Happy Holidays to our Maestra Friends and Family!
As 2015 winds to a close, we would like to ask you to consider supporting an exciting opportunity for our work in the New Year.
MAESTRA features the stories of eight young women, but our team has conducted over 100 interviews about The Cuban Literacy Campaign in the last 12 years - on both video and audio.
This archive is a unique resource for students, educators and researchers. Undergrads, Masters students, and PhD candidates have accessed our archives for their research. Two PhD students are using our interviews as first-hand sources on the Cuban Literacy Campaign and will be included in their dissertation work. We have also helped them advance their own original work on the topic.
As a result of working with students, a leading US university learned about our unique archive and wants to acquire it for their collection.
This is a huge opportunity for us and will ensure that the oral history archive that we collected over the past 12 years will be preserved and continue to inform scholarship and activism for years to come.
In order to preserve our over 100 hours of video and audio interviews, we are asking your support to help finance the digitization process.
Your gift of any size will help us reach this goal and ensure that the power of these stories live on.