MAESTRA | FILM & DISCUSSION ON THE CUBAN LITERACY CAMPAIGN
A FILM AND TALK BY VISITING CUBAN EDUCATIONAL SCHOLAR DR. FELIPE PÉREZ CRUZ.
Date & Time:
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
5:30 – 7:30 PM
MURRAY-HERRICK (MHC) 205
In 1961, over 350,000 young Cubans, the majority of whom were women, volunteered for the National Literacy Campaign. Despite the Bay of Pigs invasion, launched during the Campaign, Cuban youth were able to reduce the nation’s illiteracy rate to less than 4% in one year.
Sponsored by the following programs of the University of St. Thomas: Faculty Development, Leadership, Policy & Administration, Modern & Classical Languages, International Leadership, American Culture and Difference, Luann Dummer Center for Women, UST Libraries, Office of International Students & Scholars, Justice and Peace Studies, English, History, Murray Institute, and the Center for Faculty Development
Light Snacks served from 5:00 – 5:30