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2018 Days of Action Against the Blockade

September 24 – 28, 2018


Monday September 24

11:00am: Advocacy Orientation

Presentation at a High School in the DC Area

Tuesday September 25

Grassroots advocacy at Capitol Hill

Wednesday September 26

7:00 – 9:30pm: Film Showing
Landmark E Street Cinema
555 11th St NW
Washington DC 20004

Purchase your Tickets on-line

Join us for the US premiere of
Lucha Si!
The Fight for Public Education in Puerto Rico

About the films:

Lucha Si! Fight for Public Education in Puerto Rico – co-directed by Jenifer Wager, Jinnette Morales and Poonam Srivastava – documents the heroic struggle of teachers and students in Puerto Rico as they fight capitalism’s destruction of their education system in the wake of economic and climate crises. The 30-minute film, which features footage from the Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico and its president Mercedes Martinez, is part of a series called Class Wars: Fight for Public Education.

Maestra by Catherine Murphy tells the story of Cuba’s National Literacy Campaign. In 1961, over 250,000 Cuban volunteers taught more than 707,000 fellow Cubans to read and write. Almost half of these volunteer teachers were under 18. More than half were women. Narrated by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker, MAESTRA (Spanish for teacher) explores the experiences of nine women who, as young girls, helped eradicate Cuban illiteracy within one year. Inter-weaving recent interviews, archival footage, and campaign photos, this lively 33-minute documentary includes one of the first Cubans of her generation to call herself a feminist and one of the first openly proud members of Cuba’s LGBT community.

Grassroots advocacy at Capitol Hill

Thursday September 27

noon – 2:00pm: Nyumburu Cultural Center, University of Maryland
4018 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20742

Thursday September 27

6:00 – 8:00pm: Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center
Howard University
2218 6th Street Northwest
Washington DC 20059

Grassroots advocacy at Capitol Hill