Please join the Chicago Cuba Coalition in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Cuban revolution. On January 1, 1959 the Cuban people took revolutionary power and they began the construction of socialism that would have profound impact throughout the world. Nationally, Cuba has eliminated illiteracy and raised health care standards. Internationally, Cuba has remained true to its humanitarian and anti-imperialist principles. Cuban troops supported liberation forces in Angola and were decisive in the defeat of apartheid South Africa in 1975. Responding to a call by the World Health Organization, Cuba sent health care workers to West Africa to fight against the ebola epidemic. And in 1999, Cuba established the Latin American School of Medicine, where tens of thousands of young people have received scholarships and graduated as physicians with the only expectation that each person return to their home country to serve impoverished communities. As Fidel Castro explained on May 1, 2000, the Cuban Revolution “means fighting for our dreams of justice for Cuba and the world, which is the foundation of our patriotism, our socialism and our internationalism”.
So on this historic anniversary, we celebrate and salute Cuba and the revolutionary process. Cuba is a shining example of the potential to organize society based on humanitarian principles. Come join the discussion.
SATURDAY, JAN 26TH
Program begins at 7 pm and includes;
- Miguel Fraga, the 1st Secretary of the Cuban Embassy
- Local solidarity activists who will share information on the brigades that are being organized in 2019
- Kuumba Lynx, cultural performance inspired by trip to Cuba
- Digital photo display of previous brigades
Dinner at 6 pm
$10 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds
Location: SEIU Union hall, 2229 S Halsted Street, Chicago
(parking available behind the building)