Zoom help for the US-Cuba Normalization Online Conference(s)

Twelve webinars were organized by the co-ordinating committee for the US-Cuba Normalization conference since its postponement in March, beginning with the virtual offerings on March 21 and 22, 2020, and culminating in the international concert and three-session weekend on November 13-15. [Videos of all events available here.] This page and support effort were designed to help expand access and participation in those programs. Links to videos of those sessions are provided below.

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For those already using Zoom, see “The 6 most common Zoom issues and how to fix them.”

For new users:

1) If you’d like more info ahead of time, check out https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting- — Below the video is an Overview that includes links to download the application and join a test meeting. If this is your first time using Zoom, do not wait until the last minute to get set.

2) A camera and microphone are needed for video participation. They generally come with laptops, smart phones, and tablets and usually need to be added to desktops. If you have not used your video application before, check to confirm you have one and try it out. Help for using and acquiring cameras can be found online.

3) If you cannot get on with the video application for whatever reason, phone access is direct and simpler.  To dial in by phone, call any of the following and use the meeting/webinar ID followed by the #. It is generally nine digits; when you enter it on the phone there should be no spaces or dashes:

            • (312) 626-6799
            • (646) 876-9923
            • (253) 215-8782
            • (301) 715-8592
            • (346) 248-7799
            • (408) 638-0968
            • (669) 900-6833

4) If you have questions or issues, contact zoomsupport@us-cubanormalization.org — we want to make a special effort to assist those who are not familiar with this technology and ask that you get set well ahead of time if you’re a first-timer.  It helps to spell out your problem in as much detail as possible and to include your phone number and location, too.

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The videos of the November 13-15 concert and all three sessions are available here.


The 60th Anniversary of the Cuban Women’s Federation and 20 years of the US Women and Cuba Collaboration, September 20) – watch here.

Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of President Fidel Castro’s Historic NY Visit, including his Invitation to Harlem, Meeting with Malcolm X, and Address at the UN General Assembly – September 19 – watch here.

Cuban Trained Doctors – Confronting COVID-19 in Cuba, Abroad and Even in the US, September 8 – watch here.

The Life and Legacy of Fidel Castro: On his 94th Birthday, August 13 – watch here.

Why There Are No George Floyds in Cuba, July 7 – watch here.

Danny Glover and Cuban Ambassador José Ramón Cabañas Talk COVID, Cuba and Saving Lives, June 16 – watch here.

Paying Humanity’s Debt: Cuba, Africa and the Caribbean – May 19 – watch here.

Celebrate May Day with Workers around the World! – May 2 – watch here.

The Worldwide Health Crisis Needs Solidarity, Not Sanctions – Apr 18 – watch here.

Cuba Leads in the Global Fight Against Covid – April 9 – watch here.

Impact of the Blockade of Cuba on People in the U.S. and What We Can Do About It – March 22 – watch here.

Plenary for the International Conference for the Normalization of U.S.-Cuba Relations – March 21 – watch here.