“The Day Diplomacy Died” and director Bernie Dwyer toured Canada March 18th to March 28th
A great diverse audience, along with friends of Cuba, learned the truth behind the U.S. government's covert operations to overthrow the existing order and the Cuban Revolution.
The speaking tour was initiated and centrally organized by Toronto Forum on Cuba and, in the course of organizing, we enjoyed the great support of the Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network (LACSN - Toronto), Latin American-Canadian Solidarity Association (LACASA), National Council of Latin American and Caribbean Women of Canada – Latin@s – York University Chapter, Professor Arnold Itwaru, Ph.D, Lecturer, Caribbean Studies, Father Hernán Astudillo and the Church of San Lorenzo, Casa Maíz, KW Spot Collective, KW MLPC, Guelph Sense of Security and a great host of journalists who interviewed Bernie Dwyer.
The Cuban Consul General coordinated her transfer to Ottawa for her presentation there. In Quebec, we enjoyed the leadership of the Table de Concertation de Solidarité Québec-Cuba, which organized the events and interviews in Quebec.
In Toronto, during the tour, we were able to organize events whereby the audience not only enjoyed watching “The Day Diplomacy Died”, but engaged in lively discussions about the extension of U.S. intervention in Cuban affairs. We were able to disseminate information about the case of the Cuban Five and also had people sign the petition demanding visitation rights for the Cuban Five’s families and for their immediate release. Other written materials in relation to the Cuban Five, as well as Fidel's Reflections were also distributed.
In Kitchener/Waterloo, the efforts of the organizers from the Spot Collective paid off with another lively discourse on Cuba.
In London, the presentations at educational institutes and the community event led by the Latin American-Canadian Solidarity Association (LACASA) prepared the way for the organizers to gather strength to call for a Cuban Five Committee to be formed there.
While the tour in itself was an important step in exposing the hostile U.S. policies against Cuba, we learned that we have to do much more in order to bring the case of the Cuban Five (who are in their last year of legal battles), to the forefront.
Understanding the covert U.S. government operations that are being carried out in Cuba and the information provided by the documentary “The Day Diplomacy Died” amongst others that are presently being broadcast on Cuban television in a series entitled “The Reasons of Cuba”, means to understand the necessity of the work of the Cuban Five.
We shall continue working towards the goal of freeing the Cuban Five in the coming year and beyond, until justice is served upon their release.
Toronto Forum on Cuba will continue building the ever-growing campaign for the freedom of the Cuban Five and we will continue to post the very recent documentaries produced by Cuba on our website, which expose the ongoing and growing hostile U.S. policy, in its attempts of overthrowing the Cuban government.
Friday Mar. 18th, (time and place TBA)
Bernie Dwyer will introduce her latest documentary: "The Day Diplomacy Died"
If you would like to get involved in organizing this tour and/or if you’d like to inquire about Bernie’s availability as a guest speaker or for interviews, please contact Toronto Forum on Cuba.
BERNIE DWYER TOUR ITINERARY
See the itinerary below and SLIDE over to the next two pages
See the following flyers for some of the tour stops
Click on the file attachments below to download the flyers
We would like to inform you that Bernie Dwyer, journalist/documentary film-maker has agreed to tour Canada in order to introduce her new work "The Day Diplomacy Died" which sheds light on the constant interference of the U.S. government in the internal affairs of Cuba in order to overthrow its government.
She will arrive in Toronto on March 18th and we ask you to please let us know if you’d like to get involved in organizing this exciting tour and/or if you would like to organize an event with her presence. While this news came to our attention, in no way does it mean that we own it, so please come on board and help out.
This tour will be a great opportunity for friends of Cuba and the Cuban Five and all those who want to know the truth behind the arrest of the “75 dissidents” in 2003 (which was followed by the unjust condemnation of Cuba by the major media) so that, armed with the truth, we could intensify our fight for the freedom of the Cuban Five in the last year of their legal battles.
So, help us get the truth out. Any and all ideas to build this tour are certainly welcome! (The film is in English/Spanish Subtitles).
Please, see the some background information on Bernie’s works and her interview with ACN in the files attached below.
Toronto Forum on Cuba