Wednesday, March 23, 2011

50 years of socialism celebration

Saturday 16 April

Day-long symposium and victory celebration

“We will march onward: Cuba, 2011: Fifty years of socialism: Celebrating the gains, confronting the challenges”

Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the attack on Cuba at Playa Girón, with a showing of the Cuban documentary film 66 Hours.
Cuban speakers: Víctor Dreke (veteran of the battle, deputy chairperson of the Association of Combatants of the Cuban Revolution), Reinaldo Taladrid (journalist and political analyst), María Aleida del Riego (Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples).

Venue: Liberty Hall (Eden Quay)
Admission: €10 (concessions €5)

9 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. 66 Hours (directed by Otto M. Guzmán for Mundo Latino)
10:30 Introduction
10:45 Historical significance of the Bay of Pigs victory
11:45 Coffee
12:00 The validity of the Cuban Revolution fifty years after declaring its socialist character
1 p.m. Lunch
2 p.m. Solidarity with Cuba: presentations and adoption of plan of action
—The US blockade
—EU Policy: the EU common position on Cuba
—The Cuban 5
4:30 p.m. Closing remarks; adoption of the Final Declaration
5 p.m. Laying of wreath at the memorial to James Connolly (Beresford Place) by a Cuban veteran

Organised by the Irish Friends of Cuba Coalition
• Advance registration and further information:

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