Press info: “Days of Action Against the Blockade!”

Days of action 2016

Organized by the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity to the Peoples

April 18-21


 April 18-21: advocacy action in the US Congress

  • Monday April 18, 2:00pm: Orientation to volunteers
  • April 19-21: pre-scheduled visits to Congress and Senate.

To participate and register, please visit:

documentary The Power of the WeakApril 20-21: Film Premiere in Washington DC “THE POWER OF THE WEAK”

This documentary by German filmmaker Tobias Kriele, tells the story of Jorge, “Jorgito” Jérez, born in Cuba in 1993 during the special period with Cerebral Palsy. The movie shows how a society structured to support human development can make the disabled powerful.

Provided with care from birth by Cuba’s health care and education system, Jorgito is now a self-sufficient, independent young journalist contributing to Cuban society. Tobias Kriele and Jorgito will be at the viewings in D.C.

Wednesday April 20 @ 7:00pm-8:30pm
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Ward Building, Ward 2
Washington, DC 20016

Thursday April 21 @ 4:00pm-6:00 pm
University of District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Bldg 41, Room A-03
Washington, DC 20008

ambassador Cuba forumFriday April 22, 7:00-9:00pm: Evening Forum: “Through Cuban Eyes”, with Cuban Ambassador in Washington DC José Ramón Cabañas. Doors open at 6:00pm

An opportunity to learn what’s really happening in Cuba.

UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
4340 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
5th floor, Room 506

Invited Guests from Cuba: Cuban medical professionals who participated in the fight against Ebola in West Africa | Luisa Campos, Director of the Havana Literacy Museum |Jorgito Jerez, Journalism student | A Representative of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the People (ICAP)