Please note that the Global Virtual Picket is still going on, so please come back at 8:00 pm to register for the webinar.
Welcoming by Erin Feely-Nahem
member of the New York Cuba Si Coalition
Tamara Hansen - Executive member of the Canadian Network on Cuba, Coordinator of Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC) & Author of “5 Decades of the Cuban Revolution: The Challenges of an Unwavering Leadership.”
Brenda Lopez - Co-coordinator, Los Angeles, US Hands Off Cuba Committee. Participant, Recent Cubambiente International Conference in Havana.
Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta - Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, Ambassador
Vijay Prashad - Indian historian and journalist and author of thirty books, including Washington Bullets, Red Star Over the Third World, The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World and The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South. He is the Chief Correspondent for Globetrotter and a Columnist for Frontline (India).
Carlos Lazo - Bridges of Love, Initiated Caravan Movement to End the US Blockade and Unite Cuban Families
El Jones - A poet, professor, activist and author of, "Live from the Afrikan Resistance!" (Roseway, 2014). Her work focuses on social justice issues such as feminism, prison abolition, anti-racism, and decolonization
Ignacio “Nachito “Herrera - Ph.D. in Music Piano and Orchestra Conductor. Teacher in Classical and Jazz Music. First Cuban American to receive the award of best immigrant of the year from the American Immigration Lawyers Association and first Cuban American in Minnesota to be recognized, with his own day assigned by the Governor, for his contributions to education diversity and art. NachitoHerrera.com
Special Guests and Solidarity Messages from the US, Canada and Around the World.
This Celebration is the Closing Event For:
24-HOUR GLOBAL VIRTUAL PICKET
Against the US Blockade on Cuba!
June 22, 8:00pm to June 23, 8:00pm
At the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting on June 23, Cuba will bring its annual resolution on the necessity to end the United States blockade against Cuba. For 28 consecutive votes, the UNGA has overwhelmingly voted in favor of ending this criminal and unjust U.S. policy towards Cuba. People around the world will be mobilizing at this important time - we invite you to unite your voice with people around the world at a 24-hour global virtual picket featuring speakers, cultural performances, live-streaming of UN debate and vote, and more!
** HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED? **
1) Make sure to register: www.tinyurl.com/24hr4Cuba
2) Send your own 1-3 minute solidarity video messages speaking out against the blockade.
These could be in any language. These can be sent over WhatsApp to +1-778-882-5223 or over email to email@example.com
(with Wetransfer or other file transfer services).
Organized by: the Canadian Network on Cuba http://canadiannetworkoncuba.ca
Endorsed by: Instituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos (ICAP-Cuba), El Movimiento Colombiano de Solidaridad con Cuba (MCSC-Colombia), Australia-Cuba Friendship Society WA, The U.S.-Cuba Normalization Conference Organizing Committee (U.S.), Table de concertation et de solidarité Québec – Cuba & The National Network on Cuba (NNOC) – U.S.