Calendar Update: Guantanamo webinar March 19, More on the NY Conference March 24-26, Pastors for Peace Caravan in Boston April 24

The National Network on Cuba (NNOC) is hosting a webinar on Guantanamo, Sunday evening, March 19, 7:30-9:00 pm — more information here.

Transportation and housing information for Boston-area attendees for the March 24-26 NYC National Conference on Cuba available from info@july26.org.

The Pastors for Peace Caravan is coming through Boston and will be at First Baptist Church in Jamaica Pain on Monday, April 24th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm — more info here.

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Update on Two Conferences: NY in March, Guantanamo in May

Today the International Committee and the National Network on Cuba published the just-released invitation and details to the V (5th) International Conference at Guantanamo, May 4-6, 2017; they are available here.

Plans for the National Conference on Cuba, March 24-26 in New York City are ongoing.  Boston’s participation and outreach for the region are on the agenda for the upcoming February 7th meeting at Encuentro 5, as noted on the calendar.

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2/01 Roberto Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present (Reception, Conversation & On-going)

  • The Cooper Gallery, 102 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA
  • On view February 2 – May 5, 2017
  • Opening Reception, Wednesday, February 1st, 6:00 pm
  • In Conversation with Curator Alejandro de la Fuente, Friday, Feb 3, 12:00 noon

Juan Roberto Diago is a leading member of the new Afro-Cuban cultural movement, which has …denounced the persistence of racism and discrimination in Cuban society. This exhibition of twenty-five mixed-media and installation artworks traces Diago’s vibrant career from the mid-1990s, when he began to construct a revisionist history of the Cuban nation from the experience of a person of African descent. It is a history of enslavement and cultural loss, but also of resilience and recovery, the kind of history that is required in this Afro-Cuban present.

Co-sponsored by the Cuban Studies Program, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. More information at drclas.harvard.edu/events/juan-roberto-diago-spring-exhibition.

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