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The Making of MAESTRA: Women and the 1961 Cuban Literacy Campaign

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

5 p.m. Reception Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room

5:30 p.m. Program
Pleasants Family Assembly Room

  • Screening of MAESTRA
  • Discussion with film director Catherine Murphy and UNC faculty and students

The Cuban Literacy Campaign of 1961 had 250,000 volunteer teachers and resulted in 700,000 people learning to read. The documentary MAESTRA captures this powerful story of literacy and rural community by exploring the experiences of nine women who, as young girls, taught in the campaign.

In celebration of the gift of the MAESTRA archive to the Wilson Special Collections Library

Presented by the Rare Book Collection at Wilson Special Collections Library and the Institute for the Study of the Americas. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

The Making of MAESTRA: Women and the 1961 Cuban Literacy Campaign Thursday, September 28, 2017 5 p.m. Reception Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room 5:30 p.m. Program Pleasants Family Assembly Room • Screening of MAESTRA • Discussion with film director Catherine Murphy and UNC faculty and students Wilson Special Collections Library University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Free and open to the public The Cuban Literacy Campaign of 1961 had 250,000 volunteer teachers and resulted in 700,000 people learning to read. The documentary MAESTRA captures this powerful story of literacy and rural community by exploring the experiences of nine women who, as young girls, taught in the campaign. In celebration of the gift of the MAESTRA archive to the Wilson Special Collections Library Presented by the Rare Book Collection at the Wilson Special Collections Library and the Institute for the Study of the Americas. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Information: Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, liza_terll@unc.edu, (919) 548-1203 | http://library.unc.edu/ [Car icon] Parking is available in most campus lots after 5 p.m. http://move.unc.edu/parking/ [UNC logo]

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When

Date:
September 28
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Organizer

Liza Terll
Phone:
(919) 548-1203
Email:
liza_terll@unc.edu
Room
Pleasants Family Assembly Room

Where

Wilson Library
200 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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