The Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee and IFCO/Pastors for Peace are proud to announce 26th Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba.
President Barack Obama has announced a plan to establish normalized diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, but the American blockade and travel ban have not yet been lifted. This means our work is not finished.
This coming July, the Seattle-Cuba Friendship Committee will welcome the Friendshipment Caravan to Seattle. Please join us!
For more information, please contact Seattle Committee Secretary Judy Zeh at (206) 523-1720
June 26, 2015: National Send-off of the 26th Friemndshipment Caravan
Join us in Washington, DC to kick off the 26th Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba
Can't come on the caravan this year but still want a mini caravan experience?
The p4p bus is taking folks from NYC to DC and back. Seating is limited.
June 27, 2015: Canadian Border Crossing Potluck Picnic and Rally to Bring Aid to Cuba
The West Coast Friendshipment 26 Caravan to Cuba begins here as Canadians bring humanitarian aid across the border and continue south. It will stop on the way to tell people why the US should trade with, not blockade, Cuba.
Peace Arch Park - US/Canada Border
White Rock, BC / Blaine, WA
Live Music, Poetry, and Guest Speaker NINO PAGLICCIA (read more about him at the end of this message)
The Peace Arch border crossing has been the scene of several important recent victories against the US Blockade. The 2012 border crossing became an international event when US border officials repeatedly attempted to stop our humanitarian aid at the border. However, by launching an emergency media campaign, legal challenge, and extended demonstrations on both sides of the border we prevailed. The aid got across.
A strong presence at the border will ensure our aid and Caravan participants get across again this year!
Contact for carpooling to and from the border from Seattle: please contact Seattle Committee Secretary Judy Zeh at (206) 523-1720
June 29, 2015: Potluck Dinner and Music to Send the Pastors for Peace Caravan Off to Cuba.
The Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee and El Centro de la Raza will send humanitarian aid to Cuba on the Caravan. Come eat and listen! Hear from and meet people who have been to Cuba.
Potluck with poetry, music by Jim Page and others, Guest Speaker BILL HACKWELL (www.billhackwell.com)
We will be sending off on the Caravan bus: Bill from Oakland; Azza, Janine, and Tamara from Vancouver BC;
Judy from Seattle; and Rick, who will be driving the bus, from Olympia.
Event time: 06:00-8:30 pm
Price: Free, though contributions to the potluck are welcome.
Location: El Centro de la Raza
2524 16th Ave S (Room 106, Salvador Allende Room), Seattle (near Beacon Hill light rail station)
If you have humanitarian aid to send on the Caravan, arrange with Jim McMahan (206-218-4417) to deliver it between 4:00-6:00pm on MONDAY 29 JUNE 2015, before the Send-Off which is from 6:00 - 8:30 pm.
We cannot pack and label aid and add it to the electronic manifest during the send-off!
Tom Miller, author of the highly-acclaimed travelogue Trading with the Enemy: A Yankee Travels Through Castro's Cuba will read from his book and host a detailed Q&A session afterwards.
"It may just be the best travel book about Cuba ever written." -- Lonely Planet, Cuba
Monday July 20, 2015 at 7pm
Queen Anne Book Company
1811 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109-2850