Eckerd College Calendar of Events for November 2018 includes Dr. Sonia Labrador-Rodriguez

From   October 31, 2018
Eckerd College speaking engagement features New College of Florida Professor Sonia Labrador-Rodriguez

Cigar Factory Lectores and the Cultural World They Created

Thu., Nov. 8, 7 p.m., Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium

Dr. Sonia Labrador-Rodriguez, professor of Spanish language and literature at New College of Florida, will present a talk on the history of cigar-factory “lectores” and their cultural, intellectual and civic influence on the Cuban-American communities created by the cigar industries in Florida. This talk is in conjunction with The Cubano-American Community Project, a bilingual exhibit created by Dr. Labrador-Rodriguez and her students exploring the history and identity of Cuban-Americans in the Tampa Bay region. The exhibit will be on display in Cobb Gallery from November 5 through December 12.

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Faculty.

Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is the state's only legislatively designated Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in liberal arts and sciences, a master’s degree program in data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.

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