Got my tickets ready for tonight’s interesting presentation. Can’t wait to hear why the daughter of Fidel Castro would flee a country where her dad was el Mero, Mero.
Fernandez, who is the third speaker in LCC’s Distinguished Speaker Series, was born three years before her father Fidel Castro overthrew the Batista government and installed himself as the leader of Cuba.
Fernandez will deliver her talk at 6:30 p.m. in the Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Fine Arts Center Theater at LCC’s Fort McIntosh Campus.
The presentation is free and open to the campus body and public. Tickets are available now at the Office of Student Life at both the Fort McIntosh and South campuses, and are limited on a first-come, first-served basis.
Born into a life of privilege and sacrifice, Fernandez’s story is a blend of exile and rebellion, of a daughter’s conflicted relationship with her father and love for her country.
She will share intimate details of her early life in Cuba, including what life was like in such a volatile political climate,as well as what it meant to be the child of one of the most infamous figures in history, a man who was both intimately accessible and incredibly distant.
Having fled her homeland in 1993 due to dissenting political opinions, Fernandez has raised awareness about the plight of Cubans by telling her story across the world, both in person and through her book, Castro’s Daughter: An Exile’s Memoir of Cuba.