Celebrate July 26, 2023!

From Santiago de Cuba, to Miami, to New York, to Boston, to Maine, to Philadelphia, to Wisconsin, to Minnesota, to Michigan, to Seattle, to Colorado, to Texas, to California… celebrate July 26!

This email contains:

  • NNOC & Canadian Network on Cuba July 26 webinar
  • Reading group announcement (“History Will Absolve Me”)
  • Local July 26 events
  • Save the dates & upcoming fall meeting

Wednesday, July 26 at 7:30pm ET:
Join representatives from the Canadian Network on Cuba and the National Network on Cuba as we celebrate the historic launch and 70th anniversary of the 26th of July Movement. Scroll down to find local events in your area!

During this Zoom webinar, together, we’ll debunk lies against Cuba and hear from dynamic speakers including Helen Yaffe, Nancy Morejón, Isaac Saney, Musa Springer, David Ramirez Alvarez, and Yasser Ibarra. 
Enjoy music and community, and learn about new ways to get involved in supporting the CNC and NNOC’s efforts to get Cuba #OFFTHELIST of State Sponsors of Terrorism. 
We hope to see you there! 

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We are excited to share that NNOC’s reading group of Fidel’s History Will Absolve Me is also launching tomorrow on July 26th at 5pm ET / 2pm PT, and will be meeting weekly at that time. Email [email protected] if you’re interested in joining! (A free copy of the book is available here.)
LOCAL JULY 26 EVENTS (in chronological order):
Send pictures of your events to [email protected] or tag us on social media so we can share your work!!!

WISCONSIN: “Healthcare for All, in Cuba & the US” — potluck dinner, film & discussion on Tuesday, July 25 at 6pm. Bring a dish to share, see & discuss the short film “Dare to Dream,” with special guest Yunuen Cacique Borja, a current US medical student from Texas, studying at Cuba’s tuition-free Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM)

NYC: Opening of The Imagery of Internationalism: an exhibition of Cuban OSPAAAL Posters at The People’s Forum on Wednesday, July 26, 6:30-8:30pm

PHILLY: Film screening of Sons Of Cuba (2009) on Wednesday, July 26 at 7pm at the Neighborhood Martial Arts project.

BOSTON: Film screening and discussion of “Castro’s Spies” (2020), about the Cuban 5, with the Boston July 26th Coalition in celebration of the Cuban Revolution! Join us in person at 284 Amory St in JP (masked) or on zoom on Wednesday, July 26 at 6:30pm.

MINNESOTA: What Difference Could a Revolution Make? Lessons from Cuba’s Literacy Campaign on Wednesday, July 26 at 5pm at Lind Hall Room 302, 207 Church Street SE, East Bank Campus, U of MN.

MICHIGAN: Watch party of the NNOC/CNC July 26 webinar at Solidarity Hall (169 N. Washington Ypsi) on Wednesday, July 26 at 7pm

DMV: Assata Shakur Study Group session to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Cuban revolution on Wednesday, July 26 at 7pm

MAINE: Rally for Cuba on Maine Street in Brunswick, Maine, by the Green at 5 PM on Wednesday, July 26, for one hour

PNW: The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Interim Revolutionary Feminist Committee is hosting a Cuba Report back on Thursday, July 27 at 5:30 pm PST. Hear from our anti-imperialist organizers on their recent brigade to Cuba, and visualize how another world is possible through Cuba’s labor unions, healthcare, LGBTQ+ rights, and culture

AUSTIN: Noche Cubana at Resistencia Books on Friday, July 28 at 7pm

BOSTON: Join us to celebrate July 26 with a double feature film screening of The War on Cuba and Michael Moore Takes 9/11 Responders to Cuba for Free Healthcare on Friday, July 28 at 6pm at the Boston Liberation Center. We’ll have popcorn and a group discussion!

DENVER: Noche Cubana at the Denver Liberation Center on Friday, July 28 at 7pm

VIRTUAL: 2nd International Conference on Imperialism, hosted by Communist Party USA. NNOC will be presenting alongside the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) and Young Communist League (UJC) on Saturday, July 29 at 11am ET

LA: Noche Cubana at Matilija Lending Library on Saturday, July 29 at 7pm

NYC: 70th Anniversary Celebration of the Beginning of the Cuban Revolution @ Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center on Saturday, July 29th (DOORS OPEN 5:30 PM; 6-7 RECEPTION FOOD & REFRESHMENTS; 7:8:30 PROGRAM; 8:30-10 AFTERPARTY, MUSIC, DANCE)

CHICAGO: Fundraising BBQ on Saturday, July 29th at 2pm – contact [email protected] for address. $ raised is for Global Health Partners campaign to send anesthesia machines to Cuban hospitals and to cover local expenses for solidarity work

MIAMI: Miami Caravan to end the US blockade on Sunday, July 30, assembling at 11:30

PHILLY: Interest meeting for the Philly-Cuba Solidarity Committee on Sunday, July 30 at 2pm at the Philly Liberation Center

LA: Potluck & strategy session for our continuing efforts to get the Los Angeles City Council to pass a resolution to call on President Biden to end the U.S. blockade of Cuba and get Cuba #OffTheList on Sunday, July 30 at 11am, the Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice, 5278 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles

MICHIGAN: Come to Liberty Plaza in Ann Arbor on Saturday, August 5 from 9-11pm to enjoy a curation of Cuban film, good snacks, and to find out more about organizing around Cuba in Southeast Michigan! Please bring medical donations for Cuba

MINNESOTA: July Cuba Car Caravan on Sunday, July 30 at 11am; meeting in the Midway St. Paul’s Target parking lot, 1300 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55104LA: End-of-summer jazz concert benefit show to raise funds for much needed medical supplies for Cuba on August 27!
NNOC is co-hosting a virtual Cuba film screening with Write Brain TV on August 31! The flyer and sign-up with be launched very soon. We’re also organizing local watch parties across the US – email us at [email protected] if you’re interested in hosting a local event on August 31!

Please also save the date for NNOC’s fall meeting from October 13 to 15 at UMass Boston. Each member org should send a representative and we are really encouraging folks to attend in-person! It will be an exciting, dynamic program with many voices from Cuba and the US, centered around building the next steps of our #OffTheList Campaign. Fill out our interest forms below if you’re interested in attending the meeting and/or joining NNOC as a new member org.
NNOC Fall Meeting Interest Form
Join NNOC! 2023 New Member Interest Form