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The Search for Connection: Cuban-American Ties to the Island in Challenging Times

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This Briefings on Cuba by Ruth Behar examines a timely issue, the renewed but difficult ties between Cubans on and off the island during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Behar explores telling examples of how many Cuban Americans have attempted to bridge the gap between the island and the United States over the past two years. This is a personal, heart-wrenching story for her as well as thousands of Cubans in the diaspora who want to help their relatives, friends, and communities back home, at the same time that street protests have spurred the hope for change on the island.