DSA International Committee in Los Angeles: Cuba Forum
Start: 2022-01-28 18:00:00 UTC Pacific Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-08:00)
This is a virtual event
Democratic Socialists of America stands in solidarity with the people of Cuba and categorically opposes the U.S. economic blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States and its allies.
DSA International Committee members in Los Angeles have set this Cuba Forum to discuss current political conditions in Cuba to provide general context on this year's national Cuban Solidarity efforts.
Please prepare for the Forum by reading the two brief DSA statements and if able, viewing any or all of the YouTube videos, “The War on Cuba." Whatever preparation you can do will be helpful, but not required. Looking forward to having this first Internationalist presentation and discussion with you all.
Statement on Cuba
Jennifer Cárcamo (she/her/hers) is a PhD Candidate in History at UCLA. She is a social historian with a focus on Latin America, particularly socialist movements and communist parties in Central America, and recently spent 7 months in Cuba, during the pandemic, conducting archival research on early 20th century international solidarity efforts between Central America and Cuba.
Adonay Castillo (he/him/his), MD, is a recent graduate of the Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina (ELAM) in Havana, Cuba. He lived in Cuba for 7 years and experienced first-hand the impact of US foreign policy on the island, particularly it’s effect on the Cuban medical system, including the pandemic, and the ways Cuba has and continues to demonstrate international solidarity with the Global South.