Join the "International Conference for the Normalization of US-Cuba Relations" in New York City!
It's time to Organize & Mobilize! This March 21-22, 2020 you are invited to participate in the "International Conference for the Normalization of US-Cuba Relations" in New York City.
The conference is uniting people from across the U.S. & Canada as well as invited guests from Puerto Rica, Grenada, Haiti, Venezuela, and of course, Cuba - all with the goal of strengthening the ongoing campaign to fully normalize U.S.-Cuba relations and against attacks by the Trump administration on Cuba's right to self-determination.
The conference “call to action” outlines the recent attacks by the Trump administration on Cuba, "in 2019 the Trump White House and State Department has escalated political belligerency, economic sanctions, and military threats against Cuba." This includes a tightening of the U.S. blockade on Cuba and many dangerous and embarrassing threats against Cuba's internationalist medical missions which are providing free much-needed healthcare to poor and isolated communities around the world.
The conference “call to action” also recognizes the dangerous policies of the government of Canada with regards to Latin America. This is exemplified in Canada's leadership role in the destructive "Lima Group" a coalition of countries seeking to destabilize and over-throw all independent and/or socialist governments in Latin America.
Over 40 organizations in Canada and the U.S. have united to endorse this conference, including Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice. The conference will tackle many important and urgent issues including: "Canada, Quebec, and the US: Building Cross-Border Solidarity"; "Cuba and Medical Solidarity"; "Cuba, the Caribbean, and Latin America"; "Defend Your Right to Travel to Cuba!"; "Impact of the Blockade on the People of the United States"; and "National, City, and State Legislative Initiatives for Cuba".
Two editorial board members of the Fire This Time Newspaper, Tamara Hansen and Alison Bodine will be attending the conference from Vancouver, Canada. Tamara is co-organizing the panel on "Canada, Quebec, and the US: Building Cross-Border Solidarity" and will be speaking as the coordinator of Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba and a member of the executive of the Canadian Network on Cuba. Alison Bodine is also the coordinator of the Fire This Time Venezuela Solidarity Campaign. She is also invited to speak on "Cuba to Haiti and Grenada to Chile, Bolivia and Venezuela - Different waves of the same revolution: Building the Latin American solidarity movement" as part of the "Cuba, the Caribbean, and Latin America” panel.
A cultural event on Saturday evening will feature dynamic performances by amazing New York-based artists: Rebel Diaz, Immortal Technique, and José “Pepito” Gómez & the Orquesta Akonkán.
On Sunday March 21 conference attendees will work together to elaborate an action plan for building Cuba solidarity and a campaign towards a full normalization of U.S.-Cuba relations.
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Hope to see you in New York City!
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