- Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
- Venue: NYU Kimmel Center, Room 914
60 Washington Square South
New York, 10003
A little-known but important chapter of Chinese and Latin American history is told through interviews with Armando Choy, Gustavo Chui, and Moises Sio Wong, three Chinese-Cubans who fought in the revolutionary war that brought down the U.S.-backed Batista dictatorship and became generals in Cuba’s Revolutionary Armed Forces.
In Our History is Still Being Written , the three men explore the unique weight of Chinese immigration to Cuba and its importance in Cuba’s revolutionary history from 1868 to the present. They talk about their role in Cuba’s socialist revolution and what it has accomplished. From firsthand experience, they describe Cuba’s aid to struggles against colonialism and imperialism in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Join a discussion on these topics with Mary-Alice Waters, who interviewed the three generals; Lok Siu, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Asian/Pacific/American Studies at NYU and author of Memories of a Future Home: Diasporic Citizenship of Chinese in Panama; and others.
Mary-Alice Waters is president of Pathfinder Press. She has written or edited nearly two dozen titles on the history of the Cuban revolution, compelling speeches, writings, and interviews wtih the major leaders of that revolution. She is the editor of New International, a magazine of Marxist politics and theory.