October 1st Monthly Meeting: Guest Speaker – Patricia Lockett

AAHGS Nashville is pleased to have Patricia Lockett as our guest speaker for the October Monthly Meeting. The topic of her talk is “What do we Know about Cuba and the Cuban People.

Please join us Saturday, October 1st at 9:30am at the Civil Rights Room in the Nashville Public Library. If you are able to join us, please RSVP.


Ms. Lockett has traveled to Cuba several times over the past ten years and plans to share what she has learned in her interactions with other Americans who have spent time in the country and are advocates for lifting the embargo.  There is much positive about Cuba to include its health care system and their educational system. In her presentation Ms. Lockett will describe these two systems and talk about their positive health outcomes. Cuba has a free education system and free health care and Ms. Lockett will speak briefly about how these work.

Patricia Lockett is a retired social worker, a graduate of Tennessee State University, with a masters degree from the University of Tennessee.  She worked for the state of Tennessee for a number of years and retired as Assistant Commissioner for the Social Services program. She later taught at Western Kentucky University in their undergraduate program, taught at Tennessee State University, and briefly taught at the University of Tennessee’s School of Social Work. Ms. Lockett has volunteered at the maximum security prison for men and the Catholic Charities’ Refugee Resettlement program and currently works closely with the Room in the Inn program for homeless women during the winter months at her church.

After the meeting, we welcome you to spend time working on your own family history research; books will be available to aid you. If you are able to join us, please register to let us know you’re coming. The meeting is open to the public and we look forward to seeing you there!

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