LECTURE | Current Conditions for Cultural Exchanges between Cuba and the U.S. by Bill Martinez
14th Annual CubaCaribe Festival and MoAD present
Current Conditions for Cultural Exchanges between Cuba and the U.S.
A lecture by Bill Martinez, immigration attorney and cultural arts producer.
BILL MARTINEZ is an immigration attorney who has also produced and managed cultural events in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1973. A native San Franciscan, he is a graduate the University of San Francisco and Hastings College of the Law. He has worked in the Community Law Collective (’74-’79), New College of California School of Law (’79-’83) and the Volunteer Legal Services Program of the Bar Association of San Francisco (’84-’93). In 1981, he co-founded the Encuentro del Canto Popular, a San Francisco-based Latin American music festival. His work with the Encuentro lead him to become one of the nation’s leading experts in U.S.-Cuba cultural exchanges and artists’ visas. He co-founded the Latino Entertainment Partners which produced historically significant concerts of Cuban artists.
The 14th Annual CubaCaribe Festival, June 15-24, 2018, features two weekends of performances at Laney College in Oakland (Weekend 1, June 15-17) and the Brava Theater in San Francisco (Weekend 2, June 22-23), as well as an evening lecture & film series at Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD). This year, our focused theme is “The Movements of Migrations.” The CubaCaribe Festival has been highly acclaimed for being the only festival to present popular, contemporary and folkloric cultural expression, religion, history, and politics of the Afro-Caribbean Diaspora. More at cubacaribe.org