AAMRC and Beyond

In an effort to increase our global awareness, cultural-connection, and service to others, we are scheduled to travel to Havana, Cuba during spring break 2018. We are in collaboration with the African Diaspora Alliance—an organization focused on promoting African unity throughout the Black Diaspora—for this cultural excursion and service-learning opportunity. After our journey, each student will be required to submit an independent research project connected to his field of study. 

Below are student profiles of our participants:

Andre Fredericks
Andre Fredericks
Junior, Public Relations Major
 

Project Focus:Examining the nurturing styles of adults towards youth expression and youth identity within the Afro-Cuban family and community context. 

“I’m expecting this trip to develop my social, cultural, and political perspective of Cuba through my interactions with members of the community.”

 


Demarcus Wilson
Demarcus Wilson
Junior, Psychology Major
 

 

Project Focus:Assessing family-coping styles and responses to stress between Afro-Cuban households and African-American households.

“When I heard that we had this opportunity to travel to Cuba, I was thrilled. I know I will gain a culturally enriching experience.”

 


Jayveon Reed
Jayveon Reed
Senior, Criminal Justice Major
 

 Project Focus:Interpreting the differences in ideas of morality between Cubans and Americans—from both elders’ perspectives and young adults’ perspectives

 “The physical classroom can only provide so much. Study abroad anywhere—but especially somewhere like Havana—is an opportunity of a lifetime.”

 


Jaleel Minor
Jaleel Minor
Senior, Criminal Justice Major
 


Project Focus: Comparing community responses to restorative justice practices between the Cuban culture and the American culture. 

“Cuba has always been an interesting place to learn about. As a senior, I’m really excited to end my time at CSU with an opportunity like this." 

 

 


Tyler Whittler
Tyler Whittler
Senior, Graphic Design Major
 

 

Project Focus:Comparing the standards of living, connection to family time, and overall social priorities between Cubans and Americans. 

“As a Jamaican-born African, I have always hoped to connect with other Caribbean people of African-descent.”

 

 


Julian Williams
Julian Williams
Junior, Communication Major
 

 

Project Focus:Assessing communication styles within the Afro-Cuban community.

 

 

  

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