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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

"Havana Habibi" looks at the cross-cultural exchange and intermigration between Africa, Cuba, and the United States; examines what it means to be a Cuban belly dancer in revolutionary Cuba as well as the diaspora; and travels through time, geography, and space to tell a human story of healing, transformation, empowerment, liberation, and identity through the sensual metaphor of belly dancing.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

In this illustrated lecture, researcher and music collector Ramón Gómez will review the artistic life of the Cuban singer Celia Cruz, focusing on her role as a performer of bolero music, and sharing images and boleros recorded by Celia throughout her glorious career.

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Venue:Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

This comparative analysis by Drs. Elaine Acosta González, Florencia Picasso Risso, and Valentina Perrotta González examines the public policies and social programs toward the aged population in three different countries.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Student Academic Success Center (SASC) 150

Organized by "The Humanities Edge: Creating a Pathway to Diversified Scholarship," this panel discussion will recount the unwritten and half-forgotten histories of the city, including the experiences of Bahamian, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Haitian immigrants.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

Maite Morales, a Ph.D. candidate in History, will examine carnival and festivals, and how they transformed into sites of state control and defined Cuba’s socialist culture during the second decade of the Revolution.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Deuxieme Maison 353

CRI Visiting Scholar Nelson Jaime Santana will analyze the causes and consequences of the rising numbers of Cuban professionals and managers who have relocated in Santiago de Chile.

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Venue:FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center, 10910 SW 17th St., Miami

Virtuoso pianists and Cuban brothers Orlay Alonso and Orlando Alonso present an immersive experience that places the audience at the center of the "Golden Era" of Cuban music and entertainment of the 1940s and 1950s.

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Venue:Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

This book by Drs. Alejandro Portes and Ariel Armony traces the history of Miami's rise and the simultaneous emergence of a highly diverse but contentious ethnic mosaic. The existential threat to the future of the city posed by a rising ocean makes Miami a key case study for the pros and cons of present day, capitalist-led globalization.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center Ballrooms

The Cuban Research Institute continues its tradition of convening scholars and other persons interested in the study of Cuba and Cuban Americans by announcing its 12th Conference. The main theme of the 2019 conference will be "Cuba and Puerto Rico: Two Wings of One Bird?"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center Ballrooms

Several academic experts and collectors—Drs. Michael Bustamante and María Antonia Cabrera, Ramón Cernuda, and Emilio Cueto—will discuss the challenges of collecting objects related to Cuban culture, focusing on Cueto's extensive collection of Cuban documents, artworks, and memorabilia.