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On January 6 a panel was held at the San Gerónimo University School in Havana within the framework of the 21st Workshop on Afro-American Social and Cultural Anthropology. The panel of the Community Museum was dedicated to the Quisicuaba Museum and was entitled “A Look from the Social Museology Perspective”. This institution is playing a significant role in safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage, traditions, history and local identity. It identifies itself with the social and cultural framework in which it displays its work.
On December 27 our social and cultural Project was visited by Dr. Bárbara Rampsey, one of the most outstanding scholar and activist of the United States Afro-American community, She is also a well-known historian, writer and editor and professor of the Afro-American Studies, History and Gender at the Illinois University, in Chicago (UIC).
During the visit, actions carried out by the project in the community were stressed. The visit concluded with a visit to appreciate the Quisicuaba Museum and its several collections.
On December 10 and 11, Los Sitios community, as well as volunteers of the project and several members of the Quisicuaba Association, paid an encouraging and fruitful visit to the San Lázaro Sanctuary in Santiago de las Vegas. This visit became an incentive for all those who decided to spend some time with families, brothers and sisters. Traditionally, this activity has contributed to enhance the community cohesion and family bonds so highly appreciated and promoted by our institution.
On December 1st in morning hours several religious denominations gathered at the Yoruba Cultural Society of Cuba and joined their voices to express their pain for the unexpected death of the Eternal Leader of the Cuban Revolution, Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz. The religious leaders expressed their condolences for such a regrettable loss and remembered several experiences lived with this great Cuban leader. Despite the pain, all leaders were convinced that Fidel still lives in every idea and in every hard throughout the island.
On November 22 and 23, the Social and Cultural Anthropology Festival and the Festival on Traditions of African Roots were held at the Cuban Institute of Anthropology and the Guanabacoa Museum respectively. The Quisicuaba Museum introduced an important panel on its historical, social and community functions in both events. The panel included a paper on the social and museological significance of this Cuban cultural institution where families have been the main collectors and preservers of a space linked to Cuban households.
On October 17 and 19, the Andrea B. Zabala Ortega Seminar of the Quisicuaba Association became the venue of a number of activities held together with several national and municipal cultural institutions.
On October 6, in the afternoon, the Quisicuaba Association welcomed Karen Bass, Member of the US Congress. The Congresswoman and her delegation were highly interested on the Quisicuaba Project work developed with on women and the skin-color and gender-approach equity in Cuba.
Several Project specialists referred their working experience with key groups, namely, senior citizens, violence against women, single mothers, retired and old black women, family violence, gender violence, persons living with HIV, children, youth and cultural diversity, among others.
On Friday morning, September 16 , the Quisicuaba Social and Cultural Project became de venue of the Health Educational and Recreational Festival (FRES, for its acronym in Spanish) under the slogan “Let´s quicken our step forward for health”. This festival was held to celebrate the closing of the Wellbeing Week together with the community. This event is promoted by the World Health Organization and the Pan-American Health Organization every year on September in all countries of the world.
As part of this summer activities, the Quisicuaba Project aimed its actions to schools located in this municipality, specially the Hermanos Ameijeiras Trade School. This school is located in Los Sitios, Centro Habana Municipality, and has been conducting the Quisicuaba Social and Cultural Project which included workshops on gender, family violence and all those human issues that make us so different and constitute a pillar of our national identity.
Neighbors, parents, students and professors refurbished and embellished the school in an all-embracing participatory and community work.
In the evening of  August 31, we celebrated one of the most important events in the HIV prevention work in Centro Habana Municipality. The Hope Awards are granted to personalities, institutions or projects with an outstanding HIV prevention work in the municipality. The Centro Vasco, in this capital, became an excellent space for this important celebration. The Municipal Coordinator for the Line of Support of HIV Persons and member of our Managing Group presented Dr.Sc.

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