Since 1999 The Centro de Información Afroamericano (CIAM) has been setting up programs in the Dominican Republic for universities and educational institutions. CIAM Programs are derived from the large experience of CIAM staff and local organizational leadership throughout the country.
Out of that working partnership, a cultural immersion study program was created. A group of Dominican scholars has been instrumental in the creation and implementation of this pioneering program for those that are interested in the historical-socio-cultural and environmental aspects of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti).
This program (2-4 weeks) is designed to show how evolving academic perception of Afro-Latin-Americans reflect the larger changes in political and intellectual approach to race, class, identity, nationalism, popular movements, economical development, and religion. You will obtain a comprehensive vision of the cultural and social context of Latin America today. You will experience how Latin America’s inherited socioeconomic and political structure brings rewards to few, not to many.