NYC Conference in Boston

And come to the Feb. 28 Stand Out and Special Program at UMass/Boston

And see more on the developing calendar of collaborative March events:
     • March 15 & 16, 11:00 am-3:00 pm EST – National Call-In Day to the White House, calls to demand Cuba be removed from the list of so-called State Sponsors of Terrorism.
     • Sunday, March 26, Somerville Library, 2:00-4:00, the July 26th Coalition rescheduled event: “Let’s Go To Cuba: Young People’s Experiences with Solidarity Brigades!” preceded by the monthly Standout.

Boston Hosts NYC US-Cuba Conference
Sat., March 11, 11:00 a.m.:
Community Church of Boston — Copley Square
Sun., March 12, noon & 3:00:
Democracy Center, Harvard Sq.

NY Conference site:
Boston site:

Boston is holding an in-person interactive showing of major parts of the March 11-12 US-Cuba Normalization Conference being held in New York City at Fordham University. People will have the option not only of traveling to New York or participating virtually from anywhere, but joining some of us in person at 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning at the Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St. at Copley Square. The opening plenary features a host of prominent Normalization leaders including Pastors for Peace and NNOC’s Gail Walker, CodePink Co-Founder Medea Benjamin, Professors William LeoGrande and August Nimitz, and speakers from the Federation of Cuban Women and the Cuban Mission to the UN. We’ll have break-out areas for all the workshops in the afternoon concurrent sessions.

We’ll be well positioned to follow-up Sunday’s final plenary dealing with a national action plan from noon-2:00. From 3:00-5:00 there will be an informal discussion with major Cuba support groups — Massachusetts Peace Action and Democratic Socialists of America/DSA-Boston as well as the Boston-Cuba Solidarity — covering some of the calendar opportunities, issues, parameters and considerations for local area plans of action for the coming year (see draft conference action plan); individuals and members of other organizations with an interest in normalizing US-Cuba relations are welcome and encouraged to join us. Sunday’s gathering will take place at the Democracy Center, 45 Mt. Auburn St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. Strong Covid protections and accessibility are principles and practices of the Democracy Center; see information about them below.*

If you’re interested in any parts of the conference in person in New York or in Boston or virtually anywhere, register at the bottom of the NYC conference web site or directly here, and watch this page for further details as the Boston program becomes more fully settled. Questions can be sent to

* Democracy Center Covid policies: Masks must be worn over your nose and mouth at all times inside the Democracy Center. Our event does not require vaccination to attend but is strongly encouraged.
Accessibility information: “The Democracy Center is partially wheelchair accessible, no accessible bathroom on site. Wheelchair users are welcome to use the accessible restroom at Daedalus while we plan our improvements for bathroom accessibility. To reach that bathroom, exit the ramp and turn left on Bow St, at the next building (Daedalus) use their accessible entrance and their restroom will be on the right. More information at: Contact or 617 492 8855 as needed.”

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