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Forum On Human Rights And Political Prisoners Featuring "Eyes Of The Rainbow" on Assata
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3/24/01 Sister City Meeting

8/5/00 Meeting

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Washington DC - Habana Sister City

An interesting effort is underway in Washington DC to form a sister city relationship with a city in Cuba, sponsored initially by the All-African People's Revolutionary Party (AAPRP) and the Howard University Students Association (HUSA).  

See the US-CUBA Sister City Association for details on the overall program.

Sister City Meeting, Howard University - initial meeting on 10/30/99

Washington, DC - Havana, Cuba Sister City Project meeting April 21, 2001

Date sent: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 04:38:47 -0400
Subject: Washington, DC - Havana, Cuba Sister City Project meeting April 21, 2001

Dear Friends of Cuba in the DC area,

The Washington, DC - Havana, Cuba Sister City Project announces its monthly meeting on Saturday April 21, 2001 at 12:30 PM. This meeting will be held at Howard University' Engineering Building at 6th Street & Howard Place NW, Washington, DC. (Up the street from the Shaw Howard Metro stop.).

This is our regularly scheduled meeting which are usually held on the third Saturday of the month. Please plan to attend. Call 202-291-6708 for information and/or directions. Thanks.

3/24/01 Sister City meeting

Dear Friends of Cuba,

The next monthly meeting of the DC - Havana Sister City Association, will be held at Howard University, Engineering Building 2300 6th Street NW, Washington, DC on Saturday March 24th, 2001 at 12:30 pm. This meeting will evaluate our current status in relationship to our objectives. Please also note, plan to attend and place on your calender the events below

Co-chair DC - Havana Sister City Association

Banbose Shango


A film interview of
Black Panther Political Exile living in Cuba

With Presentations By:
GILDA SHERROD-ALI National Conference of Black Lawyers, Co-Chair of the Criminal Justice Division Jericho Legal Defense Fund

Acting Chair ADJOA AIYETORO Hands Off Assata Campaign

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
901 G Street, NW
Washington, D.C.
(Metro: Gallery Place - Red, Green and Yellow Lines, Metro Center - Blue, Orange Lines)

For Information:

Venceremos Brigade - DC Region 
Phone: (202) 756-4100 ext. 7550

Sponsored by the Venceremos Brigade - DC Region in cooperation with the Black Studies Division of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library

8/5/00 Meeting

For Mother Africa, and Her Scattered and Suffering Children
Banbose Shango

From: "Netfa Freeman"
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2000 19:12:30 -0400
Subject: DC/Havana Sister City Project

Greetings All,

It is time that we get back on track with this very important Sister City project. Recent developments, make the timing for a Havana, Cuba - Washington, DC Sister City Association more ripe than ever (i.e. sending little bro. Elian back home, more nails in the coffin of the U.S. Blockade, embittered relations between the U.S. gov. and the right-wing Cuban lobby, a friendly new contact at Sister Cities International, etc.).

We have organized a regrouping meeting for Saturday, August 5th. at 1:30 pm. at the Howard University - Engineers Building. We proposed the following agenda:

A. Ratification/modifications to the agenda

B. Status Update.

1. Promotional Brochure
2. Grant Proposal
3. Expansion & City contacts
4. Other Matters

C. Mission Statment

D. Membership & Structure

1. Organization
2. Individual
3. Administration Committee

E. Projects and Activities

1. Outreach/Recruitment
2. Role of the City Council
3. Health Care and Fedil's proposal to accept SE Students
4. ICAP Anniversary Nov. 2000

F. Economics

1. Budget/Expenditures
2. Membership dues
3. Fundraisers

G. Next Steps


Please RSVP whether you can attend this meeting or not by replying to this email: Thank you.

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Jan. 10, 2000

Dear Friends of Cuba,

A meeting of the Havana-DC Sister City Committee has been called for Sat. Jan. 15, 2000 at 11:00 AM. This meeting will be held at Howard University, Engineering Building at 6th Street and Barry Place NW, Room 1002. Please call 202-882-5048 for more information. Looking forward to seeing you there. Thanks

Review of last meeting:

At our previous meeting held on Dec 18, 1999 at Howard U., the individuals present (Mr. Kudjo of the Cuban Interest Section; Mr. Alejandro Pila Alonso, of the Cuban Interest Section; Mr. Thomas Smith, D.C. Statehood/Green Party; Mr. Kamou Benjamin, DC Hands Off Cuba Committee; Mr. Devin Walker, Pan-African Student/Youth Movement; Mr. Nefta Freeman, A-APRP; Mr. Banbose Shango, A-APRP; Ms. Diode Walden, Venceremos Brigade; Ms. Jennifer Wager, Pastors for Peace; Ms. Asantewaa Nkrumah-Ture, Pastors for Peace) who have taking the following committee responsibilities:

