National Speaking Tour with ICAP’s Elizabeth Ribalta, 25 May - 6 June 2022

Campaign News | Thursday, 21 April 2022

CSC is delighted to welcome Elizabeth Ribalta Rubiera to Britain in May for a tour of CSC local groups and to participate in the CSC Annual General Meeting.

Elizabeth is the new Northern European Officer for the Insitituto Cubano por Amistad con los Pueblos (ICAP, or the Cuban Friendship Institute), and will be our first visitor from Cuba for almost three years. The last time we welcomed Cuban guests was in November 2019, when 14 representatives form the Cuban trade union movement attended the Unions for Cuba solidarity conference.

She has a wealth of experience of international relations, having worked at ICAP since 2014. Her roles include United States group coordinator in the North America division, where she led international volunteer work brigades and worked with the Pastors for Peace Caravan which brings material aid and delegations from the US each year. She also worked in the ICAP department which looks after foreign students, including working directly with young students studying at the Latin American Medical School (ELAM – see page 26).

She graduated from the University of Havana with a degree in Psychology in 2008 and after a number of years teaching in primary schools went on to be a researcher at the Centre for Youth Studies into the education and employability of adolescents and youth. She will be touring local CSC groups in England, Wales and Scotland from 24 May–6 June and speaking at the CSC AGM on 4 June. Please check this page for updates on venues and times, or contact local groups directly for the latest news.

National Speaking Tour with ICAP’s Elizabeth Ribalta
25 May – 6 June 2022

Wed 25 May, Glasgow, 2pm / 6pm
2pm, Caravan against the Blockade, Donal Dewar Statue, Buchanan St
6pm, Elizabeth speaking at SCSC public zoom meeting -
email for registration details

Thu 26 May, Manchester CSC, 6.30-8pm
UNISON NW, Arena Point, 1 Hunts Bank, M1 1UN

Fri 27 May, Merseyside CSC
For details contact

Sat 28 May, Coventry CSC, 2-3.30pm
Temperance, 33 Bath Street, Leamington Spa CV31 3AF
Tea /coffee/cold drink and a cake. Free Entry/Donations welcome.
For more info contact Phil Street –

Sat 28 May Birmingham CSC, 7.15pm
The Cuban Embassy Bar and Restaurant, 23 St Mary's Row, Moseley, B13 8HW
Public meeting from 7.15pm, Live band and social from 10pm. Food and drink from bar.
Entry free/donation. Supported by UNISON & UNITE.

Sun 29 May, Sheffield CSC, 1-3pm

The Showroom, Paternoster Row, S1 2BX

Mon 30 May, Bristol CSC, 6.30-8pm

Tony Benn House, Victoria St, BS1 6AY (Room G07/G08)

Tues 31 May, Cardiff CSC, 6.30-8.30pm (Hybrid meeting available on zoom)
University of Cardiff, CF10 3EU - room limitted to 40 people. To attend in person or by zoom register in advance by emailing

Wed 1 June, East London CSC, 6.30-7.45pm
The Hopkins Room, 1st floor. Stratford Library, 3 The Grove. E15 1EL

Thurs 2 June, Norwich CSC. 7-8.30pm

UAE, SCI 0.66, New Science Building, Chancellor's Drive, NR4 7TJ

Sat 4 June, London (CSC AGM), 10am-4pm

Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, WC1H 9BD

Mon 6 June, South London CSC, 7pm

Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Rd, Croydon CR0 1BD

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