Race and Resistance Seminar Documentary Screening

maestra

Screening of the documentary film ‘Maestra’ by Catherine Murphy. 

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, many were Afro-Cuban. Maestra explores this story through the personal testimonies of the women who went out to teach literacy in rural communities across the island - and found themselves deeply transformed in the process.

 

Lunch will be provided 

 

Race and Resistance across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century

Contact name: Imaobong Umoren
Contact email: imaobong.umoren@history.ox.ac.uk
Audience: University of Oxford only

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