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CUBA SOLIDARITY EVENTS CALENDAR! Print E-mail

Upcoming Cuba Solidarity Events Organized and/or Supported
by Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC)

(( 1 )) MARCH 4 & 5 – First Secretary of Cuban Embassy in U.S. visits Seattle, WA
(( 2 )) MARCH 9 – International Women’s Day: Celebrate the Revolutionary Women of Cuba & Venezuela!
(( 3 )) MARCH 12 – An evening of Cuba Solidarity: Discussing Cuba, their Revolution and the Che Guevara Work Brigade
(( 4 )) MARCH 17 – Monthly Picket Action Against the U.S. Blockade on Cuba!
(( 5 )) MARCH 19 – Join the 2016 Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade to Cuba! Info Night & Fundraiser


(( 1 )) MARCH 4 & 5 – First Secretary of Cuban Embassy in U.S. visits Seattle, WA

Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC) invites you to a Cuba solidarity photographic exhibit and conference organized in Seattle, Washington! VCSC is organizing a carpool if you are able to join for this unique and engaging event, call 778-882-5223 for more information.

Both events will feature
** MIGUEL FRAGA **
First Secretary of the newly-reestablished Cuban Embassy in Washington, DC

“The Cuban 5 Return: An Entire Country Celebrates”
* A photographic exhibit *

FRIDAY MARCH 4 - 6:30pm – 9:30pm
El Centro de la Raza – 3rd floor
2524 16th Avenue S,  Seattle, WA, USA

"Imagining New Paths for U.S.-CUBA RELATIONS"
* A Day Long Conference*

SATURDAY MARCH 5 - 10am-4pm
Seattle University School of Law
Sullivan Hall, C-6
Corner of 12th Ave and Columbia St
Seattle, Seattle, WA, USA

For conference program & to view event poster visit: http://www.seattlecuba.org/index.php/31-imagining-new-paths
To join the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/753536118081931/

Event Sponsors: Seattle Cuba Friendship Committee, US Women and Cuba Collaboration, National Lawyers Guild, Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba, LELO, and the following Seattle University departments- Latin American Studies, Global African Studies, School of Law Center for Global Justice, Women and Gender Studies, and Center for the Study of Justice in Society.
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(( 2 )) MARCH 9 – International Women’s Day: Celebrate the Revolutionary Women of Cuba & Venezuela!

WEDNESDAY MARCH 9 - 6:30pm
Roundhouse Community Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews @ Davie & Pacific
Downtown Vancouver, Canada
Skytrain Station: The Yaletown-Roundhouse

* A free public community event!

~ SPEAKERS ~ POETRY ~ LIVE MUSIC ~ MULTIMEDIA ~ DISCUSSION ~

Since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959, the women of Cuba have been making tremendous gains in the struggle for women’s rights and equality, organizing a “Revolution within the Revolution” that continues to move forward today. Over the last 17 years of the Bolivarian Revolution, women in Venezuela have also made great advances in all sectors of society from healthcare and education to politics.

International Women’s day is the opportunity to celebrate the gains that women have made around the world in their struggle for justice and equality. The revolutionary women of Cuba and Venezuela are leading the way, not only in their own countries but in the world-wide struggle for women's rights. 

For International Women’s Day 2016, Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC) invites you to join us for a cultural and political evening to celebrate the revolutionary women of Cuba and Venezuela!

To view the event poster: http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/posters/160308-IWD-EVENT.pdf
To join the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/660349204105946/

Organized by: VANCOUVER COMMUNITIES IN SOLIDARITY WITH CUBA (VCSC)


(( 3 )) MARCH 12 - An evening of Cuba Solidarity: Discussing Cuba, their Revolution and the Che Guevara Work Brigade

SATURDAY MARCH 12
7:00pm
Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Dr.
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish territories

Hosted By: Young Communist League-Vancouver
To join the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1690399594581462/

 

(( 4 )) MARCH 17 – Monthly Picket Action Against the U.S. Blockade on Cuba!

End the U.S. Blockade on Cuba NOW!
Return Guantanamo to Cuba NOW!

THURSDAY MARCH 17
4pm-5pm
U.S. Consulate
1075 W. Pender, Downtown Vancouver

It has now been over one-year since Cuba and the United States announced the re-establishing of diplomatic relations. In this time there have been a number of steps towards the “normalizing” of relations between the U.S. and Cuba, however today, this relationship remains far from “normal.” The cruelest and most damaging aspects of the U.S. blockade on Cuba are still in place, including trade and financial restrictions that U.S. President Obama has the ability to reverse. The United States also maintains the illegal occupation of Guantánamo Bay.

