The first public event of the Days of Action was held at Ron Brown College Preparatory High School that featured the documentary “Maestra”; about Cuba’s 1961 Literacy Campaign.
The filmmaker Catherine Murphy was present to lead a discussion with parents and students. Also there was Norma Guillard who was a participant in the literacy campaign at the age of 14. After the discussion Netfa Freeman, a member of the International Committee introduced two US doctors who graduated from the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), Dr Elizabeth Arnold and Dr. Eduardo Alvarado. During the discussion, several parents reflected their frustration with the difficulties and lack of support that they are receiving in raising their children under the U.S. educational system.