A Revolution in Education
Cuba – 1961 to Today
Film screenings and discussions with Luisa Campos and Felipe Pérez Cruz
Luisa Campos, Director of the Cuban Literacy Museum in Havana, will share her perspectives on the Cuban education system and the international campaign, Yo, sí puedo, that teaches Cuban pedagogical methods around the world. Ms Campos holds a masters in education and has 48 years of experience as a university professor. She is an expert in literacy programs and has taught Yo, Sí Puedo methodological seminars in Cuba and abroad, training teachers who will run and advise the program in different countries.
Felipe Pérez Cruz is a full professor at the University of Pedagogical Studies in Havana, Cuba. He is also the author of Paulo Freire and the Cuban Revolution, which examines the relationship between Cuban pedagogy, particularly that of the Literacy Campaign, and the literacy pedagogy of the Brazilian Paulo Freire.
Their presentations will include screenings of Maestra (33 min. 2012), a documentary about the women who, as young girls, helped eradicate Cuban illiteracy within one year.
Thursday, May 5, 7 – 9 pm
Arlington Community Center
1200 Payne Avenue,
Sponsored by the St. Paul Public Library, the St. Paul Public Schools Library Services and the St. Paul Federation of Teachers
Friday, May 6, 7 – 9 pm,
Hamline United Methodist Church
1514 Englewood Avenue,
Registration and more information
Sponsored by the Minnesota Literacy Council, Hamline United Methodist Church and the Minnesota Cuba Committee
Campos & Felipe Pérez Cruz
Saturday, May 7, 7 – midnight
Marquette Place Apts, Penthouse
1314 Marquette Ave. South, Minneapolis
refreshments and cash bar. Facebook event
Sponsored by Witness for Peace
Midwest and the Minnesota Cuba Committee
May 13, 7 – 8:30 pm
East Side Freedom Library
Greenbrier Street, St. Paul
Sponsored by the East Side Freedom
Minnesota Cuba Committee and University of St.