Official Blog of the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Cuba 101…and More!

by Sarah Ripp (LACIS’ Outreach Coordinator and Undergraduate Advisor) On Friday, December 12th, LACIS co-sponsored a mini-course, “Cuba 101”, with the Office of Continuing Studies.  It was a resounding success — standing room only, a lively presentation by native Cuban, and Cardinal Bar owner, Ricardo Gonzalez, accompanied by tapas and wine — that we hope can be scheduled again in the future!  Please click HERE to read a full article about the event.

ricardo gonzalez

Also, please mark your calendar for some additional Cuba-related events coming up next semester:

The course “Daily Life of the Cuban Revolution” will be offered by Continuing Studies next spring on Wednesdays between February 25th and March 11th at the Pyle Center (Instructor: Araceli Alonso). Cost will be $40. Attendees will receive 4 hours of continuing education credits. Please contact Kim Seymour at 608-262-3731 to register or with questions.

On Thursday, March 5th, the lecture “No More Boundaries in Cuban Photography” will be presented by Nelson Ramirez de Arellano Conde, artist and director of the National Photography Museum in Havana, Cuba. This lecture is part of the opening of the exhibition “Apertura: Photograhy in Cuba Today” curated by Professor Guillermina De Ferrari (Center for Visual Cultures and Spanish). It is being sponsored by the Center for Visual Cultures, LACIS, Center for the Humanities, Art History, and the Anonymous Fund. Learn more HERE.