Now is the time for peace-loving people in Canada to increase our campaign to end the cruel and inhuman U.S. blockade against Cuba. Alongside the Cuban flag flying proudly at the newly re-opened Cuban embassy in Washington DC, we invite you join us this March 17 in front of the U.S. consulate in Vancouver as we continue to demand:

> END THE BLOCKADE ON CUBA NOW!
> RETURN GUANTANAMO TO CUBA NOW!
> US GOVERNMENT STOP THE CAMPAIGN OF ‘REGIME CHANGE’ IN CUBA AND IMMEDIATELY STOP INTERFERING IN CUBA’S SOVEREIGNTY AND SELF-DETERMINATION!

To join the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1700363530243534/
See the poster here: http://vancubavsblockade.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/160317FCABPicket.jpg

Organized by: FRIENDS OF CUBA AGAINST THE U.S. BLOCKADE (FCAB-VANCOUVER)
(Member of the Canadian Network on Cuba-CNC)
Web: http://vancubavsblockade.org/
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Phone: 604-719-6947
Twitter: @NoBloqueoVan
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NoBloqueoVan

 

(( 5 )) MARCH 19 – Che Guevara Brigade Info Night & Fundraiser

Join the Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade to Cuba!
Adventure, Volunteering & Fun!

Info Night & Fundraiser!

SATURDAY MARCH 19 - 7pm
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
800 E Broadway, Vancouver

Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC) invites you to join us for an info night and fundraiser for the 24th annual Ernesto Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade to Cuba! The evening will feature videos, photos, poems and stories from past Brigadistas, as well as a chance to win some fantastic Cuban prizes in a raffle draw and help to raise money for people joining the Brigade this year!

This unique trip is not to be missed! For two full weeks in Cuba, from April 28th – May 11th, 2016 the volunteer work brigade combines volunteer work with cultural, social, economic and political encounters visiting different cities across the island. As well, the Brigade will participate in Havana’s powerful May Day parade!

Since 1993, the Ernesto Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade has enabled hundreds of people living across Canada, of various ages, skills and backgrounds to travel and volunteer in Cuba, don’t miss your chance this year!

Join the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/903362336446349/

For the full 2016 Brigade program and information please visit: http://www.canadiannetworkoncuba.ca/brigade/2016Program.pdf

The Che Guevara Volunteer Brigade is a project of the Canadian Network on Cuba:
http://www.canadiannetworkoncuba.ca/brigade

For more information and to register please contact BC Coordinators:
Tamara Hansen 778-882-5223
Thomas Davies 778-889-7664
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Co-organized by: VANCOUVER COMMUNITIES IN SOLIDARITY WITH CUBA (VCSC) & FRIENDS OF CUBA AGAINST THE U.S. BLOCKADE – VANCOUVER (FCAB-Vancouver)
(Members of the Canadian Network on Cuba-CNC)
Web: http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/ | http://vancubavsblockade.org/
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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
Youtube: www.youtube.com/vancubasolidarity
Twitter: @VanCuba_VCSC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vancouver-Communities-in-Solidarity-with-Cuba-VCSC/228

 

 
International Women’s Day 2016 Print E-mail

Celebrating the Revolutionary Women of Cuba & Venezuela!

Celebrating the Revolutionary Women of Cuba & Venezuela

Wednesday March 9 – 6:30PM

Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews @ Davie & Pacific in Downtown Vancouver)

To view the event poster: http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/posters/160308-IWD-EVENT.pdf
 
To join the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/660349204105946/

 


 

 

VANCOUVER COMMUNITIES IN SOLIDARITY WITH CUBA (VCSC) (Member of the Canadian Network on Cuba-CNC)
Web: http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Phone: 778-882-5223
Youtube: www.youtube.com/vancubasolidarity
Twitter: @VanCuba_VCSC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vancouver-Communities-in-Solidarity-with-Cuba-VCSC/228094570576786

 
Cuba Solidarity Cultural Night & Film Showing! Print E-mail

VCSC Cuba Solidarity Cultural Night & Film Showing!

Live Music & the Beautiful Cuban Film

>> JOSE MARTI: Eye of the Canary <<

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12 at 7PM
Joe's Cafe (in Large North Hall)
1150 Commercial Dr (at William St)
Vancouver, Canada

* A Free Event! *

The evening will feature live music, poetry and screening of a beautiful & revolutionary Cuban film

  • FILM: “José Martí: The Eye of the Canary” (José Martí: El ojo del canario)
  • LIVE MUSIC: MX KATRACHO - Singing live Ranchera music from the soul of ‘Nuestra America’!
  • POETRY: Selected works by Jose Marti in English and Spanish!
  • RAFFLE: Win prizes like delicious Havana Club Rum!

 

About the film: “Little is known of the childhood and youth of the great 19th-century Cuban liberator, José Martí. This robust biopic imagines his early years. The son of a magistrate, the precocious Martí — “Pepe” to family and friends — takes an early interest in justice. Gradually he enters the nascent independence movement and, not yet 18…”

José Martí: The Eye of the Canary was awarded the Ariel for Best Latin American Film at the Mexican Academy Awards in 2011.

