Two Events to Honor Fidel, Washington DC and SF Bay Area

Washington DC

Cuba, Africa, & the World: A Tribute to Fidel Castro
Second Annual Series

Saturday, January 7, 2017
3:30 PM – 6:00 PM EST
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Festival Center
1640 Columbia Road Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

In honor of the legacy of the late leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, you are invited by a collective of movements to the second annual series “Cuba, Africa, and the World.” The core of this event will be a panel discussion that will include lively multi-media presentations reflecting on the role of Fidel Castro in history and his contributions to humanism, freedom and justice in the world, particularly Africa.

With confirmed performances by RodStarz, of Duo Rebel Diaz, and vocalist Luci Murphy.

Dr. Piero Gleijeses, Professor at John Hopkins University, and author of Conflicting Missions: Havana, Washington, and Africa, 1959-1976.
Heather Benno, ANSWER Coalition,
Mary-Alice Waters, Socialist Workers Party and author of several books on Cuba, including The Cuban Revolution in World Politics.
Jose Pertierra, Cuban-American Lawyer who represented Father of Elián González,
Jennifer Bryant, Venceremos Brigade,
Netfa Freeman, Int’l Committee For Peace, Justice & Dignity, Pan African Community Action, (PACA,), and Institute for Policy Studies.
And an address by special guest Miguel Fraga of Embassy of Cuba to the USA.

This event is free and open to the public but a suggested $5 donation will be requested at the door to defray costs. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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Co-sponsoring organizations: International Committee For Peace, Justice & Dignity, Socialist Workers Party, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Revival of Panafricanism Forum, Friends of the Congo, Answer Coalition, Party for Socialism and Liberation, All-African People Revolutionary Party, Institute for Policy Studies, Venceremos Brigade, DC Metro Coalition in Solidarity with the Cuban Revolution, All African People Revolutionary Party (GC), Pan-African Community Action (PACA), Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), Latin America and Caribbean Action Network (LACAN), Knights Fraternity Incorporated, D.C. Chapter, National Lawyers Guild, The National Center for African Communitarian Culture (NCACC), Port of Harlem Magazine, and Nyumburu Cultural Center.

Berkeley, California

Viva Fidel! The Struggle Continues/
La Lucha Continúa

Saturday January 14, 2017
La Peña
Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
$10 general entrance (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Door opens at 6:30pm, program will start at 7:00pm

Photo Exhibit Fidel is Fidel by Roberto Chile
Live Music and Poetry in Tribute to Fidel
Speakers through out the program will address how Fidel’s life and work are linked to their own struggles for justice and how to move forward to end the blockade.

MC, Chelis Lopez, Host at KPOO and Radio Bilingue

Confirmed Speakers:
Dr. Abraham Vela, ELAM Graduated
Jane Franklin, Historian
Lara Kiswani, Arab Resource and Organizing Center
Walter Turner, Global Exchange
Alicia Jrapko, NNOC co-chair, Int’l Comm for Peace, Justice and Dignity
Co-sponsors: La Peña Cultural Center, International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity, Richmond-Regla, Cuba Friendship Committee, Task Force on the Americas, Altruvistas, Clínica Martín-Baró, College of Ethnic Studies, Latina/o Studies Dept, SFSU-Cuba Educational Project, Pajaro Latinoamericano KPOO, Sol Economics, Freedom Archives, Global Exchange.

Endorse by: National Network on Cuba (NNOC), IFCO/Pastors for Peace, Sally O’Brien – Cuba In Focus Radio program-WBAI/Pacifica-NYC, Berkeley-Palma Soriano Sister City Association, Workers World Party, Marcha Patriotica (California Chapter), California Coalition for Women Prisoners, National Boricua Human Rights Network, The Turquino Project

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