March 03, 2010 — The “Federación de Estudiantes Cubanos” (FEC), a student organization at the University of Miami, will organize the yearly event “A Week of Cuban Culture” from March 6-12.
The FEC is a non-profit organization at the University of Miami which promotes the many aspects of the rich Cuban culture to the UM community and the community at large. The Opening Ceremonies will take place on March 6. “A Week of Cuban Culture” plays host to events including exhibits of Cuban art, musical performances and tasty offerings unique to the island. The FEC strives to promote Cuban culture to the UM community by creating educational and exciting programs. All events are free and open to the public.
Saturday, March 6, 9 A.M. on the University Green – Jose Marti Day of Service: Participate in FEC’s Community Service event along with youth from the surrounding community centers in a day filled with fun activities.
Monday, March 8, 12:00 P.M. on the Rock – Opening Ceremonies: “La Llave del Caribe”: Join FEC as they welcome prominent Cuban leaders to award them recognition for their contributions to our community. YUCA awards information below.
7:00 P.M. on the Rock - Dominoes Tournament: Come out and join in the fun as they compete against some FECers and co-sponsoring organizations.
Tuesday, March 9, 12:00 P.M. on The Patio – “Azucar: Sweets of Cuba”; Try an array of traditional Cuban desserts you won’t want to miss.
12:00 P.M. on the Patio – “La Moda: A Cuban Fashion Show”; Visit FEC’s first Fashion Show to see prominent student leaders strut their stuff on the Catwalk sporting Cuban Guayaberas.
5:00 P.M. on Hecht/Stanford Dining Hall – “Taste of Cuba”: Come out to the dining halls as they bring their culture and delicious cuisine to all residents on campus.
Wednesday, March 10, 12:00 P.M. on the Rock – “Discover Cuba: A Taste of our Culture”: Watch a traditional Cuban entrée, Arroz con Pollo, be prepared by a chef. Also, enjoy an array of activities including a photo op with Sebastian the Ibis, UM’s mascot, in Cuban attire.
5:00 P.M. on Hecht/Stanford Dining Hall – “Taste of Cuba”: Come out to the dining halls as we bring our culture and delicious cuisine to all residents on campus.
Thursday, March 11, 12:00 P.M. on the Patio – “The Cuban Carnival: An Explosion of Flavor”; Cuban Carnival is the culmination of A Week of Cuban Culture. Various artists, jewelry/memorabilia vendors, and others will be showcasing their work; and in conjunction with Patio Jams, a Latin band will be playing the rhythms of Havana.
6:00 P.M. on the Cuban Heritage Collection – “World View, the Orichas and Santeria”; Join FEC at the CHC on the 2nd floor of the Richter Library for a discussion about Cuban religious beliefs and its importance in Miami.
Friday, March 12, 12:00 P.M. on the Lowe Art Museum – “Cuba Avant-Garde Exhibit”: Join FEC as we visit the Lowe Art Museum and experience Contemporary Cuban Art from artists both in Cuba and abroad.
The FEC will present the YUCA (Young Urban Cuban American) awards this year during the opening ceremony on Monday, March 8 at 12 P.M. at The Rock to the following recipients: keynote speaker Eneida Roldan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jackson Health System; Rudy Fernandez, Vice President of Government Affairs at the University of Miami; and Alfredo Mesa, Vice President of Dutko World Wide.
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