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.
Waking in Havana is a captivating and unique first hand account of a health care provider’s experiences with HIV/AIDS across geographic and temporal distances. In