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Calzon discusses human rights in Cuba today at April 23 lecture

April 13th, 2010

Frank Calzón, executive director of the Center for a Free Cuba, will present a lecture titled “The Revolution on Balance: Human Rights in Cuba Today” from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 23, in Room 315 Phillips Hall on the University of Iowa campus. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Calzón will discuss the current stage of the Cuban Revolution and its leadership, assessing its impact on the people of Cuba. He will also speak about the “Damas de Blanco” (Ladies in White), an organization of Cuban mothers and grandmothers fighting for the humane treatment of political prisoners. The “damas” have recently faced severe repression that has been met with an international uproar.

The Center for a Free Cuba is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan human rights and pro-democracy organization. Calzón is a political scientist and has testified before congressional committees and the United Nations in Geneva about the violation of human rights in Cuba.

This lecture is sponsored by the Iowa United Nations Association, the UI Center for Human Rights, the UI Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and UI International Programs.

For more information, contact Adriana Méndez at or 319-335-2230.

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