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6th INTERNATIONAL CHE GUEVARA CONFERENCE - CANADA Print E-mail

"CUBA: A Socialist Project in Progress"

January 23-26, 2015
Vancouver & Kamloops, BC, CANADA

Featuring:
DR. ALEIDA GUEVARA - Havana, Cuba
World renowned lecturer on Cuba, pediatrician, author and daughter of the legendary revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara.

JOSE LUIS RODGRIGUEZ GARCIA – Havana, Cuba
Author of “Notes on Cuban Economy”, Researcher and Professor at the University of Havana. Former Cuban Minister of the Economy and Planning, and a former Vice President of the Cuban Council of Ministers.

PLUS A SPECIAL CONCERT BY:
GERARDO ALFONSO – Legendary Cuban singer-songwriter, and internationally renowned member of the Cuban 'Nueva Trova' movement.

4 DAY CONFERENCE – FREE REGISTRATION HERE: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/6th-international-che-guevara-conference-tickets-15028965039

* Conference Program in English & Spanish *

((1)) FRIDAY, JANUARY 23
Celebration of the freedom of our 5 Cuban Heroes with legendary Cuban musician
GERARDO ALFONSO live in concert!

8PM
Ukrainian Cultural Centre
805 East Pender Street
Corner of Pender & Hawks – 1 block South of Hastings St.
Vancouver, Canada

((2)) SATURDAY JANUARY 24 & SUNDAY JANUARY 25
Two full days of workshops in Vancouver!

Ukrainian Cultural Centre
805 East Pender Street
Corner of Pender & Hawks – 1 block South of Hastings Street

((3)) MONDAY, JANUARY 26
Final day of workshops in Kamloops!

Thompson Rivers University
900 McGill Road
Kamloops, BC, Canada

For more information, please visit:  http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/

>> ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL CHE GUEVARA CONFERENCE <<
Since the triumph of Cuba’s 1959 revolution to today, the vision and political ideas that shape the Cuban revolution remain a source of inspiration, discussion and debate around the world. Through the ideas of Fidel, Che, the Cuban socialist project, and the dynamics of the mass revolutionary movement, Cuba has become a country renowned for its achievements in health, education, culture, science and many other aspects of social and human progress. The Cuban socialist project and the Cuban revolutionary leadership, despite 50 years of an inhuman and criminal blockade by consecutive US administrations, have never wavered to imperialist pressure.

The International Che Guevara Conference is an opportunity to discuss and debate the ideas of the Cuban revolution, its dynamism and how it has impacted Latin America and the world.

The first International Che Guevara Conference in 2008 was on the theme, “Che Guevara, Thinker & Fighter: Are His Ideas Relevant for the 21st Century?” The Second International Che Conference in 2009 was on, “50 Years of Dynamism of the Cuban Revolution.” The Third International Che Conference in 2010 was on, “Cuba & Revolutionary Internationalism.” The Fourth International Che Conference in 2011 was on, “Cuba Today – The Gains and the Challenges.”

The 2012 International Che Guevara Conference discussed the most importance changes Cuba has seen in the last 50 years since Fidel's Second Declaration of Havana, in 1961. This conference, titled “Cuba's Reforms: Capitalism or Socialism” investigated, with the participation of 6 Cuban guests including  Aleida Guevara, daughter of Che Guevara, the roots of the current reforms and their future prospects and challenges.

In 2015 the Che Conference returns with, “Cuba, A Socialist Project in Progress” which aims to delve deeper into what has made the Cuban Socialist Revolution successful move forward and how it is evolving today.

This year's conference we will also discuss the recent developments in US/Cuba relations. This includes the historic victory of the return to Cuba of all 5 Cuban Heroes who were unjustly imprisoned for over 16 years in US jails. As well, we will examine the announcements by Cuban President Raul Castro and US President Barack Obama that new steps towards normalization of relations would occur between the two countries. This announcement has come over 50 years after the US broke diplomatic relations and imposed a cruel and ongoing blockade on Cuba. What has changed?

** View the conference poster: http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/posters/2015-VCSC-CHECON6.pdf

** To join the Vancouver events on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/685591924872060/

** Click here for the report & photos from the 2012 International Che Guevara Conference: http://vancouverinternationalcheconference.blogspot.ca/2012/11/5th-annual-international-che-guevara.html

We look forward to having you join us for this special event!

CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY:
Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC)

KAMLOOPS EVENT CO-ORGANIZED WITH:
Thompson Rivers University Socialist Club

VANCOUVER COMMUNITIES IN SOLIDARITY WITH CUBA (VCSC)
(Member of the Canadian Network on Cuba-CNC)
Web: http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/
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Phone: 778-882-5223

 
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