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Film Screening of "Maestra" with Filmmaker Catherine Murphy

October 9, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm  |  Charles E. Merrill Lounge


MaestraCuba, 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.

There will be a Q & A with the filmmaker after the screening.

Co-sponsored by The Chicano/Latino Research Center, The Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, and the Social Documentation Program.

For more information contact the Latin American and Latino Studies Department, or Professor Lourdes Martínez-Echazábal at:


October 9, 2013
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm