Tuesday, October 6, 2009

ADVISORY Cubans of All Generations Unite to Support the Resistance in Cuba - Recently exiled young Cubans and leaders of the Resistance on the Island, to exchange perspectives with Miami youth and exiles


Cubans of All Generations Unite to Support the Resistance in Cuba

Recently exiled young Cubans and leaders of the Resistance on the Island, to exchange perspectives with Miami youth and exiles

DATE: Saturday, October 10, 2009

TIME: 8:30 a.m. Press Conference
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Intergenerational Encounter

VENUE: Florida International University (FIU)
University Park Campus
Graham Center 150

Miami. October 6, 2009. Assembly of the Resistance. This Saturday, October 10, 2009 multiple generations of Cubans born on and off the Island will come together for “Freedom and Resistance: An Intergenerational Encounter,” a conference held by the Assembly of the Resistance in Miami. The Encounter will examine the youth struggle for freedom in Cuba through the years, and is being held in solidarity with the opening of the Youth Forum on Democracy and Economics in Cuba, organized by the Cuban Youth Movement for Democracy (Movimiento Cubano de Jóvenes por la Democracia [MCJD]).

“The Intergenerational Encounter in Miami shows that all generations of Cubans who fight for freedom, whether in exile or on the Island, are part of the same Resistance,” stated Aramis L. Perez, one of the Encounter’s organizers and Executive Secretary of Young Cubans in Action, an Assembly of the Resistance member organization.

In addition to bringing together different generations in support of the Resistance, the Encounter will spotlight the Cuban Youth Forum for National Agreement on Democracy and Economics being held by the MCJD on the Island. The Forum in Cuba will consist of a series of meetings beginning Saturday October 10. Last September, MCJD issued a broad invitation to young Cubans throughout the Island and those abroad to take part. MCJD, founded in 1990, is the oldest and most active youth organization in Cuba’s nonviolent opposition movement, best known for its struggle in favor of academic freedom and university autonomy. In March of 2009, MCJD joined the Assembly of the Resistance.

Recently exiled young Cubans who were active in the resistance on the Island such as Liannis Meriño Aguilera, former president of the Youth without Censorship Press Agency, and Virgilio Delat La O, an independent journalist from the Eastern Free Press Agency will be among the featured speakers at Saturday’s Encounter in Miami.

Miami journalist, television personality, and former political prisoner Juan Manuel Cao will also be a featured panelist at Saturday’s event in Miami, sharing his experience of struggle against the Castro regime as a young man, and as a journalist and member of the exile community.

The Encounter will also feature the world premiere of “Verde Amanecer” or “Green Dawn”, a video recorded and produced in Cuba by the MCJD explaining their work for university autonomy and a transition to democracy.

The Assembly of the Resistance is a coalition of over 50 pro-democracy organizations both in Cuba and in exile that support the Non-Cooperation with the Dictatorship Campaign launched by human rights activists in Cuba.


AVISO: SABADO 10 de octubre- Encuentro Intergeneracional Libertad y Resistencia- Cubanos de todas las edades se unen para apoyar a la resistencia cubana


Cubanos de todas las edades se unen para apoyar a la resistencia cubana

Jóvenes recién exiliados, líderes de la resistencia en Cuba intercambiarán con jóvenes y exiliados en Miami

FECHA: sábado, 10 de octubre de 2009

HORA: 8:30 a.m. Conferencia de prensa
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Encuentro Intergeneracional

LUGAR: Universidad Internacional de la Florida (FIU)
University Park Campus
Graham Center 150

Miami. 5 de octubre de 2009. Asamblea de la Resistencia. Este sábado 10 de octubre, la Asamblea de la Resistencia celebrará en Miami un Encuentro Intergeneracional titulado “Libertad y Resistencia” en solidaridad con el Foro Juvenil sobre Democracia y Economía celebrado el mismo día en Cuba por el Movimiento Cubano de Jóvenes por la Democracia (MCJD).

“El Encuentro Intergeneracional en Miami muestra que todas las generaciones de cubanos que luchan por la libertad, ya sea desde el exilio o dentro de la isla, forman parte de la misma Resistencia,” declaró Aramís L. Pérez, secretario ejecutivo de Jóvenes Cubanos en Acción, organización que forma parte de la Asamblea de la Resistencia y co-organizador del evento.

Además, este Encuentro se celebrará en solidaridad con el Foro Juvenil Cubano de Concertación Nacional sobre Democracia y Economía que realiza el MCJD. El MCJD convocó la participación de jóvenes a lo largo de la isla y en el exterior a través de un llamamiento emitido a principios de septiembre del año en curso. El foro se celebrará mediante un ciclo de encuentros comenzando el sábado 10 de octubre de 2009. El MCJD, fundado en 1990, es el grupo juvenil más antiguo y activo dentro de la oposición cívica cubana, caracterizado por su lucha a favor de la autonomía universitaria.

Entre los participantes en el Encuentro Intergeneracional “Libertad y Resistencia” se encontrarán jóvenes recién exiliados que formaron parte de la resistencia dentro de Cuba como Liannis Meriño Aguilera, ex presidente de la Agencia de Prensa Jóvenes Sin Censura y Virgilio Delat La O, periodista de la Agencia de Prensa Libre Oriental.

Durante el foro también compartirá el periodista y ex prisionero político Juan Manuel Cao sobre sus experiencias como joven luchador en contra de la dictadura castrista y sus experiencias como periodista cubano en el exilio. Además se presentará por primera vez el vídeo “Verde Amanecer”, grabado y editado en Cuba por el MCJD para explicar su labor a favor del cambio democrático y la autonomía universitaria.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

MIX IT UP! with JCA and Friends! Cocktail party Friday, October 9, 2009 from 7 PM - Midnight

You're invited!

Meet like-minded young people who love Cuba and want to see her free at JCA and Friends' FIRST MIXER!

Mingle with our special guest, Channel 41 AmericaTeVe anchor Juan Manuel Cao, better known as "El que le dio el patatu a Fidel!" Here he is in action.

Here's the Facebook event where you can RSVP.

Start Time: Friday, October 9, 2009 at 7:00pm

End Time: Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 12:00am

Location: UVA Restaurant & Lounge

Street: 2626 Ponce de Leon Blvd

City/Town: Coral Gables, FL

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See you there!