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¡RUMBO A CUBA! Print E-mail

* Fundraising Party for Cuba *

SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015 - 7pm
Ukrainian Cultural Center
805 E. Pender St @ Hawks St

Fundraising for a much needed tractor & freezer truck for the Julio Antonio Mella International Solidarity (CJAM) Camp in Caimito, Cuba.

Dancing – Salsa, Cumbia, Bachata, and more!
Food – Delicious Tamales and Pupusas!
Drinks – Beer, wine and Cuban rum!
Prizes – Direct from Cuba!

*** Featuring DJ Carlitos Tun Tun ***

Entrance $10 - Tickets available at the door, or call: 778-580-8813 or 778-889-7664

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The CJAM camp is where international solidarity guests stay while in volunteering in Cuba. Thousands of people visit CJAM every year, up to 500 at one time, and it has been a real challenge for the camp to provide the necessary services to its guests, especially because of the cruel US blockade. If something breaks, it is never just as easy as buying a replacement.

Following a very successful fundraising campaign where we were able to provide the camp with a new water pump, we are continuing to help the camp which is so important to Cuba and the international solidarity movement. In discussions with the camp's workers, they have told us that the most urgent needs are now a tractor and a freezer truck.

When Cuba calls, we answer! We have launched a campaign to raise the necessary funds by July 1, 2015. This is an ambitious goal, but we believe with the support we are receiving from so many groups and individuals this will be possible. Please join us!

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Organized by Iniciativa Rumbo a Cuba

778-580-8813 | 778-889-7664


A Revolution Within the Revolution

Film, Live Music & Poetry

An evening featuring political and cultural presentations from women around the world!

SATURDAY March 7 - 6pm
Vancouver Public Library ~ Peter Kay Room
350 West Georgia Street
Downtown Vancouver, Canada

The Cuban revolution of 1959 opened a new era for Cuban women, which Fidel Castro in 1966 stated “has meant a double liberation” for women, “who were discriminated against not only as workers but also as women.” Under the Cuban revolution women have advanced the struggle for women's rights, starting immediately after the triumph of the revolution. Women in Cuba are guaranteed equal pay, universal childcare, and it is enshrined into law with Cuba's Family Code Bill that participation in household work should be equal. The results today are that Cuban women make up 43% of Parliament, and 60% of professional and technical workers.

Cuban women have also achieved the impressive rank of third highest in the world for the percentage of women in government.

The “Revolution within the Revolution” is what Fidel called the fight for women's rights in Cuba, and it is a revolution which is thriving and moving forward even today, for Cuban women and the world-wide struggle of for women's rights!

Featuring International Greetings from:

  • Miraly González González – First Secretary and Political Attaché of the Cuban Embassy in Ottawa
  • Carolina Escarrá – International Relations of the Youth of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (JPSUV)

Some Remarks and Poetry by:

  • Kelly White
  • Colleen Glynn
  • Tamara Hansen
  • Azza Rojbi
  • Macarena Cataldo Hernandez
  • Mayra

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Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC) would like to encourage members and supporters to attend this important Cuba book launch tomorrow. The book, “Cuba Solidarity in Canada: 5 Decades of People-to-People Foreign Relations” chronicles the last 50 years of Cuba solidarity organizing in Canada, including a chapter on the now victorious struggle to free the 5 Cuban Heroes co-authored by VCSC Coordinator Tamara Hansen and Battle of Ideas Press and Fire This Time Newspaper political editor Ali Yerevani.

5 Decades of People-to-People Foreign Relations"

On Thursday Feb 26th @ 7pm, editor Nino Pagliccia will be sharing thoughts and readings from his book Cuba solidarity in Canada. People's Co-op Bookstore 1391 Commercial Dr. Vancouver, Canada

Free admission

To join the event on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/926609260706627

Cuba Solidarity in Canada - Five Decades of People-to-People Foreign Relations, is a collection of essays about the Canadian solidarity movement in support of Cuba during more than 50 years. Throughout the different experiential stories, the notion of solidarity emerges as the common theme of people-to-people (non-governmental) links between Canada and Cuba. The book suggests a framework that informs the reader on the meaning, positive influence and potentially valuable role that solidarity can play in the relationship between peoples, indeed between nations. It also advances the possibility of a new paradigm of state-to-state foreign relations that is based on solidarity instead of ideological posture. --Friesen Press

Please visit the book website: http://www.cubasolidarityincanada.ca/

6th International Che Guevara Conference a Huge Success! Print E-mail

The 6th International Che Guevara Conference has come to a close, and its simple statistics show that it was a huge success:

International Che Guevara Conference

  • 5 Days
  • 2 Cities
  • 6 Cuban guests
  • 9 Speakers
  • 11 Workshops and Special Sessions
  • 1 Book signing
  • 2 Concerts
  • 27 Hours of Program
  • 700 Participants

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