CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Iowa City resident to speak on myths and facts about Cuba
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Lazara Alseiro Pittman, who was born in Cuba, raised
in Miami, and now lives in Iowa City, will speak to the Iowa City Foreign
Relations Council (ICFRC) Friday, Jan. 16, on the topic "Cuba: Myth
Pittman immigrated to the United States in 1968 with her parents and
her younger brother. She first came to Iowa City to attend the University
of Iowa College of Law, from which she was graduated in 1987. After her
graduation, she returned to Miami and opened her own law practice, specializing
in areas of family and immigration law. Pittman returned to Iowa City in
1997 with her husband and her six-year-old son, and she is currently writing
her first novel about Cuba.
The program will begin at noon at Fellowship Hall in the Congregational
Church, 30 N. Clinton St. and is open to the public.
For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM (910) will carry this program Monday,
Jan. 19 following the noon news.
The Iowa City Foreign Relations Council is a non-profit association
of community and university people interested in learning more about U.S.
foreign policy, world affairs and current global issues impacting world
societies. The group provides members with the opportunity to hear more
than 35 experts per year who visit the UI campus and the Iowa City/Cedar
Meetings are scheduled from September to June to take advantage of these
speakers and are held at noon or in the evening to allow wide participation
from the business community, other professionals, the community at large
and students, faculty and staff from the university. Meetings are scheduled
at catered luncheons, as dinners or evening desserts or as "Sack Lunch
ICFRC is part of UI International Programs, which consists of a number
of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects
and services. Organized under the associate provost and dean for international
programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and
community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.