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Preserving Voices: Constructing Local Community

January 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Center for Jose Marti Studies Affiliate at the University of Tampa hosts the third public program in the Preserving Voices series, which brings alive the tradition and showmanship of the “lector de tabaqueria”, or cigar factory reader. This panel, entitled Constructing Local Community , looks at significant articles from the Cuban emigre press of Ybor City and West Tampa during the 1890s as these communities struggled with their dedication to Cuban independence and the creation and development of these newly-formed immigrant communities. The panel will be simultaneously streamed on Facebook. Preserving Voices offers the public the opportunity to listen to important historical articles being read as a “lector” might have performed them originally and discuss their historical importance with a panel of prestigious scholars.

Funding for this series of events is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the University of Tampa. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

January 28 @ 11:00 am -
January 28 @ 1:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Dr. James Lopez, Professor of Spanish and Co-Director, Center for Jose Marti Studies Affiliate at the University of Tampa Hon. Emiliano J. Salcines, Retired Judge and Local Historian Maura Barrios, Historian of West Tampa Gabriel Cartaya, Spanish-language editor, La Gaceta Newspaper
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Event Contact:

James Lopez
(813) 257-1730

Event Venue:

Ferman Center for the Arts
214 N Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33606
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Venue Phone:
(813) 257-1730

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