Puerto Rico: The Island of Three Mothers
A tiny island in the Caribbean Sea is home to a people “of three mothers”: the colonists who came from Spain, the slaves forcibly brought over from Africa, and the often forgotten indigenous Taíno people, who called the island Borikén. Despite its troubled history – never once having existed as an independent nation, but instead passed directly from a network of local tribes to a Spanish colony and renamed “Rich Port” for four centuries only then to be taken by the United States – Puerto Ricans have developed a rich and vibrant culture. But what does it mean to be “boricua”? How do people not only live, but also thrive in this cultural borderland and crossroads? Join us for our Puerto Rico week for a glimpse into the history and future of Puerto Rico.
Date: Mon-Thurs. 13.-16.07.2020
Language: Multilingual event
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