To view a clip from the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozDi0as6nb0

To view the event poster: http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/posters/160212-jose-marti-film.pdf

To join the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1202606539751300/

 

 
Monthly Picket Action to End the U.S. Blockade on Cuba! Print E-mail

January 17, 2016
Vancouver & Ottawa, Canada

:::: VANCOUVER ::::

End the U.S. Blockade on Cuba NOW!
Return Guantanamo to Cuba NOW!
Monthly Picket Action to End the U.S. Blockade on Cuba!

SUNDAY JANUARY 17
4pm-5pm
U.S. Consulate
1075 W. Pender, Downtown Vancouver

Since the announcement of re-establishing of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the Unites States, we witnessed a number of steps towards “normalizing” relations. The U.S. was forced to take Cuba off its “State sponsor of terror” list, the Cuban flag flies proudly at the newly re-opened Cuban embassy in Washington DC and there has been the loosening of some trade and travel restrictions. However the U.S. Cuba relationship are still far from “normal”, the U.S. government still maintains its cruel and unjust blockade against Cuba and its illegal occupation of Guantánamo Bay.

As peace loving people in Canada we must stand with people of Cuba and reinforce our organizing and actions against the U.S. blockade on Cuba and to return Guantanamo to Cuba. Join us this January 17th in front of the U.S. consulate in Vancouver as we continue our struggle in the New Year to demand:

  • END THE BLOCKADE ON CUBA NOW!
  • RETURN GUANTANAMO TO CUBA NOW!
  • US GOVERNMENT STOP THE CAMPAIGN OF ‘REGIME CHANGE’ IN CUBA AND IMMEDIATELY STOP INTERFERING IN CUBA’S SOVEREIGNTY AND SELF-DETERMINATION!

Join the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/952888141456622/
See the event poster: http://vancubavsblockade.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/160117FCABPicket_Poster.jpg

*** Join Friends of Cuba Against the U.S. Blockade – Vancouver!
At our Annual General Meeting on September 4, 2015 the Free the Cuban 5 Committee - Vancouver changed our name and basis of unity to reflect the December 17, 2014 historic victory of the freedom of all of our Cuban Heroes. We committed ourselves to fight to end the cruel and inhuman US blockade against Cuba as "Friends of Cuba Against the U.S. Blockade – Vancouver."

Picket Action organized by:
FRIENDS OF CUBA AGAINST THE U.S. BLOCKADE (FCAB-VANCOUVER)
(Member of the Canadian Network on Cuba-CNC)
Web: http://vancubavsblockade.org/
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Phone: 604-719-6947
Twitter: @NoBloqueoVan
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NoBloqueoVan

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

 ::::: OTTAWA :::::

Protest at U.S. Embassy:  End the illegal U.S. blockade against Cuba, return the occupied territory in Guantanamo and abolish all unjust U.S. laws targeting Cuba!
SUNDAY JANUARY 17
1pm
U.S. Embassy
490 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
 
It has been one year since the US announced that it would abandon its bankrupt policy of trying to isolate Cuba internationally. This victory of the Cuban people was the result of the principled and consistent position taken by the Cuban government in defending their nation building project based on their own resources and initiative. This led to the release of the Cuban five heroes, the removal of Cuba from the list of terrorist countries which was totally unjustified, as well as the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
 
While Cuba is doing its part in working towards the normalization of relations with the US, President Raul Castro has rightly pointed out that the unjust and vicious economic blockade against Cuba which has been in place for more than fifty years must be lifted. As long as the U.S. economic war against Cuba continues, the US objective of negating and extinguishing Cuba’s right to self-determination and independence must be opposed in solidarity with the right of the Cuban people to determine their own future.

Ottawa Cuba Connections is proposing to establish monthly pickets at the US Embassy in Ottawa starting on December 17, 2015, to demand that the US immediately end its blockade of Cuba and stop interfering in Cuba's domestic affairs.

Please join us at the US Embassy on Sussex Drive on January 17, 2016 at 1 pm and stand in solidarity with the Cuban government and people for their democratic right to live in peace and without foreign interference of any kind.

Picket Action organized by:
OTTAWA-CUBA CONNECTIONS
Web: http://www.ottawacuba.org/
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Twitter: @OttawaCubaCon

 

 
Picket Actions in Canada Demanding an End the U.S. Blockade on Cuba Print E-mail

Marking one year since the historic victory of the return of the Cuban 5!
Picket Actions in Canada demanding: End the U.S. Blockade on Cuba NOW!

One Year After

December 17, 2015
Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto & Montreal Canada

:::VANCOUVER:::

End the U.S. Blockade on Cuba NOW!
Monthly Picket Action to End the U.S. Blockade on Cuba!

