• Visits to Capitol Hill will take place all day on September 16 -17,
In the evening:
September 16, 7pm
• Ecumenical and Cultural Event (details to come)
September 17, 6pm
• Photographic Exhibit, The Cuban 5 Return: An Entire Country Celebrates.
Just arrived from being exhibited in Cuba, these images by 8 photo journalists capture the initial response of the Cuban people to the return of the Cuban 5 to their homeland. University of DC Law School, 4340 Connecticut Ave. DC 5th floor, reception.
September 18, 8:30 - 5pm
• All Day Conference, The U.S. Blockade Against Cuba: Why It's Wrong and What We Need To Do to End It.
The conference will have a series of workshops with known panelists to discuss different topics of interest including health, religion, legal issues, struggles in Latin America and the release of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera. The occasion will also be an opportunity for participants to discuss and promote new initiatives.
A number of participants have already been confirmed, including the fighter for the independence of Puerto Rico and former political prisoner, Rafael Cancel Miranda, Oscar Lopez's attorney, Jan Susler, Canadian professor John Kirk, who nominated the Cuban Medical Internationalist Programs for the Nobel Peace Prize, filmmaker Catherine Murphy, authors Stephen Kimber and Arnold August, Attorneys Robert Muse, and Jose Pertierra among others. The committee has extended invitations to special guests from Cuba who specialize in Cuba's renowned healthcare system.
For those who cannot be in Washington, the International Committee has made an appeal for groups and individuals to organize events in their cities from September 16 -18.
International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity for the Peoples