THE SOCIALIST PARTY strives to establish a radical democracy that places people's lives under their own control - a non-racist, classless, feminist socialist society... where working people own and control
the means of production and distribution through democratically-controlled public agencies; and where the production of society is used for
the benefit of all humanity, not for the private profit of a few. We believe socialism and democracy are one and indivisible.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Memphis Socialist Party Hosts Award-Winning Cuban Author
Anna Lidia Vega Serova (3rd from left)
In Novemeber 2013 we welcomed award-winning Cuban author Anna Lidia Vega Serova (pictured here, third from left). The Local Memphis Socialist Party co-hosted a lecture with Anna Lidia, an radical socialist-feminist author of Russo-Cuban descent.
In addition to the lecture, SP members had the chance
to directly engage with Anna Lidia and discuss issues such as housing,
transportation, and healthcare. We learned a lot about how
these socialized systems work in Cuba, and how the US addresses or fails to address these issues in our country.
She gifted us a pack of
Cuban cigarettes and we in turn gave her an SP-USA pin and a H.O.P.E.
tshirt. We anticipate reconnecting with Anna Lidia in March and
receiving copies of her new books.
If you would like to read some of her shorter works, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay tuned by joining or renewing your membership for more
great events like these, coming at ya from the Memphis Socialist Party!
And, of course, many thanks to our Spanish-speaking members who
translated numerous emails and conversations to help make this a