Social justice and popular participation in Cuba today

By Jon Sievert

Olga Fernández

Noted Cuban philosopher Olga Fernández discusses “Social Justice and Popular Participation in Cuba Today” at this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service.

Unitarian Universalists service
“Social Justice and Popular Participation in Cuba Today”
By Olga Fernández
Sun, Jul 27, 10:30am
Hotel Posada de La Aldea
Ancha de San Antonio 15

The Cuban Revolution has long prioritized social justice based on popular participation in public affairs. Now, as Cuba is renovating its socialism, it is redefining social justice and rejuvenating participation. Fernández was Director of the Institute of Philosophy in Havana for many years until she took up a diplomatic posting in Washington and Santiago de Chile. Earlier she served at the United Nations. Now she is back at the Institute of Philosophy researching and writing on political subjects. She is also a co-author of the book, Recreating Democracy in a Globalized State, and a featured speaker at the upcoming “Moving Beyond Capitalism” conference in San Miguel de Allende.

Unitarian Universalists value the individual spiritual journey and practice a faith of deeds. Our presentations emphasize the values of community, spirituality and social justice. The UU Fellowship meets every Sunday at 10:30am at La Posada de la Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15 and welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Visitors are invited to attend the service and then join the UUs for hospitality and discussion afterwards. For additional information, visit

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