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Cuba, Africa, and the World
March 14, 2015 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
U.S. President Barack Obama and the Cuban President Raul Castro announced on December 17, 2014 the decision to normalize diplomatic ties between the USA and Cuba. This major historical moment needs to be contemplated. Particularly for the world, the new Latin America, for Africa, and for all people of African descent.
Cuba’s revolutionary record has been one of unconditinal support for African people globally. Including military assistance supporting the African independence movement, asylum for Black freedom fighters in the U.S., selfless international dispatching of personnel for basic human needs like healthcare and literacy.
How might things change under this new political disposition?
Join us for a multi-media forum with experts who have vibrancy, experience and cutting edge analysis on what the current policy changes mean for “Cuba, Africa, and the World.”
- Heather Benno (Answer Coalition),
- Omari Musa (Socialist Workers Party ),
- James Early (Board Member of the U.S.-Cuba Cultural Exchange),
- Oscar Ordenes (DC Coalition to Free the Cuban Five and Humanist),
- Piero Gleijeses, Professor at John Hopkins University and Author,
- Gnaka Lagoke (Revival of Panafricanism Forum), and
- A Representative of the Cuban Interests Section
Food and refreshments will be served.
Co-Sponsors: The Cuban Interests Section, Socialist Workers Party, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Revival of Panafricanism Forum, Friends of the Congo, Answer Coalition, Party for Socialism and Liberation, All-African Revolutionary Party, Le Balai Citoyen-USA, Institute for Policy Studies, Venceremos Brigade, International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5, DC Metro Coalition To Free The Cuban Five, All African Revolutionary Party (GC), African Awareness Association, and Kwame Toure Society.