Documentary: Cuba's Life Task - Combatting Climate Change

April 14, 2022 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Dr. Helen Jaffe
Cuba's Life Task Helen Jaffe.

Dr. Helen Yaffe is a Senior Lecturer in Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow and a Visiting Fellow at the Latin America and Caribbean Centre at the London School of Economics. Since 1995, Dr. Yaffe has spent time living and researching in Cuba. Her newest book, We Are Cuba! How a Revolutionary People Have Survived in a Post-Soviet World was published by Yale Press in 2020. She also co-produced Cuba & Covid-19: Public Health, Science and Solidarity, which was released in 2020.

Cuba's Life Task: Combatting Climate Change premiered at COP26, and includes interviews with Cuban leadership, citizens, and more as Dr. Yaffe learns about Tarea Vida, the state plan for climate change, adaptation, and mitigation.

There are many options for attending this event. We will be screening the documentary in-person from 5:30-6:30pm and then have Dr. Yaffe join us on Zoom in that same room from 6:30-7:30pm. If you would like to watch the documentary on your own time, the youtube link will be provided after you register. Also, if you prefer to join the talk virtually, use the Zoom link and join us from 6:30-7:30pm.

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Disclaimer: This event will analyze speeches and approaches of the Cuban government and citizens. The historic and political nature of the content may be considered sensitive to some.

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  • Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)