09:00 – 09:30
|09:30 – 10:30||Documentary film: “66 Hours” – The True Story of Bay of Pigs.|
Directed by Otto M. Guzmán, MUNDO LATINO
|10:30 – 10:45||Introduction by Jack McGinley, Chair of the SIPTU Solidarity with Cuba Forum.|
|10:45 – 11:45||Historical significance of the Bay of Pigs Victory.|
Speakers: Víctor Dreke, Deputy Chairman of the Association of Combatants of the Cuban Revolution, Bay of Pigs veteran and Irish speaker.
Moderator: Gerry Grainger, Workers Party
|11:45 – 12:00||Coffee|
|12:00 – 13:00||Validity of the Cuban Revolution 50 years after declaring its socialist character.|
Speaker: Reinaldo Taladrid, journalist and political analyst
Moderator: Eugene Mc Cartan, Communist Party of Ireland
|13:00 – 14:00||Lunch|
|14:00 – 16:30||Solidarity with Cuba Presentations and adoption of Plan of Action|
The US blockade.
Speakers: Simon McGuinness and Dr. David Hickey, Cuba Support Group and María Aleida del Riego, Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples.
EU Common Position on Cuba.
Speakers: Barbara de Brun MEP and Teresita Trujillo, Cuban Ambassador to Ireland.
The Miami Five.
Speakers: Reinaldo Taladrid, Finian McGrath TD and Jimmy Kelly, UNITE.
|Closing remarks. Adoption of the Final Declaration.|
Speaker; Jack O’Connor ICTU.
|17:00||Laying of wreath at the memorial to Commandant James Connolly by Cuban veteran|
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