Former Cuban resident to address Ascension GOP

Staff reports

Gisela Chevalier, a Cuban native, who lived under Castro, will be the keynote speaker at the Ascension GOP Roundtable, sponsored by Ascension Republican Women.

The Roundtable is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 20 at noon at the Grand Wall Restaurant, 1123 N. Airline Hwy. in Gonzales.

Born in Havana, Cuba in the 1950s, Chevalier lived under the Castro regime until her eventual immigration to the United States in 1985. 

From personal experience, she speaks of everyday life under a totalitarian government and tells her own story of political and religious persecution.

Cost for the buffet lunch is $10.

GOP Roundtables are open to the public and guests are welcome.

Reservations are requested for a headcount.

Phone 225-644-5728 or e-mail: or