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Culture and Cuban Sandwiches

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Culture and Cuban Sandwiches: How a Local Delicacy Embodies Tampa’s Latin Identity

Much like the Cuban Sandwich, Tampa features layers of diverse demographic ingredients that form the city’s cultural identity. Join Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies Kenya Dworkin for a discussion of the many facets of the multicultural Latin identity of Tampa and how it came to be.

Please select your meal choice in the ticketing section:

  • Baked Stuffed Grouper - Boneless grouper fillet stuffed with fresh lump blue crabmeat and a tropical citrus sauce. Gently baked. Served with yellow rice and fresh vegetables.
  • Pollo Manchego - A delicious combination of Manchego cheese and bread crumbs crusted on a chicken breast and grilled. Topped with sundried tomatoes, basil and citrus sauce. Served with yellow rice.
  • Eggplant Riojana (Vegetarian) - Sliced eggplant breaded with ground plaintain crumbs, smothered in our rich Rioja sauce of tomatoes, garlic, capers, olives and red wine topped with melted cheese.
  • Ribeye “Sarapico” - Char-grilled, well-marbled, juice 16 oz. bone-in ribeye steak. Served with yellow rice and fresh vegetables.

Note: Each meal also comes with your choice of salad and dessert as well as iced tea, soft drinks and wine.

 Questions? Contact: CMUevents@andrew.cmu.edu

About the Speaker

Kenya DworkinKenya C. Dworkin y Méndez, PhD (U.C. Berkeley 1994) is an Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Co-Director of the Master’ in Global Communication and Applied Translation program at Carnegie Mellon University. With support from a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, she is currently completing a performance ethnography, and racial and ethnic history of a virtually unknown chapter of U.S. and Cuban theater history that took in Tampa, Florida. She has published widely in Cuban, U.S. Latino, and Latin American Jewish and Sephardic literary and cultural studies, and is also an active translator. Dworkin is also engaged in community-oriented, cultural and social and civil rights work in Pittsburgh and Cuba through four non-profit organizations she currently directs or co-directs: Coro Latinoamericano-a Spanish-language community choir; the Latin American Cultural Union–a Spanish-language community choir; Círculo Juvenil de Cultura — an outreach program for Hispanic children and families; and CubaCivica — a civic engagement training program for members of Cuban independent civil society in the effective use of deliberative democracy.

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