Cuba’s Cultural Heartbeat: Union of Workers in Culture Prepares for Second National Conference
A Gathering of Cultural Enthusiasts
Under the banner “We put our hearts into our Homeland and Culture”, the Second National Conference of the Union of Workers in Culture (SNTC) in Cuba is gearing up to host several events and meetings. The announcement came during a seminar in the central province of Ciego de Ávila. The SNTC’s general secretary, Katia Rodríguez Ramos, likened the upcoming event to a grassroots-level Congress, urging participants to bring the same creativity and fervor seen in the previous summer stage.
Last summer, cultural institution collectives broadened their horizons, bringing art and spirituality to neighborhoods and communities. Keeping this momentum, Rodríguez Ramos emphasized the need to fortify the executives of union sections and ensure the dynamic and stable operation of these structures for improved outcomes in the forthcoming Municipal Conferences.
Important Dates to Remember
Mark your calendars for the 23rd and 24th of January next year, when Morón and Ciego de Ávila, respectively, will host the Municipal Conferences. The provincial assembly will follow on March 27. The national meeting is slated for September 6th and 7th, 2024, in Havana, with over 90 delegates expected to participate.
This pivotal event will be preceded by numerous Congresses of cultural sector organizations such as the Union of Journalists of Cuba and the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba, among others.
According to Rodríguez Ramos, the conference aims to uphold the Cuban identity and the Revolution, protect the cultural system, and enhance comprehensive care for workers. With a year left until the national meeting, there’s ample time to address concerns related to comprehensive care for workers. This includes issues such as payments to artists for performances in different scenarios, enhancing emulation, streamlining the process of awarding decorations, and refining cadre policy.
A Step Towards Cultural Enrichment
The Second National Conference of the Union of Workers in Culture is more than just a meeting. It is a step towards enriching the cultural fabric of Cuba and fostering a supportive environment for workers in the culture sector. By focusing on grassroots development and encouraging the active participation of union sections, the SNTC aims to address pressing issues while promoting the Cuban culture and identity.
As the conference approaches, the groundwork being laid promises a future where the culture sector flourishes, and workers are recognized and supported. The cultural heartbeat of Cuba continues to thrive, and the upcoming conference is a testament to this enduring spirit.
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