BU to Host Daughter of Fidel Castro for Lecture

BLOOMSBURG— Alina Fernandez, daughter of former Cuban President Fidel Castro, will speak at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania on Monday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. in Carver Hall’s Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

In her illuminating talk, Fernandez will share her first-person, account of growing up in Cuba. She also brings up the many, broad-sweeping changes affecting Cuba today and into the future because of Obama-era politics and social and political reforms. She is a witness with a unique vision of her father and of how the country changed after the Revolution. Fernandez, who fled Cuba in 1993, believes that Cuba has an uncertain future, but there is now tremendous potential for a better life in the country for everyone.

This lecture is the first event of the Multicultural Center’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. The first week of the month is titled “Una Semana de Orgullo,” or “a week of pride.”

Bloomsburg University’s Multicultural Center and the International Faculty Association are sponsoring the event.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.