What next for the US & Cuba? — Tues. Hear 2 top Cuban women in Milwaukee

Nov 10, 2016 by

What do the election results and Trump mean for normalizing relations between the U.S. and Cuba?

Two programs in the next week may address this: a U.S. perspective and a Cuban perspective:
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I. Cuba: Transition and U.S. Diplomacy

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, 10 a.m. 
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 19th and Wisconsin Ave., back door

Local activists Steve Watrous and Art Heitzer will discuss what it’s like in Cuba today (with new photos), changes there, the warming of relations with the U.S., and how the Obama administration could do more.  A forum of the United Nations Association – Greater Milwaukee Chapter. Free and open to the public, with refreshments

Atty. Art Heitzer was a founder in 1994 of the Wis. Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba and he chairs the National Lawyers Guild Cuba Subcommittee. He continues to represent U.S. travelers prosecuted for travel to Cuba.
Steve Watrous is president of the Milwaukee UNA chapter and a sociology professor at MATC. He spent two weeks of July in Cuba on a Witness for Peace delegation plus a visit to the Cuban UNA office.

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II. Cuba: Prospects and Challenges

Tues. Nov. 15 at 7pm
Central United Methodist Church (CUMC)
639 N 25th St., at Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Nearly two years ago President Obama and Cuba’s President Raul Castro of Cuba announced plans to normalize relations. Since then, how much has really changed, and what are the prospects for the future?

Two top leaders from the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP)  will be in Wisconsin to help build bridges of friendship between the people of Cuba and of the United States. Founded in 1960, ICAP has worked to promote solidarity between the people of Cuba and nations worldwide.

On November 15 at 7 p.m. hear Sandra Ramirez Rodriguez, Director, of the North American Division of ICAP, and Leima Martinez from ICAP’s North America Division, speaking on Cuba’s perspectives on strengthening ties between our peoples. For example, Cuba is currently providing free medical school to two women from Wisconsin, and its medicines have been credited with prolonging the quality of life for at least one Wisconsin man with advanced lung cancer. What more can be done so that our citizens can travel and trade more freely and learn from each other?

For more info contact: LASC 447-8369 or WI Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba 273-1040, www.wicuba.org.  Free and open to the public, with free off street parking south of the Church.

Sponsored by:

Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba (WICuba)
Latin America Solidarity Committee (LASC)
Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)
Plowshares Marketplace – Education for Peace Waukesha
National Network on Cuba (NNOC)
Cuban Institute of Friendship with Peoples (ICAP)

To Contact Us:
Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba
633 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 1410
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 273 – 1040
www.wicuba.org | Email: contact@wicuba.org

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