January 1, 2023: Happy New Year from the Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee

Another year of solidarity with the revolutionary people of Cuba. Please join us in 2023!

Happy New Year


January 14, 2023: Webinar: Cuba's Family Laws: A Reflection of MLK's Vision of a New Social Order.

As part of the annual Martin Luther King celebration in Seattle, this Cuba Workshop will be sponsored by the Seattle MLK Jr. Coalition and US Women and Cuba Collaboration. You can join it on Saturday, January 14 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm PST on zoom to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's Birthday:
Cuba's Family Laws webinar

Codigo de las Familias


January 16, 2023: Martin Luther King, Jr. Rally & March @ Garfield High School

Rally at 11am
March begins at 12:30
Come and rally and march with the Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee, and help carry the Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee banner.
MLK Rally and March

Seattle MLK march


February 1, 2023: IFCO 2023 Friendshipment Caravan Launch Party

This will be a hybrid event to be held both live (New York City) and virtually. The Caravan is scheduled to begin on July 16, 2023. This launch party is intended to build interest and participation in the July caravan.
Launch Party registration

IFCO Caravan Launch Party


February 11, 2023: State Sponsors of Terrorism infographics

The Cuban government has requested that the Cuba solidarity movement in the US focus our efforts this year on getting Cuba off the SSOT (State Sponsors of Terrorism) list. Here are some infographics created by local committee member Chris Pforr for use in the local and national campaign.

SSOT infographic


February 25, 2023: Our 1st event of 2023: Saturday rally at University District Farmer's Market

Today, February 25, the Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee rallied near the University District Farmer’s Market to end the U.S. Blockade of Cuba and get Cuba off the U.S. government’s State Sponsors of Terrorism list. We rallied! We reached out! We handed out leaflets! We showed solidarity with our Cuban sisters and brothers!

Seattle-Cuba Friendship Committee rally


March 11-12, 2023: International US-Cuba Normalization Conference in New York

The National Network on Cuba is pulling out all the stops to make this a large and hopefully very successful event. Special emphasis is being placed on the goal of attracting fresh blood into the Cuba solidarity movement, so organizers are doing a lot of outreach esp. trying to attract young people to attend the conference. Some local Cuba committees are organizing group watch events so that folks can gather and watch/participate in the conference together. We may try to organize a group watch event here in Seattle.
International US-Cuba Normalization Conference website

International US-Cuba Normalization Conference


March 15 & 16, 2023: National Call-in Days to the White House

Pressure President Biden to remove Cuba from the State Sponsors of Terrorism List (details to follow).

Call the White House


March 25, 2023: Rally Against the Terrorism List

The Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee rallied near the University District Farmer’s Market to lobby for taking Cuba off the U.S. government’s State Sponsors of Terrorism list. Rallyist Brenton Brookings reports: “Another successful demonstration today! We had about 12 people, a few good conversations with passersby, no rain, and the sun even came out after a little while. And we handed out 158 leaflets!”

Seattle-Cuba Friendship Committee rally


April 24-May 8: May Day Brigade to Cuba

The Cuba solidarity community in the U.S. is building a great deal of enthusiasm for this year’s solidarity May Day Brigade, which will be in Cuba for the annual May Day celebration. Come along and see Cuba with a great group! Application deadline is March 30, 2023.
May Day Brigade Application
May Day Brigade


April 30, 2023: Rally against the blockade of Cuba at the Capitol Hill Farmer's Market!

* Help us to end the cruel and illegal U.S. government blockade against Cuba.
* Find out about our upcoming Film Showing on May 17 at Northwest Film Forum.
* Find out how to send medical aid to Cuba on the upcoming July IFCO/Pastors for peace Caravan to Cuba
* Come Join us!
* Meet at the Capitol Hill Farmers Market between Broadway & 10th Ave E, aka E Barbara Bailey Way, at 11am.

Seattle-Cuba Friendship Committee rally


May 17: Film showing at Northwest Film Festival

We’ll be showing a film on Cuba’s campaign to confront climate change, and presenting speakers to talk about their experiences traveling to Cuba on an IFCO/Pastors for Peace caravan. We’ll be promoting the upcoming IFCO Caravan to Cuba (and you can still apply to come along.)

Cuba’s Life Task film


June 25, 2023: Seattle Pride Parade

Come march with the Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee in the annual Seattle Pride Parade. It will be fun and energizing!

Seattle Pride Parade


July 16-30, 2023: IFCO/Pastors for Peace 33rd Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba

We plan to send a Seattle delegation on this exciting solidarity caravan. We're offering a partial scholarship to qualified applicants.
For more info, e-mail IFCO: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IFCO Friendshipment Caravan


July 30, 2023: Seattle member Stephanie attends Puentes de Amor Cuba Caravan event in Miami

Puentes de Amor Cuba Caravan in Miami


August 17, 2023: Reckless Noodles dinner with our own ELAM student Arianne.

Several Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee met up for dinner at Reckless Noodles restaurant with Arianne, a medical student at ELAM (Latin American School of Medicine in Havana.) Arianne is on summer break from school and came back to Seattle to visit family and friends.

Dinner at Reckless Noddles


October 13, 2023: NNOC Fall Meeting

Several of us attended the National Network on Cuba’s (NNOC) Fall Meeting remotely via Zoom. The meeting included great report-backs from various U.S. events, delegations to Cuba, as well as election of two new 2024 NNOC co-chairs.

NNOC Annual Meeting


October 29, 2023: Rally to Demand an End to the U.S. Blockade of Cuba

This month’s rally was held at the Sunday Ballard Farmer’s Market (Seattle).

Rally to Demand an End to the U.S. Blockade of Cuba


Nov. 1 and 2, 2023: Global Online Picket

We participated in the 24-hour Global Online Picket to End the Blockade against Cuba. This creative internet rally was timed to precede the annual United Nations General Assembly vote on the U.S. blockade of Cuba. The U.N. vote took place on November 2, and once again voted by a large margin to condemn the United States’ economic and trade embargo against Cuba. A total of 187 nations voted for the resolution put forward each year against the blockade with only the US and Israel voting against, and Ukraine abstaining.

24-hour Global Online Picket

United Nations General Assembly vote


Nov. 16, 2023: Liz Oliva Fernandez

Seattle was privileged to present an exclusive showing of two new films by acclaimed Cuban filmmaker Liz Oliva Fernandez. Liz came to Seattle and showed her films INSIDE BIDEN'S CUBA POLICY and HARDLINER ON THE HUDSON, at the Washington State Labor Council.



All Year: Campaign to Get Cuba off the State Sponsor of Terrorism List.

Along with our sister Cuba solidarity organizations around the country, a primary focus of our work this year included a multi-faceted campaign to get Cuba off the U.S. Government's State Sponsor of Terrorism List. Cuba is certainly not a state sponsor of terrorism, but the placing of Cuba on the list causes significant harm to Cuba both diplomatically and economically. We shared information and lobbied intensively to get Cuba removed from the list. The Biden Administration decided to keep Cuba on the terror list, but we’ll continue to fight to get Cuba removed. It’s absurd for Cuba to be on the Terror list!

No Terrorism


Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee Meetings

We meet virtually, via Zoom, typically about once a month. Please contact the Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee for an invitation, or for more information about our work:
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.seattlecuba.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/seattlecubafriendship/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seattlecuba/