Cuba Event

In Upcoming Events, by , on October 28th, 2016

You are invited to an event that celebrates the Cuban people and examines the changing U.S. response to Cuban politics and culture. On Thursday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum, there will be a gallery opening and panel presentation. The event (Flyer) is free and open to the public – all are encouraged to attend!

Roberto Chile’s poignant exhibit is a dignified documentation of Fidel in the later period of his life. It is currently being shown around the world and is scheduled for exhibits in Los Angeles, Tijuana, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Tucson, Atlanta, Baltimore… and Lewiston, N.Y.!  The exhibit is co-sponsored by the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity.

For two weeks in May, Niagara University students participated in a faculty-led intensive field-based research course in Havana, Cuba. During this event, the students will share stories, reflections, photographs, and their research. The trip was a life-changing experience for many of the students; we invite you to learn why!

Student research topics included Cuban Cinema; the July 26 Movement; The Function of Committees for the Defense of the Revolution; Environmentalism and Environmental Law in Cuba; Revolutionary Transition from Batista to Castro; Mental Health Practices in Cuba; Race, Sexuality, and Gender Roles; African Roots of Cuban Culture; Socialist Economic Reform; Cuba’s Earth Summit; The Economic Revolution of Land Ownership; The Platt Amendment and its Effect on the Cuban Revolution; Obama’s Visit to Cuba; The Bay of Pigs: Cuba’s Turning Point; and The Execution of Che Guevara.  In addition, the participants managed to play baseball with a Cuban community group, visit a polyclinic, learn about the Cuban Revolution, visit a sustainable farm, engage in community service projects, hike through Viñales Valley and much more.

We hope you will join us to discuss the changing nature of Cuban-U.S. relations, the living revolution in Cuba, and the distinctiveness of Cuban society and culture.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Dave Reilly at