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Popular Educator/UNDP Consultant from Cuba to Visit Augsburg on March 31!

The Center for Global Education and Experience at Augsburg College (CGEE) is pleased to announce an upcoming international visitor to our Minneapolis campus, Carmen Nora Hernandez Chavez from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center (MLKC) in Havana, Cuba. CGEE partners extensively with the MLKC on study abroad programs in Cuba, so we are excited to host Mrs. Hernandez Chavez on this stop of her U.S. speaking tour.

Speaker Bio

Carmen Nora Hernandez Chavez is a popular educator, an expert on gender issues, and one of the founding members of the MLKC in Havana, Cuba. As part of the MLKC, she coordinates and imparts training workshops to people involved in community projects throughout Cuba. Mrs. Hernandez Chavez has also worked as a consultant, researcher, and advisor on gender issues and the implementation of community projects for the United Nations Development Program and other international NGO’s in Cuba and other Latin American countries.

Event Details

Join CGEE and Mrs. Hernandez Chavez on March 31 from 12-1pm in the Augsburg Room of the Christensen Center (upper level) at Augsburg College.  A campus map is available here.  This is a casual event, so please feel free to bring a lunch.  Mrs. Hernandez Chavez will spend 20-30 minutes discussing the basics of popular education and offer several Cuban examples; the remainder of the time will be an open discussion with plenty of time for questions and answers on various Cuba-related topics.  If you plan to attend, consider letting us know by emailing Lucy Hardaker at, but RSVP is NOT required.