Ottawa, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) A concert by Cuban troubadour, Gerardo Alfonso, will open today in the Canadian city of Vancouver the 7th International Conference ”Che Guevara”, dedicated among other issues to analyze Cuba”s ideas.
Azza Rojbi, coordinator of Friends of Cuba against the U.S. blockade-Vancouver, stated that the three-day event is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution and the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Cuban-Argentine guerrilla fighter Ernesto ‘Che Guevara’.
Rojbi told Prensa Latina that speakers from Cuba, Venezuela, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom will attend workshops, film screenings and art shows until Sunday, October 29.
Under the slogan ‘From the Russian Revolution to the Cuban Revolution, questions of leadership and implementation of the socialist project’, the meeting, to be held at the Russian Hall of the southwest Canadian city, will address several issues in world politics. These issues include the recent developments in relationships between Cuba and the United States, according to a statement from the group Communities of Vancouver in Solidarity with the Caribbean country, which organizes the event. Tamara Hansen, coordinator of the group, said the conference is unique in its kind worldwide and brings together a wide range of experiences and perspectives of Cuban figures and prominent intellectuals, teachers and authors of the aforementioned countries.
The event will be an opportunity for participants to discover the ideas that shape Cuba and its relationships with the United States and the world, she said.
In turn, Rojbi said they are very happy to have the performance of Cuban musician, Gerardo Alfonso, for the opening ceremony tonight with a free concert, but in which donations will help for recovery after the passing of Hurricane Irma.
Saturday’s and Sunday’s activities included a speech on Che’s legacy and the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and a workshop on the solidarity of the Caribbean country with the African peoples.