Friday, March 21, 2014

Professor Jose M. Alamillo speaking about: CUBA Up Close and Personal

Ventura County Supporters presents:
“Professor Jose M. Alamillo
Speaking about
Up Close and Personal
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road
7:00 P.M- 8:30 P.M

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.

Please plan to join us for an informative evening. A question and answer period will follow this presentation.

This program is free and open to the public.  Contributions will be gratefully accepted.