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Visual Narratives of History and Heritage: A Speaker Series on Florida

The Cuban War of Independence

Sunday, January 31 | 3:30- 5pm
Graciously hosted by Maggie and Phil Olivera

Join us for the first of our three salons on the Friends of Freedom Monument project. Visual Narratives of History and Heritage will be a set of discussions with local historians, museum curators, subject experts, artists, and more. Platform Art is installing a new piece of public art next year to commemorate the Spanish-American War (go here to learn more), and hosting this series of community conversations to complement it.

On January 31, you can join us in-person (limited audience) or virtually to learn about the history of Cuba and Cuba’s War for Independence. Dr. James Michael Denham, Professor of History and Director of the L. M. Chiles Center for Florida History at FSC, will give the historical background and introduction. Dr. Jose Garcia, Professor of Hispanic Literature and Latin American Studies at FSC, will speak about Cuba’s history and the long struggle for freedom.

Finally Marcos Fernandez, Chef at Nineteen61, will showcase Spanish and African culinary influences on Cuban cuisine, with a cooking demonstration and delicious history lesson. This will be livestreamed for our online participants; in-person attendees will sample the results – a light menu of “Tastes of 1898.”

Address provided with tickets; covered outdoor location in a beautiful setting. We are limiting that to a small audience, with spaced apart seating and masks required. Livestream link also requires free registration, with donations appreciated.

If you have any questions, get in touch! Keep well,

~Platform Art

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