Spring Into Action for “Black and Cuba”

Thanks to your support, this year Progressive Pupil has already made exciting progress on Black and Cuba. Enthusiastic audiences at work-in-progress screenings in Greenwich Village, San Diego, East Harlem and San Juan have given us informative and affirming feedback about the project. We have also outlined a plan to share the film with grassroots organizations, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions, places of worship and other community spaces throughout the US, Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa.

Classroom at Moncada Baracks, site of the first action of the Cuban revolution, now a museum and public school

Classroom at Moncada Baracks, site of the first action of the Cuban revolution, now a museum and public school

Our goals for this groundbreaking project remain the same: to increase participation in anti-racist organizing, end the US embargo of Cuba and raise awareness that racial discrimination and economic injustice are international human rights issues. Black and Cuba addresses concerns that are as relevant as ever.  Throughout the world, activists and their allies are demanding more peaceful communities, better public education, broader access to health care, police accountability and an end to the US government’s outdated and internationally condemned foreign policy toward Cuba. In addition, a new generation of diverse urban audiences is increasingly vocal about their desire to see humanizing representations of Black and Latino culture. Now is the time for Black and Cuba’s inspiring and enlightening message about how people from all walks of life can band together to create change.

Help make our vision a reality by making a tax-deductible donation today. Your participation will help us complete the film, continue our grassroots outreach and begin showing the documentary at film festivals. You can also show your support for Black and Cuba by sharing this post with friends, family and colleagues by liking us on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you for traveling with us on this important journey!

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