Gabriel Pereira stood on his tiptoes, barely tall enough to see the grill in front of him, and could tell that his asado was ready just by the savory fumes emerging from the large slab of beef. Pereira, a sophomore computer science major, left Uruguay when he was six years old. Now in the U.S., he cooks Uruguayan meals to de-stress, keep in touch with his cultural roots and give others a taste of his homeland.
“We Wanted A Revolution” is a survey of work by women of color through a period encompassing civil rights, women’s rights, gay rights and anti-war movements. Throughout, visitors to the gallery can view works by black female artists like Faith Ringgold, Ming Smith and Emma Amos.
Cuban-born poet and educator Olga Karman read recollections of her time in Cuba to attendees at the riverrun Global Film Series. The series, in its second year, delivered propaganda films like “Soy Cuba” (I Am Cuba) to packed audiences along with a musical performance by Wendell Rivera.