Dr. Eva Silot Bravo
Oral history interview of Eva Silot Bravo by Tom Matityahu
Dr. Eva Silot Bravo spoke about her experience as a former diplomat, international negotiator, and representative in Cuba. She discusses her journey to the United States starting in 2003 after she defected from Mexico and ending in California. The bulk of the interview focused on her experiences in Miami where she started her business Alafia Creative Entertainment. Despite having various connections with people within her community, Dr. Eva was unable to successfully launch her business. She struggled under the brunt of financial costs needed to start her business. Dr. Eva mentions that she sought financial support from various organizations over the years but had been turned down several times. She discusses her Afro-Cuban descent and her position as a former Cuban diplomat as potential reasons businesses declined her request for support. The lack of support from organizations and her experience with unemployment were issues that spawned from the wealth gap, causing Dr. Bravo to leave Miami.
Cuba, Havana, United Nations, Mexico, United States, Wynwood, Little Havana, The Catalyst of Miami, University of Miami, Florida International University, Miami Wealth Gap, Arts, Art Scene, Entrepreneurship, Florida International University, Support, Lack of Support, Financial Institutions
Economic Policy | Public Policy | Social Justice
Bravo, Eva Silot and Matityahu, Tom, "Dr. Eva Silot Bravo" (2022). Miami's Wealth Gap Collection. 5.
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