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

Alongside a fast-paced narrative offering a brief history of the Mariel Boatlift, Dr. Víctor Andrés Triay presents testimonies from former Mariel refugees who recall their lives in Cuba before the boatlift and how they longed to reunite with family members who lived in exile in the United States.

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Venue:Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

Directed by Ricardo Bacallao, this documentary focuses on four Cuban citizens living in Germany and exposes the experiences of homelessness of thousands of their compatriots in that country.

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

Dr. Uva de Aragón presents the English translation of her mystery novel set in Miami and Hialeah, featuring Cuban-American detective María Duquesne.

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

Edited by CRI Director Jorge Duany, this volume explores the evolution of Cuban visual art and its links to "cubanía," or Cuban cultural identity. Featuring artwork from the Spanish colonial, republican, and postrevolutionary periods of Cuban history, as well as the contemporary diaspora, these richly illustrated essays trace the creation of Cuban art through shifting political, social, and cultural circumstances.

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

In the first decade following Cuba's War of Independence, two U.S. occupation governments decreed immigration and citizenship laws that mixed U.S. approaches to national belonging with older Spanish legal concepts of identity and belonging based on understandings of "vecindad" and "naturaleza." John Ermer addresses this clash of legal norms through the case of Alejandro de Jesús, also known as Abraham Nased, a Syrian-born man detained in Havana's Triscornia encampment in 1907.

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

From colonial to postcolonial times, African rituals and other magico-religious manifestations have been a constant aesthetic resource when representing Afro-Cubans in theater. Jeniffer Fernández, winner of the 2019 Eliana Rivero Scholarship in Cuban Studies, will explore the methods of several contemporary theater groups that rely on Afro-Cuban ritual elements to portray blackness.

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

Since 1970, "Cuban Studies" has been the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Published annually, each volume features articles on Cuba in both English and Spanish as well as a large book review section. Widely praised for its interdisciplinary approach and trenchant analysis of an array of topics, each volume features the best scholarship in the humanities and social sciences.

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Venue:Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Deuxième Maison (DM) 353

Dr. Richard Feinberg will analyze how recent economic trends have turned against the five provinces of eastern Cuba (Oriente), making them a development backwater and forcing many of their inhabitants to migrate to Havana in search of better economic prospects.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Wertheim Performing Arts Center, 10910 SW 17th St., Miami

The Cuban Research Institute is pleased to announce the 15th installment of its annual concert series, devoted to the preservation and dissemination of Cuba's rich and diverse musical heritage. This year's program will be led by the Cuban-American pianist and composer David Virelles. For this concert, Virelles will explore a repertoire of "danzones" by some of the legendary composers of this 19th-century genre, illustrating its evolution, informed by a modern approach.

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

Editors Iraida H. López and Eliana S. Rivero bring together works by ten distinguished and emerging Cuban American writers, who were born between 1960 and the mid-1980s in the United States to Cuban parents or have a mixed ethnic background. These writers experiment with different formal approaches and lace their work with Cuban Spanish to give voice to hybrid identities and cultural legacies.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Glenn Hubert Library

Join us as we celebrate Cuban poet and activist José Martí by taking a look at his life, legacy, and continued influence within the arts. Guest speaker Dr. Emilio Bejel will focus on the visual representations of Martí as an icon of Cuba's national identity.

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

This book by Dr. Conrad Michael James proposes an affective reading of twentieth-century Afro-Cuban literature through its focus on its preponderant concerns with themes of family, love, and erotic politics.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center (GC) 243

A group of experts will explore the recurrent themes and religious symbols in the paintings of Cuban-American artist José Bedia, whose work is deeply rooted in Afro-Cuban traditions. The event is part of the Félix González-Torres Community Art Project at Florida International University.