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NECC Professor Highlights Cuba in Presentation at Stevens Memorial Library

Submitted by on July 13, 2016 – 5:31 pm
Ligia Domenech

Dr. Ligia Domenech of Haverhill, professor of history & government at Northern Essex Community

Dr. Ligia Domenech of Haverhill, professor of history & government at Northern Essex Community, will give a free presentation on the Cuban embargo and why it happened at Stevens Memorial Library, 345 Main St., North Andover on Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m.

While most people know about the United States’ embargo with Cuba, many don’t know the history of the embargo. Professor Domenech will detail the sequence of historical events that led to the Cuban embargo. Viewing it from the perspective of the Cuban people, she will explore the relationship between the United States and Cuba from before the embargo to present day with the impending lift of the embargo by the Obama administration. This presentation is especially timely since Domenech just returned from Cuba.

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Domenech has a B.A. in Social Work, a Master’s in Puerto Rican and Caribbean Studies and a Ph.D. in History. Since 2001 she has taught history, humanities and social sciences and even spent three months as an at-sea professor in a US Coast Guard cutter on patrol. At present she is an associate professor at Northern Essex Community College in Massachusetts.

This presentation is sponsored by the NECC Speakers Bureau, which hosts expert talks by faculty and administrators of Northern Essex Community College. Speakers are available to present to public and private school systems, libraries, service clubs, and more.

For additional information on the presentation, visit the Stevens Memorial Library website or call the library at 978 688-9505.

For additional information on the NECC Speakers Bureau, please visit the Speakers Bureau website or contact the group at or at 978-556-3682.

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