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Africa Called, Cuba Answered: Cuba’s Critical Contribution to the Fight against Ebola Print E-mail

- Cuban Doctor on Cross-Canada Tour, May 14-30, 2015 -

From May 14 to 30, Dr. José de Jesús Portilla García, a participant in various Cuban medical internationalist missions, will speak in several Canadian cities on Cuba's Humanitarian Medical Missions across the world, especially in fighting the Ebola epidemic in the West African nations of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

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CUBA COMBATING EBOLA IN AFRICA Print E-mail

** Cross-Canada Speaking Tour **

Featuring Special Guest Speaker Direct from Cuba:

DR. JOSÉ DE JESÚS PORTILLA


Chief of Cuba’s medical personnel during Cuba’s international mission in the former Republic of Congo, Head of the Department of Health for the province of Havana and Director of the Department of Bilateral Collaboration in the Ministry of Public Health

Vancouver Event:

THURSDAY MAY 21, 2015 - 7PM
ROUNDHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTRE
181 ROUNDHOUSE MEWS
(VANCOUVER, BC)

This is a free event!

As West African countries were battered by one of the most critical and devastating outbreaks in recent history, help and solidarity became necessary. The immense outbreak of Ebola had to be met with immense contributions to combat it. Cuba with its professional and experienced international medical missions quickly rose to the greatest involvement in the fight against Ebola.

It did not take long after Cuba’s 450 medical volunteers arrived in the countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone for the world to take notice of Cuba’s exceptional effort. World leaders expressed their gratitude as international media picked up the story of this small country’s big hearted effort to combat the deadly disease.

You’re invited to come hear from Dr. José de Jesús Portilla, one of Cuba’s celebrated internationalist revolutionary doctors about Cuba’s contribution to the battle against Ebola in West Africa as well as Cuba’s history of internationalist medical solidarity.

To view the event poster: http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/posters/150521-Cuban-doctor-ebola-africa-tour.pdf

To join the event facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/742371119193508/

Vancouver event sponsored by:

Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC)
http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/

Free the Cuban 5 Committee - Vancouver
http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/

Canadian Cuban Friendship Association - Vancouver
http://www.ccfavancouver.ca/

Tour organized by: Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC)

 
* Rumbo a Cuba Initiative * Print E-mail

*** ¿QUÉ BOLÁ CONTIGO? TALENT SHOW! ***

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

SATURDAY, MAY 16
7pm
Joe's Cafe – 1150 Commercial Drive (@William Street)
Vancouver, B.C

Do you sing? Act? Write? Or have another talent? Sign up for this fun and inclusive night of talent!

All Ages Welcome!

*All Talent Show entrants will be entered in a draw to win an exciting Cuban Prize pack! *

Tickets $5 in advance, or $10 at the door!

To Register call 778-889-7664 or 778-882-5223

What is the “Rumbo a Cuba Initiative”?

The CIJAM camp is where international solidarity guests stay while in volunteering in Cuba. Thousands of people visit CIJAM 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 December 31, 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!

For more information, call 778-889-7664 or 778-882-5223

2 MORE UPCOMING RUMBO A CUBA INITIATIVE EVENTS:

1. When Cuba Calls, We Answer! BBQ
SATURDAY JUNE 6 | 5-8PM
Trout Lake Park 3300 Victoria Dr.

* Delicious Food* Live Music * Speakers * Games * Raffle * - Rain or Shine!

The event is free, raffle tickets for sale and BBQ by donation!

2. ¡Fiesta Cubana!
SATURDAY JUNE 20 | 7PM
Drinks, delicious food & lots of Dancing!

Join “Iniciativa Rumbo a Cuba” for an exciting event to raise the money needed and help us get the items needed to the Julio Antonio Mella International Solidarity (CIJAM) Camp in Caimito, Cuba.

Tickets $10 in advance / $15 at the door
For tickets: 778-882-5223 or 778-889-7664

 
“AFRICA CALLED, CUBA ANSWERED” Print E-mail

A Different Booklist presents:

“AFRICA CALLED, CUBA ANSWERED”

Cuban doctor, Dr Jose de Jesus Portilla Garcia, who has been involved with many of Cuba's medical internationalist missions and is on a Canada-wide Tour, will be speaking at A Different Booklist on Cuba’s role in the fight against the Ebola disease in West Africa.

WHEN: FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015 - 7:00 PM

WHERE: A DIFFERENT BOOKLIST, 746 BATHURST ST, TORONTO (Bathurst & Bloor)

Tel: 416-538-0889

 

 
Dr. Tour - Some of the events Print E-mail

Toronto
Friday, May 15 - 7 pm
Press Conference - A Different Booklist (746 Bathhurst Street)
Organized by: Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association-Toronto

Halifax
Tuesday, May 19 - 7pm
Room 1058, Mona Campbell Building
1459 Le Marchant Street, Dalhousie University
Organized by: Nova Scotia Cuba Association
For information: 902-449-4967, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Vancouver
Thursday May 21 - 7 pm
Roundhouse Community Centre
81 Roundhouse Mews
Sponsored by: Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba,
Free the Cuban 5 Committee Vancouver,
Canadian Cuban Friendship Association - Vancouver.

Calgary

Friday, May 22 - 7:30-10:30 pm
Unitarian Church, 1703 1st St. NW
Organized by: Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association-Calgary
For information: 403-289-4689 or 403-971-1948, Facebook

Montreal
Monday, May 25 - 7:00 pm
Centre St-Pierre, Laure-Gaudreault Hall
1212 Panet Street, Montreal (near Beaudry metro)
Admission: voluntary contribution
Organized by: Table de concertation de solidarité Québec-Cuba
For information: 514-991-4388 or 514-298-6820, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Hamilton
Wednesday, May 27 - 6:30 pm
URBIS, 267 King St East (formerly Volunteer Hamilton)
Venue is wheelchair accessible. 
Free event/donations accepted - all funds raised go to
CNC's Cuba for West Africa Fund. Join us!
For information or to get involved: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Toronto
Saturday, May 30 - 7:30 pm
Steelworkers' Hall, 25 Cecil St. (south of College, east of Spadina)
Speakers: Fernando González, of the Cuban Five and Vice-President of the
Cuban Institute of Friendship with the People's (ICAP),
Dr. José Portilla García
Free admission
Organized by: Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association - Toronto

 

 
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