Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado
Professor of Religious Studies and Assistant Provost of Undergraduate Education | College of Arts and Sciences
Religious scholar Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado presents "Masking the
Virgin Mary: La Caridad del Cobre and Religion's Resiliency in Cuba,"
revealing how the patron saint of Cuba, "La Caridad del Cobre," has
become a symbol of Cuba's identity and exploring the complexity and
resilience of the patron saint's religious traditions.
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Modern Languages and Literatures | College of Arts and Sciences
Lillian Manzor, director of the
University's Cuban Digital Theater Archive, presents "Theater and
Reconciliation: The Power of the Digital Diaspora," discussing the roles
that theater and digital culture can play in building community in a
moment and across the fraught borders of time, space, and nations.
Lecturer, Department of Studio Music and Jazz | Frost School of Music
Combining performance and personal reflection, award-winning composer
and UM faculty member Gonzalo Rubalcaba presents "La Música en Mi/The
Music in Me," exploring his roots in Cuba and how his music has evolved
to reflect a global complexity from the island and beyond.