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Miami Dade College Hosts a Conversation with Cuban Dissident, Antonio Rodiles, May 2


A Conversation with Antonio Rodiles

Miami, May 1, 2013 - Cuban political activist, Antonio Enrique Gonzalez-Rodiles, will participate in an open forum to discuss the growing, independent journalism and dissident movement in Cuba and the challenges the country faces in achieving political change. A Conversation with Antonio Rodiles, presented by Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Arts and Philosophy Dept., as part of its Wolfson Focus on the Humanities Series, will take place Thursday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m., at the Wolfson Campus.

The world-renowned human rights activist is the co-founder of Estado de SATS, a forum created in July 2010 to encourage debate on social, cultural, and political issues in Cuba. The medium offers a public space to discuss the current situation in Cuba and the challenges its citizenry faces as a nation. On June 2012, Rodiles coordinated the Citizen Demand for Another Cuba, presenting a petition with 500 signatures to the Cuban legislative body, calling on the government to ratify the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights. The Cuban dissident was arrested in November of last year, and held behind bars for 19 days with no due process.

Rodiles studied physics at the University of Havana, and holds a Master’s Degree in physics from the Autonomous University of Mexico and another Master’s Degree in mathematics from Florida State University. He worked as a professor at Tallahassee Community College.

MDC Wolfson Campus to Host a Conversation with Antonio Rodiles

  • WHEN: Thursday, May 2, 7:30 PM
  • WHERE: MDC Wolfson Campus, Building 7 (Room 7128) 300 N.E. Second Ave.
  • COST: Free

TV Marti Anchor Karen Caballero will serve as the interviewer; and professor Alfredo Triff will moderate the event. This forum will be conducted in Spanish.

A Conversation with Antonio Rodiles is free and open to the public. Free parking is available at the MDC parking garage (Building 7). To RSVP, please contact Monica D’Anetra at 305-237-3721.

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366,, media specialist
Kai Hill, 305-237-3359,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,

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