National Cuba Conference in NYC, March 25-26, video of plenary sessions 

Catch up on events you may have missed.

 The March 19 webinar Guantanamo, More than a Prison is archived here.
(A free Dropbox subscription may be required). 

Two of the films shown at this year's Minnesota Cuban Film Festival are available online.  Community Doctors can be viewed in English or SpanishEl Acompañante is on HBO GO with English subtitles. A subscription is required.

7:00 pm, Thursdays, February 23 - March 30, 2017 

$8.00 general admission; $6.00 seniors, students and MSP Film Society members. The majority of the films are in Spanish, subtitled in English. 

7 pm, Thursday, March 30
Christian Liebich I 2010  Documentary I 100 min
Sponsored by Kamali M. WIlliams
Tickets here or at the box office.

Get fascinated by this journey into Afro-Cuban culture, full of dance and music. This documentary unwinds the complexity of many traditional and cultural movements in Cuba and brings a deeply rooted approach to the life of the descendants of historically deported African slaves as expressed in the Cuban Rumba. It explores how the Afro-Cuban religions imported from Africa, the Abakua, Congo and Yoruba, influenced present-day music and dance in Cuba and throughout the world.

Closing night party after the movie
Join us  for a closing celebration of the Minnesota Cuban Film Festival. Cuban dance maestros René Thompson and Chini Perez will present dance demonstrations and instruction. René will DJ the event. We'll also be holding a raffle for Cuban rum and cigars.

The party will be in the event room next to Pracna and Main. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at Pracna and may be taken into the party. Invite friends and share the Facebook event.

1:15 pm, Sunday, April 2, Free screening with Director Arturo Santa present

Bailando con Margot (“Dancing with Margot), will have its second screening at St. Anthony Main Theatre. Director Arturo Santana will be present for post-film discussion.


Friday, April 21, Pastors for Peace

6:30 pm, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL), 3715 Chicago Ave. So., Minneapolis. Hear from Pastors representative John Waller and Gladys Abella from the Cuban Council of Churches who will present information on the upcoming July caravan and how you can join it.

Locally connected travel to Cuba

More travel information including upcoming May Day trips and an international convocation in Guantanamo, as well as a report on a recent trip organized by the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development.

 Next Minnesota Cuba Committee meeting: 6:00 pm, Sunday, April 9, Boneshaker BooksAnyone interested is invited to attend.
 The recently formed 
U.S. regulations on the Cuba embargo were updated in October. Details here from the Department of the Treasury. More information on our Travel page. 

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