Students to celebrate cultural bridge with Cuba

Salsa dancing, a poetry slam and a Cuban children’s art exhibit will highlight a cultural celebration organized by students who attended Wake Forest University’s summer program to Cuba.

“A Child’s View of Havana” will be held Nov. 2 from 5-7 p.m. in the atrium of Greene Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Paintings and sketches by young Cuban students will be on display, along with photographs showing the youth with their Wake Forest mentors. University students will read Hispanic poetry and lead authentic salsa dancing.

In one exhibit photograph, a young Cuban girl sits in her classroom, her head topped with a tan bucket hat emblazoned with a growling Demon Deacon.

Wake Forest’s summer session in Cuba is held at the University of Havana and lasts six weeks. Students also take weekend excursions and day sightseeing trips in addition to their community work with Cuban youth. Fourteen Wake Forest students participated in last year’s program.

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