San Francisco activists celebrate Fidel’s 90th birthday

San Francisco activists, including the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee, the Party for Socialism and Liberation, and all the member organizations of BALASC (the Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition), hosted an unforgettable event Saturday night August 6 to celebrate Fidel Castro’s 90th birthday.

fidel90th_cakeFeatured in the program were:


• Cindy Sheehan [left], anti-war activist whose son Casey was killed in Iraq
• Poets Jack Hirschman, former poet laureate of San Francisco, and Rosemary Manno
of Revolutionary Poets Brigade
• Nicole Farley, Meghann Adams, and Norma García, three women who traveled to Cuba
with the ANSWER Coalition and spoke of their unforgettable experiences

glr_fidel's90th• Gloria La Riva [right], who spoke about the life of Fidel and his special relevance for the world today
• Cuban documentary of the years 1960-62 and Fidel’s leadership in those key years.
• Toya Fernandes, of the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee, who Emceed the event

Afterwards we had a birthday cake for Fidel and enjoyed music and socializing.