada Revolution and the Futures of Revolutionary Practice.
Humberto Garcia-Muniz, Ph.d.
Director, Inst. of Caribbean Studies
Univ of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
San Juan, PR 00931
tel. 7787-764-0000, x4212, fax 787-764-3399 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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