Worldwide Cuban Music, in conjunction with the Díaz-Ayala Music Collection at the FIU Libraries and CRI, invite you to participate in an event to recognize the luthier Pablo Quintana, considered the most important luthier in the history of Cuban music.
FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, School of International and Public Affairs 502
Centering on the music and lives of black-identified "raperos" (rappers), Dr. Marc D. Perry examines the ways in which these young artists craft notions of black Cuban identity and racial citizenship, along with calls for racial justice.
This lecture by Elaine Vilar Madruga intends to examine the axis of the new generations of Cuban writers, their points of approximation or distancing in connection with their poetics as individual creators.
The Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy presents a timely discussion by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Pavel Bělobrádek. Among the questions to be discussed are the changing relations between the Czech Republic and Cuba.
Dr. Michelle Chase's book describes how Cuban insurrectionists mobilized familiar gendered notions, such as masculine honor and maternal sacrifice, in ways that strengthened the coalition against Fulgencio Batista. But, after 1959, the mobilization of women and the societal transformations that brought more women and young people into the political process opened the political platform to increasingly urgent demands for women's rights.
The Exile Studies Program, together with other FIU units, is sponsoring a panel discussion with the acclaimed Czech writer Monika Zgustova; Cuban film critic Alejandro Ríos; former Czech Ambassador Martin Palous; and FIU Professor Marian Demos.
The Cuban Research Institute has organized a panel of distinguished experts on the Chinese diaspora in Cuba, who will examine its incorporation into Cuban society and culture, as well as its ties to home villages in China, among other topics.
FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, College of Business Complex 232
To discuss the broader implications of the president's trip to the Island, the Cuban Research Institute and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center have convened a group of commentators with diverse opinions on the subject.
This panel will examine the socioeconomic implications of recent demographic trends in Cuba, including increasing dependency ratios, the rising costs of pension funds and health care, and the loss of young and skilled workers as a result of selective emigration.
Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL
This exhibit at the FIU-Wolfsonian will feature hundreds of American-Cuban tourist trade products from 1920-1959, including travel brochures, posters, and promotional films that framed Cuba as an escape for wealthy Americans.
FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Deuxieme Maison 353
This lecture by Liliana Casanella Cué will analyze a textual corpus of the guaracha to explore how its various models surpass musical fashions to maintain its attachment to the essential characteristics of Cubanness.
In her lecture, Dr. Uva de Aragón will offer a brief summary of the life and literary works of Cuba's Founding Father, as well as focus on the events leading to his untimely death, and its consequences for Cuba.
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Drawing on a broad range of sources—songs, movies, ads, novels, tourist brochures—this lecture by Dr. Gustavo Pérez-Firmat will explore the large role that the small island of Cuba—so near and yet so foreign—has played in America's psychic life.
Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
The Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Miami-Dade County Public Schools, in partnership with the Cuban Research Institute at FIU, will hold the Second Annual Summer Cuban Art Institute for Teachers.
This lecture by Pedro Campos Santos will analyze socialism as a state construction in Cuba, fundamentally based on the wage exploitation of state property, and will identify the economic, political, and social factors that lead to its failure.
Drs. Guillermo J. Grenier and Hugh Gladwin will present the results of the latest edition of the longest-running research project tracking the opinions of the Cuban-American community in South Florida.
Directed by Marcelo Martín, this documentary follows several residents of a crumbling building, located in Central Havana, over a three-year period. This event has been canceled due to the impact of Hurricane Matthew; we will announce when it is rescheduled.
FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Wertheim Performing Arts Center
The FIU Music Festival will present over 12 concerts of music from Classical to Jazz to Latin America, performed by some of the best local, national, and international performers, ensembles, and orchestra.
FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Glenn Hubert Campus, HL 175, 3000 NE 151st St., North Miami
To mark the opening of the photo exhibit "Cuba: The Natural Beauty," this session will feature photographers Clyde Butcher and Patrick Farrell, as well as ecologist Evelyn Gaiser and geographer Jennifer Gebelein. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Mercedes Vigón.
FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green School Gallery (SIPA First Floor)
Please join artists and musicians Jônatas Chimen Dias DaSilva-Benayon, Susana Behar, José Luis de la Paz, and Reza Filsoofi as they draw on their own family histories to evoke the cultural heritage of their Sephardic ancestors.
FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, College of Business Complex 243
The Department of Modern Languages and the Cuban Research Institute have organized this meeting to examine the complex connections between culture and social praxis in Cuban and Cuban-American literature.
Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables
For the past six years, director Olatz López Garmendia and co-producer Miguel Sirgado have been documenting life in Havana away from the clichés of American vintage cars cruising the streets and European tourists cavorting in search of a walk on the wild side.
This presentation by Petra Kuivala will analyze how the Catholic Church has consciously developed the idea of Cuban Catholicism both as a reaction and a precaution in regard to the Cuban social context.
This lecture by José Miguel Sánchez (Yoss) opens a window into the history of Cuban sci-fi, and explains how it became a code, not only to evade censorship, but also to try looking beyond the everyday.
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Dr. Rosa Perelmuter will discuss the complicated public, private, and inherited memories of the Holocaust and its reception by the Jews of Cuba, and her ongoing efforts as a member of the Cuban yishuv to capture an accurate picture using insider documents and personal and family anecdotes.
Memory ADN/Memoria DNA is a voyage through the sayings, customs, and stereotypes, at times filled with humor, at times nostalgic, that explores the idea of what is "Spanish" from the perspective of a particular group of Latino immigrants (namely Caribbean and coastal).
FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall
The Cuban Research Institute is pleased to announce the 12th installment of its Classically Cuban concert series. The concert will be devoted to romantic piano compositions and lyric music from Cuba from the 19th and early 20th centuries, including well-known titles by Ernesto Lecuona and Jorge Anckermann.
Join the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy for an engaging presentation and dialogue focused on human rights, Cuba, and the international community. Distinguished member of the European Parliament Pavel Telička will be joined by three prominent figures of the Cuban democratic opposition, Rosa María Payá, Pedro Fuentes-Cid, and Orlando Gutiérrez.