Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries

presents lecture on Cuba

On July 20, 2015 Cuba and the United States restored diplomatic relations, which had been severed in 1961 during the Cold War. Negotiated in secret in Canada and the Vatican City over the preceding months and with the assistance of Pope Francis, the agreement led to the lifting of some U.S. travel restrictions, fewer restrictions on remittances, U.S. banks’ access to the Cuban financial system and the establishment of a U.S. embassy in Havana. These changes will provide U.S. citizens with new opportunities to travel to Cuba and learn more about this island nation.

On Thursday, November 19, University of Arizona professor Dereka Rushbrooke will present the lecture “Cuba Today.” Dereka will share her observations about Cuba and her experiences while traveling there. She accompanies U of A students each summer on visits to Cuba. This lecture, offered jointly with the SaddleBrooke Spanish Culture Club, will be held in the MountainView Clubhouse Ballroom from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Non-FSL members will be charged a $5 fee to attend this lecture.