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Griselda Aguilera Cabrera at Questar III
February 6, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
¡Si se puede! (Yes we can). Come and hear from the youngest of 100,000’s of Cuba’s literacy teachers, the amazing story of how the lives of Cuba’s young people, particularly women, were transformed in 1961 by their voluntary efforts to end illiteracy in the entire nation. In 1961, revolutionary Cuba virtually ended adult illiteracy in one year. Featured in the renowned documentary “Maestra,” Griselda Aguilera Cabrera was the youngest of these teachers, and will be speaking at Questar III on February 6, 2018 from 3:00- 4:30 p.m. Only seven years old, Griselda volunteered to help make literacy universal in Cuba. “I taught literacy to a 58 year old man, Carlos Perez Isla, who was a street cleaner and totally illiterate. 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. 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. There is no cost to attend this event.