Conference Panels Are Organized for Action Against the Blockade

Morning Panels

Defend Your Right to Travel to Cuba!

Moderator: John Waller, IFCO/Pastors for Peace Caravan Coordinator, Seattle Cuba Friendship Committee

• How can you travel to Cuba, and in ways that are ethically responsible?
Bob Guild (Marazul Travel) and Walter Turner (Global Exchange) – both from RESPECT coalition

• How to motivate young people to go to Cuba and campaign in solidarity on their return.
Brenda Lopez from LA US Hands off Cuba, and Maeve Gannon from Pittsburgh

• How to campaign for visas for Cubans to come to the US.
Rev Tom Warren – United Church of Christ, Greensboro NC

Cuba, the Caribbean, and Latin America

Moderator: Ike Nahem, New York-New Jersey Cuba Si Coalition, Retired Teamsters Union Member

• Cuban Speaker

• Alison Bodine, Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice, Vancouver, Canada

– Don Rojas, Director of Communications and International Relations, Institute of the Black World

Venezuela – William Camacaro, Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle, New York

• Puerto Rico – Jocelyn Velazquez, Journalist, Se Acabaron Las Promesas,

•Haiti – Ezili Danto, Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network

Cuba and Medical Solidarity

Moderator: Gail Walker, Executive Director IFCO/Pastors for Peace, New York


• Samira Addrey (ELAM student)

•Christine Knight (ELAM Graduate)

• Dr. Robert Winn, VCU Massey Cancer Center

Afternoon Panels

Canada, Quebec, and the US: Building Cross-Border Solidarity

Panelist information forthcoming

The Impact of the Blockade of Cuba on the People of the US & What We Can do About It

Moderator: Howard Ehrman, Chicago Cuba Coalition

• Environmental Programs’ Exchanges between Cuba & U.S.
Brenda López, Los Angeles – US Hands off Cuba

• What could we implement in U.S. to improve the health of communities and workers of color if the Blockade of Cuba was brought down?

Luis Gonzalez Corro, MD, Bronx, NYC, Graduate of the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, Cuba

National, City, and State Legislative Initiatives

Moderator: Cheryl LaBash, Co-Chair National Network on Cuba
Panelist information forthcoming