May Day 2017 Santa Clara

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CUBAN speaker Gladys CANCELLED

Señora Gladys Abella will be in Bloomington on the afternoon of April 26.
She is eager to engage in discussion with locals (through an interpreter) regarding the current state of US Cuba relations from Cuba’s perspective. The event is open to the public and we encourage you to attend. This is a unique opportunity
to learn more about the embargo/blockade and the occupation of Guantanamo.

4pm April 26 Hooker Room. 2nd floor City Hall/Showers.
401 No. Morton. Bloomington IN.

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Cuban Henry Reeve Contingent Granted Public Health Award

Tuesday, 31 January, 2017.
The prize is awarded once a year, and will be delivered during the 70th World Health Assembly, scheduled from May 22nd to 31rd in Geneva

The World Health Organization (WHO) has awarded today the Henry Reeve Cuban Medical Contingent, in recognition of its international solidarity efforts to confront natural disasters and serious epidemics.

The 140th session of the WHO Executive Board has unanimously decided, a statement from the Havana embassy in Geneva said.

Established in 2009, the Dr Lee Jong-wook Memorial Prize for Public Health has recognized the work of people, institutions and organizations with a significant contribution in the field of public health.

The ceremony for the Henry Reeve contingent awards the solidarity work carried out in several countries affected by natural disasters, as well as more than 250 Cuban specialists who worked in African nations during the dangerous Ebola epidemic.

The diplomatic communique recalls that this brigade was constituted on September 19th, 2005 in Havana by the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.

Since then, about 7,254 Cuban medical collaborators worked in 19 nations (twice in Haiti and Chile), the note said.

The awarding ceremony will take place during the 70th World Health Assembly, scheduled from May 22nd to 31rd in Geneva.


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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2017

CubAmistad held a workshop, “El Arte y el Camino a la Equidad” (Art and the Path to Equity), at the Monroe County Public Library on January 16, 2017. Students and others were invited to use recycled materials to make books, posters, and displays illustrating some of Dr. King’s ideas. In the photos below, CubAmistad members Velma Davis, Cynthia Roberts, Taylor Roberts, Michelle Henderson, and Gabriele Coolidge pose with workshop participants.

Teacher Gabriele Coolidge (Child’s Elementary School} and pupils.

Students working on their projects.


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Visit to Santa Clara, November 2016

Meeting with Santa Clara mayor, Señora Yaritza Camacho Caballero

Visit to library, Biblioteca José Martí, to present books about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Escuela Octavio de la Concepción de la Pedraja, an elementary school (grades 1-6).  We met with students from grades 4, 5 and 6.

Escuela Fructoso Rodriguez Perez, a school that serves students who are deaf, blind or with low vision, or in need of speech therapy.

Monuments commemorating decisive battles led by Che Guevara.

Baseball Game

Sunday Morning Market

Santa Clara Central Plaza

Transportation: bicycle taxis, horse-drawn taxis, vintage cars . . .

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We extend our profound condolences to our brothers and sisters in Santa Clara and beyond on the passing of “Jefe Maximo” Fidel Castro.
As the world mourns his death we will continue to build upon his example in defense of human dignity. We stand in solidarity in the struggle for a more just and peaceful world.
obituary in Granma en español

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La Colmenita. Arts activity center. Santa Clara

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