Explore Cuban history in northern Michigan! Bay View Association, dedicated to enriching the human experience through a focus on the arts, education, religion, and recreation, is thrilled to announce an engaging week of cultural exploration, featuring Cuban-American Professor Ada Ferrer and a range of immersive activities centered around Cuban history and culture. American Experience is from July 8-12,

Professor Ada Ferrer Lecture Series: Join Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Ada Ferrer, on July 8 and 9 at 10:00 a.m. in Voorhies Hall, and 4:00 p.m. in the Large Tent. Ferrer will delve into 500 years of Cuban-American relations, drawing from her acclaimed book, Cuba: An American History. Professor Ferrer has conducted research in Cuba since 1990. Her essay “My Brother’s Keeper,” published by The New Yorker, tells the story of her family’s relationship with the Cuban Revolution. Professor Ferrer is Julius Silver Professor of History and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University. Admission is free.

Event Highlights:
– Sunday Vespers: Enjoy Latin and Caribbean music.
– Monday Night Movie: Cuba and the Cameraman on July 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Voorhies Auditorium. Free admission, donations accepted.
– Double Jeopardy: A Cuban Tragedy: Armando Gonzalez-Perez’s personal account of Cuba’s political turmoil, July 8-11, 9-10 a.m. at Loud Hall. $25 members/$35 not-yet-members.
– Cuban Cooking Class: Chef Todd Tonova’s Cuban dinner workshop on July 10, 1-3 p.m. at Crist Hall. $55 members/$65 not-yet-members.
– Conversational Spanish: Sinde Sue Wickersham’s beginner Spanish course, June 18 – August 9, at Evelyn Hall. $50 members/$60 not-yet-members or $15 per week.

For more details and to register, visit BayViewAssociation.org.