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Event: 'Hear Front Line Cuban Doctors Speak (& Danny Glover)'

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020 At 20:00 PM
Duration: 1 Day
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WEBINAR- Cuban Doctors Speak


Hear from Cuban Health Professionals Working on the front lines of the Pandemic in Barbados, Belize and Jamaica.
Join us to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Henry Reeve Brigade!

Saturday, September 26, 2020            5pm PT      8pm  EST

Henry Reeve was a 19-year-old American who left his home in Brooklyn, New York to join the Cuban struggle for liberation against the Spanish in the late 1800s. The Brigade named after him was inaugurated by the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro on September 19, 2005 after the US rejected an offer to send 1,500 Cuban doctors  [ed.note: who were really needed plus tons of medicine/equipment ] to provide assistance in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Instead, the Henry Reeve Brigade was redeployed to other countries in need, notably to help after a massive earthquake in Pakistan in October of that same year.

Since its founding, the brave women and men of the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade have given emergency medical assistance to more than 3.5 million people in over 50 countries. To honor their compassion and commitment, we will hear directly from Cuban doctors working on the frontlines of the pandemic.

Indian historian and journalist Vijay Prashad will be conversing with panelists about their experiences

  • José Armando Arronte Villamarín, Specialist in General Integral Medicine, National Coordinator of the Cuban Medical Brigade in Jamaica.
  • Daymarelis Ortega Rodriguez, Chief of Brigade ?Henry Reeve ? in Barbados and former Chief of Cuban Medical Brigade in Antigua and Barbuda.
  • Nurse Yandy Pérez Perez, member of the Henry Reeve Brigade in Barbados, previously was part of a Cuban Medical Mission in Viet-Nam 2017- 2019
  • Jany Cabrera, Specialist in General Integral Medicine, member of the Henry Reeve Brigade in Belize

Also actor and activist Danny Glover, with his long experience of working for peace and justice in Latin America and the Caribbean will share his thoughts about why he supports the Nobel Peace Prize for Cuba’s Henry Reeve Brigade.


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In friendship,

Alicia Jrapko and Medea Benjamin  (USA)
Co-Chairs of the Cuba Nobel Prize Committee

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