Cuba Today & The Case of the Cuban 5

Cuban Ambassador to Canada

6:30pm ·  Friday, March 7th, 2014
Irving K. Barber Centre, Thompson Rivers University, 900 McGill Road

Featuring special guests:
• His Excellency, Mr. Julio Garmendia Peña, Cuban Ambassador to Canada
• Mrs. Miraly González González, First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Canada and member of the Federation of Cuban Women

Today Cuba continues to stand out as a country that puts the needs of people above profit. Since the victory of the Cuban revolution in 1959, healthcare, education, housing and employment for its people have been a priority of the Cuban government, despite the limited resources available, due to the U.S. blockade of Cuba. Ambassador Peña will be speaking about Cuba today in the context of current international issues, the ongoing U.S. Blockade, the economic changes, and the future of the Cuban revolution. Ambassador Peña has held several diplomatic posts for the Cuban government.

First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Canada, Mrs. González will be speaking on the case of the Cuban 5. In 1998, five Cuban men were arrested and imprisoned in Miami, Florida. They were in Miami investigating extremist groups who have committed terrorist actions against Cuba. Mrs. González will be explaining the history of terrorism against Cuba, providing updates on the case of the Cuban 5, and discussing the international campaign for their freedom.

This free event is part of a West Coast tour, from March 5th – 8th, to commemorate the 100th picket action in front of the U.S. Consulate in Vancouver to demand freedom for the Cuban 5. For more info on this series of events and the case of the Cuban 5, please visit

This event is endorsed by the Kamloops & District Labour Council (KDLC). It is co-organized by the TRU Socialist Club and Free the Cuban 5 Committee—Vancouver. For more information, please contact the TRU Socialist Club at or at 250-457-0149.


Kamloops Global Film Festival

film loopThursday, February 7th and Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Thompson Rivers University, Alumni Theatre (in the Clocktower Building)

The Kamloops Global Awareness Network is pleased to present the 1st annual Kamloops Global Film Festival in cooperation with Thompson Rivers University as part of TRU’s International Days. This film festival is co-sponsored by the World Community Development Education Society and features films from the Travelling World Community Film Festival. Admission is FREE, and everyone is welcome. All films have a G rating except for United States of America which is rated PG.

Click here for film descriptions and screening times.