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FIU to award Yoani Sanchez, new White House petition calls for her to meet with White House and Senate

Via the Global Post:

Yoani Sanchez to be awarded FIU Medallion of Courage

Miami, Feb 23 (EFE).- Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez will receive on April 1 in Miami the Florida International University Medallion of Courage, which is awarded "to recognize individuals who pursue or defend a noble cause at a personal cost," the institution said.

"Yoani is an important voice in public discussions about Cuba's present and future," Cuban Research Institute Director Jorge Duany said.

Sanchez will give a lecture entitled "Can Technologies and Social Media Accelerate Cuba's Democratization?" at the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center, which will also be transmitted live on the Internet.

Duany added that "we are pleased to provide a forum for Sanchez to have an open and honest conversation with our faculty, students and members of the South Florida community."

Continue reading HERE.

The White House Petitions page:

Invite Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez to the White House to speak about the situation of Human Rights in Cuba

Mr. President Obama, Mr. Vice President Biden

Please invite Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez to the White House and the U.S. Senate to speak about the situation of Human Rights in Cuba.

From her home in Havana, and supported by a network of friends who share her passion for the cause of a democratic Cuba, Sanchez has raised awareness about the lack of civil liberties and the disrespect for basic human rights under the Castro dictatorship for the past 53 years.

For the first time in many years, Sanchez has been allowed to travel outside Cuba, and she is scheduled to visit the United States. She has been active in speaking the truth about the realities of her country to anyone willing to listen. Please show your commitment to democracy and human rights by receiving her.

Thank You.

Go to page HERE.

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