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Ths, JL 26 – annual Cuban independence day celebration with Claudia Kaiser-Lenoir on the 2018 May Day Brigade in Cuba, at Encuentro 5, 7:00.

Mon, JL 16 – Mon, JL 30 – IFCO/Pastors for Peace 29th Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba. See announcement.

Fri, Jun 28 – IFCO/Pastors for Peace Caravan in Boston, First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, 7:00 pm; see post.

Recent/Past Events

Sun, Apr 22-Sun, May 6, 2018 — NNOC International May Day Brigade, registration until March 16. More InformationProgram / Itinerary / ScheduleApplication.

Fri, Mar 30-Mon, Apr 9 — Witness for Peace Cuba Delegation: Arts, Culture and Social Programs.  Application and deposit due Feb 15. Trip infoother Cuba delegations.

Sat, Feb 24, 1:00 — Rally to Close Guantanamo and Give It Back to Cuba, Park Street Station.

Mon, Feb 5, 8:00 pm — webinar about the upcoming May Day Bridgade.

Fri, Feb 2, 7:00 at Encuentro 5. Griselda Aguilera Cabrera was a seven-year-old teacher in Cuba’s 1961 Revolutionary Literacy Campaign, one of nine women featured in “Maestra,” the award-winning documentary to be shown. More info here.

Ths, Feb 1, noon-2:00, Northeastern, Alan West-Durán, A Cultural History of Cuba, book launch — reading, discussion, Q&A. At 310 Renaissance Park, 1135 Tremont St., across from the Ruggles MBTA station and parking garage, #63 on the campus map.

Tu, Jan 16, 2018 — 8:00-9:30, National Network on Cuba travel webinar with Bob Guild, from RESPECT, the travel providers organization promoting respectful travel to Cuba.

Through Sun, Nov 20, Peabody Essex Museum Yoan Capote’s “Immanence” exhibition of the monumental steel sculpture of Fidel Castro; PEM announcement and critique.

Sat, Nov 18 – 3:00-5:00, “How is Organization Development different in Cuba?” Patricia Arenas, visiting psychologist, organization development researcher, consultant, and coach — see https://www.taosinstitute.net/patricia-arenas-bautista — Encuentro 5, 9A Hamilton Place, next to the Wilbur Theatre, Park St. MBTA.

Tu, Nov 6 – regular July26.org meeting, 7:00; agenda includes review of Padura Festival and items on the October 21st “Politics and Culture after Padura” posting.

Wed, Nov 1 – Park Street Station on the Boston Common, time TBA, rally in support of Cuba on the occasion of the UN General Assembly annual vote against the U.S. blockade.

Mon, Oct 23 – 6:00-8:00, “The Harvard Cubans” – film screening and Q&A, Center for Gov’t and International Studies, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA, the story of 1,300 Cuban teachers at Harvard summer school in 1900.

Fri-Sun, Oct 20-22, the National Network on Cuba — www.nnoc.info — annual national conference, at the Washington State Labor Council HQ on 16th Avenue S, Seattle.

Oct 10-17 – Leonardo Padura Festival

Aug 3-20, Cuban political posters from the collection of Stephen Lewis, Taunton Public Library, 12 Pleasant St., M-F 9:00am-7:45, Sat. 9:00am-5:45pm, 508-821-1411 for more info.

Sat, Aug 12, 1:00-4:00, Encuentro 5. Witness for Peace New England (re)organizing meeting.

Tue, Aug 8, 7:00, Encuentro 5 – July26.org regular meeting – 2nd Tu this month rather than first:  Debriefing: Cuba Revolution Day presentation with Lee Schlenker and U.S.-Venezuela Solidarity program and update. Fall Planning for October: Tour with Cuban popular educator and poet Marcel Lueiro Reyes, Festival for Cuban novelist and Filmmaker Leonardo Padura, National Network on Cuba/NNOC.info national conference

Sat. July 29, 2017 – 4:00-6:00 – U.S.-Venezuela Solidarity Committee Boston, “Affirming Life in Venezuela, Seeds of Solidarity,” at Encuentro5, 9A Hamilton Pl., downtown Boston, with Omar Sierra, Venezuelan Consulate, Report on Situation in Venezuela, music, video more, cosponsored by July 26th coalition, others.

