Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

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Cuban Studies Bibliography

Books

  • Bioética: desde una perspectiva cubana. José Ramón Acosta Sariego, editor. La Habana: Centro “Félix Varela”, 1997.
    Location: H-T LAL: QH 332 .B555 1997
  • Biogeography of the West Indies: Patterns and Perspectives [2nd ed.] edited by Charles A. Woods and Florence E. Sergile. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2001.
    Location: H-T LAL: QH 109 .A1 B56 2001
  • Los bosques de Cuba: historia y características. Enrique del Risco Rodríguez. Ciudad de La Habana: Editorial Científico-Técnica, c1995.
    Location: H-T LAL: QK 227 .R57 1995
  • Conquering Nature: The Environmental Legacy of Socialism in Cuba. Sergio Díaz-Briquets and Jorge Pérez-López. Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2000.
    Location: H-T LAL: GE 160 .C9 D53 1999
  • Contribución a la educación y la protección ambiental: hombre y medio ambiente. Instituto Superior de Ciencias y Tecnología Nucleares, Catedra de Medio Ambiente. Havana: Editorial Academia, 1998.
    Location: H-T LAL: [in process, check library catalog]
  • “Cuba: A Successful Case Study of Sustainable Agriculture.” [Chapter] IN: Hungry for Profit: The Agribusiness Threat to Farmers, Food, and the Environment. edited by Fred Magdoff, John Bellamy Foster, and Frederick H. Buttel. New York: Monthly Review Press, c2000.
    Location: H-T Stacks: HD 9000.5 .H86 2000
  • Cuba: su medio ambiente después de medio milenio: legislación, estrategia ambiental nacional, comercio exterior, inversión extranjera. Teresita González Novo, Ignacio García Díaz. Ciudad de La Habana: Editorial Academia: Cesigma: Editorial Científico-Técnica, c1998.
    Location: H-T LAL: KGN 3305 .G66 1998
  • Cuban Environmental Law: the Framework Environmental Law and an Index of Cuban Environmental Legislation. introductions by Oliver A. Houck and Orlando Rey Santos; edited by Jerry Speir. [New Orleans, La.]: Tulane Law School; [Washington, D.C.]: Center for Marine Conservation, c1999
    Location: H-T LAL: KGN 3305 .C828 1999
    [also in Tulane Law Library: KGN3305 .C82 1999]
  • Cultivating Havana: Urban Agriculture and Food Security in the Years of Crisis. Catherine Murphy. Oakland, CA: Food First Institute for Food and Development Policy, c1999.
    Location: H-T LAL: HV 696 .F6 F64 no.12
  • Environmental Technology Transfer and Foreign Investment: Factors Impacting Environmental Protection in a Transition-Era Cuba. Leiva, Aldo. Miami, FL.: Cuban Studies Association, c1999.
    Location: H-T LAL: [in process as of 5-18-05; check library catalog]
  • “El espejo de las “Sugar Islands”. El problema del combustible en los ingenios cubanos hasta mediados del Siglo XIX y sus repercusiones paisajisticas.” Reinaldo Funes Monzote. [Chapter] IN: La Construcción Histórica del Paisaje Agrario en España y Cuba. Alberto Sabio Alcutén e Iñaki Iriarte Goñi (eds.). Madrid: Libros de la Catarata, 2003.
    Location: H-T Stacks: S 469 .S7 C66 2003
  • Geografía del Medio Ambiente: Una Alternativa del Ordenamiento Ecológico. Edición de Miriam I. Arcia Rodríguez. México: Univ. Autónoma del Estado de México, 1994. [A basic, well-organized academic presentation on using the methodology of geography in environmental research. Examples mostly from Cuba.]
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • Law of the Environment. Cuba. [Havana?]: Centro de Information de la Energia, 1999.
    Location: H-T LAL: KGN 3305 .A31997 A7 1999
  • Límites socioculturales de la educación ambiental: (acercamiento desde la experiencia caribeña). Carlos Jesús Delgado Díaz. México, D.F.: Siglo Veinteuno; [Chetumal]: Gobierno del Estado Libre y Soberano de Quintana Roo, 2002.
