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“Cuba and the USA: Time for a Change,” a day-long conference at Central Connecticut State University Saturday, explored the future in Cuba-US relations.

Following a continental breakfast at 9 a.m. the first panel is on the campaign to end the travel ban with Travis Wheeler, Cuba Policy Congressional Liaison, Latin America Working Group; Prof. James Russell, Eastern Connecticut State University; and U.S. Rep Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District, (via video).

The event was free and open to the public in the Vance Academic Building Room 105 on the CCSU campus.

Other panels were:

11:15–12:30 — The Current State of U.S.-Cuban Relations. Panel included Ellen Bernstein, associate director, Pastors for Peace; and Maritzel González, foreign relations representative of the Cuban Federation of Women, North America Region (via video)

12:30–1:30 — Lunch Break
1:30–2:30 — Cuba’s Internationalism—the Latin American School of Medicine and Cuba’s medical mission in Haiti. Panel included Ellen Bernstein and Lillian Holloway, MD, graduate of the Latin American School of Medicine.

2:30–3:30 — The Case of the Cuban Five. Panel includes Nancy Kohn, International Committee to Free the Cuban Five; and Nalda Vigezzi, co-chairwoman, National Network on Cuba.

The conference was sponsored by the Greater Hartford Coalition on Cuba; International Studies Program; Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program; Department of Sociology; Center for Public Policy and Social Research; CCSU Youth for Socialist Action; July 26 Coalition (Boston); Pioneer Valley Cuba Solidarity Committee; Greater New Haven Peace Council; Promoting Enduring Peace; Socialist Party of Connecticut.

For more information contact Greater Hartford Coalition on Cuba, (860) 930-5615, or e-mail [email protected]


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