Introduction to Oregon Cuba 2013 Summer Experience Student Presenters from: Oregon State University The University of Oregon Portland State University

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  • Introduction to Oregon Cuba 2013 Summer Experience Student Presenters from: Oregon State University The University of Oregon Portland State University What we learned over the Past 10 days and how it connected to Spring Class
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  • Lynda Parmele Bess Miller Community
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  • Pleasantly surprised with the community aspect Take responsibility for yourself! Psycho Ballet ELAM Medical School
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  • Community Transformation Project in Pogolotti Childrens Home Solidarity Inspired Us
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  • Lynda Parmele Bess Miller Michelle Pray Healthcare
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  • Crowning achievement that is recognized worldwide CUBAUSA CAREPreventativeCurative COSTFreeInsurance 200 800 Extra costs RUN BYStatePrivate MATERNITY LEAVE1 yearAverage 12 weeks (unpaid) Other Highlights Womens health Psychology
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  • Social Gain opportunity for underprivileged Political Gain Countries send people to study system Countries ask for help from Cuba Economical Gain Export of doctors is #1 contribution to GDP Own Experience
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  • Jorge Michel Andrew Jamieson Katelyn Stevens Transportation Infrastructure
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  • Not Just Yank Tanks Personal Perceptions of Cuban Transportation Vintage vs. New Cars Tourism Influence
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  • Public Transportation Accessibility Different Transportation Techniques No Public Transportation in Varadero
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  • Car Ownership Unintended Consequences Maintenance: Parts and Gas Economic Disparities
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  • Colin Woekel Dani Smith Perceptions of the Cuban People Towards Their American Neighbors
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  • Cuban Youth Preparation Skeptical Friends Arrival Skeptical Me Introductions Intrigue Friendship
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  • Professional Most encountered groups during our visit to Cuba Professors, guides, taxi drivers, community members Highly educated professionals working in the tourist industry Concerned with hardships brought about because of the bloqueo Want to get to know Americans, improve Cuban economy Problem in relations is political, it is not the Cuban or American people.
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  • Psycho Ballet What is the one thing you would like me to tell my brothers and sisters back home about their Cuban neighbors? Love Family Justice
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  • Dylan Dornfeld Andrew Seng Tourism of Cuba
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  • Negative and Positive Impacts Dual Economy Segregation between tourists and locals Authntica Cuba? Educational Tourism
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  • Comparisons and Contrasts: Veradero vs. Habana Five Star Hotel Tourism Sex Tourism Implications of future tourism
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  • Quortni Fambro Celeny Gonzalez The Impact of Religion in Afro-Cuban Culture
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  • What we experienced We have all visited a number of sites that have shown us Afro Cuban Religions on an academic level San Severino Fortress Cultural Project Afro Cuban Drumming Performance Casa de Africa Unexpected encounters Organic Garden in Alamar William Solar Hospital Regla at the Community Center Daily interactions with people in bars, restaurants and on the street.
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  • Yemaya at San Severino Fortress Group Tour of the Afro Cuban Orishas.
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  • What we experienced We have visited a number of sites that have shown us Afro Cuban Religions on an academic level San Severino Fortress Cultural Project Afro Cuban Drumming Performance Casa de Africa Unexpected encounters Organic Garden in Alamar William Solar Hospital Regla at the Community Center Daily interactions with people in bars, restaurants and on the street.
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  • Afro Cuban Religion Today The power of these various Afro Cuban religions have given people the ability to identify themselves, as Cubans first and as a believer second. Whether through medicinal medicine, music, dance, language or culinary foods the impact of these religions on Cuban culture is a sign of resistance.
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  • Esmeralda Flores and Tawny Garcia Women in Cuba
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  • What we have learned The White Mans Ladies Slave Mothers and White Fathers family in Cuba
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  • Observations Leadership Roles Medical: more women Education: more women in the liberal arts Community outreach: La Marina in Matanzas Everyday Women:
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  • QUESTIONS??? GRACIAS ! THANKS ! CUBA