Online Meeting with Jeremy Corbyn and Fernando Gonzalez
Campaign News | Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Solidarity and Resistance: Cuba’s 60 years of inspiring internationalism
Monday 27 July, 6.30pm
With guest speakers:
- Jeremy Corbyn MP (UK)
- Fernando González MP, one of the Miami Five and
President of the Cuban Friendship Institute (Cuba)
- Her Excellency Bárbara Elena Montalvo Álvarez,
Cuban ambassador to the United Kingdom
- Gail Walker, Executive Director IFCO/Pastors for Peace (USA)
- Rob Miller, Director Cuba Solidarity Campaign (UK)
Sixty years ago, Cuba sent its first humanitarian medical brigade abroad to help Chile in the aftermath of an earthquake. Since then more than 400,000 Cuban’s have taken part in medical missions to 164 countries. Cuba’s internationalism and resistance in the face of 60 years of blockade by the United State’s has inspired peopled around the world.
As the Cuban Friendship Institute (ICAP) celebrates its 60th anniversary we speak to Fernando González, its president, Cuban MP, and one of the Miami Five (jailed for 15 years trying to prevent terrorist attacks against Cuba), about why international solidarity is important.
We also hear from special guests, Jeremy Corbyn MP and Gail Walker, Director of IFCO/Pastors for Peace on how Cuban internationalism shows what is possible when nations chose to cooperate for the benefit of humanity and the importance of ending the US blockade once and for all.
As the US blockade prevents Cubans from accessing Zoom, participants will be able to watch this meeting live on YouTube. Register today for full details, and send your questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org