    Location: H-T LAL: JA 75.8 .D454 2002
  • Martí y la naturaleza. compilación, Eugenia Olazábal, Rosa González, Josefina Toledo. La Habana: Centro de Información, Divulgación y Educación Ambiental, 1995.
    Location: H-T LAL: F 1783 .M38 M287 1995
  • The National System of Marine Protected Areas in Cuba. La Habana: National Center for Protected Areas, 2004. [Provides an overview of coastal and marine protected areas in Cuba, which constitute a subsystem within the National System of Protected Areas. Describes the evolution of the subsystem, its legal framework, its managing and planning principles, MPA zoning and network connectivity issues, international issues, and plans for future improvements.—abstract from OCLC/Worldcat database.]
    Location: [Not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • Naturaleza cubana. Carlos Wotzkow Miami, Fla.: Ediciones Universal, 1998.
    Location: H-T LAL: QH 109 .C9 W68 1998
  • Panorama ambiental de Cuba 2000. La Habana: CIGEA: Editorial Academia, 2001.
    Location: H-T LAL: GE 320 .C9 P36 2001
  • Phytogeography and Vegetation Ecology of Cuba. A. Borhidi Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1991.
    Location: H-T LAL: QK 227 .B67 1991
  • The Poisoning of Paradise: Environmental Pollution in the Republic of Cuba. José R. Oro [United States]: Endowment for Cuban American Studies, c1992.
    Location: H-T LAL: TD 184.5 .C9 O76 1992
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Resistance: Transforming Food Production in Cuba. edited by Fernando Funes … [et al.]. Oakland, Calif.: Food First Books: Co-published with ACTAF (Asociación Cubana de Técnicos Agrícolas y Forestales) and CEAS (Centro de Estudios de AgriculturaSostenible, Universidad Agraria de La Habana): [Milford, Conn.: Distributed by LPC Group], c2002.
    Location: H-T LAL: S 477 .C8 T7313 2002
  • “Sustainable Agriculture Embedded in a Global Future: Agriculture in the United States and Cuba.” Ivette Perfecto. [Chapter] IN: Environmental Justice: Issues, Policies, and Solutions. edited by Bunyan Bryant. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, c1995.
    Location: H-T Stacks: GE 180 .E585 1995
  • “The Tensed Embrace of Tourism and Traditional Environments: exclusionary practices in Cancun, Cuba, and southern Florida.” Robery Mugerauer. [Chapter] IN: The End of Tradition? edited by Nezar AlSayyad. London; New York: Routledge, 2004.
    Location: Architecture Library: B105.T7 E53 2004
  • Los trabajos de ajuste y combate: naturaleza y sociedad en la historia de América Latina. Guillermo Castro Herrera. Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba: Casa de las Américas, 1995, c1994
    Location: H-T LAL: HC 130 .E5 C38 1995
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Resistance: Transforming Food Production in Cuba. edited by Fernando Funes … [et al.]. Oakland, Calif.: Food First Books: Co-published with ACTAF (Asociación Cubana de Técnicos Agrícolas y Forestales) and CEAS (Centro de Estudios de Agricultura Sostenible, Universidad Agraria de La Habana): [Milford, Conn.: Distrib. by LPC Group], c2002.
    Location: H-T LAL: S 477 .C8 T7313 2002
  • Transformando el campo cubano: avances de la agricultura sostenible. editores, Fernando Funes … [et al.] Habana, Cuba: Asociación Cubana de Técnicos Agricolas y Forestales: Centro de Estudios de Agricultura Sostenible; Oakland, Calif.: Instituto para las Políticas de Alimentacíon, 2001.
    Location: H-T LAL: S 477 .C8 T73 2001
  • Turismo de naturaleza en Cuba. Norman Medina, Jorge Santamarina. Ciudad de La Habana, [Cuba]: Ediciones Unión, c2004.
    Location: H-T LAL: G 155 .C9 M43 2004

