A Conversation with Yoani Sanchez

Date

March 18, 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

A Conversation with Yoani Sánchez
Monday, March 18, 2013
12 - 1:15 p.m.
Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
Cardozo School of Law
55 Fifth Avenue (at 12th Street)
New York City
Please RSVP to Crystal Jones, cjones@yu.edu

Yoani Sánchez is a Cuban blogger and activist who has received international recognition for her critical portrayal of life in Cuba under its current government. Sánchez is best known for her blog, Generación Y (Generation Y), which is translated into 17 languages. She also has more than 400,000 followers on Twitter.

Sánchez was named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by TIME magazine; and one of the “10 Most Influential Latin American Intellectuals” by Foreign Policy. She also received the prestigious Maria Moors Cabot Prize from Columbia University’s School of Journalism. President Barack Obama has applauded her efforts to “empower fellow Cubans to express themselves through the use of technology.”

Sánchez has unsuccessfully sought permission to travel abroad from the Cuban government 20 times in the last five years. In February of this year, however, she was granted a passport under a set of Cuban travel reforms and has embarked on a world tour. This is her first visit to the United States.

Sponsored by the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy

Location

Cardozo School of Law Jacob Burns Moot Court Room

Event type

Panel