National Conference for the Full Normalization of U.S.-Cuban Relations

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The National Conference for the Full Normalization of U.S.-Cuban Relations was a conference held in New York City on March 25-26 2017 at the Fordham Law School and "focused on US-Cuban relations."[1],[2]

Invitation

Cuba Conference Invitation (excerpt screenshot)
The invitation for the National Conference for the Full Normalization of U.S.-Cuban Relations read in part:
"Hence, a large number of individual activists along with local and national organizations from the New York/New Jersey area, with years of united, non-sectarian coalition activities in solidarity with Cuba, and in the successful struggle to free the Cuban Five are issuing this invitation in the spirit of unity and democratic decision-making processes. Specifically, we are inviting you and/or your organization to participate in the organizing of a National Conference to take place after the results of the November 2016 Presidential and Congressional elections, when we will be able to analyze the results and their impact on moving our work forward.
"The undersigned propose that the organizers of the National Conference reach out and work closely with organizations in Cuba, such as the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) to bring a number of Cuban representatives to take part in the 2017 Conference.
"The visit of President Barack Obama to Cuba March 20-22, 2016 was an important event that should broaden the discussion on US-Cuba relations and ending US sanctions. Normal relations will mean increased political and people-to-people exchanges as more people from the US visit the Caribbean island and more genuine representatives of Cuban society, trade unionists and Afro-Cubans, women's rights and LGBT rights activists, artists and intellectuals, scientists and doctors are able to travel and speak in the United States.
"Cuba says it is prepared to discuss anything and everything with the United States, including "democracy" and "human rights." This national gathering March 25-26 will be an opportunity to bring activists together from across the United States to discuss and act on these questions back at their home base and local area.
"The National Conference will have plenary sessions, dozens of workshops on Cuba and international themes, and proposals for action to demand full and real normalization of US-Cuban relations. In addition to Conference sessions and workshops, we will also hold a major public event in a large space with prominent speakers, including from Cuba, cultural performers, and special video greetings.[3]

Endorsements for the March 25-26, 2017 National Conference on US-Cuba Normalization at Fordham Law School

References

  1. A page to support the March 25-26 2017 Conference on Normalization of Relations with Cuba, accessed April 8 2017
  2. National Cuba Conference, accessed April 8 2017
  3. [http://www.nationalcubaconference.org/doc/OfficialCallNCC.pdf A CALL FOR ACTIVISTS TO MOBILIZE FOR A NATIONAL CONFERENCE TO FIGHT FOR THE FULL NORMALIZATION OF RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CUBA, accessed April 8 2017]