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November 17, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

About Maestra

In Cuba, in 1961, thousands of teenage girls join the National Campaign for Literacy to help teach the people of their country to read and write. They traveled to the mountains and rural regions, and lived with their students, joining their daily life and teaching at night and on weekends. Over 700,000 illiterate adults learned to read & write that year alone. Undergoing a transformative experience together, Maestra follows the young women teachers and the peasantry as they become linked and transform education into a militant power.

Year: 2011 | Director: Catherine Murphy | Duration: 33 min


About They Say I Am Your Teacher

In the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, Bernice Robinson, a beautician from South Carolina, holds her first citizenship class to teach African American adults to read to pass the voter registration requirements in the South. This becomes the first of many Citizenship Education Schools, which not only addressed literacy and the barriers to vote, but became sites of transformation in which communities became conscious of their collective power. They Say I’m Your Teacher brings us archival footage of these schools, their process, and their impact.

Year: 2019 | Director: Lucy Massie Phenix and Catherine Murphy | Duration: 9 min

This is a free educational program, however, we ask that you get a $6 solidarity ticket to reserve your participation and to sustain our educational programming.


November 17, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Paul & Eslanda Robeson Cinema
320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States
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