TUESDAY, MAY 19
8:00 PM (Eastern), 5:00 PM (Pacific)
Calling the Webinar to Order, Introduction of Co-Chairs:
Cleve Andrew Pulley — DC Metro Coalition in Solidarity with the Cuban Revolution; Member of Fort Jackson 8 Case of Anti-Vietnam War Soldiers; Unjustly Fired Walmart Worker.
August Nimtz — Co-coordinator of the Minnesota Cuba Committee; Professor of Political Science and African American and African Studies, University of Minnesota; Co-Author (with Esteban Morales), The Dynamics of Racial Discrimination in Cuba, Past and Present; Author, Marxism vs Liberalism: Comparative Real-Time Political Analysis.
Kennedee Geffinger — Universal Zulu Nation Hip Hop for Humanity Committee; Children’s Programs Director, JCC Harlem; Founder, Keys to Ubuntu
Ana Silvia Rodriguez — Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations
Julia Imene-Chanduru — Deputy Permanent Representative of Namibia to the United Nations
Fernando Gonzalez Llort — President of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP); Cuban internationalist fighter in Angola 1987-1989; Cuban Five hero
Chris “Che” Matlhako — Second Deputy General Secretary of the South African Communist Party; leading member of Friends of Cuba in South Africa (FOCUS)
Dr. Rosemari Mealy — Adjunct Assistant Professor at City College of New York Center for Worker Education. An activist in the International Human Rights and political prisoner movement; Author, Fidel & Malcolm X: Memories of a Meeting.
Mwalimu Keita — Organizer, All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (GC).
Don Rojas — Press Secretary for the martyred Prime Minister of Grenada Maurice Bishop (1981-1983); Executive Political Editor, The Real News Network; Director of Communications and International Relations, Institute of the Black World; Founder of the award-winning The Black World Today
Dr. Isaac Saney — Co-Chair, Canadian Network on Cuba; Professor, Dalhousie University; author of the forthcoming book, Africa’s Children Return! Cuba, Africa, and Apartheid’s End.
Frantz Voltaire — Haitian scholar and activist living in Montreal, Québec; Author, Black Power in Haiti and A Brief History of Blacks in Canada; Founder and Chairperson of Le Center International de Documentation et d’Information Haitienne, Caribéenne, et Afro-Canadienne (CIDICHCA).
Obi Egbuna Jr — “Stay Out of Cuba Way Campaign”; Zimbabwe Cuba Friendship Association; Author, Cuba’s Greatest Army: A Tribute To The Cuban Doctors (Children’s Play)
Presentation followed by Q&A
In Solidarity, Organizing Committee, International Conference for the Normalization of US-Cuba Relations