CONNECTICUT & CUBA IN THE NEWS
Cuban filmmaker Ernesto Daranas visits Yale University for a retrospective of his work and a Q&A after a screening of his movie Sergio and Sergei, which explores the effect of major world events on ordinary human lives. Not far from Yale’s campus, in the city’s second Cuba-themed event, three Connecticut visual artists share their visions of separate trips they took to the island. The show, called Cuba Adrift, includes photographs, fabric pieces, and encaustic art.
A West Hartford youth baseball team is keeping a watchful eye on Hurricane Irma as it pummels the Caribbean. Irma is on track to make landfall in Cuba, where the team visited and played baseball back in April. Their visit is part of an exchange program with a baseball team from Holguin, Cuba.
New Haven Register: Trip to Cuba Opens Eyes of Students at University of New Haven
For most of the semester, students in University of New Haven assistant professor Patrick Gourley's Economics in Transition class talked and read about the rapidly changing economic environment in Cuba. All that led up to a considerably more direct educational experience March 11-18 — on the island itself.