Written by Gabrielle Little
Willimantic, Conn. - Freelance journalist Keith Bolender will speak at Eastern Connecticut State University at 3 p.m. on April 11 in the Paul E. Johnson Sr. Community Conference Room of the J. Eugene Smith Library. Bolender's lecture is part of Eastern's University Hour Series. The public is invited. Admission is free.
Bolender will present a multi-media lecture on the unknown history of terrorism against Cuba, which has claimed the lives or more than 3,500 civilians since the earliest months of the Cuban Revolution in the late 1950s. The presentation will reveal acts of terrorism, including bombing of Cubana Airlines in 1976, biological terrorism, the 1997 bombing campaign against tourist facilities and the murder of teachers.
Bolender has written extensively on Cuban matters for a variety of North American publications, including the Toronto Star, Florida Sun Sentinel, Chicago Tribune and the Council for Hemispheric Affairs. Bolender is also a member of the Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA) on their Roster of Experts for Cuban Affairs and has lectured at the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies on American Foreign Policy and the Cuban Revolution.