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From Che to Castro: Building Bridges with 21st-Century Cuba

Hear first hand about the daily lives of Cubans under the U.S. embargo from a non-profit community organizer who lives and works in Cuba

Monday, October 15, 2012 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

What comes to mind when you hear the word Cuba? Images that might pop up are the iconic faces of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, Hemingway smoking cigars or 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. But what about actual Cuban citizens who live and make their home there? Daisy Rojas offers a rare insight into the daily lives of Cubans under the U.S. embargo. She will discuss her experience as an organizer at the MLK Center, a popular education nonprofit in Havana, as well as the state of reforms under Raul Castro. This interactive presentation will include lots of pictures and the chance to ask Daisy direct questions about what it means to live and work in Cuba in the 21st century.

Presentation in Spanish with interpretation provided

Memorial Union (campus map)
Daigh 109A
Julia Lang
langj at onid.orst.edu
Center for Civic Engagement