FOR IMM RLSE: Vancouver - 7th International Che Guevara Conference: 14 International Speakers in 3 Days


Vancouver 7th International Che Guevara Conference
Vancouver to Host 14 International Speakers, including Cuban Parliamentarian Luis Morlote Rivas

October 27-29, 2017
Russian Hall – 600 Campbell Ave. 
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Media Contact: Tamara Hansen 778-882-5223 & Alison Bodine 604-518-7361

Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC) | 778-882-5223 | @VanCuba_VCSC

This weekend, Vancouverites will have the unique opportunity to hear prominent Cuban, Venezuelan and international speakers present on a diversity of topics within world politics today, including recent developments in US/Cuba relations and the “sonic attacks.”

Featured speakers include:
> LUIS MORLOTE RIVAS, Cuban Parliamentarian and Vice-President of the Cuban Union of Writers and Artists (UNEAC)
> TANIA LÓPEZ LARROQUE, Chief of Mission, Consul General of the Cuban Consulate in Toronto
> WILFREDO J. PEREZ BIANCO, Chief of Mission, Consul General of the Venezuelan Consulate in Vancouver

Now in its 7th year, the conference has hosted many notable intellectuals, professors, diplomats, authors and public figures from Cuba, Venezuela, the United States and across Canada. Past conferences have bought together hundreds of participants to discuss topics ranging from the challenges and necessities facing Cuba with the recent transformation of the Cuban economy, to discussing the relevancy of Che Guevara's ideas in Cuba and around the world today, and even delving into the agricultural system in Cuba including their models of sustainable farming and cooperatives.

“This unique conference is the only of its kind around the world, bringing together such a breadth of experiences and perspectives from public figures and politicians from Cuba such as Luis Morlote Rivas and Tania Lopez Laroque, as well as prominent intellectuals, professors and authors from across the US and Canada. With exceptional speakers presenting a dozen workshops over three days, the conference will be a chance for participants to discover the ideas that shape Cuba and its relations with the U.S. and the world,” stated Tamara Hansen, coordinator of Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC).

For a full list of conference speakers visit: To arrange an interview with conference speakers or representatives please contact Tamara Hansen at 778-882-5223 or Alison Bodine at 604-518-7361 or


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