Wed, July 26, 7:00 – Cuba Revolution Day presentation with Lee Schlenker, returning from tour of community service in Cuba, on Witness for Peace and its history/program of grassroots solidarity with Cuba work and its plans in the Northeast, downtown at Encuentro 5, 9A Hamilton Place, next to the Orpheum Theatre, across the street from the Park Street MBTA station.

Ths, June 22, 9:45-11:00, “COMPLICITY: How US Community and NonProfit Technology Has Been Complicit in Some Very Ugly Cuba ‘Regime Change’ Policies and Practices — And What To Do About It,” Peter Miller, written for the National Cuba Conference workshop in March, at “Fake News, Real Emotion, and The Mediated Self,” Boston University, Emerging Media Studies Conference, StuVi 1, 10 Buick St.

Wed., June 21, “Cuba: An African Odyssey” (part 2) – Parts & Crafts, Somerville, info at May 16 below. This showing benefits Days in Solidarity with African People, sponsored by the Uhuru Solidarity Movement; event page, registration.

Sat, June 17, 8:00-9:30 pm – “What I learned about Cuba by going to Cuba for May Day” webinar by the National Network on Cuba. More info and registration.

Sat, June 10, 4:00 pm – Mozart in Havana – St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke Ave., Jamaica Plain, Green Street T Stop. The first Cuban orchestral performance of this size in the United States since the Castro revolution, the Havana Lyceum Orchestra kicks off their US tour with acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein. Program, tickets and more info.

Fri, June 9, 6:30-8:30pm – Discussion on “The influence of Africa on Traditional Folk Culture in Cuba & the U.S.” with Afro Cuban Artist and Activist Mirna Padrón Dickson, Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St., Copley Square.

Ths, May 18, 7:00 pm – Reception for AfroCuban Activist Artist Mirna Padrón Dickson, Encuentro5, 9A Hamilton Place (Park St. MBTA) – with Diarenis Rosa Calderon Tartabull co-director of independent artistic-social project MirArte Diadia.

Tu, May 16, 7:00-9:00, Parts & Crafts, 577 Somerville Ave., Somerville – “Cuba: An African Odyssey,” documentary about Cuba’s role in independence struggles in Angola, South Africa and elsewhere. Film, dinner, discussion, benefit for KUNDE SPEAKS, a national speaking tour to win justice for the families of three teenage black girls murdered by Pinellas County, Florida Sheriffs Department; $10 door fee.

Tu, May 9, 7:00 – the regular July26.org monthly for May will be held the second Monday of the month rather than the first so we can hear from those attending May Day events in Cuba.

Ths-Sat, May 4-6 (Extended trip May 2-9) – Fifth Conference on the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases – Guantanamo, Cuba. Related May Day trip to Cuba : Mon, April 24 to May 8, 12th Int’l Solidarity Brigade to Cuba (optional departure May 3rd).

Mon, May 1, 5:00 – Boston Common, Parkman Bandstand – Resist Deportations! May Day event, more info at www.bostonmayday.org.

Mon, April 24, 6:30-8:30 pm – Pastors for Peace Caravan in Boston, program includes Congressman Jim McGovern.

Sun, April 23, 4:00, Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St. #2 – Memorial gathering to remember and honor the life of our comrade Cristina Martinez, a longtime supporter of the July 26th Coalition.

Fri & Sat, April 21 & 22, Boston Socialist Unity Project 2nd Annual Conference, MIT 34-101, 50 Vassar St., Cambridge.

Tu, April 18, 7:00 – South End Technology Center, 359 Columbus Ave, near Back Bay MBTA: Black Lives in Cuba Today, with Kimbo (Raúl Domínguez Valdés), an AfroCuban leader of Barrio La Marina, a largely AfroCuban neighborhood in Matanzas, 100km east of Havana.

Sun, April 16, 3:00-5:00 – “Community Doctors,” at the Broadway Pictures Entertainment Studios, 9A Hamilton Place, next to the Wilbur Theatre, across from the Park Street MBTA, a presentation of the 2017 Boston International Film Festival.

Sat, April 8, 1:00 to 2:00, Park Street Station on the Boston Common, Rally to close Guantanamo, organized by the Committee for Peace and Human Rights and the Center for International Labor Defense.

Sat-Sun, March 25-26 – National Conference on Cuba in NYC

Sun, March 19, 7:30-9:00 pm – Guantanamo webinar

Feb 2 thru May 5 – The Cooper Gallery, Harvard University, 102 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA – Roberto Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present