7th International Che Guevara Conference - Canada Print

“FROM THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION TO THE CUBAN REVOLUTION:
THE QUESTION OF LEADERSHIP, IMPLEMENTING THE SOCIALIST PROJECT & WHERE WE ARE TODAY!”


OCTOBER 27-29, 2017 IN VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA

RUSSIAN HALL - 600 CAMPBELL AVE.

This event will take place on the traditional and unceded territories of the Tsleil-Waututh, the Musqueam, and the Squamish Coast Salish Nations.


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<<< FRIDAY OCTOBER 27, 2017 >>>

Russian Hall - 600 Campbell Ave.

** Concert & Fundraiser for Reconstruction Efforts in Cuba after the Devastating Hurricane Irma **


Featuring the Legendary Cuban Musician:

GERARDO ALFONSO * Havana, Cuba

Gerardo Alfonso’s music is a beautiful mix, rich in influence from many musical genres from across the Caribbean. Gerardo masterfully weaves these sounds with his urban and popular roots, while never abandoning his trova spirit! For this, Gerardo Alfonso has become one of the most unique singers and songwriters in Cuba and Latin America. Don’t miss a great chance to see this incredible performer! Join us for an amazing evening! The last two times Gerardo Alfonso has been in Vancouver it was standing room only!


Join us for a special evening of song and celebration!


>> The concert will be free, but a suggested donation of $10 is recommended going towards The Canadian Network on Cuba’s Hurricane Relief and Reconstruction Fund after the devastating Hurricane Irma.


To enjoy some of Gerardo Alfonso’s music before the concert:

Gerardo Alfonso - Havana Concert to welcome home Cuban 5 Heroes Rene and Fernando

Gerardo Alfonso – Performs in Vancouver



<<< SATURDAY & SUNDAY OCTOBER 28 & 29, 2017>>

Russian Hall - 600 Campbell Ave.

** Two days of Speakers, Workshops, Film, Art Displays, Discussion & Revolutionary politics! **


>>> Featuring Guest Speakers:


MS. TANIA LÓPEZ LARROQUE * Havana, Cuba

Chief of Mission, Consul General of the Cuban Consulate in Toronto. She graduated from the University of Havana’s School of Foreign Languages and completed her post-graduate studies at the Institute of Foreign Affairs in Havana. She has been working for Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX) for 17 years, including posts in Mexico, Argentina, and now Canada


MR. WILFREDO J. PEREZ BIANCO * Caracas, Venezuela

Chief of Mission, Consul General of the Venezuelan Consulate in Vancouver. He graduated from the Central University of Venezuela with a degree in journalism in 1992, and received his doctorate in Information Sciences from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1998. He has been working for Foreign Affairs for 7 years in the Venezuelan Ministry of Popular Power, and held various positions in public administration institutions in Venezuela between 1999 and 2017, such as the Venezuelan Foreign Trade Bank, the Superintendence of Tax Administration and Customs, the Superintendence of Banks, as well as other financial institutions. He joined the student struggle from an early age and stands firmly in the defense of the Bolivarian Revolution.


GERARDO ALFONSO * Havana, Cuba

Born in Guanabacoa, Cuba on November 1, 1958, Gerardo was musically inclined from a young age, and by his teenage years he was performing his first compositions. In 1980, he joined the Nueva Trova Cubana Movement, which was made up of young and talented musicians who were especially interested in the development of socially engaged lyrics. He regularly gives talks and workshops on music and its social and political contexts.


HELEN YAFFE * London, England

An Economic History Fellow at the London School of Economics. Helen is author of "Che Guevara: The Economics of Revolution" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). She has worked on a variety of newspapers and publications and has presented papers at conferences and seminars around the world. Helen will be joining us via videoconference from London.


ARNOLD AUGUST * Montreal, Canada

Author of many articles and books including: "Democracy in Cuba and the 1997–98 Elections" (Editorial José Martí, 1999), "Cuba and Its Neighbours: Democracy in Motion" (Fernwood Publishing/Zed Books, 2013), "Cuba-U.S. Relations: Obama and Beyond" (Fernwood, 2017). An accomplished journalist, he contributes articles in English, Spanish and French to news and research sites in the United States, Canada, Cuba, Latin America and Europe. Since 1997, he has spent extended periods in Cuba pursuing his intensive investigations.


ISAAC SANEY * Nova Scotia, Canada

Professor at Dalhousie and Saint Mary's Universities. He holds a PhD in history from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. His dissertation focuses on the intersection of Cuban and southern African history. He is the author of the widely acclaimed book, "Cuba: A Revolution in Motion" (London: Zed Books, 2004). He is also a co-chair of the Canadian Network on Cuba.


WENDY HOLM * Bowen Island, Canada

Professor of UBC’s International Field Studies in Sustainable Agriculture (Cuba), agrologist, economist, author, award winning journalist, and sustainability expert. Wendy is also the organizer of the Canada-Cuba Farmer to Farmer Project.


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