Articles

  • “Aspectos económicos de la protección de los recursos hidráulicos en Cuba.” Liovin, Anatoli. Economía y Desarrollo. [Univ. de La Habana, Instituto de Economía 42, (julio/agosto, 1977), p. 44-69.
    [Discusses the serious and growing problem of water pollution in Cuba and its negative impact on the environment, public health, recreational areas and fishing resources.]
    Location: H-T LAL: HB9 .E39
  • “Colonization Has Not Yet Ended: Evidence of the Degradation of the Environment and Society.” Yunen, Rafael Emilio. Islas 104, (Jan-Apr, 1993) pp. 179-189 (0047-1542).
    [Concludes that Euro-American resource exploitation will eventually wipe out all global diversity & produce a way of life that is neither stable nor sustainable.]
    Location: H-T LAL: 972.91 (060) I82
  • “Cuba Reefs: A Last Caribbean Refuge.” Benchley, Peter. National Geographic v. 201 no. 2 (February 2002) p. 44-67. [The Cuban government is well aware that environmental sensitivity is a valuable commodity in the tough competition for the global tourist dollar. The value of fish as a commercial product is being compared with the value of all marine creatures as tourist attractions.]
    Location: H-T Stacks: G 1 .N27
  • “Cuba’s Agriculture After the New Reforms: Between Stagnation and Sustainable Development.” Hans-Jurgen Burchardt. Socialism and Democracy 15, no.1(29) (spring-summer, 2001): 141-154.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Cuba’s Biological Weapons.” Richard Levins. Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 15, no. 2 (June, 2004): 31-33.
    Location: H-T Stacks: HD75.6 .C36
  • “Dark Times for Cuba’s Sabal Palms: Zapata Swamp.” Wechsler, Doug. International Wildlife v. 28 no. 2 (March/April 1998) p. 38-43.
    [The clear cutting of sabal palms in Cuba’s Zapata Swamp is putting the entire ecosystem at risk.]
    Location: H-T Stacks: S960 .I55
  • “Ecology and Marx’s Vision of Communism.” Burkett, Paul. Socialism and Democracy 17, no. 2(34), (summer-fall, 2003) pp. 41-72.
    [Challenges claims that the work of Karl Marx exhibits an anti-ecological ethic of human domination over nature to argue that Marx’s criteria were consistent with ecological standards.]
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Ecotourism in the Caribbean Region: Seizing the Opportunity.” Silva, M. Industry and Environment Vol. 24, no. 3-4, (July-Dec., 2001) pp. 16-20.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Emeralds of the Cauto: Women’s Role in Reforestation in Cuba’s Cauto River Basin.” Perez, Alberto D., Choices (New York, N.Y.) v. 11 no. 1 (March 2002) p. 8-9.
    [The reforestation of Cuba’s Cauto river basin is a highly successful experiment in advancing the region’s environmental rehabilitation and economic and social progress. Women have been pivotal in this development and in planning for future activities.]
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Environmental Degradation and Vulnerability in Cuba.” Portela, A.H. & Aguirre, B.E. Natural Hazards Review Vol. 1, no. 3, (Aug 2000) pp.171-179. [Presents a review of what is known about environmental degradation and vulnerability in Cuba. It has sections on air pollution, water pollution, deforestation, soil degradation, decaying urban infrastructure, and hazards and disasters.]
    Location: [online access only via Tulane Library]
  • “Environmental Diagnosis: Initial Step in the Implementation of a System of Environmental Management.” Isaac, C. & Velazquez, R. [from a Conference: Contaminacion y Medio Ambiente, La Habana (Cuba), 1999.] Revista Cubana de Investigaciones Pesqueras. [np]. 2001.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Energy & Environment: Hard Choices: Pressures Run High for Developing Countries.” Castro Diaz-Balart, Fidel. Philosophy and Social Action 28, no. 4, (Oct-Dec, 2002) pp. 23-30.
    [Discusses the prospects for environmentally sustainable safe energy in the developing world.]
