Che Guevara's daughter to give talk on how to build a better world

Posted by ap507 at Nov 28, 2014 12:16 PM |
University to host free public lecture by Aleida Guevara on 1 December 2014
Che Guevara's daughter to give talk on how to build a better world

Credit: Wikipedia; Aleida Guevara speaking on Subversive Festival 2013 in Zagreb

The lecture on Monday 1 December is now fully booked.

Aleida Guevara, daughter of famous revolutionary leader Che Guevara, will deliver a lecture on how to build a better world as part of her UK tour on 1 December from 4:30 - 5:30pm at the Frank & Katherine May lecture Theatre in the Henry Wellcome building.

A medically trained doctor, Aleida’s lecture, which has been organised by the University’s School of Psychology, will discuss universal healthcare in Cuba. Aleida is a doctor of medicine based at the William Soler Children's Hospital in Havana and has also worked as a physician in Angola, Ecuador, and Nicaragua. She is also an advocate for human rights and debt relief for developing nations.

Dr Stephen Melluish, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Head of Clinical Practice at the University of Leicester, said: “For the  University of Leicester, having Dr Aleida Guevara  visit is a great honour and her talk ‘A better world is possible’ ties into contemporary debates in the UK around the necessity for social change to address the problem of  growing social and economic  inequality.”

Aleida Guevara is the daughter of Ernesto "Che" Guevara, a prominent figure in the Cuban Revolution (1956–59). He was executed by the Bolivian army in 1967, and since then has been regarded as an iconic hero of radicalism and anti-imperialism.

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