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Cubano Americans Project

The Cubano-American Community Project

This exhibit and speaker series is part of a community project led by New College of Florida to build awareness in the Sarasota and Manatee communities of the deep roots that Cuban and Cuban-Americans have in this region of Florida, and to encourage community engagement with cultural, economic, and civic opportunities for Florida-Cuba relations today and into the future.

Esta exhibición, y la serie de conferencias que se anuncia abajo, son parte de un proyecto comunitario iniciado por New College of Florida para educar a las comunidades de Sarasota y Manatee acerca de las raíces de los cubanos y cubano-americanos en esta área. Esperamos que también contribuya a estrechar los lazos entre Cuba y Florida mediante iniciativas culturales, económicas y cívicas que se generen a partir de estos eventos.

 

Exhibit and Speakers Panel

 

CUBAN AND CUBAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITIES OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY: AN EXHIBITION

January 27 - February 20, 2017

State College of Florida - Bradenton Library - Bldg.8 *
5840 26th St. W.
Bradenton, FL

We present the establishment of the Cuban community in Florida, beginning in the 1860s when cigar-factory owners moved an entire industry from Cuba to Florida and eventually settled in what is now known as Ybor City. The exhibit highlights the leadership role played by lectors, or cigar factory readers, in building the cultural, social, and linguistic community of Ybor. Images of Ybor yesterday and today provide a bridge from history to present day, and the series concludes with the unique stories of individual Cubans and Cuban-Americans who live in south-west Florida and contribute to our communities.

Presentamos los comienzos de la comunidad cubana en la Florida, empezando por la salida de los tabaqueros cubanos en la década de los 1860, primero a Cayo Hueso, para finalmente establecer una nueva comunidad en Ybor City. La exhibición resalta la figura del lector y su contribución para crear una comunidad social, cultural y sobre todo, lingüística. Las imágenes de Ybor ayer y hoy enlazan el origen de la ciudad con el presente. La serie concluye con historias de cubanos y cubano-americanos del centro-oeste de Florida y su contribución a nuestras comunidades.

 

COMMUNITY PANEL: WEST COAST FLORIDA / CUBAN RELATIONS: WHAT’S NEXT?

February 2, 2017 at 5:30 pm

State College of Florida - Bradenton Library
5840 26th St. W.
Bradenton, FL

New College faculty and Sarasota community members who have recently visited Cuba will lead a discussion of current and future economic, civic, and cultural opportunities. Panelists include international relations expert Dr. Nat Colletta, historian Dr. Brendan Goff, sociologist Dr. Sarah Hernandez, and journalist Johannes Werner, Editor of Cuba Standard and host of radio show Florida Caribe.

Docentes de New College y miembros de la comunidad que visitaron Cuba recientemente presentarán una discusión sobre oportunidades económicas, cívicas y culturales en la actualidad y en el futuro. Panelistas incluyen Dr. Nat Colletta, experto en relaciones internacionales, Dr. Brendan Goff, historiador, Dra. Sarah Hernandez, socióloga y Johannes Werner, periodista, editor de Cuba Standard y locutor del programa de radio Florida Caribe.

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