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “The Environmental Education, An Effective Teaching for the Conservation of Our Environment.” Isla, Molleda M.; Arencibia, Carballo G.; Reyes, E.; Ali, A.; Almira, I.; Carredeguas, Maria C; Capetillo, N. [from a Conference: 2do. Taller Internacional Contaminacion y Proteccion del Medio Ambiente, La Habana (Cuba), 24-27 Apr 2001.] Revista Cubana de Investigaciones Pesqueras Vol. Numero Especial, [np]. 2001.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Factors Contributing to the Outcome of Stocking Programmes in Cuban Reservoirs.” Quiros, R., and Mari, A. Fisheries Management & Ecology 6, no.3 (June, 1999) p241, 14p.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Getting Things Done in Cuba.” Hendrix, Steve. International Wildlife v. 30 no. 1 (January/February 2000) p. 36-43. [Cuba is the Caribbean’s largest and most environmentally diverse island, but its almost total isolation from the rest of the world makes conservation a maddening mix of promise and frustration.]
    Location: H-T Stacks: S960 .I55
  • “Greening Cuba.” Barclay, Eliza E. The Environmental Magazine v. 15 no. 3 (May/June 2004) p. 18-20, 22-3.
    [In the wake of the government’s initiative to electrify Cuba with solar, wind, micro-hydro, and biomass energy, the country has emerged as a model for environmental innovation.]
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “HELPing Cuba.” Naiman, Tom. Wildlife Conservation 105: no. 5 (Sep/Oct, 2002) p9, 1/4p.
    [Reports on the implementation of the Habitat Ecology Learning Program (HELP) by the Wildlife Conservation Society in Cuba. Information on the natural resources in Cuba; From a workshop held in 2002 by Cuban environmental educators and schoolteachers.]
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Innovations for Sustainable Development in Cities of the South: The Habitat-Cuba Approach.” Carlos Garcia Pleyan. Development Practice 11, no. 2-3 (May, 2001): 332-335.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “The Marine Fisheries in Cuba.” Baisre, J. [from a Conference: 1. Taller Internacional Contaminacion y Proteccion del Medio Ambiente, La Habana (Cuba), 1999.] Revista Cubana de Investigaciones Pesqueras no. Numero Especial, [np]. 2001.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Nature and Religions of African Origin.” Arguelles Mederos, Anibal. Convergencia 5, no. 15, (Jan-Apr, 1998) pp. 103-114 (1405-1435).
    [Concepts of nature in African religion & the association between man & natural elements are explored, using examples from African religions as practiced in Cuba & elsewhere in Latin America.]
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Necessity is the Mother of Ecology.” Kaufman, Holly. Utne Reader; Issue 62, (March/April, 1994 ) p168, 3p.
    [Reports on how the economic crisis has lead to an environmental revolution in Cuba; Cubans’ use of energy-efficient modes of transportation; Drop in the country’s energy consumption; Reforestation campaign; Negative environmental effects of the economic crisis; Cuba’s long-held awareness of environmental conservation.]
    Location: H-T Stacks: PN 4784 .U53 U88
  • “The New Green Movement in Cuba.” Emily Cohen. Peace Review 16, no. 1 (March, 2004): pp. 99-105.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Small-Scale Urban Agriculture in Havana and the Reproduction of the New Man in Contemporary Cuba.” Adriana Premat. Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe 75 (Oct., 2003): pp. 85-99.
    Location: H-T LAL: Z1605 .B642
  • “University Environmental Education and Social Sciences: Strategies to Reach the Sustainable Development.” Lizano, B; Alfonso, P. [from a Conference: 1. Taller Internacional Contaminacion y Proteccion del Medio Ambiente, La Habana (Cuba), 1999.] Revista Cubana de Investigaciones Pesqueras no. Número Especial, [np]. 2001.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Wastes of the Cuban Fishing Industry and their Impact on the Environment.” Suarez, G; Romero, T. [from a Conference: 1. Taller Internacional Contaminación y Protección del Medio Ambiente, La Habana (Cuba), 1999.] Revista Cubana de Investigaciones Pesqueras no. Número Especial, [np]. 2001.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Water Resources and their Significance in the 21st Century: The case of Cuba.” Franco, D.P. Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering/Ingenieria Hidraulica y Ambiental Vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 9-12. 2002.
    Location: [not held by Tulane Libraries]
  • “Wild Cuba: The Caribbean’s Unlikely Nature Preserve.” Eugene Linden. Smithsonian 34: no. 2 (May, 2003) p.94-106.
    Location: H-T Stacks: AS 30 .S61

