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Charlie Welch <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 1 Feb 2016 09:25:21 -0500
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2/10 Info Meeting re Progressive Community Technology Delegation/Trip to
Cuba in April - 7:00 Encuentro 5

Folks, and the Community Technology Network of the Bay
Area ( have announced a collaborative Community
Technology journey to Cuba for April 9-17.  Designed as both a general
introduction to the country as well as focused on technology policies
and practices especially pertinent to community development, there’s
basic info at  along with a
link to a detailed itinerary.’s founder and CEO, Malia Everette, previously oversaw
Global Exchange’s Reality Tour program for 15 years.  The program here
includes briefings from the Ministry of Communications, the Ministry of
Economy and Planning, and the Ministry of Technology and the
Environment, and meetings with Raúl Rodríguez, one of the organizers
with the Joven Clubs/Youth Technology Centers; with Professor Pedro Urra
from Havana University, a founder of INFOMED, the open source national
health information network of Cuba and an international consultant in
information projects and social initiatives; with Dr. Yudivian Almeida
Cruz, Professor in the School of Mathematics and Computation at the
University of Havana who researches web-based information distribution
systems; and with ICAP, the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the
Peoples that coordinates Cuba’s NGO-nonprofit programs and relations
with solidarity groups in other countries.  The enjoyable and
informative trip looks to be a ground-floor opportunity for those of us
interested in community technology.

Peter Miller (the main local organizer) and I will be meeting with folks
in the metroBoston area who are interested in the trip and in
progressive US-Cuba technology support efforts on Wednesday, February
10, 7:00 at Encuentro 5, 9A Hamilton Place, Boston (near Park St and the
Orpheum Theater).

-----peter miller's blog