Days of Action Against the Blockade

Join Us in Washington D.C. September 16, 17, 18, 2015 for the Days of Action Against the Blockade

Wednesday September 16:

  • 9:00-10:30am: Preparation for advocacy work.

If you are interested in participating please fill out our Advocacy Interest Form here or write to  advocacy@theinternationalcommittee.org.

  • 10:30am – 5:00pm: Visits to Members of Congress on Capitol Hill to advocate for a change in US policy toward Cuba
  •  7pm: An Ecumenical Service and Evening of Culture

Florida Avenue Baptist Church
623 Florida Ave NW
Well-known Hip Hop artist Rebel Diaz has confirmed their participation.

Thursday September 17 

  • 9:00am – 5:00pm: Visits to Members of Congress on Capitol Hill to advocate for a change in US policy toward Cuba continued
  • 6:00pm: Opening of a Photographic Exhibit – The Cuban 5 Return: An Entire Country Celebrates.

This exhibit featuring the work of 8 photo journalists premiered in Cuba and captures the initial response of the Cuban people to the return of the Cuban 5 to their homeland.

University of DC Law School
4340 Connecticut Ave 5th floor Reception Area

Program include:

  • Rep from the Cuban Embassy
  • Stephen Kimber, professor, author of the book “What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban 5”
  • Bill Hackwell, photojournalist and curator of the exhibit

Friday September 18

  • 8:30am – 5:00pm: All Day Conference – The U.S. Blockade Against Cuba: Why It’s Wrong and What We Need To Do to End It.

Calvary Baptist Church
755 Eighth Street NW

Register for the conference here.

The conference will feature a series of workshops with knowledgeable panelists available to discuss different topics of interest including health, religion, legal issues, struggles in Latin America and the release of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera. The occasion will also be an opportunity for participants to discuss and promote new initiatives.

A number of participants have already been confirmed, including the fighter for the independence of Puerto Rico and former political prisoner, Rafael Cancel Miranda, Oscar Lopez’s attorney, Jan Susler, Canadian professor John Kirk, who nominated the Cuban Medical Internationalist Programs for the Nobel Peace Prize, filmmaker Catherine Murphy, authors Stephen Kimber and Arnold August, Attorneys Robert Muse and Jose Pertierra, Rev. Luis Barrios among others.

Program to start at 9:30 am

Opening Plenary, solidarity messages, new released video “Blockade Against Cuba. The longest genocide in history”

Workshops

  • How the Blockade Impacts Health Care in Cuba and the United States
  • U.S. Policy towards Cuba: What needs to change and why?
  • The Struggle to Free Oscar Lopez Rivera and Latin America under attack
  • Progressive People of Faith against the Blockade
  • Where Do We Go From Here?

During lunch time:

  • Film showing: Maestra with the presence of filmmaker Catherine Murphy
    Tribute to Saul Landau

Lunch will be available.

Get on the Bus: Don’t Miss the Days of Action against the Blockade!
Be a part of this growing solidarity movement and travel with IFCO/P4P to Washington DC to participate in an all day Conference: The U.S. Blockade Against Cuba: Why It’s Wrong and What We Need To Do To End It.
The Caravan Bus will depart New York City on Thursday September 17th and return Saturday September 19th.
For more information on how to reserve a seat contact IFCO/Pastors for Peace at: daysofaction@ifconews.org

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