Nov 14 at 11:00 AM – Nov 15 at 5:00 PM PST
WEEKEND OF SOLIDARITY TO END THE U.S. BLOCKADE ON CUBA!
REGISTER FOR ALL SESSIONS HERE:
More information: http://www.us-cubanormalization.org/viva-cuba/
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14
>>> SESSION 1 ~ 2PM (Eastern)/11AM(Pacific)
AFTER THE U.S. ELECTIONS: FOR NORMALIZATION! WHY WE MUST END THE BLOCKADE ON CUBA!
Presentations | Q&A
Greetings from Ike Nahem & Gail Walker
> José Ramón Cabañas — Cuba’s Ambassador to the United States
> Josefina Vidal — Cuba’s Ambassador to Canada. Lead negotiator in talks with Barack Obama Administration leading to reestablishment of US-Cuba diplomatic relations
> More speakers from the U.S., Canada and Quebec to be announced!
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14
>>> SESSION 2 ~ 7PM (Eastern)/4PM (Pacific)
SAVING LIVES CAMPAIGN – BRINGING CUBA’S EXAMPLE TO THE U.S. and CANADA DURING THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC
> Dr. Samira Addrey – graduate of ELAM and program coordinator for the ELAM scholarship program
> Dr. Andy Coates – Physician in Albany NY on frontline of treating COVID-19 patients
> Alicia Jrapko – Co-chair of the Cuba Nobel Prize Committee
> Information on how to join the Saving Lives Campaign, Passing local resolutions, US-Cuba-Canada medical collaboration!
> Videos from the “Get Out of Cuba’s Way” Campaign
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 15
>>> SESSION 3 ~ 2PM (Eastern)/11AM (Pacific)
DEFEATING 60 YEARS OF THE US ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL WAR AGAINST CUBA: US, CANADA, AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES FOR BUILDING SOLIDARITY TO END THE BLOCKADE IN 2021
Let’s Build an Unstoppable Momentum to Defeat the US Blockade of Cuba in 2021!
This Closing Session will focus on action and expanding international collaboration and movement-building to defeat — once and for all time — the blockade and secure US-Cuba normalization as demanded by the peoples of the world, including clear majorities in the United States. Participate in a dynamic discussion with speakers and special guests from Cuba, the United States, Canada, Quebec, Puerto Rico and internationally.
> Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta — Permanent Ambassador of Cuba to the United Nations
> Fernando Gonzalez Llort — President of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP); Cuban internationalist fighter in Angola 1987-1989; Cuban Five hero
> Tamara Hansen — Executive member of the Canadian Network on Cuba, Coordinator of Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC) & Author of “5 Decades of the Cuban Revolution: The Challenges of an Unwavering Leadership.”
> Gabriel Prawl — President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 152. Leading organizer of an unprecedented work stoppage of ILWU members up and down the West Coast in solidarity with Black Lives Matter against police murder and brutality.
> Aislinn Pulley — co-executive director of Chicago Torture Justice Center and founder of Black Lives Matter Chicago
> Brenda Lopez — Co-coordinator, Los Angeles, US Hands Off Cuba Committee. Participant, Recent Cubambiente International Conference in Havana.
Events organized by:
The International U.S.-Cuba Normalization Conference Committee