Cuba Week at the University of Alabama

Oct 27, 2016

This week, the University of Alabama celebrates its third annual Cuba Week. APR student reporter Allison Mollenkamp has more…

UA’s Cuba Week offers an array of opportunities for the public to immerse themselves in Cuban history and culture. There will be presentations of artwork and performances with 25 Cubans from Havana, UA professors and student counterparts taking part.

Steve Miller is the co-director of the Center for Cuba Collaboration and Scholarship. He says the University of Alabama has persevered through the toughest times with their political relationships with the government of Cuba and the U.S.

“We are at the front of American universities. We’ve had the strongest relationship with scholars, health professionals, artists, musicians. It’s been quite incredible the effort that it has taken on the part of the University of Alabama to make this happen.”

Miller says over 100 UA professors have done work and research in Cuba and that the center provides eye-opening, life-changing and hands on experiences in Cuba for students.

The celebration concludes this evening. All events are free and open to the public.