Hosted by Chicago Workers World Party
7-8:30 P.M. Central Time
ML STUDY GROUP: OCTOBER REVOLUTION EDITION! (part 2)
**Invite Friends and Comrades**
Marxist-Leninist Study Group is a discussion series for people hoping to learn more about socialism.
It is held the first Monday and third Wednesday of every month, light snacks and beverages provided.
If you are not available in person, tune in using Facebook Live to participate!
John Reed’s account of the Russian Revolution of 1917 in “Ten Days That Shook The World” captures the exciting spirit of the times and provides us with a first-person testimony about what was going on that has been endorsed by Lenin himself as a “truthful and most vivid exposition”!
For the 5th Marxist-Leninist Study Group, we will be reading an excerpt from “Ten Days that Shook the World”:
-XI: The Conquest of Power
~Total: 33 pages
The reading can be found for free at the link below:
UPCOMING CLASSES ALSO ON DECEMBER 20 AND JANUARY 1, 2018: Chicago Workers World Party
Hosted by Young People’s Resistance Committee
Location TBA, 6 P.M.
Griselda Aguilera Cabrera was still a child when she joined the mass movement to end illiteracy during the Cuban Revolution. She was the youngest person to serve as a teacher during this historic time, when the Cuban nation eradicated illiteracy in the span of a couple years.
Join Young People’s Resistance Committee (YPRC) for this once-in-a-lifetime event. We will show the 30-minute documentary “Maestra” about the literacy campaign, followed by a discussion with Griselda. She will discuss how the Cuban people have achieved so much against all odds, and the work that still needs to be done.
Listen to the Fri. Nov. 24, 2017 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program airs initially from 9:00pm-Midnight EST and afterward on podcast. This episode features reports on Zimbabwe, Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. We continue our in-depth examination of developments in the Southern African state of Zimbabwe over the last few weeks.
Hosted by The Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba
639 N 25th Street, Central United Methodist Church, Milwaukee, 7 P.M.
Hear and meet Griselda Aguilera Cabrera, the youngest teacher in Cuba’s world recognized Literacy Campaign of 1961 & featured in the film “Maestra.” Milw. School Board member Tony Baez will welcome us all with a song & introduce this iconic Literacy Teacher and activist.
In 1961, revolutionary Cuba virtually ended adult illiteracy in one year. 100,000’s of students became teachers and partners with those who were not literate. Most of the literacy teachers were young women, and they were transformed by their experience. Featured in the renowned documentary “Maestra,” seven year old Griselda Aguilera Cabrera was the youngest of these teachers. “This experience was seared into me with such force that it defined my future. From that moment, I decided to dedicate my life to teaching.”
Now retired from her career as an educator, Griselda works with the Cuban Psychology Society’s Working Group on Identity and Diversity, in activities to combat homophobia, racial discrimination, prejudice against people with HIV/AIDS, and violence against women and girls. Cuba has meanwhile shared its teaching program, helping 8 million adults to become literate worldwide.
A dynamic and exciting presence, Griselda will speak in Spanish with interpretation in English, along with the award winning short documentary “Maestra.”
Come hear her story and that of a generation of young people, particularly women, whose lives were changed by helping to uplift the education of an entire nation.
“La historia me absolverá”
Fidel Castro died a year ago today. His revolutionary legacy lives on. Fidel brought Cuba out of a fascist regime and worked until the end of his life to continuously revolutionize their society. Now with free healthcare, free education, 0% homelessness, and many other radical, socialist changes in Cuba, only reactionaries can deny the colossal amount of work put forth by the Comandante, and how he led his people down a revolutionary path. Viva Fidel! Viva Cuba! Granma – English
FIDEL: “Revolution is having a sense of the historic moment; it is changing everything that must be changed; it is full equality and freedom; it is being treated and treating others like human beings; it is emancipating ourselves on our own and through our own efforts; it is challenging powerful dominant forces in and beyond the social and national arena; it is defending the values in which we believe at the price of any sacrifice; it is modesty, selflessness, altruism, solidarity, and heroism; it is fighting with courage, intelligence and realism; it is never lying or violating ethical principles; it is a profound conviction that there is no power in the world that can crush the power of truth and ideas. Revolution is unity; it is independence, it is struggling for our dreams of justice for Cuba and for the world, which is the foundation of our patriotism, our socialism, and our internationalism.”