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Raices Presentation at the Alliance of Youth Movements Summit 2008
Raices Presentation at the Alliance of Youth Movements Summit 2008
Raices Presentation at the Alliance of Youth Movements Summit 2008
Raices Presentation at the Alliance of Youth Movements Summit 2008
Raices Presentation at the Alliance of Youth Movements Summit 2008
Raices Presentation at the Alliance of Youth Movements Summit 2008
Raices Presentation at the Alliance of Youth Movements Summit 2008
Raices Presentation at the Alliance of Youth Movements Summit 2008
Raices Presentation at the Alliance of Youth Movements Summit 2008
Raices Presentation at the Alliance of Youth Movements Summit 2008
Raices Presentation at the Alliance of Youth Movements Summit 2008
Raices Presentation at the Alliance of Youth Movements Summit 2008
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Raices Presentation at the Alliance of Youth Movements Summit 2008

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    • 1. EMPOWERING YOUTH IN CUBA AND ABROAD
    • 2.
      • Youth in Cuba are systemically deprived their basic human rights.
      • Many young people are repressed for voicing their opinions.
      • The majority of Cuban youth are disenfranchised.
      • Some would rather risk their lives at the mercy of the sea than make a life for themselves in Cuba.
      The Need www.RootsofHope.org © Raíces de Esperanza, Inc 2008
    • 3. The Solution
      • Young Cuban Americans join together in solidarity with their brothers and sisters in Cuba.
      • They are passionate about their heritage and seek to promote Cuban youth as agents of change.
      • They strive to empower themselves and youth in Cuba by forming:
    • 4. Our Mission To EMPOWER YOUTH to Become AUTHORS of Their Own FUTURE www.RootsofHope.org © Raíces de Esperanza, Inc 2008
    • 5. The Network
      • More than 2,000 students and young professionals have affiliated themselves and have mobilized in support of our mission.
      • Young professional hubs in three major U.S. cities (New York, Miami, and Washington D.C.)
      • Student campus affiliates at more than 55 colleges and universities.
      www.RootsofHope.org © Raíces de Esperanza, Inc 2008
    • 6. National Youth Conferences
      • Conferences
        • Harvard University 2003
        • Georgetown University 2005
        • Princeton University 2006
        • University of Pennsylvania 2007
        • Duke University 2008
      • Presenters
        • Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar
        • Uruguayan President Luis Alberto Lacalle
        • Grammy Award winner Gloria Estefan
        • Cuban Rebel Commander Huber Matos
        • Cuban Opposition Leader Oswaldo Paya
      www.RootsofHope.org © Raíces de Esperanza, Inc 2008
    • 7. Objectives Establish and fortify links between the youth in and outside of Cuba. Educate ourselves about the complex Cuban realities. Raise awareness and spread our message in our communities and abroad. www.RootsofHope.org © Raíces de Esperanza, Inc 2008
    • 8. New Media www.RootsofHope.org © Raíces de Esperanza, Inc 2008
      • Our Student Network has grown 200 percent in one year.
      • Our online reach has grown 1000% in one year through facebook alone.
      • New media and social networking platforms have enabled successful online and offline mobilizations.
    • 9. Successful Online Mobilizations
      • ACTION ALERT campaigns to free:
      • Rolando Rodríguez Lobaina, founding member of the Cuban Youth Movement for Democracy
      • Ahmed Rodríguez Albacia, independent journalist with the press agency Youth Without Censorship
      • Leyani Dominguez, daughter of a Christian pastor and civil society leader harassed and detained by State Security
      • Gorki Aguila, Cuban Punk Rockstar detained for “social pre-dangerousness”
      www.RootsofHope.org © Raíces de Esperanza, Inc 2008
    • 10. Successful Offline Mobilizations
      • Freedom Friday
      • Human Chain for Cuba
      • Youth Rally for
      • Human Rights in Cuba
      • Youth Awakened
      • March at the O.A.S.
      • Black Spring Commemorations
      Non-Violent and Peaceful Demonstrations in Solidarity: www.RootsofHope.org © Raíces de Esperanza, Inc 2008
    • 11. Gloria Estefan on Raíces "They have gone beyond the talking phase to taking action . And it needs to be supported and applauded every chance we get because if any change will come in the future, it will come from the youth ,” - Gloria Estefan, The Miami Herald “The Bridge Generation” (April 23, 2006) www.RootsofHope.org © Raíces de Esperanza, Inc 2008
    • 12. Raíces de Esperanza, Inc. P.O. Box 260486 Miami, FL 33126 Info@RaicesdeEsperanza.org www.RaicesdeEsperanza.org www.RootsofHope.org For More Information: www.RootsofHope.org © Raíces de Esperanza, Inc 2008

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