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Cultural Conversations: The Cuban Influence in Southwest Florida

September 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Jacqueline Figueroa was born in Palma Soriano, Santiago de Cuba. She immigrated to the United States with her parents and brother at the age of sixteen. In Miami Florida, she attended Miami-Dade Community College and later the School of Journalism at Florida International University.  Jackie is the vice president of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, an active member of the Board of Directors of Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, and a founding member of Hodges University’s Hispanic Institute.  Jackie is very proud to be able to reach the Hispanic community in Southwest Florida, not only covering news and events but providing useful information on a regular basis to improve the quality of life of this segment of the population. Recently, Jackie was with WDDT Telemundo 43 in Southwest Florida on her own community affairs program, Accion Hispana which started on June 2007.


About Cultural Conversations

In Southwest Florida, many of the foods we eat, the music we listen to, and even the clothes we wear represent the different cultures that thrive in this area.  Cultural Conversations is an opportunity to learn about and appreciate the influences of the diverse cultures that make their home in our region.


Tickets $10, includes light refreshments. Free for members of the Friends of Collier County Museums. Limited seating, RSVP highly recommended.


September 12, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Collier Museum at Government Center
3331 Tamiami Trail E
Naples, FL 34112 United States
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(239) 252-8476