On May 21,2013, faculty and students traveled to Havana, Cuba for ten days as part of a semester-long course at CSU Channel Islands on Cuba's history, culture and politics. During the trip they interacted with ordinary Cubans and experts in economics, politics, medicine, literature and the arts. For this presentation, Professor Alamillo and his students will discuss their experiences in traveling to Cuba, their visits to medical clinics, museums, and community centers and their impressions on the future of U.S.-Cuba relations.
Jose M. Alamillo is Full Professor and Coordinator of Chicano/a Studies Program at California State University Channel Islands (Camarillo, CA). He is the author of Making Lemonade Out Of Lemons: Mexican-American Labor and Leisure in a California Town, 1900-1960 (2006) and co-author of Latinos in U.S.Sport: A History of Isolation, Cultural Identity, and Acceptance (2011). He teaches courses in Chicana/o Studies, Latino/a Studies, Immigration and Labor, Sports and Community Service-Learning.
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