“The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelming to condemn almost a half-century of U.S. sanctions against Cuba, demanding an end to what member states say is a Cold War anachronism that only hurts ordinary people.” -Anita Snow, Associated Press
Just 90 miles from the Florida coast, Cuba has caught the intrigue and imagination of millions of people in the U.S., particularly those of African descent. In spite of severely biased and hostile media coverage against Cuba, the Cuban people’s achievements in providing medical and educational services not only to all of their own citizens completely free of charge, but also to struggling countries like Haiti is undeniable.
What does the recent UN vote mean for U.S.-Cuba relations and how has the global economic crisis impacted the island in the face of a 50+ year old blockade? Addressing these and many other issues will be the Cuban Ambassador to the US, His Excellency Jorge Bolaños in a frank and engaging dialogue with the Howard University community. You will not want to miss this historic event.
Co-sponsors: Howard University Political Science Department, Howard University Systems and Computer Science Department, All-African People’s Revolutionary Party, Cimarrones Students of Howard University, and the Institute for Policy Studies projects: Foreign Policy In Focus and Social Action & Leadership School for Activists (SALSA).
For more information call 202-806-4822 or email jtrimble@Howard.edu