Speaker to discuss post-revolutionary Cuba at Bates

Andrés Gomez, a founder of the “Antonio Maceo Brigade,” the Miami-based organization of Cubans living in the United States who favor normalized relations with Cuba, presents “David and Goliath: Cuba’s Struggle Today,” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, Campus Avenue, Bates College. The public is invited to attend the talk free of charge. 

Among other topics, Gomez’s talk will focus on Cuba’s place in the consciousness of Latin America and the effect of the U.S. embargo on Cubans’ daily lives.

At the age of 13, Gomez emigrated with his family from Cuba in 1960, one year after the victory of the revolution. Since then he has lived in Miami, returning many times to Cuba and traveling often throughout Latin America. Prominent in the movement for open discussion in the Cuban-American community, Gomez has often contested prevailing views in the Florida Cuban-American community. He has played a significant role in helping to shift opinion within that community on U.S. policy toward Cuba. For many years he edited the journal Arieto.

For more information, contact 207-786-6131 or 207-743-2183.

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