Event Title

From Che to Castro: Life as an Organizer in Cuba

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Description

What comes to mind when you hear the word Cuba? Might it be images of Che Guevara, Fidel Castro or Hemingway smoking cigars? Or possibly images of drinking rum on a beach, classic cars and beautiful architecture. Or maybe you think of Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban Five, and the Bay of Pigs invasion. What about actual Cuban citizens who live and make their home there? In an interactive presentation, Daisy Rojas will offer a rare insight into the daily lives of Cubans in the 21st century, discuss the state of reforms under Raul Castro and share her experience as an organizer at the MLK Center.

About the Lecturer: Daisy Rojas from Martin Luther King Center in Havana, Cuba Accompanied by Diego Benitez of Cuba International Team and AmyTruax of Witness for Peace NW

Document Type

Event

Start Date

17-10-2012 12:00 PM

End Date

17-10-2012 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Cuban citizens, Daily lives of Cubans

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Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Oct 17th, 12:00 PM Oct 17th, 1:15 PM

From Che to Castro: Life as an Organizer in Cuba

Fairhaven College Auditorium

What comes to mind when you hear the word Cuba? Might it be images of Che Guevara, Fidel Castro or Hemingway smoking cigars? Or possibly images of drinking rum on a beach, classic cars and beautiful architecture. Or maybe you think of Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban Five, and the Bay of Pigs invasion. What about actual Cuban citizens who live and make their home there? In an interactive presentation, Daisy Rojas will offer a rare insight into the daily lives of Cubans in the 21st century, discuss the state of reforms under Raul Castro and share her experience as an organizer at the MLK Center.

About the Lecturer: Daisy Rojas from Martin Luther King Center in Havana, Cuba Accompanied by Diego Benitez of Cuba International Team and AmyTruax of Witness for Peace NW