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Stone Center for Latin American Studies to Host 10th Annual Workshop on Field Research Methods

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Join us at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies for the 10th Annual Weekend Workshop on Field Research Methods on January 27, 2018. The application deadline is January 20, 2018.

How will you get the data you need for your thesis or dissertation? Do you envision immersing yourself for months in the local culture, or tromping the hills and farms seeking respondents? Sorting through dusty archives? Observing musicians at work in the plaza? Downloading and crunching numbers on a computer? For any of these approaches: How might you get there, from here?

This workshop aims to help you approach your data collection and analysis for your thesis or dissertation topic, and to adapt and refine your topic to be more feasible. You will take your research project ideas to the next stop—whatever that may be, include raising travel grants. Learn to:

  • Plan more efficiently, feasible, and rewarding fieldwork
  • Prepare more compelling and persuasive grant proposals
  • Navigate choices of research methods and course offerings on campus
  • Become a better research and fieldwork team-member

Format
This is an engaged, hands-on, informal workshop. Everyone shares ideas and participates. We will explore and compare research approaches, share experiences and brainstorm alternatives. You will be encouraged to think differently about your topic, questions, and study sites as well as language preparation, budgets, and logistics. The participatory format is intended to spark constructive new thinking, strategies, and student networks to continue learning about (and conducting) field research.

Who is leading this?
Laura Murphy, PhD, faculty in Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, and affiliate faculty to the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

Who is this for?
This workshop is targeted to Stone Center graduate students as well as graduate students from other programs (GOHB, CCC, humanities, sciences, and others) if space is available. The workshop will be particularly helpful for those who envision research with human subjects.

Sign up
Sign up as soon as you can! Apply by January 20, 2018, at the latest to confirm your stop. Send an email with the following details:

  • Your name
  • Department and Degree program
  • Year at Tulane
  • Prior experience in research, especially field research
  • Academic training in research design and methods
  • Include a 1-paragraphy statement of your current research interests and immediate plans/needs (i.e. organize summer field research)

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Not for credit.

For more information and/or to apply: Contact Laura Murphy at lmurphy2@tulane.edu or Jimmy Huck at jhuck@tulane.edu.

29th Annual AAPLAC Conference

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The Association for Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) will hold its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-24, 2018, hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

AAPLAC is an organization that facilitates and supports study abroad programming among Latin American, Caribbean and US institutions of higher learning and organizations dedicated to the promotion of cross-cultural, academic-based experiences.

This year’s theme, “Study Abroad: Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Engagement,” will include a variety of paper topics:

  • New Orleans after Katrina: The impact of the growing Hispanic population which came to help with rebuilding and has since stayed on
  • Interdisciplinary Institutional Content Assessment: How to best track what students are doing overseas and the benefits for our campuses
  • Global Partnerships through Peer Collaboration: How we can better work with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Research Collaborations – U.S.-Latin America: Faculty led/student participation in on-site studies
  • Anglo-Hispanic Challenges: Cross-cultural understanding through experiential learning and study abroad
  • Strategic Partnerships: How we can enhance protocols between our schools in the US and those in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strengthening AAPLAC Relationships through Inter-Organization Mentoring: How we can enhance protocols amongst our schools in the US
  • Latina Empowerment: More women on study abroad programs: How we can take advantage of this bond between women of the North and the South
  • Rethinking Mobility: How is the student’s identity compromised/enhanced abroad?
  • Community-Based Partnerships: How students can learn as they engage with local communities in working type environments
  • Crossing Borders: The eternal quest for a global space as students interact with the other
  • Global Xenophobia on the Rise of Brexit/Trump? What is our role?
  • Cuba: Future U.S. Relations – Impact on Study Abroad

Our Call for Papers has now closed, but we encourage non-presenters and presenters alike to register for the conference. Any interested faculty, staff, and students from local and international universities, institutions, and study abroad providers are welcome. Registration is now open through February 1st.

