Scene from The Tiger King
Blog, Race and Space, White Supremacy

The Tiger King, the Electronic Panopticon and the Human Zoo

The Tiger King documentary series on Netflix allows viewers to gaze into the unsettling world of tiger-breeding. It also reflects legacies of white supremacy. The Electronic Panopticon According to anthropologist Andrea Friedus, the “electronic panopticon” allows the public to view the actions and behaviors of working-class people. It enables people […]

fruit truck

Private and Custom Tours

Want to customize your Little Havana tour for a special occasion or group? Previous clients of my custom tours have included award-winning journalists, international scholars, public officials, CEOs, students and teachers, changemakers, professional groups and associations, high-level nonprofit donors, foundations, celebrities, and families, among others.

Calle Ocho Yemaya

Urban Eco-Spirituality Tour

On this lecture tour in Little Havana, I teach about eco-spirituality as a practice of resilience and connection. How do we cope in a world still enduring the effects of colonialism? How do the lessons of eco-spirituality help us re-define our relationship with what we think of as “nature”? How […]

Antonio Maceo commemoration in Little Havana
Race and Space Tours

Black Little Havana

On this unique walking tour of Little Havana, I share stories about people of African descent invisibilized, under-represented, or misrepresented in popular accounts about Little Havana, Cuba and Latin America. Learn about the contributions of Afrodescendants; creative acts of resistance, resilience and black placemaking; and U.S./Latin American histories of racial […]

U.S./Cuba heritage mural
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Secrets of Little Havana: A “Making Heritage Tour”

Are you curious about stories that are silenced? Do you want to know how myths become “history”? Do you care about the people excluded from “official” histories? When you learn about the “making” of Little Havana, you also learn about the making of ideas about race, ethnicity and immigration in the U.S. and Latin America: ideas reflected in the headlines of today.