Apr 11, 2022
In Welcome to the Forum
The delegates were democratically elected, equitably distributing the spokespersons of each group: the San Isidro Movement itself (Katherine Bisquet, Michel Matos, Aminta D'Cárdenas), the Hannah Arendt Artivism Institute (Tania Bruguera, Gretell Kairús, Juliana Rabelo) , visual artists (Reynier Leyva Novo, Sandra Ceballos, Camila Lobón), independent filmmakers (Gretel Medina, José Luis Aparicio, Juan Pin Vilar), independent journalists (Mauricio Mendoza, Camila Cabrera, Alfredo Martínez), writers (Ulises Padrón, Daniel Díaz Mantilla) and musicians (John Benavides, Amaury Pacheco) and scenic artists (Reinier Díaz, Yunior García). The representation was as diverse as the crowd gathered in front of the ministry itself. Inside and outside there were critical intellectuals, linked to various institutions, such as the film director Fernando Pérez or the historian and essayist Julio César Whatsapp Mobile Number List figures from independent culture, such as the artist Henry Erick Hernández, editor of Hypermedia Magazine , one of the so many censored electronic publications in Cuba, or the artist Tania Bruguera herself, whom the authorities tried to veto in the dialogue, which was not accepted by the young people. The artists went to negotiate specific demands, such as truthful information about the whereabouts of the activists of the San Isidro Movement, repressed the previous Thursday night, and the cessation of police harassment and the disqualification of independent culture in official media. Everything demanded was accepted by the institution, which promised to follow up on the dialogue through a meeting with the minister, Alpidio Alfonso, in the following days.