*April 17-18* Cuba Solidarity Online Events Calendar!

** Friends of Cuba Against the U.S. Blockade – Vancouver is supporting and participating in the below Cuba solidarity online events – we encourage everyone to register and join in!

>> 3 Upcoming Cuba Solidarity Online Forums:

1) Friday, April 17 – End to the Illegal US Blockade of Cuba Online Meeting
2) Friday, April 17 – Non au blocus criminel des États-Unis contre Cuba! (Event in French)
3) Saturday, April 18 –The Worldwide Health Crisis Demands Solidarity, Not Sanctions!

((1)) End the Illegal US Blockade of Cuba

Online Meeting
Apr 17, 2020, 04:00 PM (Vancouver), 07:00 PM (Eastern)

Ottawa Cuba Connections’ monthly picket at the US Embassy demanding an immediate End to the Illegal US Blockade of Cuba will be replaced by an online meeting. On April 17, 2020, we will pursue our monthly campaign in solidarity with the Cuban people who are heroically facing the difficult situation under the illegal US blockade and are rising to the occasion by providing an example of international solidarity for the whole world by sending medical teams to countries that require assistance to fight the pandemic and defend the people. Let us get together to once again call for an End to the Illegal Blockade of Cuba and demand that the US get out of Guantanamo and abolish all unjust US laws targeting Cuba. Viva Cuba!

Register in advance here:

Please submit any questions to: ottawacubaconnections@gmail.com

Organized by Ottawa Cuba Connections’

((2)) Visio-rencontre pour exiger la fin du blocus états-unien contre Cuba (Event in French)

Non au blocus criminel des États-Unis contre Cuba!
17 avril 2020, 2:00PM Heure Vancouver, 5:00PM Heure Montréal

Participez à la visio-rencontre du 17 du mois pour exiger la fin du blocus états-unien contre Cuba et pour s’informer et soutenir la contribution de Cuba à la lutte mondiale contre la COVID-19 – La visio-rencontre sera dédiée à Miguel Angel Cespedes Pino qui nous a quitté le 6 avril, emporté par la COVID-19.

Le programme inclut la participation de la Consule générale de la Cuba Mara Bilbao.

Participez à la réunion Zoom

ID de réunion : 895 6482 0423
Mot de passe : 960934

Organisée par la Table de concertation de solidarité Québec-Cuba.

((3)) The Worldwide Health Crisis Demands Solidarity, Not Sanctions!

Saturday, April 18, 11:00 AM (Vancouver), 2:00 PM (Eastern)
Featuring Her Excellency Josefina Vidal, Cuba’s Ambassador to Canada

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CftwMT2RTCeE7qo0yv09vg

>> Alison Bodine — Fire This Time, Movement for Social Justice, Vancouver, Canada
>> Brenda Lopez — Co-coordinator, Los Angeles, US Hands Off Cuba Committee. Participant, Recent Cubambiente International Conference in Havana.

>> Ambassador Josefina Vidal — Cuba’s Ambassador to Canada. Lead negotiator in talks with Barack Obama Administration leading to reestablishment of US-Cuba diplomatic relations
>> Dr. Christine Knight — US Graduate of Latin American School of Medicine, Havana, Class of 2019
>> Medea Benjamin — Co-founder CODEPINK, The US Economic and Political War Against Venezuela
>> Dr. Horace Campbell — Professor of African American Studies and Political Science, Syracuse University, New York
>> Fernando Perez-Viart — Former M.D. from Cuba; President of Louisiana’s Cuban Club; (Association of Cubans and Descends living in Louisiana); Volunteer Director of Proyecto Hispano de Ayuda a la Comunidad in Acadiana.

Approximately 45 minutes – 1 hour for presenters followed by 45 minutes – 1 hour for Q&A

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Organized by the International Conference for the Normalization of US-Cuba Relations