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

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 success!

Some of her works translated to english can be found here:

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