Jorge Soberón, Cuban Consul General in Toronto, will visit the Comox Valley during his trip to B.C. from Oct. 11 to 15.
Soberón’s visit to British Columbia comes at a crucial point in the case of the Cuban Five, five Cubans who, as of Sept. 12, have been unjustly imprisoned in the U.S. for over 13 years.
On Oct. 14 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Soberón will speak at North Island College in Courtenay in Tyee 203 (the building behind the main building, upstairs above the cafeteria).
On Oct. 14 from 5:30 to 10, he will be at the Zocalo Café in Courtenay. Dinner starts at 5:30 and Soberón will speak at 6:30. Reservations are recommended at 250-331-0933.
Events across the province are being organized by Human Rights and International Solidarity Committees of the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators (FPSE) together with local groups.
As well as speaking about the Cuban Five, Mr. Soberón will provide information about Cuba’s heralded Medical Mission in Haiti. Funds raised on the tour over and above costs will be donated to it.
Events in Courtenay are jointly sponsored by the North Island College Faculty Association and Comox Valley Friends of Cuba.
For more information or to contribute to the silent auction, call Naomi Wolfe, North Island College Faculty Association Human Rights Rep, at 250-830-3184 or Barb Biley, Comox Valley Friends of Cuba, at 250-338-4067.
— Comox Valley Friends of Cuba