|Oct. 25: Cuba's Contribution to Africa's Liberation||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Minnesota Cuba Committee (mncubagmail.com)|
|Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 05:56:50 -0700 (PDT)|
Cuba's Contribution to Africa's Liberation: A film and lecture Saturday, October 25, film: 1:30; lecture: 7:00 Blegen Hall 10, University of Minnesota >From 1961 until 1989 Cuba was directly involved in Africa's liberation struggles by providing military and humanitarian assistance. The story of Cuba's role is the focus of a day- long public forum that features Professor Piero Gleijeses of the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University and author of the award-winning book, *Conflicting Missions: Havana, Washington and Africa, 1959-1976*. He will present his most recent research on Cuba's role in the defeat of South African troops in Angola, the critical event that paved the way for the freeing of political prisoners like Nelson Mandela and the transition to the new South Africa. Prior to the lecture, Jihan El Tahri's 2007 prize-winning three hour documentary, *Cuba: An African Odyssey*, will be shown, its upper midwest premiere. Both events are free and open to the public. The program takes place on Saturday, October 25, at the University of Minnesota, West Bank, Blegen Hall 10. The two-part film will be shown at 1:30 and Prof. Gleijeses's presentation will begin at 7pm. Between the film and lecture, Cuban foods/snacks will be provided by Victor Valens. The program is sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change, the Institute of Global Studies, the Departments of Political Science and History, the Black Student Union and the Minnesota Cuba Committee. For more information, contact animtz [at] umn.edu or 612-624-1512. http://groups.msn.com/minnesotacubacommittee
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