Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Poverty, Political Theater, and Emancipatory Education in the Caribbean

March 15th, 2017
4:00 - 5:30 PM

Jones Hall
Room 100

Caribbean artist and community organizer Michell Nonó will discuss the role of social practice art in struggles for equality, visibility, and political change. Together Nonó and her sister comprise Las Nietas de Nonó, a performance collective that also runs an alternative art and community space in a house they inherited from their grandfather in the industrial zone of San Antón, Puerto Rico. The sisters decribe the space, known as Patio Taller, as a site for emancipatory education in a Freyrean model, where education is not separated from everyday life. They also host residencies for other Caribbean artists and activists. Las Nietas are perhaps best known for poular theater productions, based on their family’s memories such as drug trafficking, violence and incarcration, and the cycle of poverty and racial and class discrimation that feed these circumstances.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Edie Wolf (

Sponsored by the Newcomb College Institute, Forum Tulane, Cuban and Carbbean Studies Institute, and Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching at Tulane University.

Caribbean + People
Oliver Houck
Professor - Law
Caribbean + News