Dereka Rushbrook

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Dereka Rushbrook

Dereka Rushbrook is Undergraduate Advisor for Geography, Regional Development, Environmental Studies majors and minors, at the University of Arizona.

Lecturer. Undergraduate Advising. Internship Coordinator for SGD. Teaching: Population Geography, Sports Geographies, Urban Growth and Development, Research Methods, Gender & Geography. Co-Director Contemporary Cuba: Collective Visions (Summer Study Abroad).

Professors For Peace

In 2001, Dereka Rushbrook was active in Professors For Peace.[1]

We are a city in mourning. To honor the lost lives and our own humanity, we mourn with the mission of preventing further horrors. We condemn the bombing of the World Trade Center on September 11.
War is not the answer.
In the aftermath of this horror, we reject the acts of violence directed against our Arab and Muslim neighbors. We reject all expressions of racial, religious and ethnic bigotry and violence.
We come together in our commitment to a peaceful world, a peace built on social and economic justice.

Cuba travel program

In 2013, the University of Arizona had a study abroad program to Cuba Dereka Rushbrook, one of the main coordinators of the program says;

I think people often think that there is less freedom than there is, but people there are very outspoken. There's not the level of repression that people expect. Despite the blockade and despite the history of tension, Cubans are amazingly warm and welcoming people and are happy to talk to the people from the US. There needs to be more positive programs like this, exposing Americans to what Cuba is really like![2]

Salt of the Earth Labor College

Salt of the Earth Labor College 2014 speakers included;

Cuban film maker

The annual Arizona International Film Festival was held in Tucson from April 11 to April 27, 2014, and it gave residents in this country an opportunity to learn about the world through the perspective of the global community, with a special focus on cinema from Cuba.

Mayra María García is a Cuban filmmaker, and she is curating the 14 features, documentaries and shorts that compose the Cuban contingency in the festival.

García spoke to Arizona Public Media's Tony Paniagua about the present state of Cuban cinema, some of the challenges being faced by filmmakers, and her expectations for the future. She was joined by Dereka Rushbrook, Ph.D., who is serving as a guide and interpreter.[4]


  1. [(NYC) Oct 7 Anti-War March & Rally (Barf Alarm) (Thread II)Professors For Peace Yahoo E-Group ^ | 10/03/2001 21:46:58 PDT | Dereka Rushbrook]
  2. [ University of Arizona FB. End the Travel Ban on Cuba March 8, 2013]
  3. SELC, Class Schedule for Spring 2014
  4. Public Media, Cuban Cinema Gains Audiences in Arizona and Elsewhere Story by Tony Paniagua April 17, 2014