Follow this page: RSS

Events

Image: cri-conference.jpg

Event information
Start:
End:
Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library (GL), Room 220

This lecture by Katie Coldiron focuses on "Cuban exile intellectual activism" from the late 1970s until the early 1990s. By "Cuban exile intellectual activism," the author refers to a type of activism that developed through the convergence of newer and older Cuban exile intellectuals and recently released political prisoners at the end of the 1970s and early 1980s.

Event information
Start:
End:
Venue:Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL

This revised and updated fifth edition of "Immigrant America: A Portrait," by Drs. Alejandro Portes and Rubén G. Rumbaut, provides a comprehensive and current overview of immigration to the United States, including its history, the principal theories seeking to account for its diverse origins, the main types of immigrants, and the various forms of their incorporation within US society.

Event information
Start:
End:
Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center, Room 150

Directed by Craig Miller, "Cuba My Soul" explores the heart and soul of Cuban music. Filmed over two eventful concerts in Havana, the director invited many of Cuba's finest musicians to share their passion on and off stage. The result is an immersive documentary on Cuba's rich, untapped musical heritage at a time of great sociopolitical changes.

Event information
Start:
End:
Venue:Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL

In this fascinating analysis of political discourse in Cuban culture, Dr. María de los Ángeles Torres focuses on how the concept of time has been employed by different political projects. While the past and future are often evoked in rhetoric associated with authoritarianism, Torres argues, an emphasis on human actions in the present is important for a more democratic political culture, and she searches over a century of Cuban thought for this perspective.

Event information
Start:
End:
Venue:Green Library, Room 220

On the occasion of the celebration of O Día das Letras Galegas, the musicologist Dr. Estíbaliz Santamaría Cadaval will make a poetic-musical journey between Galicia and Cuba, through the figure of Rosalía de Castro. This will be the first year that Florida International University will commemorate this event.

Event information
Start:
End:
Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library (GL), Room 220

In this multimedia presentation, Dr. Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés will share and discuss excerpts of two video works based on her family's experience as Cuban immigrants and their first-generation children in urban New Jersey and later in South Florida. The videos are drawn from photos and home movies, including digitized Super 8 and VHS footage from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Event information
Start:
End:
Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library (GL), Room 220

Historian Bonnie A. Lucero shares a piece of her new book project, "The Land of the Skinny Cow," which interrogates a long-accepted Cold War narrative against historical evidence from archives across Cuba, Spain, the United States, and FIU's very own Leví Marrero Collection. Come find out more about the deep roots of Cuban beef woes through a riveting account of chronic shortages, government expropriation of cattle, seller's strikes, clandestine slaughter, and black market activity before 1959.

Event information
Start:
End:
Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library (GL), Room 220

Placing in dialogue poets and composers, Dr. Charlie Hankin will suggest that the African-inspired, asymmetric 3-2 or 2-3 rhythmic key known as "clave" also constituted an important organizing principle for Cuban writing. Dr. Hankin aims to explore how what he calls "writing in clave" shapes a poetics of Caribbean popular music that disrupts distinctions between disrupts distinctions between elite and popular culture and intervenes in debates about race and nation.

Event information
Start:
End:
Venue:Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL 33199

This is the first solo museum exhibition of Cuban artist Juan Carlos Alom, who is recognized for his exploration and documentation of Afro-Cuban culture, displacement, and the environment. Developed in collaboration with the artist, this exhibition will be organized thematically in sections devoted to earth, air, fire, and water.

Event information
Start:
End:
Venue:Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL

Surveying the impact of Cuba's economic crisis after the demise of the eastern socialist block, Dr. Eva Silot Bravo documents a relatively unexplored transnational network of collaborations among Cuban musicians who migrated to many different countries from the 1990s forward. The book's main argument is that in light of the 1990s crisis in Cuba, new transnational and alternative narratives emerged, resulting in creative "in-between" spaces that reflect a postsocialist aesthetic condition.

Event information
Start:
End:
Venue:Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL 33199

The Frost Art Museum will hold an exhibition by Cuban artist Juan Carlos Alom, who has focused on Afro-Cuban culture in his photographic work. This panel discussion will bring together several experts to examine the major role of Afro-descendants in the development of Cuban music, religion, and art.