Milwaukee Car & Bike Caravan, Sunday 5/29/22 to call for lifting the US blockade on Cuba
Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba
- Our Principles -
The Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba consists of both organizations and individuals who have come together based on the points of unity and principles listed below. We hope you also subscribe to them and will join us.
We support the normalization of relations with Cuba.
We oppose any policy of our government designed to increase the misery of the Cuban people in order to obtain political gain.
We oppose the ban on travel to Cuba; and the recently intensified U.S. economic embargo, which has restricted even food and medicine, and discouraged third countries that seek to trade with Cuba.
We support and encourage increased person-to-person contact between the U.S. and Cuba, such as through religious, union, professional, and cultural organizations. U.S. businesses should be allowed to trade with Cuba on the basis of mutual benefit.
We especially seek to overcome the artificial barriers dividing African-Americans in the U.S. from people in Cuba, where a vibrant Afro-Cuban culture continues to thrive.
We also seek to particularly involve and promote activities by area residents of Latin American and Caribbean origin, so they may freely relate to our brothers and sisters in Cuba and help relieve their suffering in the current period.
The coalition is non-partisan and non-sectarian. It is not affiliated with and does not support any political party or candidate.
We do not presume to tell the people of Cuba what political or economic system they should adopt; that is their decision, on behalf of a sovereign nation with the right of self-determination.
The coalition may share and forward information on related activities challenging the embargo that we, as a coalition, have not formally endorsed (such as study tours, and challenges to U.S. restrictions).
An Op-Ed by Anthony DePalma in the LA Times on the libreta, whose pages dictate the Cuban ration system.
Upcoming Travel to Cuba
Cuba’s lack of vaccine hesitancy is due to the homegrown nature of the vaccines, clear messaging, and Cuba’s healthcare model.
Reuters: Cuba’s vaccine coverage and focus on children helped beat back Omicron, experts say
Meet the U.S. Students Studying Medicine For Free in Cuba – from BreakThrough News.
Wednesday, March 30 – Cuba: Public Health, Science, and Solidarity with Dr. Helen Yaffe, at Marquette University at 2PM & Carroll University at 7PM
Save the Date: Dr. Helen Yaffe, Acclaimed Lecturer & Author on Cuba, in Wisconsin on March 30
The International US-Cuba Normalization Conference – March 19-20, online & live in NYC
Join us for Milwaukee International Women’s Day 2022, where we will hear from one of the Wisconsin women Doctors educated tuition free in Cuba.
Sunday, February 27 Annual Lucius Walker Memorial Awards & Benefits. 4-6 PM CT via Zoom and Facebook Live
Join us for the IFCO/Pastors for Peace Annual Lucius Walker Memorial Awards and Benefits, Sunday February 27 from 4-6PM CT on Zoom and Facebook Live.