The capital city of Havana, Cuba, will celebrate its 500th anniversary this year. To commemorate, a contribution to the XIII Bienal de La Habana Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA) launched five shows which display Cuban art, history, and culture. These rarely seen works of art are presented as “world class exhibits,” as “an irrational genealogy of Cuba’s mythic identity” and “an anarchic tour of the Cuban subconscious.”

You can get a glimpse of the iconic pieces and description of the significance following the link below:

https://cubanartnews.org/2019/07/10/rethinking-cuba-cubanidad-museo-nacional-de-bellas-artes-havana/

The following article also broadcasts contemporary art as presentations of the frictions between races and where the theme of racism is evident.

https://cubanartnews.org/2019/06/19/in-havana-a-look-at-race-racism-in-cuban-art/

In Havana, a Look at Race & Racism in Cuban Art

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Some prospects for change in U.S.-Cuba relations arise in spite of the current “chill” represented by the recurring travel restrictions. Read about what José Ramón Cabañas, Cuba’s ambassador to the United States, has put forth to increase ties between the countries.

Collaboration includes joint efforts to save coral reefs throughout the Caribbean and inviting U.S. mayors to the island to celebrate Havana’s 500th Anniversary. Follow the link below:

https://www.tampabay.com/news/cuba/us-cuba-relations-strain-again-but-ambassador-hopes-for-stronger-tampa-ties-20190625/

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Javier Cabrera will discuss Cuba’s changing economic development program, its community health care program, and its programs to combat climate change.

He will explain how the US blockade of Cuba, begun in 1961, and condemned on a yearly basis by overwhelming UN vote,  interferes in Cuba’s ability to carry out these programs. There will be ample time for extended Q&A with the audience.

UE Hall

37 S. Ashland

Tuesday July 16, 7 pm

 

GILBERTO JAVIER CABRERA TRIMIÑO

  • Professor, University of Havana, Center for Public Administration Studies (CEAP)
  • Independent Writer of the UNEAC (National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba)
  • Coordinator of the Public Administration Network of the University of Havana
  • Vice President of the International University Network of Studies and Research in Population, Environment and Sustainable Local Development (www.iunetwork.org),
  • Coordinator of Environment and Sustainability of the University Network Iberoamericana de Territorio y Movilidad (RUITEM).

 

Master in Teaching Methodology (1980) Pedagogical University for Technical and Professional Education

Ph.D. in Pedagogical Sciences, specializing in Environmental Education (1989), Pedagogical University, Moscow

Postgraduate Specialization in Ecological Economics (1994), United Nations University

 

Research stays and postdoctoral studies in topics related to public health, environmental management and community participation:

  • University of Havana
  • University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • University Autónoma de Madrid
  • Polytechnic University of Catalonia
  • University of Carlenton, Canada
  • Metropolitan University of London
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of Puerto Rico
  • University of Costa Rica.

 

Sponsors and endorsers: Chicago ALBA Solidarity, US Peace Council (Chicago), Albany Park, North Park, Mayfair Neighbors for Peace and Justice, Chicago Antiwar Coalition (CAWC), Evanston Neighbors for Peace

For more info: Stan Smith 773-322-3168, stansfieldsmith100@gmail.com

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Find out what the Chicago gang database is and how Chicago police decide who gets labeled a gang member.

Learn why communities in Chicago argue that the gang database is a violation of our civil rights and are organizing to get rid of it.

Connect with people who are finding different strategies to protect and defend community members who are in the gang database and fighting to end it.


Ven a un taller acerca de la Base de Datos de Pandillas en Chicago, donde estaremos hablando de como el Departamento de Policia decide quien es parte de una pandilla.

También estaremos hablando de por que las comunidades en Chicago estan organizando en contra de esta base de datos para proteger los derechos civiles de todas las personas en la ciudad.

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Javier Cabrera will discuss Cuba’s changing economic development program, its community health care program, and its programs to combat climate change.

He will explain how the US blockade of Cuba, begun in 1961, and condemned on a yearly basis by overwhelming UN vote,  interferes in Cuba’s ability to carry out these programs. There will be ample time for extended Q&A with the audience.

Sunday July 14, 2pm

Chicago Public Library, Sulzer Branch

4455 N. Lincoln Ave

  • Professor, University of Havana, Center for Public Administration Studies (CEAP)
  • Independent Writer of the UNEAC (National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba)
  • Coordinator of the Public Administration Network of the University of Havana
  • Vice President of the International University Network of Studies and Research in Population, Environment and Sustainable Local Development (www.iunetwork.org),
  • Coordinator of Environment and Sustainability of the University Network Iberoamericana de Territorio y Movilidad (RUITEM).

Master in Teaching Methodology (1980) Pedagogical University for Technical and Professional Education

Ph.D. in Pedagogical Sciences, specializing in Environmental Education (1989), Pedagogical University, Moscow

Postgraduate Specialization in Ecological Economics (1994), United Nations University

 

Research stays and postdoctoral studies in topics related to public health, environmental management and community participation:

  • University of Havana
  • University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • University Autónoma de Madrid
  • Polytechnic University of Catalonia
  • University of Carlenton, Canada
  • Metropolitan University of London
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of Puerto Rico
  • University of Costa Rica.

Sponsors and endorsers: Chicago ALBA Solidarity, US Peace Council (Chicago), Albany Park, North Park, Mayfair Neighbors for Peace and Justice, Chicago Antiwar Coalition (CAWC), Evanston Neighbors for Peace

For more info: Stan Smith 773-322-3168, stansfieldsmith100@gmail.com

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Gather with CRLN at 10:30am on Saturday July 13 at the Joan Miro sculpture that’s immediately east of the Chicago Temple which is located at 77 W Washington. Here is the map: https://goo.gl/maps/QDXsHHiNBUcuzPQS7 .  Please email Juan Carlos Hernández <JCHernandez@crln.org> if you can join!

