WWU to Host Presentation and Screening of Documentary 'Conduct Impropria' Jan. 13

The presentation “Improper Conduct: A Debate Between Dissident Subjects of Patriarchy and the Cuban Government,” by Amauri Gutierrez Coto followed by the screening of the documentary “Conducta Impropria” will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13 in Miller Hall 121.

The event is free and open to the public with no tickets required.

Amauri Gutierrez Coto, who has a doctorate from University of Arizona and is Visiting Assistant professor at Lafayette College, will share his thoughts on “Conduct Impropria.” This term was created by the Cuban government in the 1960s to arrest men who were believed to be of any sexual orientation other than heterosexual. The men arrested were then taken to concentration-like camps called the U.M.A.P. where they were forced to do hard labor in order to exclude them from participation and involvement in Castro’s “New Society.”

The documentary appropriates the term to expose this dark moment of history in the voice of several men, some well-known in the US, who suffered prosecution.

The Spanish Section of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages is hosting the event. The presentation will be in Spanish and English, and the documentary has English subtitles.

For more information contact Hugo Garcia, Associate Professor of Spanish, at (360) 650-4201 or hugo.garcia@wwu.edu

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 11:27am