First Secretary of Cuban embassy to speak at Seattle Central’s campus this Friday, March 4

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For immediate release:  March 1, 2016

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First Secretary of Cuban embassy to speak at Seattle Central’s campus this Friday, March 4

Miguel Fraga, first secretary of the newly-established Embassy of Cuba in the U.S., will visit Seattle Central’s campus on Friday, March 4 for an event titled, “Imagining New Paths for U.S. – Cuba Relations.” He will speak about the momentous and historic restoration of diplomatic ties between the two nations after more than five decades of hostility.

“Now is an exciting time for relations between Cuba and the U.S.” said Seattle Central instructor John Martinez, the event’s coordinator. “Mr. Fraga’s visit will provide a great opportunity for us to learn more about our growing relationship with a nation that for so long has remained out of view.”

For the past decade, Fraga has worked in a variety of foreign relations roles with the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Havana, as well as with the Cuban embassy in Canada. He began serving at the Embassy of Cuba in the U.S. when it reopened in July of 2015 after more than 50 years without an official presence.

In addition to his address at Seattle Central, Fraga will local universities and meet with business leaders during this visit.


WHAT:  An address by the First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C. A question and answer session will follow. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be available.

WHEN: Friday, March 4, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

WHERE: Seattle Central College’s Broadway Performance Hall; 1625 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

COST: Free of charge and open to the public.

PARKING: Very limited paid parking is available in the college garage at the corner of Harvard and Pine. On-street parking may also be available.

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