The president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, this Thursday visited the headquarters of a community project against racial discrimination—the Afro-descendant Neighborhood Network—in Havana, in the municipality of La Lisa.
The official Twitter account of the presidency commented on the meeting, where Maritza López, general coordinator of the initiative, received the Cuban president and provided an explanation of the principles and projections of this community initiative.
Created nine years ago, this project against racism also maintains relationships with similar community cultural organizations both in Cuba, in Venezuela, and in Belgium.
Este proyecto se relaciona con otras organizaciones culturales comunitarias, de nivel local, nacional y de otros países como Venezuela y Bélgica, para estos temas y otros de carácter social y actualmente funciona un Puesto de Mando de la #COVID19.#CubaEsCultura #Cuba🇨🇺 pic.twitter.com/fuLzAUGBin
— Presidencia Cuba (@PresidenciaCuba) May 20, 2021
The Afro-descendant Neighborhood Network promotes social activism, as well as spaces for training and socialization of experiences, in order to combat all forms of segregation and racial discrimination.
The Cuban president has insisted in multiple spaces on the island’s clear position against racism and discrimination, highlighting the National Program against Racism and Racial Discrimination, approved by the Council of Ministers in November 2019.
Featured image: Photo: Twitter of the Cuban Presidency.
Translation: Orinoco Tribune and Walter Lippmann for CubaNews