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From November 11-16 the high level delegation from the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) that has been traveling throughout NY,NJ, and DC, will be heading to the San Francisco Bay Area to build bridges of solidarity between the people of Cuba and the United States. The delegation includes Kenia Serrano Puig, President of ICAP and Leima Martinez, from the North America Division of ICAP.   Founded 1n December 30, 1960,  ICAP is a social organization for the purpose of promoting international solidarity with Cuba.  
San Francisco Bay Area Events

Wednesday, November 11 

7:00PM - "Cuba: Prospects & Challenges" Initiated by Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition.  For more information call: 415-821-6545.  

ANSWER Coalition office
2969 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Thursday, November 12
12:00PM - The Road to Normalization.  Moderated by Global Exchange, President Walter Turner.  First 25 to RSVP are free.  RSVP here.  Members $8/Non-Members $20 

Commonwealth Club
555 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
4:10PM - Encounter with students at San Francisco State University with Professor Felix Kury.  This event is free.  Initiated by SFSU-Cuba Educational Project, Clinica Martín-Baró, College of Ethnic Studies, Latina/o Studies Department.

San Francisco State University 
EPS 116 Conference Room
 1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132 
An Evening of Solidarity with the Cuban People
Photo: Bill Hackwell 
Featuring Kenia Serrano Puig, President of (ICAP) and Member of the Cuban National Parliament 

Friday, November 13
  East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
339 11th Street
Richmond, CA 94801
Doors open at 6:30PM. Program begins at 7:30PM.  
$ 10-20 Donation at the Door
(Nobody turned away for lack of funds)
Students and children free admission
 Program will feature:  
  Gayle McLaughlin, Richmond City Council Member
  Dr. Laura Gomez, recently graduated from the 
Latin America School of Medicine (ELAM) 

 Walter Turner, KPFA Host of Africa Today
Richmond Mayor Tom Butt to present  
Proclamation from the City to ICAP
Message from Oscar Lopez to be read by 
Karina Velentin Oscar's granddaughte r  
Musical Performance bySon de la Tierra
For more information call  510-219-0092 or 
Saturday, November 14  
11AM - Meeting with graduates from the Latin American School of Medicine in San Francisco (For ELAM students and graduates only ) Initiated by the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity and Felix Kury, Program Director & Faculty Advisor, Clínica Martín-Baró, SFSU-UCSF.
Sunday, November 15

2PM-5PM - "The Struggle Continues...Lift the Bloackade now! Solidarity with the Cuban People"      Tardeada and Fundraiser for the Fruitvale History Project and a Celebration of Cuba's resistance to the  U.S. Blockade and the restoration of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the U.S.

Eastside Arts Alliance
2277 International Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94606
Thank You, ICAP

IFCO/Pastors for Peace would like to thank ICAP President, Kenia Serrano Puig, and Leima Martinez, of the North American desk at ICAP for visiting the NY/NJ/DC area.  This is the first time that an ICAP president has been to the US and we hope that you will return to visit us soon.    

Photo and Video Recap of the ICAP Visit to NYC & NJ

Encounter with students at John Jay College with Father Luis Barrios

 Photos taken at John Jay College by Desirée J. DeLoach
Video by Donnie Mossberg  
Video by Donnie Mossberg

Meeting with young activists at the former site of the Theresa Hotel

Photos taken at the Theresa Hotel by Desirée J. DeLoach 

Video by Donnie Mossberg 
Video by Donnie Mossberg

Public solidarity event at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Center

Photos taken at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Center by Desirée J. DeLoach 

Video by Joe Friendly 
Video by Joe Friendly
Encounter with students at Essex County Community College in New Jersey 

Photos taken at Essex County Community College by Jennifer Wager  
Reception at the Center for Cuban Studies 

Photos taken at the Center for Cuban Studies by Desirée J. DeLoach 
Photo Recap of the ICAP Visit to DC

NNOC meeting at the University of the District of Columbia's David A Clarke School of Law.  Evening program organized by the National Network on Cuba (NNOC) and the DC Metro Coalition in Solidarity with the Cuban Revolution.

Photos taken at UDC David A. Clarke School of Law by Gail Walker