[act-ma] 7/07 Why There Are No George Floyds in Cuba
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Webinar: Why There Are No George Floyds in Cuba
Tuesday, July 7, 8:00 PM (Eastern)
(This Program will go for 2 hours with Q&A)
Call meeting to order, welcome, the introduction of co-chairs:
Nesbit Crutchfield — Involved in Progressive Solidarity activities and
movements for over 52+ years. Starting with his involvement and
imprisonment with the BSU/TWLF Strike @ San Francisco State University
in 1968, to his activism with the Anri-Apartheid Movement in support of
the ANC in the establishment of a Democratic South Africa. A long term
veteran and activist in Puerto Rican, Haitian, and Cuban Solidarity
work, and is now active in the Bay Area and National Venceremos Brigade.
From left: Jamilah Bourdon — Organizer, All-African People's
Revolutionary Party; Jamilah has been studying and organizing around
anticapitalism for over half her life; She has been participated in
community defense organizing, anti-foreclosure security, free breakfast
programs and liberation schools. Forward ever!
Kennedee Geffinger — Universal Zulu Nation Hip Hop for Humanity
Committee; Children’s Programs Director, JCC Harlem; Founder, Keys to Ubuntu
August Nimtz — Author: "Why There Are No George Floyds in Cuba."
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.
Yanet Pumariega Pérez — Third Secretary, Cuban Embassy in Washington D.C.
Rodney A. Gonzalez Maestrey — Counselor to the Cuban Embassy in
Washington DC (October 2018). Master Degree, International Relations
(2011). Major in Economics, University of Havana, (2005).
Soffiyah Elijah, Esq — Long Time Activist, Organizer, and Friend of Cuba
Michael Washington — Longtime Oklahoma-based Black Liberation freedom
fighter and supporter of Second Amendment rights for African Americans
in the tradition of Robert F. Williams and Malcolm X; Organizing project
documenting African Americans killed by US police authorities to present
a petition to International World Court; Certified Paralegal; Founder,
Empower People Inc.; Leading organizer and participant of peaceful,
legal mass actions, self-policed by Black and Caucasian armed veterans,
and Oklahoma City on Juneteenth and in counter-protest to Trump's Tulsa
Ahjamu Umi — Organizer, All-African People's Revolutionary Party for 36
years; Ahjamu does a weekly webinar series on subjects from formulating
revolutionary parties and alternatives to the policing system; He has
engaged in community defense for many years, standing in the face of
armed white supremacists; Ahjamu has contributed to formulating
liberation schools for youth in Oregon and California and around the
clock anti-foreclosure house security and shutdowns. His writings can be
seen at www dot betterworld.me
Gabriel Prawl — President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union
Local 152. 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.
César Omar Sánchez — Organizer, New York/New Jersey Cuba Sí Coalition,
Advisory Board Member of ProLibertad: Free All Political Prisoners Campaign.
Cuba Solidarity in Solidarity with
Black Lives Matter Movement
Left: Chelliah Phillips — An activist and organizer for POC Bergenfield
Alumni and 4Change Bergen County. Also a leader and creator of a
nonprofit organization 4Change Scholarship. Passionate in fighting
social injustices and Human rights issues.
Right: Vanessa Amoah — Ghanaian-American 24-year-old Graduate Student
fighting against racial injustice and part of POC Bergenfield Alumni and
4Change Bergen County organizations.
Pacey Hackett — LA activist and organizer at massive Black Lives
Matter protests. Member, Bay Area Amazonians working to organize and
unionize California warehouse workers. Active in LA US Hands Off Cuba
Mark Ginsburg — Professor, University of Maryland. Mark has taught
recently at the University of Havana in Cuba. Longtime activist with DC
Metro Coalition in Solidarity With the Cuban Revolution. Participated in
mass Black Lives Matter protests in Washington, DC.
Register for Tuesday, July 7th Webinar
Presentation followed by Q&A
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Organizing Committee, International Conference for the Normalization of
Saving Lives Campaign US-CANADA-CUBA Cooperation
New York-New Jersey Cuba Sí Coalition
End All Economic and Travel Sanctions Against Cuba!
Return Guantanamo Territory to Cuba!
Stop US “Regime Change” Policy Against Cuba!
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