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.

Luisa Campos
Thursday, May 5, 7 – 9 pm
Arlington Community Center

1200 Payne Avenue, St. Paul
Facebook event
Sponsored by the St. Paul Public Library, the St. Paul Public Schools Library Services and the St. Paul Federation of Teachers

Luisa Campos
Friday, May 6, 7 – 9 pm,
Hamline United Methodist Church
1514 Englewood Avenue, St. Paul
Registration and more information
Sponsored by the Minnesota Literacy Council, Hamline United Methodist Church and the Minnesota Cuba Committee

Luisa Campos & Felipe Pérez Cruz
Reception, Saturday, May 7, 7 – midnight
Marquette Place Apts, Penthouse Party Room
1314 Marquette Ave. South, Minneapolis
Light refreshments and cash bar. Facebook event
Sponsored by Witness for Peace Midwest and the Minnesota Cuba Committee

Felipe Pérez Cruz
Friday, May 13, 7 – 8:30 pm
East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier Street, St. Paul
Sponsored by the East Side Freedom Library, the Minnesota Cuba Committee and University of St. Thomas programs


An opportunity to learn about Cuba’s successful
public health system and how the United States
and Cuba can learn from each other

1:00 pm, Saturday, May 28, 2016
Plymouth Congregational Church
Jackman Room
1900 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis


Marilyn Hernandez Gomez, Cuban Society of Public Health
John Oswald, Minnesota Public Health Association Response panel of Minnesota Physicians and other health care providers

The public health system in Cuba is one of the world leaders in prevention, containing disease outbreaks, and health promotion. Their health promotion is some of the best in the world including low infant mortality and life expectancy.

Public health leaders in Cuba and the United States are initiating the two way exchange of ideas, innovations, and initiatives to enhance the health of both countries. We’ll explore public health interventions such as community health workers,prenatal care, dealing with outbreaks of diseases such as Ebola and Zika


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