Educating for All: Cuba's Leadership and the 1961 Literacy Campaign
- Wednesday, October 25, 2017 to Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
- Strand Union Building, Room 168 - view map
A Cuban professor who is a specialist on the impacts of literacy on the lives of women and others will speak at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Room 168 of the Strand Union Building.
Profesora Griselda Aguliera Cabrera, an educator in Cuba who stated teaching in 1961 and was the yongest member of Cuba's Literacy Campaign - which eradicated illiteracy in Cuba as certified by UNESCO - has taught mathematics various public schools as as a human resources educator in manufacturing business through herf diverse career.
Aguilera will be in Bozeman to discuss literacy and education as a human right and their effect on the lives of women, Afro-Cubans, other minorities and rural workers. UNESCO certified Cuba as illiteracy-free in 1961.
Aguilera will also be a guest lecturer in classes in both the MSU Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and Bozeman High School on Tuesday, Oct. 24. She will speak on “Education for All: Cuba’s Leadership and the 1961 Literacy Campaign” at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the Bozeman Public Library Community Room. The film “Maestra/Teacher” about Cuba’s 1961 literacy campaign will also be screened.
Aguilera’s visit is sponsored by the Bozeman Public Library and the Gallatin Valley Friends of Cuba as well as MSU’s College of Education, Health and Human Development; and the departments of English, modern languages and literatures, Native American studies and political science; the Women’s Center; offices of diversity awareness, international programs and the President’s Office. Other sponsors include the Bozeman Senior High School Spanish Club, Cuba Connections, Hopa Mountain and Montana Chapter-National Organization of Women.