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Celebrate 61 years of the Cuban Revolution!

82755308_1090152638000326_7244674500439048192_nJoin the Chicago Cuba Coalition on Saturday, January 25th, 2020 and learn about the Cuban Revolution!

  • Watch Chernóbil y nosotros (Cuba and Chernobyl), Cuban documentary on the decades-long program that brought 25,000 Ukrainian children affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to Cuba for medical treatment.   In Spanish with English subtitles.
  • Learn about the 2020 May Day International Solidarity Brigade to Cuba. April 27–May 10.  Join over 200 others in this two-week brigade to learn about and build solidarity with the Cuban Revolution. Participate in the massive May Day workers march in Havana. Practice volunteer labor on farm cooperatives. Visit schools, hospitals, factories. Panel discussions; meet with neighborhood residents. Brigade APPLICATION
  • Organize and mobile for the 2nd National US-Cuba normalization conference in NYC, March 21-22

Refreshments at 6 PM, program at 7 PM
Location: U.E. Union Hall, 37 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL
Requested donation: $10, no one turned away

U.S. Hands off Cuba!
End the Economic War Against Cuba!
U.S. Out of Guantanamo!

 

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With Our Memory on the Future

With Our Memory on the Future

IN CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY,
YOU ARE INVITED TO A SCREENING OF THE DOCUMENTARY FILM, WITH OUR MEMORY ON THE FUTURE
PRODUCED BY THE FEDERATION OF CUBAN WOMEN.
IN CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY,

Date: Sunday March 10, 2019
Time: 4 PM movie screening, presentation and discussion to follow movie
Place: 2229 S Halsted St (parking available in the back)

This documentary was produced in 2005 by the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) on the 45th anniversary of its founding. The film examines the progress women in Cuba have made since the workers and farmers of that country took power in 1959 and through subsequent advances in that country’s socialist revolution. Through interviews with women and men and with girls and boys on the streets, in the workplace, and in the schoolyards, the attitudes towards women’s equality on the job, sexual mores, divorce, child rearing, and other questions in Cuba today are frankly discussed. Leaders of the FMC describe the role of Cuba’s revolutionary government in fighting for and defending women’s rights over the last five decades. In Spanish, with English subtitles.

NOTE: DEADLINE APPLICATION FOR MAY DAY BRIGADE IS MARCH 15TH, FULL PAYMENT OF $650 IS DUE MARCH 22ND. INFO ON MAY DAY, VENCEREMOS AND IFCO BRIGADES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THIS EVENT

 

Report back from the Anti-imperialist Meeting of Solidarity, for Democracy and against Neoliberalism held in Havana, Cuba Nov. 1-3, 2019

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1,332 people joined the meeting from 86 countries in a show of solidarity with the Cuban Revolution. The trip also included a visit to the Bay of Pigs where U.S. imperialism suffered its first defeat in Latin America.
Speakers will include Havana meeting participants from Chicago.
Saturday,November 23, 2019
Dinner 6:30 pm   Program 7 pm
SEIU Healthcare Union Building
2229 S. Halsted, Chicago
Requested donation: $10

With Our Memory on the Future

With Our Memory on the Future

IN CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY,
YOU ARE INVITED TO A SCREENING OF THE DOCUMENTARY FILM, WITH OUR MEMORY ON THE FUTURE
PRODUCED BY THE FEDERATION OF CUBAN WOMEN.
IN CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY,

Date: Sunday March 10, 2019
Time: 4 PM movie screening, presentation and discussion to follow movie
Place: 2229 S Halsted St (parking available in the back)

This documentary was produced in 2005 by the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) on the 45th anniversary of its founding. The film examines the progress women in Cuba have made since the workers and farmers of that country took power in 1959 and through subsequent advances in that country’s socialist revolution. Through interviews with women and men and with girls and boys on the streets, in the workplace, and in the schoolyards, the attitudes towards women’s equality on the job, sexual mores, divorce, child rearing, and other questions in Cuba today are frankly discussed. Leaders of the FMC describe the role of Cuba’s revolutionary government in fighting for and defending women’s rights over the last five decades. In Spanish, with English subtitles.

NOTE: DEADLINE APPLICATION FOR MAY DAY BRIGADE IS MARCH 15TH, FULL PAYMENT OF $650 IS DUE MARCH 22ND. INFO ON MAY DAY, VENCEREMOS AND IFCO BRIGADES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THIS EVENT

50th Anniversary Venceremos Briagade

50th Anniversary Contingent

SINCE 1969, THE VENCEREMOS BRIGADE SUPPORTS CUBA’S RIGHT TO SOVEREIGNTY AND SELF-DETERMINATION:

We demand:

  • END THE US BLOCKADE OF CUBA & ALL RESTRICTIONS ON TRAVEL!
  • CLOSE THE US NAVAL BASE AT GUANTÁNAMO BAY AND FREE THE LAND!

Stand in solidarity with Cuba. See the real Cuba for yourself.

Join the historic 50th Anniversary Contingent, July-August 2019!

2019 May Day Brigade

April 21 to May 5, 2019

As every year, the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples, together with its Travel Agency Amistur Cuba S.A. invites you to participate on the 14th edition of the May Day International Volunteer Work Brigade in Solidarity with Cuba.

In addition to celebrating together with the Cuban people the conquests of its workers, it will be time to follow up the work of the Central Organization of Cuban Trade Unions (CTC) that this year, while marking the 80th anniversary of its foundation will held its twenty-first Congress.

The program as a whole will be a tribute to the heroes and martyrs of our libertarian and emancipatory process on the 60th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution.

It will take place in the provinces of La Habana, Artemisa, Villa Clara and Sancti Spíritus, where participants will complete days of voluntary work, visit places of historical, economic, cultural and social interest; will receive lectures on up-to-date national topics and exchange with representatives from different organizations of the Cuban society.

Out of 14 nights stay, 10 nights you will be accommodated at the “Julio Antonio Mella” International Camp (CIJAM), located in Guayabal, Caimito municipality, Artemisa province, 40 Km away from the capital, and 4 nights in a tourist resort located in the province of Sancti Spíritus.

Accommodation will be in shared rooms (up to 8 in the CIJAM and double or triple in hotels), with full board (all three meals); airport transfers (in–out) and transportation to all the activities included in the program.

Additional nights will have an extra cost of 15.00 CUC per pax and will be paid directly into the CIJAM as well as payment for the optional activities.

Less than 10 days stay in the Brigade will not be accepted. It is an essential condition to travel health insurance with coverage in Cuba.[For U.S. delegates flying from the U.S. Health Insurance is included with your airline ticket.]

Registrations will be open until March 15th, 2019 and full payment is due by March 22.

In previous editions participation has been increasingly rising, so we inform you that once covered the 220 capacities of accommodation at the CIJAM, new confirmations will have an alternative of accommodation in similar conditions at the same cost.

By confirming participation, “brigadistas” take responsibility of participating in all activities under the proposed program; as well as assuring compliance with CIJAM regulations, maintaining an appropriate behavior, high standards of discipline and a socially responsible conduct, consistent with norms for social interaction.

We will be happy to receive you in our country to continue building that other better world that it indeed possible! We look forward to have you here!”

Fraternally,

THE CUBAN INSTITUTE OF FRIENDSHIP OF THE PEOPLE

May Day Application

May Day Program