Dear Maestra friends and family,
We are so happy to send you our first official newsletter! Maestra has been on the road for three years now, screening at over 50 film festivals, 70 colleges, universities and high schools, and dozens of grassroots community organizations (partial list available here).
We have been putting out regular updates via our social media sites, which you can follow on Facebook here, and now we are excited to launch a monthly newsletter to share the incredible impact of the Maestra story.
Catherine Murphy and the Maestra Team
We continue to do teacher workshops with Maestra and are expanding our study guide materials to better support educators who are using Maestra in their classrooms. All study guide materials will be available for free download from the Maestra website. Please contact us if you have ideas, requests or want to participate.
We are delighted that the archival photos and testimonies collected for the Maestra film over the 10 years have found a new life in the book “Un Año sin Domingos”, which launched at the Havana International Book Fair in February. Published by Aurelia Ediciones from Spain, the book was conceived by Catherine Murphy and Carlos Torres-Cairo, edited by Esther Perez and produced by Lilian Lombera, with a foreword by leading Afro-Cuban woman poet Nancy Morejón.
The book is available for purchase HERE
In April 21, Catherine was featured on Tavis Smiley Show. They discuss the history of US – Cuba relations and how it informs the current moment.
We are currently raising funds to continue spreading the Maestra project and to expand the work of the Literacy Project in documenting the role of literacy in social justice movements across the Americas. Follow us on social media, share with your friends, and please consider making a donation to support our work.