September 19, 2013
Fidel Castro's Daughter Speaks at OCC

Alina Fernandez, the daughter of Fidel Castro, will visit OCC to share her first-person, intimate account of growing up in Cuba.


Fernandez will speak at 11 a.m., Monday, September 23, in Room G-240 of the college’s Auburn Hills campus, 2900 Featherstone Road, Auburn Hills.


Fernandez will speak about her life as a young woman as part of the Cuban elite and will speak about the political environment there during the 1960s and 1970s.


During her talk, she will tell anecdotes, share snapshots of Cuban society, give her inside scoop on Cuban politics and share her view of her father.


Fernandez became part of the political dissident movement on the island in the 1980s and fled Cuba in disguise in 1993. She resides in the United States today.


Join her as she tells her story, the subject of a book, “Castro’s Daughter: An Exile’s Memoir of Cuba,” published in 1998 by St. Martin’s Press.


For more information, contact the Auburn Hills Student Life Office at


Oakland Community College is the largest community college in Michigan and ranks 23rd among the nation’s 1,200 associate degree-granting schools.  With five campuses throughout Oakland County, it offers degrees and certificates in more than 160 fields, including university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts, as well as workforce training and certificate programs.  Three quarters of a million students have enrolled at the college since it opened in 1965.


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