Chicago Sat., July 25, 7 p.m. 50 years of the Cuban Revolution: overcoming obstacles, building the future. Hear Cori Marshall, Latin American School of Medicine, & John Bachtell, part of recent CPUSA delegation. Slide presentation and Cuban desserts. At Unity Center, 3339 S. Halsted St. Donation. Hosted by PWW & Workers Education Society. Info: 773-446-9932.

Dallas, TX Wed., Aug. 5, 7 – 10 p.m. 1st Wednesday topical discussion group. Friends of the People’s Weekly World gather monthly to talk about recent articles and developments. The purpose is to understand what is happening, the better to change what happens next. At Brazil Restaurant, 401 W Davis. Info:

Oakland, Ca. Sat., Aug. 1, 10 a.m. – Noon Discussion on Doi-Moi: renewal of society in Vietnam in a time of fundamental world change. Facilitator: Gary Hicks. Readings: Vietnam Develops World’s Best Cholera Vaccine, ; Vietnam: Doi-Moi and the World Crisis, . At Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave.(between Alcatraz & 66th St.). Free. Wheelchair accessible. Sponsored by Political Affairs Readers Group. Info: call NPML at 510-595-7417.