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Joshua Bell participates in first government to government collaborations between Cuba and the US / KCET

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The photo is the President's Committee delegation arriving in Cuba with Joshua Bell playing with Cuban students. The trip was one month after President Obama's historic trip to Havana. It resulted in the first government to government collaborations between Cuba and the US. Those who remained until last Friday had devoted energy to protect and preserve the committee's signature programs from elimination under the new administration. That meant establishing partnerships with private entities to take over stewardship of Turnaround Arts and The National Student Poets Program. Mass resignation in a letter that contained the hidden message, "RESIST," was determined to be the best use of the group's remaining political capital.

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