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Alina Fernandez, Daughter of Fidel Castro, to Speak at Penn State DuBois

Alina Fernandez
9/13/2010 —

DuBois – The exiled daughter of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, Alina Fernandez, will share her incredible story when she speaks at Penn State DuBois this month, in an appearance that is free and open to the public.   


Growing up, Fernandez recognized her position as one of Cuba's elite, but the political practices she witnessed under her father's regime and the neglect she experienced drove her to renounce that position and, ultimately, her relationship with her father.


Her talk will depict her life growing up in Cuba, and describe the political environment during the 1960's and 70's.  She will describe what caused her to join the political dissident movement in the 1980's, and her eventual exile and escape.


Fernandez is scheduled to speak at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 23, in the Hiller Auditorium at Penn State DuBois.


This event is part of the Performing Arts and Lecture Series at Penn State DuBois.  All such events are free and open to the public.  For more information, or a complete listing of all events, contact the Student Life Office at (814) 375-4764, or studentactivities@psu.edu

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