Committee Members

1. Recruitment & Outreach to Build the Nefta Freeman; Thomas Smith; HC-WDCSCA Kamou Benjamin

2. Administration & Communication Jennifer Wager

3. Legal Affairs Suggested - Gilda Sherard Ali NCBL and Attn. Mary Cox

4. Programs & Activities Kamou Benjamin; Banbose Shango; Jennifer Wager

5. Fund-Raising Jennifer Wager

The following recommendation and suggestions were made:

• It was recommended that an Advisory Board be created for the Havana, Cuba - Washington, DC Sister City Association, made up of key individuals from the city; including representatives of organizations, churches, students, women's groups etc. These individuals would not necessarily be the representatives of HC-WDCSCA.

• That Mary Cox and Gilda Sherard Ali be asked to co coordinate the Legal Affairs Committee

• That the Fund-raising Committee be renamed the Financial Management Committee, we did not agree to file for a 501c3 non profit status, at this time, instead we will affiliate with an existing 501c3. The George Washington University Legal Clinic should be approached in the future, about assistance in compiling and filing for a 501c3 status.

• Nefta and Devin agreed to work on the production of a brochure to explain the HC-WDCSCA. A time-line for completion by next meeting was accepted.

• Diodi is awaiting decision from VB on their participation. She will also forward to the VB the suggestion that they serve on the Outreach Committee to assist with facilitating international exchanges.

• Devin is awaiting decision from PAS/YM on their participation

• The mayors office and the section responsible for sister cities be asked to attend and bring information to the next meeting.

• Contacts should be made with Julio Espenaso at the People's Power National Assembly to exchange information about HC-WDCSCA.

• The question of creation of additional committees to:

Organize women and their organizations into the working of HC-WDCSCA

Discuss and resolve the relationship between HC-WDCSCA and international organizations

The creation of a public educational sector

The Next Meeting:

Saturday January 15, 2000 11:00 AM

Howard University Engineering Building
6th Street and Barry Place NW, Room 1002.

Please call 202-882-5048 for more information.Proposed Agenda for Jan. 15 Meeting

1 Report on what has been done so far.

2 Report on meeting with ICAP and the representative of the Central Committee in Havana

3 Report from the Committees

4 New Business

5 Next Meeting


For Mother Africa, and Her Scattered and Suffering Children

Banbose Shango

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Second Washington DC Sister City meeting, November 20, 1999

Date sent: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 04:25:28 -0500
Subject: Fw: Fw: Havana - DC Sister City Association


Dear friends of Cuba,

On Saturday Nov. 6, 1999 a meeting sponsored by HUSA and the A-APRP was held at Howard University to create a working committee to establish a Havana, Cuba - Washington, DC Sister City Committee. This meeting attempted to resolve the creation of the committee, and decided to reconvene on Saturday November the 20th, 1999 at Howard University - Blackburn Center - Forum Room (first floor rear), with a wider and more diverse cross section of the movements, organization, religious institutions and individuals in the City. At this upcoming meeting the structure of the Committee will be put in place. This meeting will be held at 11:00 am and we hope to see you there. You may call me for any further information at 202-882-5048. Thanks.

For Mother Africa, and Her Scattered and Suffering Children

Banbose Shango

Sister City Meeting call for action, Howard Universitywpe1.jpg (1034 bytes)

Date sent: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 03:29:33 -0700
Subject: DC - Havana Sister City Association

Greetings to All,

The All-African People's Revolutionary Party and the Howard University Students Association, invites you and your organization to participate in a planning meeting to organize a Washington, DC - Havana, Cuba Sister City Association.

Although the People of Cuba have steadfastly withstood numerous sabotage and conspiracies from the USA, including the infamous embargo on travel, food, medicine and other items, they still see the people of the USA as humane, good and peace-loving. This is a call for a People-to-People relationship.

A sister city relationship would allow the People of Cuba to know first hand the People living in the United States, and vice versa. A sister city association would establish relationship between teachers, sports groups, musicians, artist, cooks, students, religious groups, hospital workers, labor movement, farmers, and other groups in the Washington, DC area and their counterparts in Cuba.

We need your help and expertise in bringing together the people with the capabilities to build this association. 

The first meeting will be held on Sat. October 30, 1999 at Howard University, Blackburn Center - Auditorium (1st floor rear) at 11:00 am

Please call Brother Banbose Shango at 202-882-5048 for information.

For Mother Africa, and Her Scattered and Suffering Children

Banbose Shango

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