Oakland Tribune Outtakes

Notes from Oakland, Berkeley and in between


By awoodall
Monday, October 15th, 2007 at 3:44 pm in Uncategorized.

The 45th  anniversary of the Cuban revolution — like it or not — is already passed but we can still rumba.
I didn’t make it to the Friday night Ashkenaz show for some Cuban dance and music.
Did anyone go? Would like to hear how it went. I was looking forward to the dance lessons.
Have to wait until Wednesday — the Shattuck Down Low in Berkeley offers Wednesday night Salsa lessons. OK — it’s not Cuba but still a step in the right direction. (BTW, here is a link to a story about a local woman who went to med school in Cuba: http://www.insidebayarea.com/search/ci_7116847)

Just keep traveling south. Same with a Nov. 19 event in Santa Monica.

The Los Angeles Coalition in Solidarity with Cuba presents CUBAN FILM SERIES  Special Guests:  Professor Glenn Gebhard a film professor at Loyola Marymount University, will join us for this screening.  He will be bringing Dr. Neill McCauley who was one of the very few Americans who fought with Fidel Castro’s 26th of July movement that deposed the U.S.-backed ruler Fulgencio Batista. 
“Cuba: A Lifetime of Passion”
A feature-length documentary by Glenn Gebhard highlighting current Cuba, its revolutionary past and its coming transition.   The film views behind the scene political manifestations of the Cuban Revolution rarely seen outside of the island, as well as an insider’s look at Miami.  Though a series of beautifully shot interviews and sequences, we get to know much about the current and future situation of Cuba and its revolution.  They are highlighted through the eyes of Cubans who have lived through the current Communist system as well as those who have left.  We see Cuba from the point of view of confirmed pro-Castro Communists, as well as through oppositionists in Cuba, and those who have been stranded in Miami in exile.  We also get perspective through the State Department in Washington, DC, and from known academics and authors.
 RSVP:  RachelJay@earthlink.net
$5 donation for The Cuban Five defense

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