NNOC Fall Meeting Agenda Chicago November 18-20 2016

Nov 4, 2016 by

NNOC Fall Meeting Agenda Chicago
November 18-20 2016

Dear NNOC friends,

Please see the Agenda for the 2016 NNOC that will take place in Chicago, IL from Nov 18-20, 2016. We have previously forwarded logistics and registration information.  Please let us know if you will be participating in the meeting and if you have any questions.

NNOC co-chairs


National Network On Cuba

November 18-20, 2016
University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)

Friday, November 18, 2016 
7:00-9:00 PM  Reception:
Great Cities Institute
412 S. Peoria St., 4th floor

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center
Lecture Center B2
803 S. Morgan St, 
Chicago, IL 60607

8:30 AM Registration ($35-$50 sliding scale)

9:00 Introductions and Agenda Review

9:15 New Member elections; co-chair/treasurer elections; by-law changes

9:45 Opening presentation:  ICAP North American Director Sandra Ramirez; Leima Martinez representative of North American Division

10:15 OFAC prosecution and harassment of travelers to Cuba and of IFCO.  Why is this happening now and what can we do.

10:45 Break

11:00: Anti-oppression/Anti-racism; what can be learned from Cuba and applied to work in the U.S.

11:45 ELAM: Why is the world’s largest medical school offering scholarship to young people from the U.S. and what makes their Cuban medical education important.

12:15 Lunch

1:45 Ethical Travel and the challenges and opportunities both to Cuba and to travelers to Cuba from the U.S.

2:45 Embassy power point presentation:  Miguel Fraga

3:45 NNOC planning:  challenges, opportunities, strategies including reports from groups that will not be present on Sunday as time allows.

7:30 PM Public event:
University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)

Student Center East, Room 302
750 S. Halsted, Chicago 60607

Photo Exhibit:  Fidel is Fidel by Roberto Chile in honor of Fidel’s 90th birthday
An Evening in Solidarity with Cuba:
with speakers from ICAP, Cuban Embassy in United States, José López, Executive Director, Puerto Rican Cultural Center and brother of Oscar López, representatives from labor and Black Lives Matter

Sunday, November 20
Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center
Lecture Center B2
803 S. Morgan St, 
Chicago, IL 60607

10:00 AM NNOC businesses:  planning future work, finances, next meeting.

10:30 NNOC strategies on ending the blockade; actions and plans for 2017

11:00 Member groups reports continues

12:00 final remarks and discussion with ICAP and Embassy

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