Celebration and What's Next for US & Cuba Relations
- Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Gallatin Valley Friends of Cuba kicks off 2015 with two events reflecting on dramatic changes in relations between the United States and Cuba at the Bozeman Public Library on two Sundays, February 22 and March 29th. We'll celebrate, explore and create ways to fully normalize relations between our two countries in these two events involving artists, musicians, filmmakers and writers at these programs which are free and open to the public. In late 2014, President Obama announced a historic end to the 53-year-old U.S. government embargo of Cuba and, this January, implemented sweeping regulations in a new Cuba policy that expands travel with a purpose, financial transactions for businesses and travelers, commercial exports, family remittances and establishes Embassies in both nations.
On February 22, from 3-5pm, Bozeman area artists, writers and musicians celebrate the renewal of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuban governments with Amigas y Amigos: Celebration of Cuban Arts and Culture. Confirmed musicians and artists include percussionist Doug Wales and friends, photographer Lissa Barber, plus invited poets, dancers and spirited readings of Cuban writers by MSU faculty, students and community members. Many have travelled to Cuba and will weave in their adventures.
El Cine Cubano! film and cultural events are free and open to the public, a part of an on-going series sponsored by the Gallatin Valley Friends of Cuba, a group of local travelers and persons interested in Cuba and normalizing relations between these neighboring nations. Contact Jan Strout at 206/251.0880 or Lissa Barber at 406/763.4423. Other co-sponsors include MSU Department of Modern Languages and Literature, Bozeman Public Library Foundation and US Women and Cuba Collaboration (www.womanandcuba.org).