Lunch and Learn Featuring Professor Victor Triay
Come join us in person or virtually for a “Lunch and Learn” that features Professor Victor Triay who will talk about his Fall 2022 Sabbatical Project
Date: April 21, 2023
Room: 605 Chapman Hall
Time: 1-2 p.m.
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Having spent his time in his hometown of Miami, Florida, Victor worked on a number of historical projects at the Bay of Pigs Museum and Library of the Brigade 2506 in Little Havana.* In addition to leading a re-curating of the current facility, Victor was instrumental in creating a plan for a new, state-of-the-art Brigade museum, which should be opening its doors next year. He also produced a series of documents, including an educational guide for future docents, a guide to the current museum, and a brochure listing Brigade monuments and landmarks, as well as streets named after the Brigade and Brigade members, in Miami-Dade County. In addition, he consulted a group from Miami-Dade College on a video game project based on the Bay of Pigs invasion, engaged in projects concerning photographic images of the Brigade, worked with original documents from the era, gave multiple tours to visitors from around the world, participated in screenings of the Brigade film, Veritas, and a series of other projects (a list too long to include here). -V. Triay
*Brigade 2506 was the all-volunteer Cuban exile military force that sought to overthrow Cuba’s Communist regime and restore democracy to Cuba during the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion. Its members are the undisputed heroes of the Cuban American community. Victor published an award-winning non-fiction book about the Brigade (U Press of Florida, Random House), as well as a historical fiction trilogy. He had previously engaged other projects with the Brigade, including an oral history project he completed on behalf of Florida International University’s Cuban Research Institute. It is believed to be the world’s most extensive oral history collection about the Bay of Pigs invasion.