Dear friends,Henry Reeve was a 19-year-old American who left his home in Brooklyn, New York to join the Cuban struggle for liberation against the Spanish in the late 1800s. The Brigade named after him was inaugurated by the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro on September 19, 2005 after the US rejected an offer to send 1,500 Cuban doctors to provide assistance in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Instead, the Henry Reeve Brigade was redeployed to other countries in need, notably to help after a massive earthquake in Pakistan in October of that same year.Indian historian and journalist Vijay Prashad will be conversing with panelists about their experiences
- José Armando Arronte Villamarín, Specialist in General Integral Medicine, National Coordinator of the Cuban Medical Brigade in Jamaica.
- Daymarelis Ortega Rodriguez, Chief of Brigade ¨Henry Reeve¨ in Barbados and former Chief of Cuban Medical Brigade in Antigua and Barbuda.
- Nurse Yandy Pérez Perez, member of the Henry Reeve Brigade in Barbados, previously was part of a Cuban Medical Mission in Viet-Nam 2017- 2019
- Jany Cabrera, Specialist in General Integral Medicine, member of the Henry Reeve Brigade in Belize
Also actor and activist Danny Glover, with his long experience of working for peace and justice in Latin America and the Caribbean will share his thoughts about why he supports the Nobel Peace Prize for Cuba’s Henry Reeve Brigade.
Alicia Jrapko and Medea Benjamin Co-Chairs of the Cuba Nobel Prize Committee