Join Jorge Duany, editor of the book "Picturing Cuba: Art, Culture, and Identity on the Island and in the Diaspora," in conversation with Anelys Alvarez, curator of the Jorge Pérez Art Collection and The Related Group. The virtual event will be livestreamed on Tuesday, November 16, at 12 PM.
Through a three-year, $5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, FIU will be part of a national initiative called "Crossing Latinidades: Emerging Scholars and New Comparative Directions." CRI Director Jorge Duany has represented FIU in planning efforts led by the University of Illinois-Chicago, representing sixteen Hispanic-serving public universities in the United States.
The New College of Florida has invited Dr. Jorge Duany to talk about the impact of growing Hispanic immigration in Florida, focusing on the Cuban and Puerto Rican diasporas. His lecture will examine the main demographic characteristics of each migrant flow, as well as their settlement patterns. It will also compare the socioeconomic profile and cultural practices of Cubans and Puerto Ricans in Florida. Finally, the presentation will assess the impact of Cuban and Puerto Rican voters.
"Piano Lessons" is a feature-length documentary that explores the relationship between an artist and his mentor and the value that this personal relationship can have in the process of artistic development. The man and artist at the center of this story is Germán Diez Nieto, a Cuban pianist whose devotion to teaching has touched and formed generations of accomplished classical musicians. "Piano Lessons" follows Francesca Khalifa, one of Diez Nieto's last pupils, during her research on his life.
Organized by FIU's Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment, this panel discussion addresses the troubling problem of anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism in the United States and Latin America by centering the voices of Afro-Latinx and Indigenous scholars and artists. The event will take place in Spanish, with English subtitles available on Zoom.
In this book, Dr. Melissa Fuster thinks expansively about the multiple meanings of "comida," food, from something as simple as a meal to something as complex as one's identity. She listens intently to the voices of New York City residents with Cuban, Dominican, or Puerto Rican backgrounds, as well as to those of the nutritionists and health professionals who serve them.