SEPTEMBER 2018 Educational Forum

Date and Time: 
Tue, 09/18/2018 - 7:00pm



West Suburban Faith-Based Peace Coalition


Walt Zlotow

US Cuba Relations 1898-2018:

What They Didn’t Teach Us in School

7 – 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018

Lombard Mennonite Church

528 E. Madison St.

Lombard, IL 60148

Free and open to the public


The story:  In 1898 the US declared a successful war against Spain to expel that country from the Americas and begin its exploitation of Cuba. Learn how American business interests dominated US-Cuba relations until the Cuban Revolution of 1956-59 when subsequent land reform injured American business and political pride, resulting in political and economic sanctions that continue to this day. Never found in America’s schoolbooks, this exploitation will be discussed by Walt Zlotow in “US Cuba Relations 1898-2018: What They Didn’t Teach Us in School.”


The speaker:  Walt Zlotow has followed US-Cuba relations for seven decades and supported the Cuban Revolution of 1956–59 that overthrew the Batista regime, a government which had brutalized the Cuban people with America’s backing for over 25 years. Zlotow also visited Cuba this past February. Zlotow’s involvement in the anti-war movement dates to 1963 when he entered the University of Chicago, an involvement renewed in 2002 when the US was preparing for war with Iraq. Zlotow blogs on anti-war subjects at  


West Suburban Faith-based Peace Coalition 213 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187

  (630) 510 – 8500, ext. 104 •