 


We will join immigrant rights, social justice, and grassroots organizations to protest the administration’s destructive policies and actions, and take a stand to welcome immigrant communities in solidarity. Add your voice to those in the movement to end criminalization, detention and deportation of immigrant families in the United States.

On a daily basis, immigrant communities in Illinois live with the fear that imminent raids and escalated activity by ICE, as stated by Trump, will rip families apart. We see more information each day regarding deplorable situations at the border – where government officials deny there is a humanitarian crisis, where children are treated as less than human, and where more children have died in immigration custody in 2019 than in the past 10 years.

In Illinois, we are taking a stand.

We see the current criminalization of immigrants, those coming to our borders seeking asylum and those seeking a better life for themselves and their families, as a continuation of the United States’ deep history of exploiting and criminalizing immigrants.

We reject the framework of hate + profit. Instead we envision a movement that builds intersectional power among our vibrant communities and a nation that recognizes the incredible social and cultural value of immigrants in our society.

For more information see:  https://www.facebook.com/events/693145914482339/

 

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CRLN, along with the Honduras Solidarity Network, is pushing initiates for the liberation of political prisoners Edwin Espinal and Raul Alvarez! The extents to which these two have been repressed are examples of the perpetual efforts by the US and other entities to undermine Honduras’ sovereignty.

Edwin is a close friend of Berta Cáceres, slain leader and the subject of the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act.

  • Ask your representatives to speak out on the bill:

https://actionnetwork.org/letters/urge-your-rep-to-speak-out-on-10th-anniversary/

  • Follow the link for a timeline of the violations of Due Process on the Judicial Case Against Political Prisoners Edwin Espinal & Raul Alvarez:

http://freeedwinespinallibertad.blogspot.com/

  • Watch the brief video detailing events of Edwin Espinal’s case:

https://vimeo.com/307472141

  • You will find alerts on the risk to the lives of Edwin and Raul by clicking Like and Follow on the Free Edwin Espinal Libertad Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/freeEDWINESPINALlibertad/

 

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Click the links to contact your representative and ask them to sign Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act:

https://actionnetwork.org/letters/urge-your-rep-to-speak-out-on-10th-anniversary/

https://www.solidaritycollective.org/bertacaceresact

The Solidarity Collective includes that the bill states:

“The Honduran police are widely established to be deeply corrupt and to commit human rights abuses, including torture, rape, illegal detention, and murder, with impunity” and that the military has committed violations of human rights. Therefore, the bill asks that the United States suspend all “…security assistance to Honduran military and police until such time as human rights violations by Honduran state security forces cease and their perpetrators are brought to justice.”

Read about 10 Years Since the Coup in Honduras:
https://actionnetwork.org/letters/urge-your-rep-to-speak-out-on-10th-anniversary/

Follow what our friends at the Honduras Solidarity Network share on Facebook: @HondurasSolidarityNetwork and Twitter: @HondurasSol

You can find updates on Berta’s case at: https://berta.copinh.org/

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On June 28th, 2019, 10 years will have passed since the 2009 coup. For 10 years, Hondurans have maintained a powerful resistance against neoliberalism, militarism and corruption, and continue to demand a real democracy, sovereignty and a “refounding” of the country. The resistance against the US and Canada-backed regime in Honduras continues to inspire others. Today, teachers and health care workers have ignited the latest upsurge as they refused to accept the @JuanOrlandoH regime’s dismantling of public education and health care. The struggle is far from over, stand up in solidarity with Hondurans!

Click on our Action Alerts page to find out how you can help by asking your reps to speak out on the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act

Be sure to follow our friends @HondurasSolidarityNetwork on Facebook and see their release on the topic at:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b6ZqKkMzsj9xYu5MZ0UrfKKp9AwK7ELTvLwcf8wOcpE/edit

The following article offers context on the coup:

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/honduras-protest-crackdown-190621221439388.html

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Please come to the send off of the Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba and the kick off of a campaign to pass a resolution in the Chicago City Council to end the embargo and lift the travel ban!

BE PART OF THE CAMPAIGN TO PASS A RESOLUTION IN
THE CHICAGO CITY COUNCIL
• Attend the Caravan event and be part of the short training for visits to elected officials
• Sign up on the Google sheet linked below
• Get your friends to be part of this historic initiative!

In 2016, Obama admitted the US policy on Cuba was a failure and worked to take steps to restore relations.
Now, under Trump the bellicose rhetoric and threats have made the situation for people on the island increasingly difficult.

Read the Latin American Working Groups statement below
and join their CALL TO ACTION!
https://www.lawg.org/threats-to-cuba-policy-dont-sit-this…/…

If you would like to work on the campaign to get a Chicago city council resolution, please sign up using the Google Sheet Sign Up:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WaSFXhuMAtZhmlNMHgZPlj8A-QI6Xtlc6LrtXVpf15c/edit?fbclid=IwAR0vlfwF0i2xlgaYTT-gHdHm5WpCHT1Hh34mpE8UPSKjAsh2CE7bm-BvaCk#gid=0

{This sheet is a way for us to organize our campaign to meet with city officials, information will not be circulated or shared}

Can’t join us on June 20?😞
You can still support the Caravan by donating at our GoFundMe page 🙂:
https://www.gofundme.com/chicago-p4p-caravan-2019&rcid=r01-155820223439-309e886f63ab4c7f&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w

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