SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Hosts Cubano-American Community Project

(Bradenton, Fla., Jan. 31, 2017) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will host an exhibit and speaker series in partnership with New College of Florida to build awareness of the deep roots Cubans and Cuban-Americans have in this region of Florida and to encourage Florida-Cuba relations. The exhibit and a panel discussion are a collaboration of several colleges, libraries and historical resources in Sarasota and Manatee counties.

“Cuban & Cuban-American Communities of Yesterday and Today” will be featured at the SCF library, 5840 26th St. W., until Feb. 20. New College faculty and Sarasota community members who recently visited Cuba will lead a discussion at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the library on the economic, civic and cultural opportunities in Cuba. The panel includes Nat Colletta, an international relations expert; Brendan Goff, an historian; Sarah Hernandez, a sociologist; and Johannes Werner, editor of the Cuba Standard and host of the WLSR radio show “Florida Caribe.”

Last year, SCF Libraries received grants from the National Endowment for Humanities and the American Library Association to present a program on Latino-American History. This new partnership builds on that program, highlighting a particular sector of the Latino-American community.

For more information, visit or call 941-752-5305. 

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