Chicago: Thursday, December 7 @ 7 pm @ El Centro Autonomo – historic Cuban teacher Griselda Aguilera Cabrera

Dec 4, 2017 by

Thursday, December 7 @ 7 pm

Centro Autonomo

3460 W. Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

(773) 583-7728

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Cuba’s International Literacy Campaign For Human Liberation

“To educate is to give man the keys to the world, which are independence and love, and to give him strength to journey on his own, light of step, a spontaneous and free being.” – Jose Marti, Cuban Independence Leader

Meet & Hear Cuban Literacy Teacher-Griselda Aguilera Cabrera

The 7-year-old teacher in Cuba’s 1961 Revolutionary Literacy Campaign & Maestra Film:

In 1961-1,000,000 Revolutionary Cubans Abolished Illiteracy in 1 year

11 Million People in 30 Countries have become Literate through Cuba’s “Yes I Can” Program since 2000

Most of the literacy teachers in Cuba in 1961 were young women, and they were transformed by their experience. Featured in the renowned documentary “Maestra,” Griselda Aguilera Cabrera was the youngest of these teachers.

Only 7 years old, Griselda volunteered to help make literacy universal in Cuba. “I taught literacy to a 58- year old man, Carlos Perez Isla, who was a street cleaner and totally illiterate. This experience was seared into me with such force that it defined my future. From that moment, I decided to dedicate my life to teaching.”

Now retired from her career as an educator, Griselda works with the Cuban Psychology Society’s Working Group on Identity and Diversity, in activities to combat homophobia, racial discrimination, prejudice against people with HIV/AIDS, and violence against women and girls.

END THE BLOCKADE: THE ECONOMIC, FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL WAR ON CUBA!

U.S. OUT OF GUANTANAMO NOW!

STOP ALL U.S. INTERFERENCE IN CUBA’S INTERNAL AFFAIRS!

http://www.maestrathefilm.org/

www.facebook.com/chicubasolidarity

www.chicagocubacoalition.com

chicubacoalition@gmail.com

 

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