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Wed, Oct 9, 2013, 7:30 pm
Charles E. Merill Lounge

Latin American & Latino Studies invites you to the UCSC screening of Maestra, A documentary by Catherine Murphy. 

Sponsored by The Chicano/Latino Research Center, The Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, the Social Documentation Program, and the Department of Latin American & Latino Studies.  

Cuba, 1961: 250,000 volunteers taught 700,000 people to read and write in one year.  100,000 of the teachers were under 18 years old.  Over half were women.  Maestra explores this story through the personal testimonies of the young women who went out to teach literacy in rural communities across the island - and found themselves deeply transformed in the process.  

For more information contact the Latin American & Latino Studies Department