EVENT: Documentary, Dinner & Discussion for Women’s History Month

Tuesday, March 7, 6-7:30 p.m., Mitchell Street Branch Library

Noche de Cine! Screening of MAESTRA, Catherine Murphy’s 2012 documentary that explores the experience of nine women who, as young girls, taught on the Cuban Literacy Campaign of 1961. Through current day interviews from in their homes in Havana, archival film footage and still photos, this 33-minute film looks at this moment and how it changed their lives as women.

Celebrate Women’s History Month by learning about how the Cuban Revolution eradicated illiteracy, while empowering young women and rural communities! Come be inspired by the 250,000 volunteers who taught 700,000 people to read and write in one year — 100,000 of the teachers were under 18 years old and more than half were women.

RSVP to the Facebook Event to help shape expectations for attendance, get any updates as they happen and easily invite others and spread the word!

Milwaukee Public Library, Mitchell Street branch | 906 W. Mitchell Street, Milwaukee

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