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Special 5 Cuban Heroes exhibition and cultural event
Date Sunday November 13
Time 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
600 Campbell Ave.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Event Type Conference
“CUBA TODAY: The Gains & Challenges”

600 Campbell Ave.
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Conference: November 11-12, 2011 – 10am-7pm
Special 5 Cuban Heroes exhibition and cultural event: November 13,
2011 2pm-6pm

With Special Guest:
Cuban Leader, Prominent Author and Daughter of Legendary Revolutionary
Ernesto Che Guevara


Conference workshops will include the following themes:
1. “World crisis, imperialist offensive and our alternatives”
2. "Cuba’s gains, challenges and evolving socialism"
3. “Cuban reform vs. Chinese reform: what we can learn”
4. "Revolutionary Cuban youth today: projections and challenges”
5. “Sustainability and cooperatives in Cuba's future”
6. “Cuban democracy and the 6th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba”
7. "Cuban foreign policy vs. U.S. foreign policy: revolution and
counterrevolution in our backyard"
8. "Why Che’s ideas are fundamental for our struggle today"
9. "What we need to learn from the Cuban revolution to advance our
struggle today"
10. "Che and the Cuban revolution"

The Vancouver International Che Guevara Conference began in 2008 in
honour of Che’s 80th birthday. Each conference has held a unique
theme, the first conference “Che Guevara: Thinker & Fighter - Are His
Ideas Relevant for the 21st Century?”, 2009 conference “50 years of
Dynamism of the Cuban Revolution” and 2010 conference “Cuba &
Revolutionary Internationalism“. These three notable events which
debated and discussed the importance of the Cuban revolution and the
Cuba solidarity movement worldwide from the point of view of activists
and revolutionaries, were the only of their kind in Canada. We are
pleased that in the last three years we have brought out more than
1,200 people, 30 speakers, and 25 different subjects surrounding the
Cuban revolution and its internal and external dynamics.

The 2011 conference, coming up November 11-12 will be no different.
Entitled, “CUBA TODAY: The Gains & Challenges” this conference will
feature many important guests, including our honoured guest for the
second year in a row, Dr. Aleida Guevara, Cuban Leader, Prominent
Author and Daughter of Legendary Revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara.

Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba will also be working
with the Free the Cuban 5 Committee – Vancouver to co-organize a
special event following the conference on Sunday November 13, 2011.
This event will be a cultural celebration and tribute to our 5 Cuban
Heroes and the world-wide struggle for their freedom from United
States prisons. It will feature presentations by leaders of the
international movement for the freedom of the 5 Cuban heroes from
Cuba, US and Canada. As well as showing a new documentary, poetry,
live music and dance performances. We will also be honoured to
showcase artwork by the Cuban 5 Heroes.

To view the conference poster, please visit:

We look forward to having you in Vancouver for this special event!

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