5 Points Art Gallery + Studios launches its 2023 exhibition season with a showcase of imported multidimensional, multi media artwork that expands Black history, identity and prowess in “Nuestros Cuerpos, Nuestros Almas” (“Our Bodies, Our Souls”) Afro-Cuban diasporic art exhibition.
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).
EVENT: Heitzer Speaking Engagement
United Nations Association of Greater Milwaukee meeting, Art Heitzer featured speaker: Saturday, February 11, 10-11:30 a.m., at Peace Action Wisconsin
U.S. Sanctions Obstruct Humanitarian Aid to Cuba
When Hurricane Ian ravaged much of Western Cuba late September, Cuban Americans mobilized to raise money and send humanitarian aid.
The State Department insists it expedites and even facilitates the delivery of this aid …
The US Blockade of Cuba Hurts Medical Patients in Both Countries
Scientists in Cuba believe that the breakthroughs they have made in the healthcare and technology sectors should be used to save and improve lives beyond the country’s borders. This is why the island nation has developed important scientific and medical partnerships with organizations and governments across the globe…
Cuba Named Tripadvisor’s No. 1 “Up and Coming” World Destination for 2023
U.S. citizens still need to jump through a few hoops to visit Cuba, but as visitors from around the world know, this island offers some amazing opportunities for cultural exchange. Havana is a mix of old-world architecture and of-the-moment culture.
Opinion: Cuba Says Biden Applies Blockade Even More Aggressively Than His Predecessors
Carlos Fernández de Cossío, Cuban Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs is critical of the Biden Administration for maintaining and even strengthening the six-decade-old blockade.
Cubans crossing into US stunned to hear of new asylum limits
Migrants who entered the U.S. illegally under moonlit skies and waist-deep cold water Friday were devastated to learn they may be sent back to Mexico under expanded limits on the pursuit of asylum.
EVENT: International Human Rights Day
Saturday Dec. 10, 4 p.m.
ACTION: Sign the Petition — Cuba is Not a Sponsor of Terror!
Ask President Biden to reverse the Trump administration’s last minute, unjustified listing of Cuba as a state supporter of terrorism.
Registration Deadline Extended for Witness for Peace February Travel
Register by Dec. 30 for February Witness for Peace Delegation
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