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January

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Venue:Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212-260 NE 59th Terrace, Miami

This exhibition features historical material and works by 15 contemporary artists who respond to the Cuban freedom fighter José Antonio Aponte's lost "Book of Paintings." The accompanying symposium brings together a group of scholars with some of the artists in the show to explore Aponte's history and the contemporary art inspired by his story.

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

This pioneering book by Dr. Abigail McEwen offers the first in-depth examination of Cuban art during the 1950s, following the intersecting trajectories of the artist groups "Los Once" and "Los Diez" against a dramatic backdrop of modernization and armed rebellion.

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Venue:Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL

This stellar panel will feature curator Elizabeth Thompson Goizueta, art historians Alejandro Anreus and Abigail McEwen, and Hortensia Soriano, Director of the Rafael Soriano Foundation. The panelists will discuss Soriano's place within the abstract art movement in Cuba during the 1950s as well as the changes in his work after moving to the United States in 1962.

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

Directed and produced by Carlos Gutiérrez, this documentary film illustrates the story of the largest recorded child refugee exodus in the Western Hemisphere. This event is sold out.

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, WUC Ballrooms, 3000 NE 151st St., North Miami

The Student Government Council and Campus Life at FIU-BBC Campus will once again honor the life and legacy of Cuban patriot and journalist, José Martí. The program will feature a light breakfast and speakers discussing issues of relevance to Martí's work. In addition, this year's scholarship recipient will be recognized.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center 150

Father José Conrado Rodríguez, rector of the San Francisco de Paula parish in Trinidad, Cuba, will reflect on the present and future situation of the Church on the island.

February

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

Professor Leonardo Martín will examine the modernization experience of Uruguay in the early 20th century and its contemporary relevance for the Latin American region, including a future transition in Cuba.

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

The Cuban-American Studies Association (CASA), together with the Modern Languages Graduate Student Organization (MLGSO) and Sigma Delta Pi, welcome you to a new semester. Refreshments will be served.

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

Cuban-American poet Ricardo Pau-Llosa will read from his most recent book of poems with Cuban or Cuban exile themes, translated by Dr. Enrico Mario Santí.

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Venue:FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center, 10910 SW 17th St, Miami

The third edition of the festival, sponsored by FIU's School of Music, will be devoted to celebrating Miami's Cuban heritage, featuring extraordinary artists in eleven concerts, six masterclasses, five lectures, and a round-table composers panel.

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

Sisy Gómez Peña will reflect on her work as director and scriptwriter of short fiction and documentary film, within the context of a new generation of filmmakers born in Cuba after the 1990s.

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Venue:Spanish Cultural Center, 1490 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

With CRI's cosponsorship, the Spanish Cultural Center in Miami will present a sample of independent filmmakers from Cuba, including several fiction, nonfiction, and animated films.

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Venue:Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

On the 50th anniversary of the film, the Coral Gables Art Cinema is showing the restored version of this classic work, widely regarded as the best Cuban film of all time. Film critic Alejandro Ríos will introduce the film and lead a discussion with the audience.

March

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

Directed by Tony Méndez, this short film tells the story of a man trying to escape Cuba during the Mariel boatlift of 1980.

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

Dr. Alan West-Durán will examine the influence of Ocha, Palo, and Abakuá in the island's music and their intimate relationship with Cuban daily life.

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

Dr. Alan West-Durán invites readers to enter Cuban history from the perspective of the island's uniquely creative cultural forms, especially in literature, music, and film.

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

This documentary, produced by Dr. Nelson Varas-Díaz, explores heavy metal in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico, focusing on the sociopolitical realities that inform the bands in this region, the music's deep history, and how it has survived throughout the years.

April

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

This new bilingual volume, edited by Alberto Sosa Cabanas, compiles critical essays by 21 scholars specializing in Cuban culture, who invite readers to rethink and update their notions of the Cuban nation. The book brings together diverse approaches to Cuba's literary and cultural production inside and outside the island, including theater, documentary film, and the Internet.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus. Green Library 220

Dr. Lillian Guerra draws on her years of research in newly opened archives and on personal interviews to shed light on the men and women of Cuba who participated in mass mobilization and civic activism to establish social movements in their quest for social and racial justice and for more accountable leadership.

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

In this important and timely volume, Dr. Lillian Guerra fills a significant gap in the literature, illuminating how Cuba's sovereign electoral democracy underwent a tumultuous transformation into a military dictatorship.