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Acclaimed lecturer & author on Cuba, Dr. Helen Yaffe will be speaking in Milwaukee/Waukesha on March 30, with both in person and virtual options.
Cuba: Public Health, Science, and Solidarity
Despite the US embargo, Cuba has developed 5 COVID-19 vaccines, including for children 2 and up, vaccinated nearly 90% of its population on a voluntary basis, and COVID-19 cases and deaths are a small fraction of that in the US. Cuba has also developed effective vaccines to treat lung cancer and diabetes that are not available in the US due to the embargo. Hear from expert Dr. Helen Yaffe at two upcoming events:
Wednesday, March 30 @ 2PM
Physical location: Rm 176 of Marquette University’s
Lalumiere Hall, 1338 W Clybourn St, Milwaukee,
Virtual option: bit.ly/HelenYaffeatMU
Carroll University Convocation Speaker
Wednesday, March 30 @ 7 PM
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.
Virtual option: bit.ly/HelenYaffeatCU
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, and a more extended biography is attached:
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.