Living in truth and rebuilding Cuba’s brutalized society

Via Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter:

Living in truth and rebuilding Cuba’s brutalized society

Resisting humiliation and defending dignity in totalitarian CubaOther famous men, those of much talk and few deeds, soon evaporate. Action is the dignity of greatness. – José Julián Martí Pérez

This morning shared a conversation/panel at the launch of the Roots of Hope event “Avenida Cuba” at Miami-Dade College Wolfson campus with Cuban rapper Yrak Saenz, a skater named Rene and discussed music, culture and civic movements. Before participating on the panel also listened to a Cuban artist named David D Omni visiting from the island who spoke of Satyagraha and living in truth. Had never met any of them before. Prior to the start of the conversation I distributed the World Youth Movement for Democracy statement on the death of Cuban prisoner of conscience Wilman Villar Mendoza. Focusing on Cuba and Cuban civil society through a social-cultural focus is an enriching experience that led to the following reflection and much of it ended up in the presentation made by yours truly today but what follows, hopefully, is a bit more developed.

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