Save the date Wednesday, March 30 (during the day and evening): Acclaimed lecturer & author on Cuba, Dr. Helen Yaffe will be speaking in Milwaukee/Waukesha, on campus, virtually. This includes as Carroll University Convocation Speaker on Wednesday, March 30 @ 7:00 pm CST [Physical location, with face masks required: Carroll University Campus Center Ballroom,100 N East Avenue, Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186; parking available on the street or in the Campus Center parking lot.] An online link will also be available. Also at 2pm at Marquette Univ. [Physical location in room 176 of MU’s Lalumiere Hall, 1338 W Clybourn St, Milwaukee, WI 53233, with an online link to be available]. Please check our social media and website as details develop.
We invite you to before that view her two films, which are available on You Tube:
1) Cuba’s Life Task: Combatting Climate Change (2021), which premiered in November during COP26, the international climate change conference in Glasgow. (Trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O30QkYHek74, and film at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APN6N45Q6iU)
2) Cuba & Covid-19: Public Health, Science and Solidarity (2020) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGYHwldJ_gY&t=729s), These & other video interviews on BBC, etc., can also be seen on YouTube, including at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRDVJ4skzGXQ6Ll0zHt–Rg
Here is her short biography:
Dr Helen Yaffe is a Senior Lecturer in Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow and a Visiting Fellow at the Latin America and Caribbean Centre at the London School of Economics. Her teaching focuses on Cuban and Latin American development. Since 1995 she has spent time living and researching in Cuba and participating in solidarity campaigns. She is the author of We Are Cuba! How a Revolutionary People Have Survived in a Post-Soviet World (Yale University Press, 2020), Che Guevara: the Economics of Revolution (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and co-author of Youth Activism and Solidarity: the Non-Stop Picket against Apartheid (2017). She has co-produced two documentaries: Cuba & Covid-19: Public Health, Science and Solidarity (2020) and Cuba’s Life Task: Combatting Climate Change (2021), which premiered in November during COP26, the international climate change conference in Glasgow.
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