MDC’s Art Gallery System Presents Panel with Members of 1960s Group to Overthrow Castro
Miami, July 26, 2012 - For one night only on Thursday, August 9,Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Art Gallery System (AGS) will reunite five members of the anti-Castro group Movimiento de Recuperacion Revolucionario (MMR) for a unique panel discussion titled For Love of Country: Secrets of an Undercover War in Cuba Revealed. This event, presented in collaboration with the Andres Asion Foundation, is free and open to the public.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and MDC Wolfson Campus President Madeline Pumariega will deliver remarks. Former MMR members Santiago Alvarez, Julian Asion, Generoso Bringas, Emilio Palomo and Nilo Messer will tell their stories and discuss the historical significance of their secret effort to overthrow the Cuban dictator in the mid-1960s, which followed the Bay of Pigs invasion and ended abruptly after the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
This panel is presented in conjunction with the AGS exhibition Embedded: A Photojournalist Captures Conflict and Resistance, currently on display at MDC’s Freedom Tower gallery. The exhibition consists of more than 800 still photographs, countless rolls of film and numerous oral testimonies collected by Jim Nickless, a freelance cameraman for NBC News, over a nine-month period as MMR members prepared for their mission.
The panel will in Spanish only. Free parking available in the lot south of the Freedom Tower.
MDC’s Art Gallery System Presents for Love of Country: Secrets of an Undercover War in Cuba Revealed Panel Discussion
Thursday, Aug. 9, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- WHERE: MDC Freedom Tower
600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
For more information about this event, please call 305-237-7700, or visit www.mdc.edu/ags.
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