Both the United States and Cuba have African-Descent populations and thus share the democratic challenges of dismantling remaining barriers to full racial equality. We think it very important for Americans to have a better understanding of how Cuban citizens and Cuban policymakers are dealing with the issues of racial and national identity and equality. The recently completed 6th Cuban Party Congress concluded with a call to “increase the presence of the women’s sector and that of the descendants of slaves from Africa. Both were the poorest and most exploited by capitalism in our country.”
This conference, hosted by Center for Internaional Policy, is designed specifically to convene key sectors of the U.S. civil society and policy groups involved in work with Cuban citizens and/or the Cuban government. The primary goal is to bring attention to Cuba’s internal discourses and negotiations on racial identity, racism, and government policies to address one of the most fundamental democratic issues in Cuba today and to foster proactive reflections and actions among these sectors in their respective work.
Please RSVP to [email protected], or (202) 232-3317 and ask for Fiorella Mejias.
Please feel free to widely disseminate this conference invitation and encourage your constituents to attend. Please contact James Early (202-744-2682) to arrange for group specific one-hour conversations with our Cuban guests on June 3rd.
Download the event flyer for more info.