Oct. 25: Cuba's Contribution to Africa's Liberation
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.

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