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    1994 Loading a truck to send on Pastors for Peace Friendshipment 3

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    2010 Canadian-American-Cuban solidarity at Blaine, WA.

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    2010 Friendshipment 21 Send-off in Seattle

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    2013 Blaine Peace Park welcome to Friendshipment 24

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The Hardships Imposed on Venezuela by US-Canadian Sanctions
Steve Ellner, Ph.D.

 

The Venezuelan economy is being crippled by the sanctions the Western powers (US, Canada, European Union) have imposed on it. Sanctions impose heavy burdens on ordinary Venezuelans who are just trying to live their lives. Unilateral sanctions are illegal under international law.

Steve Ellner will discuss the impact of these sanctions and the impact of other factors (such as the drop in the price of oil, the reliance on oil exports, economic sabotage by the right-wing, mismanagement) on the Venezuelan people's lives. Since 1977 Steve Ellner has taught economic history and political science at the Universidad de Oriente in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela and for a ten year period taught in the graduate school of law and political science of the Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Wednesday, November 7 at 6:00 pm

Location: 321 16th Avenue South (Washington State Labor Council) Seattle, WA

Cosponsored by US Women and Cuba Collaboration, Seattle Cuba Friendship Committee and LELO

 

For more information contact Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee:
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Website:www.seattlecuba.org
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Miguel Diaz-Canel

 

On Sept. 26, 2018, over 2,000 people packed and overflowed New York City’s historic Riverside Church to greet and hear Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez. He was in New York to address the opening of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly.

The event was organized by several New York & New Jersey solidarity organizations, including the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization/Pastors for Peace, the Venceremos Brigade and the July 26th Coalition.

Watch the event:

Miguel Diaz-Canel

Seattle Cuba Friendship Committee:

www.seattlecuba.org

www.facebook.com/seattlecubafriendship/

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Featuring the movie Dare to Dream by Jennifer Wager.

This 30-minute movie tells the story of the largest medical school in the world, the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) in Havana, Cuba. Through the stories of ELAM graduates from the US who received full scholarships from the Cuban government, we learn how ELAM is revolutionizing healthcare on a global level. Watch the trailer at:
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/dare2dreamcuba

DATE: Friday 22 June 2018 at 6:30 pm
LOCATION: Washington State Labor Council offices
321 16th Avenue South, Seattle WA 98144

Speakers:
John Waller – National Caravan Coordinator for Pastors for Peace.
Nyema Clark - New Hope Baptist Church delegation to Cuba.
Stephanie Sarantos -- Participant Pastors for Peace Caravan 2017.

In 1959 the Cuban people Dared to Dream a different future for their country. The U.S. government has been trying to destroy that dream ever since, by means of an economic blockade.
How can Cuba’s accomplishments inspire us to Dare to Dream? How can we end the U.S. blockade?

The evening is a fundraiser for the Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba this July 2018.

Sponsored by:
The Seattle-Cuba Friendship Committee
US Women and Cuba Collaboration

For more information contact Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee:
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Learn about Cuba at the New Hope Baptist Church Delegation Report Back Thursday 19th April at 7pm

“A path of respect and dialogue demonstrates hope to the world that once civilized relations are established, bridges can be built and walls torn down” - Rev. Joel Ortega Dopico, President of the Council of Churches of Cuba, June 16 2017.

Last October 2017 Reverend Robert Jeffery led a delegation from his African American inner city church and wider community to visit Cuba. They stayed at a rural church, and the Martin Luther King Center in Havana. This is your chance to hear about their experiences as Rev. Jeffrey and members of the delegation report back on their visit, and also hear how you too could visit and learn about Cuba.

DATE: Thursday April 19
TIME: 7pm
LOCATION: New Hope Baptist Church - 124 21st Avenue, Seattle 98122

They went to learn about:
* How a significant part of the Cuban food supply comes from organic production within urban areas.
* How a relatively poor country can provide free healthcare and education for all its citizens.
* How Cuban society is moving forward despite economic austerity, due in large part to the US economic blockade against Cuba.
* And what is the role of progressive churches in all of this?

A ten day visit didn’t make them experts on Cuba, but they did see things that inspired them and that they wish to share.

Entrance is free but a collection will be taken to recoup some of the costs of the delegation.

Event sponsored by Seattle Cuba Friendship Committee – a task force of the Church Council of Greater Seattle.

www.seattlecuba.org

www.facebook.com/seattlecubafriendship/

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