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commemorate and celebrate solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution, Independence in the Americas

When: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

Please join the Encuentro5  Peña community and friends to commemorate and celebrate solidarity with the Bolivariana Revolution, Independence in the Americas and the continued struggle for economic and political liberationúnete a la Comunidad de la Peña del encuentro5 y amistades para conmemorar y celebrar en solidaridad con la revolución bolivariana y independencia de las nacioneslatinoamericanas .

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Pastors for Peace: On Cuba's Latin American Medical School

When: Friday, June 29, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: First Baptist Church • 633 Centre Street • Jamaica Plain

This gathering is held in honor of Pastors for Peace​, based in New York City, that has long worked throughout the country and the world to end the U.S. economic blockade of Cuba. Every ​summer​since 1992, the Pastors for Peace Friendshipment caravans have gone to Cuba. When they go, they are making a statement in purposeful defiance of U.S. laws as a matter of civil disobedience.

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El Salvador’s Water: Not for Sale!

When: Friday, June 22, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: United for a Fair Economy • 62 Summer St. • near downtown crossing • Boston

Film: Mariela Castro's March -- the LGBTQ community in Cuba

When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: First Baptist Church • Jamaica Plain

This documentary takes a rare look inside Cuba's LGBT community, which is flourishing thanks to the efforts of Mariela Castro.

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Mass Movement Training film screening: Harvest of Empire

When: Saturday, May 19, 2018, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

Harvest of Empire is based on the ground-breaking book by award-winning journalist and Democracy Now!

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Film screening: HARVEST OF EMPIRE a History of Latinos in America

When: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Public Library - Central Square • 45 Pearl St. • Cambridge


 At a time of heated and divisive debate over immigration, Harvest of Empire reveals the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today.

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Venezuelan Election night streaming coverage from TeleSUR

When: Sunday, May 20, 2018, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

Sunday May 20 is election day in Venezuela.  Working for regime change, the US government says it will not recognize the results of the elections.  We will be gathering Sunday May 20 observe the election night coverage from Venezuela on TeleSUR, the TV network giving good coverage of Latin America.

Also interspersed with the coverage will be some local and internationally skyped comments by Venezuelan solidarity activists.

6 to 9 PM

6 PM streaming starts

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Documentary Film - A Bold Peace: Costa Rica's Path of Demilitarization

When: Friday, May 11, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Friends Meeting • 5 Longfellow Park • off Brattle Street, near Harvard Square • Cambridge

Join us for this award-winning film detailing Costa Rica's uncommon journey, since 1948, of living without an army.  Transcending war the country has been, for nearly 70 years, an example of what a future without militarism might be for the whole world. 

Following the film, Ileana Matamoros, who grew up in Costa Rica, will lead a conversation informed by Costa Rican history and recent attempts by the US to push re-militarization in that country.  

Popcorn and drinks will be served

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Welcome Celebration for Freedom Fighter Oscar López Rivera

When: Friday, April 27, 2018, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Villa Victoria Center for the Arts • Boston

CANCELLED: Hugo Martinea Foreign Minister of El Salvador: on TPS

When: Thursday, April 19, 2018, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Boston University • 725 Commonwealth Ave. • Boston

"Contributions of the Salvadoran TPS population to US society"

sponsored by CISPES / Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (Boston)

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Alianza Americas: A Transnational Vision Rooted in Community

When: Sunday, April 22, 2018, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Friends Meeting in Cambridge • 5 Longfellow Park • Cambridge


Recognizing Ourselves in Today's Migrants and Refugees: The Need to Take Action Against Racism and jXenophobia

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Puerto Rico: P.R.O.M.E.S.A., Irma and María, and Independence

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Where: Center for Marxist Education • 550 Mass. Ave. • Cambridge

Puerto Rico, presented by Jose Soler

Colonialism makes natural disasters worse. The only solution for Puerto
Rico is decolonization, reparations and independence. Aid without
sovereignty solves nothing.

sponsored by Center for Marxist Education

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Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico: Roots of the Crisis

When: Thursday, February 8, 2018, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Central Square Branch Library • 45 Pearl St. • Cambridge

Cuba's International Literacy: Campaign for Human Liberation

When: Friday, February 2, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston

Meet Cuban Literacy Teacher -- Griselda Aguilera Cabrere who will speak on the literacy campaign.

Griselda Aguilera Cabrere was one of the youngest volunteers in Cuba's historic literacy campaign of 1961.  Now retired from her career as an educator Griselda works with the Cuban Psychology Society's Working Group on Identity and Diversity, in activities to combat homophobia, racial discrimination, prejudice against people with HIV/AIDS, and violence against women and girls.

Sponsored by the July 26 Coalition in Solidarity with Cuba.


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Venezuela: Updates from the Streets

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: encuentro 5 • 9A Hamilton Place • Boston


Propaganda and revolution, imperial force and mass struggle, Venezuela is a contested nation. Cutting through sensational headlines, this community briefing features a firsthand report, an update on an innovative agricultural solidarity program, and organizing for a Boston delegation to the elections later this year. Join us for this lively conversation!

Chair - Padma Balasubramanian

Update - Jorge Marin

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