A pre-conference workshop from the Forum on Education Abroad is also open to any conference participants. We encourage registration for this “Health, Safety, Security, & Risk Management (Standard 8)” workshop by February 2nd. Click here for registration and more information.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or lwise1@tulane.edu.

Apply for the Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A Summer Educator Institute in Cuba
Havana, Cuba | June 23 – July 7, 2018
Program Application
Application Deadline: March 2, 2018

Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University join forces with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies to take K-16 educators to Cuba. This is our fourth year running the Cuban Culture & Society K-16 Educator Institute and we are excited about this year’s itinerary. The institute will approach Cuban society and culture form a multidisciplinary perspective focused on the arts, the geography, and history of the country. Innovative programming and annual summer teacher institutes over the past three years provide the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and studying the region. Taking advantage of Tulane’s relationship with the University of Havana and Cuba’s National Union of Writers and Artists, the institute equips teachers with multidisciplinary content, curricular resources, and methods of inquiry for developing that approach in their K-16 classrooms. Conducted in English by Professor Carolina Caballero, the institute will explore current trends and issues in Cuban culture and society through readings, films, and lectures. The program includes a series of talks by prominent Cuban intellectuals and local field trips to important political and cultural sights throughout Havana.

This two-week program provides the unique opportunity to work on developing lesson plans while exploring the sights and sounds of a nation and country that remain obscured behind political rhetoric and misinformation. Recent economic changes on the island have provoked a series of social and cultural transformations that have left Cubans and the entire world wondering what could be next for the island and the Revolution. Don’t miss the chance to witness some of these challenges and triumphs firsthand and get the opportunity to bring your experience back to your students in the classroom.

The trip will include a pre-departure orientation and two weeks in Cuba. The institute incorporates visits to local museums and exposes participants to arts organizations, schools, and teachers from the country’s national literacy campaign. Participants will stay within walking distance of the Malecón, the university, and many cultural venues. There will be group excursions to the historic Che Guevara monument, a visit to the site of the Bay of Pigs invasion, and a special visit to the town of Hershey, the town developed by Milton Hershey to begin his chocolate enterprise with the sugar from Cuba’s plantations. There will also be group excursions to the historic cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos, Playa Girón, and Viñales, focusing on their role in the development of the economy and culture of the country

PROGRAM COST: $3,500
The cost will include a shared room and two meals a day, medical insurance, airfare to/from Havana from Tampa, Florida*, airport transportation in Havana to/from residence, OFAC-licensed academic visa, and specialized tours and outings.

*Airfare to/from Tampa, Florida, a one-night hotel stay in Tampa, incidental costs, and extra meals and expenses are not included in the program cost. You are responsible for your own air flight to/from Tampa, FL.

PROGRAM APPLICATION
Those interested in applying must be a K-16 educator or librarian. There is no Spanish language requirement for this program. The application deadline is March 2, 2018, at 5:00 PM.

Please note: This program is only open to K-16 educators who are currently teaching, are pre-service teachers or are serving in a school or public library.

