Center for Cuban Studies

Brooklyn, NY   |  www.centerforcubanstudies.org

Mission

The Center for Cuban Studies opened in New York City in 1972, organized by a group of scholars, writers, artists and other professionals who hoped to counter the effects of U.S. policy toward Cuba. The 1961 U.S. ban on trade with and travel to Cuba, followed by the break in diplomatic relations, had created a de facto embargo on information about Cuba. The Center has served as a vital communication link between the U.S. and Cuba through its publications, organized tours, library services, exchange programs and art projects. Our membership program and activities have helped close the information gap that existed and have brought the Cuban experience closer to us. A major goal of the Center's work remains unrealized ? the normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba. It is hoped that through an ever-expanding program of news, information and exchanges, the Center can contribute to the realization of that goal.

Ruling year info

1971

Principal Officer

Sandra Levinson

Main address

20 Jay Street Suite 301

Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA

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EIN

23-7092461

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Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

International Cultural Exchange (Q21)

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The Center for Cuban Studies

The Center for Cuban Studies programs include producing CUBA Update, the Lourdes Casal Library, CUBA Update Tours, the Lifeline Fund, and La Abeja Obrera Community Construction Project. CUBA Update is a quarterly magazine published by the Center which covers mainly politics, economics and the arts, with an emphasis on U.S.-Cuba relations. With our own correspondents in Havana and the input of experts in both Cuba and the U.S., CUBA Update provides accurate, accessible news coverage and discussion of important issues almost impossible to find elsewhere. Recent issues have focused discussion on immigration, sexual politics, sustainable development, women, travel the U.S. embargo, and a special number devoted to director Tom's Guti'rrez Alea. An important goal of the Center from its inception has been to provide accurate and up-to-date information about Cuba. The Lourdes Casal Library, which contains thousands of post-1959 books, magazines, and newspapers, as well as special collections of study materials and an extensive clippings file, is open to the public Friday afternoon and by appointment. In keeping with our commitment to provide U.S. citizens with information about Cuba, the Center organizes trips to Cuba for both groups and individuals that fall within the legal exemptions to the U.S. ban on travel to Cuba, i.e., professional research, news-gathering, educational study, and religious study. The Center has developed dozens of seminars, including ones on the African roots of Cuban culture, Cuba's economic crisis, architecture and urban planning, health care, film, the performing and visual arts, religion, law and justice, education, day care and the environment. In response to the severe shortages in Cuba, the Center set up the Lifeline Fund, which enables contributors to donate much-needed materials to Cuban institutions. These materials include medicines and medical supplies, religious artifacts, artists' supplies, educational materials, etc. La Abeja Obrera endeavors to develop the global activist community by facilitating local and international work projects in places where grassroots development strategies have succeeded in uniting community members and transforming marginalized neighborhoods. The project collaborates with community organizations here in the U.S. and in Cuba to work on building projects. The Center offers for sale books, videos, music (records, cassettes, CDs), posters and note/postcards.

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Center for Cuban Studies

Board of directors
as of 10/2/2019
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Board chair

Marvin Stender