AfricaNow! June 7, 2017
Topics: International Brigade to Cuba and Celebrating Caribbean American Heritage Month with Films
Topics and Guests: In an illustration of worldwide solidarity with the people in Cuba, over 200 citizens from various countries joined the 12th May Day International Brigade to Cuba from April 23 to May 8. The Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) hosted the brigade. Participants learned about the Cuban Revolution, and the challenges faced by workers and farmers on the island. Joining AfricaNow! today are two U.S. members of the international brigade to Cuba: Mr. Omari Musa of the DC Metro Coalition in Solidarity with Revolutionary Cuba; Ms. Jaimee Swift, journalist and PhD candidate at Howard University, and a Communications Fellow at One Common Unity; Mr. Lou Wolf of the DC Metro Coalition in Solidarity with Revolutionary Cuba.
June is Caribbean American Heritage Month. A major event part of celebration is the DC Caribbean Filmfest. From June 9 – 12 in its 17th year, the DC Caribbean Filmfest will be showing films that display the diversity of the Caribbean. There films from all over the Caribbean: Bahamas, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and Trinidad & Tobago. The event is presented by Caribbean Association of World Bank and IMF Staff (CAWI), Caribbean Professional Network (CPN), Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS), AFI Silver and Africa World Now Project at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. Joining AfricaNow! to discuss the Caribbean American Heritage Month and the 17th DC Caribbean Filmfest is Ms. Patricia Moran of Caribbean Association of World Bank IMF Staff (CAWI). The discussion follows clips of two films in the festival.
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