See home page for additional calendar listings for 2020 on.

Ths, Dec 5, presentation by Boston reps of this year’s Cuba May Day Brigade, Judy Freiwirth, Bob Mulcahy, and Aba Taylor. Details to follow.

Recent/Past Events

Fri, Oct 25, “A Tuba to Cuba: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, with Yusa and Special Guests,” Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave, Boston.

Fri-Sun, Oct 18-20, The National Network on Cuba (NNOC) annual conference, Washington, DC; see post.

Sep 3-Oct 12, Cuba Exhibition at the Montserrat College of Art in Beverly — Adrián Fernández Milanés, massive multi-media installation “Pending Memories”; see post.

Sat, Oct 5, 4:00 — Dr. Jourdy James Heredia, Subdirector, Global Economy Research Center in Havana, “An Economy Under Siege: Building Socialism and Solidarity with Cuba Today.” Witness for Peace “Solidarity Collective” tour, Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St., Mattapan; see post, includes link to audio.

Fri, Oct 4, noon, Music Workshop / Síntesis: Una visión de la herencia musical afro-cubana, Harvard University, Library Theater in McKinlock Hall (Leverett House), 25 Mill Street, Cambridge; see post.

Ths, Sep 26, 8:00, Cuban film at the 2019 Boston Latino International Film Festival,Bakosó: Afrobeats of Cuba, Harvard University, Tsai Auditorium at CGIS, 1730 Cambridge St.; see post.

Mon, Jul 29, 7:00-9:00, The Cuban Revolution 60th Anniversary Celebration, Fenway Community Center; see post.

Wed, Jun 19, 7:30 pm, The Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan, First Baptist Church Of Jamaica Plain; see post.

Sat, May 25, 8:00-10:00, reception for Cuban scholars participating in the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) annual conference at Marriott Copley; see post.

Fri, May 24, 7:00 pm, “Imperialist War on Cuba and Venezuela: Afro-Caribbean Socialist Women Fight Back,” E-5, see post.

Mon, Apr 22 – Program with Cuban filmmaker Eric Corvalán – Cancelled.


Dec 12-21, “Sustaining Food and Farming in Cuba,” Witness for Peace delegation — more info here.

Sun, Dec 2, 6:00-8:30, Send-Off Fundraiser for WFP Cuba Food Justice Delegation — community dinner, screening of Tierralismo (2014), and dialogue with urban farmers of color from Boston about their upcoming delegation to Cuba. See post.

Fri-Sun, Oct 19-21, National Network on Cuba Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Augsburg University – notes and photos available here.

Fri and Sat, Sep 29/30, three Cuba films at the Boston Latino International Film Festival ( See post.

Wed, Sep 26, 8:00 welcome for special high-level delegation from Cuba at Riverside Church in NYC for opening session of UN General Assembly. See post.

Mon-Fri, Sep 24-28, Days of Action Against the Blockade in Washington, DC. See post.

Mon, Sep 17, 10:00-noon, live broadcast from Radio Havana, Twitter Storm and online forum: “The World Against The Blockade.” See post.

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. See announcement for full program.

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.

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 — Encuentro 5, 9A Hamilton Place, next to the Wilbur Theatre, Park St. MBTA.

Tu, Nov 6 – regular 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 — — 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 – 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/ 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 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

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