Alina Fernandez, daughter of Fidel Castro shares her story at Wingate University

Contact: Kim Williams
Communications Writer

Wingate, NC – Alina Fernandez, the daughter of Fidel Castro, will share her first person intimate account of growing up in Cuba on Monday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in McGee Theater of the Batte Center on Wingate University's campus. This is a free event and open to the public.

Through her insight as one of Cuban elite, Alina will guide the audience through her life in Cuba and describe the surrounding political environment during the 1960's and 1970's. Weaving in her unique sense of style and humor, she will reveal exciting and suspenseful anecdotes, snapshots of Cuban society, her inside scoop on Cuban politics and a detailed view of her father.

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