CSU hosts ‘Cuba in Transition’ event Friday in Morgan Library

CSU’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program is presenting “Cuba in Transition: Culture and Society during the Changing Times” this week.

The symposium will take place at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 15, in the Morgan Library Event Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

A piece by Febles
A piece by Febles

The program hosts such events to offer lessons beyond the classroom.

“We focused on particular countries to create academic enrichment for CSU students,” said Marcela Velasco, associate professor in the Department of Political Science.

The event will feature artist Anselmo “Chembo” Febles and keynote speaker Amalia L. Cabezas.


9 to 9:15 a.m. — Welcome

9:15 to 11:30 — Morning panel focusing on CSU undergraduate research that covers a range of issues.

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. — Featured speaker: Dr. L. Kaifa Roland, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The talk is titled “Doing Hair: Afrocubana Business, Afrocubana Dreams.”

2 to 4 p.m. — CSU graduate students express their perspectives on Cuba, including music, religion, and identity.

5 to 6 p.m. — Speaker: Amalia L. Cabezeas, an associate professor of ethnic studies at the Univerity of California, Riverside. The talk is titled “Selling Sex in the City: Havana.”

6:15 p.m. — Reception and opening of art exhibit featuring work from Anselmo “Chembo” Febles. He was born in Havana, Cuba, and is both and artist and musician.

For more information about the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, visit its Facebook page.