Fidel Castro’s Daughter to Speak at WSU

OGDEN, Utah – Alina Fernandez, the exiled daughter of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, will speak Jan. 20 at noon in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater at Weber State University.

Growing up in Cuba, Fernandez became increasingly aware of and uncomfortable with the country’s political climate. In the 1980s, she joined a political dissident movement and fled Cuba in 1993. Today, she is a human rights activist and outspoken critic of the Communist regime. She is the author of  “Castro’s Daughter: An Exile’s Memoir of Cuba.”

Fernandez will share her unique, first-person experience with Castro and Cuban society during the lecture, which is free and open to the public. The presentation is part of WSU’s Convocation Lecture Series.

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