VOICES OF CHANGE
Looking Towards the Future
First initiated in August of 2000, the Voices of Change:
Looking Towards the Future project has grown and
developed from a small series of luncheons to discuss
U.S.-Cuba relations, to a large national forum that now
also offers workshops for Cuban Americans.
The program offers a nationwide forum
for moderate Cuban Americans and others who feel
that their progressive views on Cuban issues and
Cuban-U.S. relations have largely been neglected
within the conservative-dominated Cuban-American
community as well as on the broader, policy-making
level. Through a series of meetings in numerous North
American cities, the program has brought together
progressive leaders while building a chapter-based
national-level organization. The program encompasses
and respects diverse viewpoints in a context of mutual
respect and shared objectives.
The Voices of Change program is built on local chapter
organizations. Each chapter elects a president to
represent it on the Voices of Change National Council
(VOC-NC) and works with him or her to propose,
organize, and coordinate events for their chapter.
Other chapter activities include: expanding
membership, disseminating news and announcements
to members on matters such as legislative and current
affairs updates, and proposing and organizing events,
trips, and speakers of interest to the chapter and the
greater community. Chapter membership is without
Please feel free to contact Fundación Amistad about Voices of Change
chapters in your city and to learn how you can become involved in the program.