You are cordially invited to a special event on 

The Women Who Survived Communist Prisons

featuring the documentary 

and a discussion with 
Tomáš Bouška, Ph.D.
Founder and Chairperson, 

Ana Lazara Rodríguez
Author, Diary of a Survivor: Nineteen Years in a Cuban Women’s Prison

Tania C. Mastrapa, Ph.D. 
Research Professor in Cuban and Latin American Studies, The Institute of World Politics

Communist prisons for women were and continue to be chambers of sexual abuse, physical and psychological torture, and humiliation. The Communists’ profound disdain for their class and political enemies was not bound by gender. 

Friday, September 14
1:30 PM 

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036

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K. Ch. is a documentary on the tragic yet ultimately uplifting story of a young woman raped, impregnated, and forced to give birth to her prison guard’s child in a former-Czechoslovakian prison in 1948.  Please click here for more information on the documentary.

Tomáš Bouška received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Charles University in Prague. He serves on the Board of the Czech Oral History Association and is the Founder and Chairperson of the volunteer civic organization

Ana Lazara Rodríguez is a former political prisoner in Communist Cuba who was a young medical student when she was arrested in 1962. She refused to give in to political intimidation, reeducation, or rehabilitation during her nineteen-year imprisonment. She is the author of Diary of a Survivor: Nineteen Years in a Cuban Women’s Prison.

Tania C. Mastrapa is the Research Professor in Cuban and Latin American Studies at IWP.

Important note: Attendance at all IWP events requires an RSVP in advance.  In addition, prospective attendees must receive an e-mail confirmation from IWP indicating that seating will be available for them at the event.  A government-issued ID that matches your name on the confirmed attendee list must be presented at the door for admission to any event.