2020 May Day Brigade

2020 May Day Brigade
April 26 to May 10
15th International Voluntary Work
and Solidarity with Cuba Brigade

updated Feb 28, 2020

If you are curious about Cuba or want to respond to the unfair use of Cuba’s education and health achievements to batter a current candidate, act now, join the brigade.

The updated Call for the 15th Brigade and adjusted itinerary are posted at and can be accessed through the links below.

The program includes visits to places of historical, economic, cultural and social interest, conferences on the latest national and international events. A memorable moment will be the participation of friends in the Parade for May 1st and in the International Solidarity Meeting with Cuba, convened by the Central of Workers of Cuba and the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples, which will take place on the 2nd of May.

The Brigade will develop the International Solidarity Meeting with Cuba, from April 30 to May 2, with the purpose of continuing to denounce and demand that the genocidal, criminal and unjust economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the US government against Cuba for almost six decades be eliminated, that the territory illegally occupied by the US naval base in Guantanamo be returned to Cuba, and that the aggressive escalation, unilateral measures and subversive actions against our country promoted in the International Campaign which demands #ManosFueraDeCuba be finished.

The updated itinerary changes are as follows:

Thursday, April 30
6:30 AM. Breakfast
8:00 AM. Departure to Guanajay
9:00 AM Arrival and visit at the Evelio Prieto Guillama (Caisa) Bus Production Company, in Guanajay.
9:30 AM Inauguration of the International Conference of Solidarity with Cuba (they will be taking place in several centers simultaneously)
10:10 AM. Workers´ Tribune of denunciation

12:00 PM Lunch at the site
2:30 PM. Visit the Mausoleum of the Martyrs of Artemisa.
Free time in Artemisa.
5:30 PM. Return to CIJAM
6:00 PM. Dinner
8:00 PM Coordination meeting of May Day parade
Free time

Friday, May 1st
03:00 AM Breakfast
04:00 AM Departure for the Revolution Square.
07:00 AM May Day Parade.
10.00 AM International Party of Trade Unions’ solidarity
12:00 PM Lunch
Free time in Havana
5:00 PM    Return to CIJAM
6:00 PM    Dinner.
Free night at CIJAM.

Saturday, May 2nd.
6:00 AM. Breakfast
7:00 AM Departure for the Convention Center.
Participation in the International Solidarity Meeting.
Lunch at the Convention Palace
Work in commissions
2:30 PM   Closing event
Return to CIJAM.
6:00 PM. Dinner at CIJAM

Click on the highlighted links below for the application, full program itinerary, and call from ICAP.. A scholarship application is also available here:

Brigade application
15th Brigade program
Brigade Call

A special appeal to donate
Without a doubt, you can remember YOUR first trip to Cuba. Through your local organization or by sponsoring someone you know, financial solidarity and/or donated air miles can help someone have that experience in 2020 that otherwise would be out of reach.

Contributions are gratefully accepted for the NNOC’s May Day Brigade scholarship fund. Check donations may be sent to the NNOC Treasurer
Checks should be made out to the
National Network on Cuba, and sent to:
John Waller,
12215 Fremont Avenue N,
Seattle, WA 98133
Credit card contributions are also possible over the phone. Send a note with the best way to reach you to

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