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Venue:Green Library, Room 220

Professor Ramón Gómez will discuss the professional trajectory of the Cuban flutist José Fajardo and his orchestra. Fajardo was one of the greatest promoters of Cuban music in the United States after his exile in the 1960s.

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

Drs. Rita Molinero and Yolanda Izquierdo will present their new anthology of critical essays focusing on the life and work of Reinaldo Arenas. Their anthology seeks to be a sincere and deserved posthumous tribute to the writer, as well as to legitimize his work condemned to ostracism in Cuba.

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Venue:FIU MARC, UM, and Coral Way K-8 Center

Organized by the Miami-Dade County Public Schools and cosponsored by CRI and other units, this three-day training program for K-12 teachers will explore recent Cuban history and the impact of the post-1959 exodus on Miami and the United States.

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Venue:Green Library, Room 220

Dr. Jorge Piñón will highlight Cuba's dependence on Venezuelan oil imports and the possible loss of that supply. As a result, Cuba's electric power system would very likely collapse and bring the island to the brink of an economic, social, and political collapse.

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Venue:Virtual Event on Zoom

"A Cuban Documemory" is a feature-length documentary film by Cuban American filmmaker Marissa Chibás in collaboration with Cuban artist Aissa Santiso. Chibás reflects on her many travels to Cuba since 1993, from her unique perspective as the daughter of an exiled Cuban revolutionary leader and runner up Miss Cuba. This film is a visual memoir that focuses on Chibás’s family stories and the search for home.

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Venue:Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL 33199

Curated by Dr. Amy Galpin, a new art exhibition will explore Cuban and U.S. landscape painters largely active from 1850 to 1910 whose portrayals of Cuba reflect political, social, and ideological changes in both countries.

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational Church of Christ, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs and the Cuban Research Institute have partnered with the Florida Grand Opera to create a unique cultural program on Cuban Miami. The event will feature two Cuban-American writers and a scholar as well as live performances of passages from Domenico Cimarosa's classic opera "The Secret Marriage," reset in Miami during the 1980s.

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Venue:Green Library, Room 220

Organized by FIU's Department of of Modern Languages, this panel discussion will examine Antonio Benítez Rojo's legacy in studies of Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly in the fields of literature and culture. The event will be accompanied by a film screening and photographic exhibition honoring Benítez Rojo.