Studying abroad in Cuba is not as philanthropic as many students think. In fact, it doesn’t help Cuban citizens at all, and opens the door to more oppression.
The Laboratorio Artistico de San Agustin is an organization in San Agustin, Cuba which seeks to introduce contemporary art to the peoples of the area. In a documentary about the group, a triage of BC’s students found that the organization had as much influence on them, looking in, as it did for the community to which it belongs.
After being held captive in Cuba for over five years, Alan Gross visited BC on Feb. 2 to share his story of survival and grit.
The first floor O’Neill Library exhibit explores Cuban culture and society, looking at both the brighter and more gloomy aspects of Cuban living.