Calendar of Events

JP MA Forum: Lessons from the Cuban Energy Revolution

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Calendar of Events | 0 comments

Lessons from the Cuban Energy Revolution with Mario Alberto Arrasta Avila November 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Event Navigation « Our Whole Lives Matter: An Intersectional Approach to Social Change Work with local changemakers Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, Film Screening » RSVP and Invite Your Friends on Facebook or via Email  What can we learn from Cuba?  When nearly 70% of Cuba’s oil supply stopped in 1989 after the USSR collapsed, transportation, electricity, and food production were jeopardized. Cuba responded by shifting to...

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November 5th for the Cuban 5

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 in Calendar of Events, The Cuban 5 | 0 comments

Remember: On Wednesday November 5th, call Obama and demand the freedom of the Cuban 5   CALL THE WHITE HOUSE TO JOIN THE WORLDWIDE DEMAND   FOR THEIR FREEDOM.   By phone: 202-456-1111  (If nobody answers the phone leave a message) If calling from outside the United States, dial first the International Area Code + 1 (US country code) followed by 202-456-1111   By Fax: 202-456-2461 If fax is sent from outside the United States, dial first the International Area Code + 1 (US country code) followed by 202-456-2461 To send an...

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Crisis Update: Ebola in West Africa

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Calendar of Events | 0 comments

LIVE Webcast A panel of experts, including field workers returned from Guinea and Liberia and headquarters staff, will lead this live webcast about the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Thursday, November 13 – 8:00 PM EST   Join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on November 13 at 8:00 PM EST for a special update on the Ebola crisis in West Africa. MSF has been responding to the current outbreak since March, and the organization’s response has grown to include more than 3,000 MSF staff and 600 beds throughout...

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For 23rd time, U.N. nations urge end to U.S. embargo on Cuba

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Calendar of Events, Latest News | 0 comments

(Reuters) – The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly for the 23rd time to condemn the decades-long U.S. economic embargo against Cuba, with many nations praising the island state for its response in fighting the deadly Ebola virus that is ravaging West Africa. In the 193-nation assembly, 188 countries voted for the nonbinding resolution, titled “Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial and Financial Embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba.” As in previous years, the only countries...

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Cuban-Latin American Relations in a Changing Hemisphere

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Calendar of Events | 0 comments

 Monday, October 27 at 7:00 pm Lippincott Room, 1314 Social Sciences Tower West Bank – University of Minnesota Carlos Oliva is Professor of History, University of Havana. For many years he served as executive director of the Association for the Unity of Our America, an NGO based in Havana. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Texas and John Hopkins University. He is the author, co-author, and editor of numerous books including “The Bush Doctrine and Latin America and Pan-Americanism and Neo-Pan-Americanism:...

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US-Cuba Relations & The Case of the Cuban Five

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Calendar of Events, The Cuban 5 | 0 comments

Framed up and jailed in US prisons for fighting US-based terrorism   Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at JOHN JAY, College of Criminal Justice L. 63 Lecture Hall New York City Speakers: Martin Garbus, Lead Attorney for the Cuban Five Rodolfo Reyes, Ambassador of Cuba to the United Nations Estela Vasquez, Executive Vice President, 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East Professor Luis Barrios, Department of Latin America Latina/o Studies Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, “Central Park 5” Frame-up Victims Juanita Young, Iris Baez,...

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Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Calendar of Events | 0 comments

Dear NNOC members and friends, We have received a number of requests asking that the NNOC meeting not be held on the weekend before the election  as previously scheduled.  Due to this, we have decided to change the date to the following weekend.  Hopefully this will enable more people to attend and will also afford us an opportunity to discuss the Congressional elections. The annual meeting of the National Network On Cuba will be held from November 7 through November 9 The business meeting will take place at the Institute for Policy Studies...

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Sip and Salsa Reception with the Cuban Interests Section

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Calendar of Events | 0 comments

Join us for an opportunity to speak with representatives from the Cuban Interests Section about United States-Cuba Relations and experience a taste of Cuban culture through food, art, music, dance, and entertainment. Friday, November 7, 2014 6:15 PM – 8: 15 PM UDC David A. Clarke School of Law Room 214   Co-sponsored by the Black Law Students Association, Black Men’s Law Society, Latino/a Law Students Association, National Lawyers Guild, and Student Bar Association RVSP at...

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Cuba comes to Minnesota October 5.22.2014

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Calendar of Events, Latest News | 0 comments

Sunday, October 5   Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul 5:30 p.m.: reception honoring Dr. José Ramón Cabañas, Chief of Mission, Cuban Interests Section, Washington, DC. 7:30 p.m.: A Night in Havana, concert with Nachito Herrera, introduction by Dr. Cabañas Monday, October 6    St. Thomas College, Minneapolis 6:00 p.m.: Forum with Dr. José Ramón Cabañas Tuesday, October 7   1-103, Hanson Hall, University of Minnesota, West Bank 6:00 p.m.: Gloria Rolando, Cuban filmmaker, with 1912, Breaking the Silence Saturday, October 11   ...

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Durades Dialogue & Film I Reembarque/Reshipment

Posted by on Sep 6, 2014 in Calendar of Events | 0 comments

 DURADES DIALOGUE & FILM     REEMBARQUE/RESHIPMENT Gloria Rolando and Robert Byrd Saturday October 11, 2 PM Minneapolis Institute of Arts  (Minneapolis, Minnesota) Pillsbury Auditorium FREE Reembarque/Reshipment (2014) by Cuban documentary filmmaker Gloria Rolando is the story of Haitian immigrants to the province of Oriente in Eastern Cuba. In the early 20th century, Haitians crossed the Gulf of Gonaives to work as laborers in the cane fields. When the sugar market crashed, many were forcibly returned to Haiti. The voices of prominent...

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