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Maestra: A documentary film
April 28, 2015 2:00 am - 5:00 am
Location: CERAS 101
Free and open to the public
MAESTRA explores the personal testimonies of the young women who taught literacy in rural communities across Cuba during the Cuban Literacy Campaign of 1961, when 250,000 volunteers taught 700,000 people to read and write in one year. Join MAESTRA director and producer Catherine Murphy, a San Francisco-based filmmaker who has spent much of the last twenty years working in Latin America, in a post-screening discussion
facilitated by Martin Carnoy, Professor at the Graduate School of Education, and Jeff Chang, Associate Director of IDA.
Sponsored by Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Center for Latin American Studies, with co-sponsorship from the Graduate School of Education, the Education and Society Theme House, and the Institute for Diversity in the Arts.