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PAYING HUMANITY’S DEBT: Cuba, AFRICA, AND THE CARIBBEAN

A US-CUBA NORMALIZATION TEACH IN WEBINAR

TUESDAY, MAY 19

8:00 PM (Eastern), 5:00 PM (Pacific)

Co-Chairs:
August Nimtz

August Nimtz — Co-coordinator of the Minnesota Cuba Committee; Professor of Political Science and African American and African Studies, University of Minnesota; Co-Author (with Esteban Morales), The Dynamics of Racial Discrimination in Cuba, Past and Present; Author, Marxism vs Liberalism: Comparative Real-Time Political  Analysis.

Kennedee Geffinger

Kennedee Geffinger — Universal Zulu Nation Hip Hop for Humanity Committee; Children’s Programs Director, JCC Harlem; Founder, Keys to Ubuntu


Guest Speakers:

Ana Silvia RodriguezAna Silvia Rodriguez — Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations


Julia Imene-ChanduruJulia Imene-Chanduru — Deputy Permanent Representative of Namibia to the United Nations (FOCUS)


Fernando Gonzalez Llort

Fernando Gonzalez Llort — President of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP); Cuban internationalist fighter in Angola 1987-1989; Cuban Five hero


Chris “Che” Matlhako

Chris “Che” Matlhako — Second Deputy General Secretary of the South African Communist Party; leading member of Friends of Cuba in South Africa (FOCUS)


Dr. Rosemari Mealy

Dr. Rosemari Mealy — Educator and long-standing activist for peace, social, and economic justice. Dr. Mealy’s work has involved years of solidarity with the Cuban Revolution, including living and working in Cuba; Awarded “Friendship Medal” by the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba; Author, Fidel and Malcolm X: Memories of A Meeting; Rosemari is a member of the Board of Directors of IFCO/Pastors for Peace, the New York-New Jersey Cuba Si Coalition; and National Conference of Black Lawyers.


Mwalimu KeitaMwalimu Keita —  Organizer, All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (GC).


Don Rojas

Don Rojas — Press Secretary for the martyred Prime Minister of Grenada Maurice Bishop (1981-1983); Executive Political Editor, The Real News Network; Director of Communications and International Relations, Institute of the Black World; Founder of the award-winning The Black World Today


Dr. Isaac Saney

Dr. Isaac Saney — Co-Chair, Canadian Network on Cuba; Professor, Dalhousie University; author of the forthcoming book, Africa’s Children Return! Cuba, Africa, and Apartheid’s End. 


Frantz Voltaire

Frantz Voltaire — Haitian scholar and activist living in Montreal, Québec; Author, Black Power in Haiti and A Brief History of Blacks in Canada; Founder and Chairperson of Le Center International de Documentation et d’Information Haitienne, Caribéenne, et Afro-Canadienne (CIDICHCA).


Obi Egbuna Jr

Obi Egbuna Jr — “Stay Out of Cuba’s Way Campaign”; Zimbabwe Cuba Friendship Association; Author, Cuba’s Greatest Army: A Tribute To The Cuban Doctors (Children’s Play)


Presentation followed by Q&A

In Solidarity, Organizing Committee, International Conference for the Normalization of US-Cuba Relations

Diaz-Canel receives President of Haiti

Diaz-Canel receives President of Haiti
The President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, on Monday received the President of the Republic of Haiti, His Excellency Mr. Jovenel Moïse, on an official visit to Cuba
Author: Granma | internet@granma.cu
december 4, 2018 10:12:19

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Photo: Estudio Revolución
The President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, yesterday received the President of the Republic of Haiti, His Excellency Mr. Jovenel Moïse, on an official visit to Cuba.
In a cordial atmosphere, the two leaders reviewed the progress of the positive bilateral relations shared by their countries, highlighting the importance of the 20 years of uninterrupted cooperation, which began on December 4, 1998, and agreeing to continue developing these ties for the benefit of the two peoples. They also discussed various topics on the international agenda.
Accompanying the distinguished visitor were Bocchit Edmond, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cults; Grèta Clement Roy, Minister of Public Health and Population; Ardouin Zepherin, Special Adviser; Lesly David, Ambassador of Haiti in Venezuela; Jude Piquant, director of the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cults; Guito Edouard, head of the Potable Water and Sanitation Directorate; and Elvire Beauchard, interim chargé d’affaires at the Haitian Embassy in Cuba.
On the Cuban side, participating were Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla; Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz and José Ángel Portal Miranda, Ministers of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment and Public Health, respectively; Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rogelio Sierra Díaz, and the Ambassador of Cuba in Haiti, Luis Castillo Campos.