PROPOSED ITINERARY – 15 DAYS

Day 1 – U.S./HAVANA, CUBA
Depart from Tampa, FL, Upon arrival, enjoy dinner and a welcome reception followed by an informal walk and people watching on the Malecón.
Day 2 – HAVANA
Havana Vieja Tour with local preservation experts to discuss in depth the history of local landmarks, historical preservation efforts, and future plans. Visit arte corte, a barber shop and hair-dressing school in the Santo Angel neighborhood developed to promote skills in the community and support the local economy and meet with local community leaders, students and elderly folks at the community center. Presentation on AfroCuban dance with musical expert Cari Diez; opportunity to interact with the musicians and staff.
Day 3 – HAVANA
Lecture with Professor Alfredo Prieto on Cuba Since the Special Period. Curriculum development workshop. Visit the Cuba Council of Churches to meet local people and participate in a seminar about the organization’s work in the areas of youth, agriculture, social welfare, and international communications.
Day 4 – HAVANA
Walking tour of Calle Obispo in the morning with Professor Rafael Hernández. Meet the instructors and students of La Colmenita, an after-school program that uses song and dance performance as a social development tool.
Day 5 – HAVANA
Presentation by Professor Isabel Rigol on current challenges facing Havana’s effort to preserve its architecture and heritage. Visit to the Escuelas Nacional de Arte and meet with students and faculty. Evening walk and visit to the Cañonazo at the Morro.
Day 6 – VINALES
Day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Viñales for landscape and village exploration. Explore the mountainous magotes and visit and meet local tobacco farmers working in their fields and storehouses. At the Casa del Veguero we’ll have an introduction to tobacco farming and tobacco production. Visit with locals in the town of Viñales; lunch will be a community event shared with local families, followed by a visit to a children’s art center.
Day 7 – ALAMAR
Visit to an Organipónico (urban agrarian farm) in Alamar to explore sustainable farming in Cuba and learn about Cuban cuisine from local gardeners and Noel Pina, the manager of the garden. After lunch explore the community project Muraleando, where local artists have been changing a downtrodden neighborhood into a living work of art.
Day 8 – HAVANA/JAIMANITAS
Visit to Cementerio Colón and interact with the dozens of pilgrims who line up daily at the tomb of Amelia Goyri, said to grant miracles. Continue on to the Plaza de la Revolución. Lunch and afternoon visit to workshop of ceramic artist, José Fuster, who has turned his neighborhood into a unique, whimsical work of public art. Curriculum development in the evening.
Day 9 – SANTA CLARA, TRINIDAD
Travel to Trinidad via Santa Clara, a town founded by 175 people on July 15, 1689. It is the site of the last battle in the Cuban Revolution in 1958. Visit to the Che Mausoleum in Santa Clara. Also visit the historic sugar plantation of Manaca Iznaga before arriving in Trinidad.
Day 10 – TRINIDAD
Explore this UNESCO World Heritage site, founded on December 23, 1514 by Diego Velázquez de Cuellar. Trinidad was a central piece of Cuba’s sugar-based economy. Guided city tour with the city historian. Visit the Trinidad library to learn about the importance of libraries and debate questions of intellectual freedom with the staff. Meet with local entrepreneur David Alamar, owner of a private paladar (Davimart) to discuss cuentaproprismo in Cuba.
Day 11 – CIENFUEGOS
We will head to Cienfuegos, a town known for its architectural beauty which reveals its French colonial roots. Visit the Beny More School of Art that trains students in the visual and musical arts and is one of the top ten middle-level art schools in Cuba.
Day 12 – HAVANA
We will hear from children’s book author Olga Marta Pérez about the children’s/ youth Literacy Scene in Cuba today. In the afternoon, we will visit the Cuban Collection of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes accompanied by a curator.
Day 13 – PLAYA GIRON (Site of Bay of Pigs), Ciénega de Zapata, Playa Larga
Day excursion to the historic site of the Bay of Pigs, one of the landing sites for the 1961 US-backed invasion. Visit the Finca Fiesta Campesina farm, the Playa Girón museum, the Parque Ciénaga de Zapata, the Laguna del Tesoro, and the Taino Indian village.
Day 14 – HAVANA
Wrap-up curriculum workshop followed by a free afternoon ending in a celebratory dinner.
Day 15 – HAVANA/U.S.
Morning departure for the U.S.

Explore our past trips through these photos and curricula:

Program Application

For more information, please contact Denise Woltering-Vargas at dwolteri@tulane.edu or call the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at 504-862-3143.