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January

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134

In this memoir of her life in Cuba until she was fifteen years old when she went into exile, Dr. Uva de Aragón tells the first-person story of her closest relatives, as well as her first games, readings, trips, teachers, schools, and friends. With an agile prose and a fresh look, she reveals the pain of the loss of her father at an early age and the illusions of first loves, as well as delicious anecdotes about cultural personalities she had the privilege of knowing.

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Venue:Virtual Event on Zoom

The year 2021 was an awakening moment for thousands of Cubans who took to the streets of the island to peacefully protest against the political regime that has prevailed for more than 60 years. Young academics and activists meet to discuss the relationships, sometimes not so obvious, between Cuban political life and racial imaginaries in the context of the most recent events that occurred on the island.

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Venue:Virtual Event on Crowdcast

In this book, Emilio Cueto documents the little known fact that, from time to time, Cuba somehow shows up in foreign postage stamps as well as in so-called "cinderellas" (resembling stamps, but not issued for postal purposes). It also appears in the design of souvenir sheets outside of the stamps themselves and in the cachets printed on commemorative envelopes and postcards. This is a fascinating story in itself and the one told in this book for the first time.

February

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

The Cuban Research Institute (CRI) of Florida International University continues its tradition of convening scholars and other persons interested in the study of Cuba and Cuban Americans by holding its Thirteenth Conference. We encouraged the submission of panels and papers concentrating on any aspects of the main conference theme, but considered all submissions relevant to the history, economy, politics, culture, society, and the arts of Cuba and its diaspora.

March

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

Bringing together an unprecedented number of extensive personal stories, this book shares the triumphs and heartbreaking moments experienced by some of the first Cubans to come to the United States after Fidel Castro took power in 1959. David Powell conducted extensive interviews with fifty-four persons and uses those interviews to tell the story of the refugees who left Cuba between 1959 and the 1962 Missile Crisis, as well as those who embarked on the Freedom Flights (1965-73).

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

This book by Eugenio M. Rothe and Andrés J. Pumariega outlines the various psychosocial impacts of immigration on cultural identity and its impact on mainstream culture. Thoroughly researched, this book examines how cultural identity relates to individual mental health and should be taken into account in mental health treatment.

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Venue:Virtual Event on Zoom

"Cuba's Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana," co-directed by Judy Kreith and Robin Truesdale, is an award-winning documentary that tells the little known story of Jewish refugees who escaped the horrors of Nazi-occupied Europe and found a safe haven in Cuba. Many of the refugees supported themselves in a newly created industry: polishing diamonds in Havana.

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables, FL 33134

In this memoir of her life in Cuba until she was fifteen years old when she went into exile, Dr. Uva de Aragón tells the first-person story of her closest relatives, as well as her first games, readings, trips, teachers, schools, and friends. With an agile prose and a fresh look, she reveals the pain of the loss of her father at an early age and the illusions of first loves, as well as delicious anecdotes about cultural personalities she had the privilege of knowing.

April

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The Ruston Academy was a private bilingual American school founded in Havana, Cuba, in 1920. It was forced to close in 1961, after the nationalization of all private schools on the island by Fidel Castro's government. Tony Leal's documentary, "Ruston Academy: From Dreams to Reality," is based on a book written by the school's director, James D. Baker, which seeks to capture the unique history and personal experiences of Ruston students.