SATURDAY, MARCH 11TH – SUNDAY, MARCH 12TH
SCHOOL OF LAW
NEW YORK CITY
The Conference Will Also
Be Available Online
A CALL TO ENDORSE AND PARTICIPATE
IN AN INTERNATIONAL US-CUBA
NYC MARCH 11-12 2023
At Fordham University School of Law, NYC
A month ago the Cuba solidarity movement organized a successful Week of Action against the US blockade of Cuba to coincide with the November 3rd UN General Assembly 185-2 vote to condemn the blockade.
Now we, the International US-Cuba Normalization Conference Coalition, are issuing this Call for a broad, united, inclusive, and non-sectarian gathering— in-person and hybrid with extensive live-streaming — in March 2023.
The International Cuba Conference will take place during the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (formerly International Women’s Month) — CSW67 — activities. This UN-sponsored annual event will include a delegation of Cuban representatives and leaders, organized by the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC), who will be able to participate in the International Conference.
We call on the broad opposition to the US economic sanctions and political bellicosity against Cuba, deepened under the Trump and Biden Administrations, to endorse this Call in a spirit of unity and struggle around the following demands:
Take Cuba off Washington’s List of State-Sponsors of Terrorism!
End the US Blockade of Cuba!
End All US Anti-Cuba Economic and Travel Sanctions!
Our purpose will be to educate, organize, and mobilize against Washington’s brutal and criminal economic and political war against Cuba: to boost local anti-blockade coalitions; to organize solidarity aid and travel to Cuba; to expand and increase participation in monthly Caravans against the blockade inspired by Puentes de Amor; and to organize for the passage of more Resolutions against the blockade adding to the growing list of legislative, labor, and other institutional bodies going on record against US anti-Cuba sanctions and for US-Cuba normalization.
This work, and future projected actions to fight the criminal US blockade, will be registered in the plenaries, workshops, and public activities for the Conference weekend.
Open working committees are being established to plan and organize every aspect of the International Conference including program, media and social media, outreach, publicity, and finances. The New York-New Jersey Cuba Si Coalition will take responsibility for logistics, security, and other on-the-ground issues in collaboration with the Conference Organizing Committee. We will be open, transparent, and democratic in this united effort to gather our forces in New York City and online worldwide to boost our efforts to defeat the criminal US anti-Cuba blockade.
We urge your organization to endorse this International Cuba Conference. Moreover, we urge your organization to directly participate in the weekend gathering as we step up united action against the US anti-Cuba blockade. Please distribute this Call to your members and list serves.
We invite you to send a representative(s) to the next main planning meeting which will be via Zoom on Sunday January 8th at 7pm Eastern
Join Zoom Meeting:
Endorsements should be sent to
END THE BLOCKADE AGAINST CUBA!
LET CUBA LIVE!
Endorsers for the International US-Cuba Normalization Conference:
A Legacy of Equality Leadership and Organizing
Alianza Martiana Coalition and Paz Amor
Bay Area Saving Lives Coalition
Canadian Network on Cuba
Chicago ALBA Solidarity
Chicago Anti-War Coalition
Chicago Cuba Coalition
Coalition for Prisoners’ Rights – Santa Fe, NM
Cuba Inside Out
Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice (Canada)
Friends of Cuba Against the US Blockade – Vancouver
Global Health Partners
International Action Center
July26.org, the Boston-Cuba Solidarity Coalition
Malcolm X Commemoration Committee NYC
Mass Peace Action Subcommittee on Cuba
MCSC Friends of Cuba, Cali – Colombia
New York/New Jersey Cuba Si
Pittsburgh-Matanzas Sister Cities Partnership
Portland End the Blockade of Cuba Committee
Solidarity Committee of the Americas – Minnesota
United Church of Christ Cuba Study Seminar
United National Antiwar Coalition – UNAC
US Women and Cuba Collaboration
Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba
Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba
Witness for Peace Solidarity Collective
Workers World Party