Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Conversations on Diversity & Inclusion: Santeria in the Body

Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018, 12–1 p.m.
Bell Memorial Union, Room 210

Dr. Brian Brazeal, Department of Anthropology

As our community grows more diverse an increasing number of our students will practice the African derived religious tradition known as Santería. Practitioners of Afro-Caribbean religions deserve the same sorts of accommodations as our Hindu, Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Sikh students. However, African derived religions are objects of fear and prejudice. This presentation will introduce the history, beliefs and practices of Afro-Cuban religions in this country to begin a conversation about how we can respect and honor Santería in our student body.