THURSDAY December 17 - 4pm-5pm
U.S. Consulate
1075 W. Pender, Downtown Vancouver

On December 17, 2014 a tremendous shout of joy was heard in the streets of downtown Vancouver as the Free the Cuban 5 Committee – Vancouver gathered in front of the U.S. consulate in Vancouver for the 110th, and final, picket action for the Cuban 5; this time to celebrate the historic victory of the return of the 5 Heroes to the Cuba, after over 16 years of unjust imprisonment in the United States.

On that morning of December 17, the governments of Cuba and the United States announced the re-establishing of diplomatic relations between the two countries. A year after this important announcement, the criminal and illegal U.S. blockade remains in full force. On October 27, 2015, the world voted overwhelmingly, 191 countries to 2, in favour of Cuba’s resolution demanding an end to the criminal and illegal blockade of Cuba by the United States. Only the U.S. and Israel voted against the resolution, this clearly showed the hypocrisy of the U.S. government talk about normalizing relations with Cuba while maintaining the cruel and inhumane blockade.

Join Friends of Cuba Against the U.S. Blockade – Vancouver this December 17th in front of the U.S. consulate in Vancouver as we mark one year after the historic victory of the freedom of the Cuban 5 Heroes and as we continue our struggle to demand:

  • END THE BLOCKADE ON CUBA NOW!
  • RETURN GUANTANAMO TO CUBA NOW!
  • US GOVERNMENT STOP THE CAMPAIGN OF ‘REGIME CHANGE’ IN CUBA AND IMMEDIATELY STOP INTERFERING IN CUBA’S SOVEREIGNTY AND SELF-DETERMINATION!

Join the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1211694232190424/
See the event poster: http://vancubavsblockade.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/151217-cuba-blockade-picket.jpg

*** Join Friends of Cuba Against the U.S. Blockade – Vancouver!
At our Annual General Meeting on September 4, 2015 the Free the Cuban 5 Committee - Vancouver changed our name and basis of unity to reflect the December 17, 2014 historic victory of the freedom of all of our Cuban Heroes. We committed ourselves to fight to end the cruel and inhuman US blockade against Cuba as "Friends of Cuba Against the U.S. Blockade – Vancouver."

Picket Action organized by:
FRIENDS OF CUBA AGAINST THE U.S. BLOCKADE (FCAB-VANCOUVER)
(Member of the Canadian Network on Cuba-CNC)
Web: https://www.vancubavsblockade.org/
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Phone: 604-719-6947
Twitter: @NoBloqueoVan
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NoBloqueoVan

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


 :::OTTAWA:::

Protest at U.S. Embassy: Lift the Blockade on Cuba! Return Guantanamo to Cuba!

End the illegal and unjust economic and financial blockade of Cuba by the U.S.!
Return Guantanamo to Cuba and close the illegal torture centre and naval base!

THURSDAY December 17 - 4pm
U.S. Embassy
490 Sussex Drive, Ottawa

On the one year anniversary of the historic release of the Cuban 5 and the beginning of normalization of relations between Cuba and the U.S. protests are taking place in cities across Canada and around the world to demand the U.S. end its hostilities against the Cuban people, their sovereignty and economic and political system. Cuba has stood by its principles and insists on an end to U.S. attacks on the Cuban people and recognition of Cuban sovereignty for normalization to proceed. The world's people are standing by Cuba and demanding the same just as Cuba has been an example of internationalism and defence of humanity and social progress.

Join the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/991983514198378/

Picket Action organized by:
OTTAWA-CUBA CONNECTIONS
Web: http://www.ottawacuba.org/
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Twitter: @OttawaCubaCon

:::TORONTO:::

Thursday December 17th - 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
360 University Avenue
(across the street from the US Consulate)
Toronto, Ontario


::: MONTRÉAL :::

Picket Action Against the U.S. Blockade on Cuba

THURSDAY December 17
>>5pm-5:30pm
L'église St. James United
463 Ste-Catherine Ouest
Montréal

>>5 :30pm- 6pm
U.S. Consulate
1155 Rue St-Alexandre
Montréal

On December 17, 2014 Cuba and the United States announced the beginning of negotiations to normalize diplomatic relations. To mark this date and to denounce the continuing blockade of the U.S. on Cuba, we invite you to join us at our picket action on December 17.

Le 17 décembre 2014 Cuba et les États-Unis ont annoncé qu'ils entamaient des négociations pour normaliser leurs relations diplomatiques.  Pour souligner cette date et pour dénoncer le blocus qui perdure, nous vous invitons à un piquetage jeudi le 17 décembre.

Picket Action organized by:
Table de concertation de solidarité Québec-Cuba
Web: http://www.solidaritequebeccuba.qc.ca/

 
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