ELENA SCHWOLSKY, RN, MPH, is a nurse, community health educator, activist, and writer who spent a decade as a pediatric nurse at the height of the AIDS epidemic.
The BOOK: Waking In Havana
In 1972, when she was a young, divorced, single mother, restless and idealistic, Elena Schwolsky made a decision that changed her life: leaving her eighteen-month-old son with his father, she joined hundreds of other young Americans on a work brigade in Cuba.
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Waking in Havana Review in People’s World
Elena Schwolsky’s new book Waking in Havana: A Memoir of AIDS and Healing in Cuba is a well-written, moving account of her work as a nurse in
The Veteran Review
“In 1972 I left my 2 year old son with his father at a rural hippie commune north of San Francisco and traveled to Cuba