Viva Cuba Mosaic
Over spring break 16 students traveled to Havana, Cuba, with Susan Rose ’77, professor of sociology and director of the Community Studies Center, and other faculty members, as part of the American and Global Mosaics program. Mosaics are intensive, interdisciplinary, semesterlong research programs that incorporate ethnographic fieldwork and immersion in domestic and/or global communities.
Students in the Cuba: Economic, Environmental and Social Sustainability and Resiliency mosaic made the journey to deepen their understanding of Cuba’s economy, society and culture to experience firsthand the challenges the Caribbean nation faces as further develops its unique brand of socialism.
While in Cuba, the students focused on political, economic, environmental and social sustainability, with special attention to urban agriculture and social policy related to health, education, family, youth, gender and sexuality.
Read about the students’ experiences in their trip blog, “Nine Days in Havana.”
Learn more about the course in the Cracking Cuba.
- Dinner out
- Marilyn Romero ’12
- Matt Guariglia ’12
- Che Guevara artwork
- Organic farm
- Victor Casaus
- Photography exhibt
- Journalist interview
- Music performance
- Island transportation
- School visit
On the first night everyone had dinner at privately-owned Havana restaurant Honda de David (David’s Sling). This would not have been possible a few years ago due to governmental restrictions on private businesses.Prev ImageNext Image
Photos by Carl Sander Socolow '77