Conference on the Revolutionary Life of Fidel Castro and the struggle of the Cuban revolution.
This is the webpage for a conference that aims to discuss and learn from the revolutionary life of Fidel Castro, and the ongoing process of the Cuban revolution. The conference will take place on the 21st of January, 2017, at the Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia. The mission statement explains the objectives of discussion.
Welcoming remarks 10:30 am - 10:45 am
Session 1: 11:15 am to 1:15 pm
Lunch: 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Session 2: 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Session 3: 5.15 pm - 6.30 pm
Session 4: 7:00 pm - 8.15 pm
After each session, we will have poetry and music of resistance and revolution.
See full agenda and details here.
Confirmed Speakers and Artists
Felix Wilson, Former Cuban Ambassador
Suzanne Adeley, Arab & Palestinian Community Organizer and Global Labor and Human Rights Lawyer
Ania Loomba, Professor of English at UPenn and veteran of communist movements in India
Danny Haiphong, Black Agenda Report writer
Tasneem Siddiqui, Professor of History, Politics, and Social Justice
Pam Africa, MOVE member and honored black movement veteran
Susan Abulhawa, Palestinian novelist
Ewuare Osayande, poet
Ali Richardson, musician
Regina Jennings, former Black Panther
Nijmie Dzurinko, Put People First! PA
Music and Art
Here is a small collection of poetry, art and music that reflects the lives and spirit of the Cuban people.
Reading List and Videos
Here are some books, articles and documentaries that we think will help to lay the groundwork for discussion of Fidel's life, and the process of the revolution.