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PRESERVING VOICES: Immigrant Perspectives of American Life

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Center for José Martí Studies Affiliate at the University of Tampa will be hosting the fourth public program in its “Preserving Voices” series, which brings alive the tradition and showmanship of the lector de tabaquería, or cigar factory reader. This panel, titled Immigrant Perspectives on American Life, will look at significant articles from the Cuban émigré press of Key West and New York City during the 1880s as these communities conspired to gain independence for their homeland from Spain. These free, virtual one-hour panels offer 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.

This event will be held virtually and registration is suggested, but not required.

Funding for this program is provided through Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the University of Tampa, Center for José Martí Studies Affiliate. 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.

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Event Date/time:

March 20 @ 7:00 pm -
March 20 @ 8:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Dr. Adolfo Lagomasino, Assistant Teaching Professor of Communication, University of Tampa, Panel Moderator; Dr. Dalia Caraballo Muller, Associate Professor of Latin American and Caribbean History, University of Buffalo, Reader and Panelist; Dr. Kelley Kreitz, Assistant Professor of English, Pace University, Reader and Panelist; Dr. Carolina Villaroel, Brown Foundation Director of Research, Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage Program, University of Houston, Reader and Panelist.
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James Lopez
(813) 257-1730

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