Friday, November 13, 2020

Saving Lives Campaign with Cuba highlighted at Nov 14-15 Conference


Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7 pm Eastern/4pm Pacific, the Saving Lives Campaign presents our work -- particularly the Resolutions and with the medical community including Cuban-trained U.S. doctors.This presentation is part of  a 3 session online conference to orient and mobilize our work for 2021 .

The U.S. economic blockade of Cuba has reached unprecedented cruelty, But never has the possibility of ending this economic war been closer. Cuba has become a critical ally in the global fight against the out of control COVID-19 pandemic, imagine what Cuba can do without the blockade! It is time to #UnblockCuba2021.

If you haven't already done so, you can register at

Saving Lives Campaign -- Bringing Cuba's Example to the U.S. and Canada during the Global Pandemic
on Saturday evening will highlight the voices of Pan-African youth from our sister campaign Get Out of Cuba's Way.

Hear Minnesota based Cuban musician Ignacio “Nachito “Herrera survived
#COVID19 thru collaboration between the U of Minn. hospital and specialists from Cuba. Get an update on the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Campaign for Cuba's Henry Reeve Brigade.

In the week leading to this Conference Sacramento passed a City Council resolution. As Telesur reported,Capital of Biggest US State Seeks Medical Exchange with Cuba. 

The organizers who moved Saving Lives participate throughout the Conference. Gabriel Prawl, past president of ILWU Local 32 and Seattle leader of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, introduced and spoke for the Washington State Labor Council resolution. Brother Gabriel speaks in Section 3 'Broadening Our Movement'.

In the opening session we'll hear from Canadian and US elected officials who are fighting for Saving Lives with Cuba.-- plus the voices of Cuban Ambassadors to the US, United Nations and Canada and the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the People.

Please forward the details of this conference. This 3-part event marks many accomplishments through these hard pandemic months and looks forward to our future path. See more of the agenda in the email below.


All the sessions will include Q&A and Discussion




Friday, November 13th
International Concert Against the U.S. Blockade

An exciting 2 hours of musicians and poets from Cuba, the U.S., Canada and Quebec!
No registration required!
Watch it! At 8pm EST/ 5pm PST on Friday just click the link


Miguel Barnet, Pablo Menendez y Mezcla, Moncada,
Arturo O' Farrill, Sintesis, El Jones, Rebel Diaz, Telmary, El Septeto Santiaguero, Alexander Abreu y Havana D'Primera, Nancy Morejon, La Orquesta de Cámara de la Habana, Normand Raymond, Jane Bunnett y Maqueque, Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, and Jack Hirschman!


Session 1 
Saturday, November 14th
2:00 pm Eastern/11:00 am Pacific

After the U.S. Elections:
For Normalization!
Why We Must End the Blockade on Cuba!

Conference welcome and greetings from Gail Walker & Ike Nahem
Cheryl LaBash, National Network on Cuba
Isaac Saney, Canadian Network on Cuba


José Ramón Cabañas
Cuba’s Ambassador to the United States

Ambassador Josefina Vidal
Cuba’s Ambassador to Canada

Nikki Ashton — New Democratic Party Member of Parliament of Canada

Sen. Sandra Pappas — Democrat State Senator from Minnesota, U.S.

Erik Sperling - Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect


Session 2 
Saturday, November 14th
7:00 pm Eastern/4:00 pm Pacific

Saving Lives Campaign — Bringing Cuba’s Example to the U.S. and Canada during the Global Pandemic


Alison Bodine, Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice
Pambana Gutto Bassett, Co-Director of the Cuba Program, Solidarity Collective


  • To defeat COVID-19, youth demand: Get Out of Cuba's Way
  • Dr. Samira Addrey — a graduate of ELAM and program coordinator for the ELAM scholarship program
  • Dr. Andy Coates — Physician in Albany NY on the frontline of treating COVID-19 patients
  • Alicia Jrapko — Co-chair of the Cuba Nobel Prize Committee
  • Dr. John Kirk — Cuba Researcher and Professor, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
  • Rita Barouch — Richmond, California-Regla, Cuba Friendship Committee, co-author of San Francisco Bay Area resolutions for U.S.-Cuba cooperation


Session 3 
Sunday, November 15th
2:00 pm Eastern/11:00 am Pacific

Let’s Build an Unstoppable Momentum
to Defeat the U.S. Blockade of Cuba in 2021!

Defeating 60 Years of the U.S. Economic and Political War Against Cuba: U.S., Canada, and International Perspectives for Building Solidarity to End the Blockade in 2021

This Closing Session will focus on action and expanding international collaboration and movement-building to defeat — once and for all time — the blockade and secure U.S.-Cuba normalization as demanded by the peoples of the world, including clear majorities in the United States.


Gail Walker, Director, IFCO/Pastors for Peace
Isaac Saney, Co-chair, Canadian Network on Cuba

Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta
Permanent Ambassador of Cuba 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

Review of proposed actions through May 21, 2021

Travel to Cuba

  • Mayra Alonso  Marazul Tours
  • What is a Brigade to Cuba? Video from Canadian Che Guevara Brigade, Venceremos Brigade representatives, and IFCO/Pastors for Peace

Broadening Cuba Solidarity -
How to end the blockade in 2021

  • Brenda Lopez — Co-coordinator, Los Angeles, US Hands Off Cuba Committee. Participant, Recent Cubambiente International Conference in Havana.
  • Tamara Hansen — Coordinator, Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba and Executive member of the Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC)
  • Colette Lavergne — La Table de Concertation et de Solidarité Québec-Cuba
  • Gabriel Prawl — President, A. Philip Randolph Institute, Seattle Chapter. Leading organizer of an unprecedented work stoppage of ILWU members up and down the West Coast in solidarity with Black Lives Matter against police murder and brutality.
  • Aislinn Pulley — Black Lives Matter, Chicago
  • Rev. Dorlimar Lebron Malave — Pastor of the First Spanish United Methodist Church “The People’s Church” located in East Harlem

Special presentation: Cuban journalist Liz Oliva Fernandez and Reed Lindsay about this new media outlet Introduced by Erin Feeley-Nahem

Cuban voices from U.S. and Canada

  • Carlos Lazo  Bridges of Love Cuba/USA, 3k mile bike ride against the blockade, July 2020
  • Julio Fonseca — Executive member of the Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC), President of the Juan Gualberto Gomez Association of Cuban Residents in Toronto
  • Juanita Palacios-Sims — Cuban-American, Co-owner, Beyond Cuba Travel

Solidarity beyond North America

  • Jocelyn Velazquez — Se Acabaron Las Promesas, Puerto Rico
  • David Paul — Venezuela Protection Collective
  • Esteban Rivero - Mexico Solidarity Movement

All the sessions will include Q&A and Discussions




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In Solidarity,
Organizing Committee, International Conference for the Normalization of US-Cuba Relations
Saving Lives Campaign US-CANADA-CUBA Cooperation
New York-New Jersey Cuba Sí Coalition
National Network On Cuba
Canadian Network on Cuba
La Table de Concertation et de Solidarité Québec-Cuba


End All Economic and Travel Sanctions Against Cuba!
Return Guantanamo Territory to Cuba!
Stop US “Regime Change” Policy Against Cuba!

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