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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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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:

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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

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Website:www.seattlecuba.org
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Cuba map

 

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

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Come with us to Cuba this Summer!!

Since 1992 IFCO/Pastors for Peace has organized Friendshipment Caravans to Cuba – delivering humanitarian aid from the people of US to the people of Cuba and traveling to the island without requesting U.S. government permission. We have engaged in this act of civil disobedience to express our opposition to the restrictions placed on US travelers to Cuba. Together, we can reverse those unjust travel restrictions!!

Caravan Dates
June 22-July 1 Caravan educational routes and events throughout the U.S.
July 16-18 Participant Orientation in Toronto, Canada
July 19 Fly to Santiago de Cuba
July 19 – July 29 Program in Santiago and Guantanamo provinces
July 30 Fly back to Toronto
July 31 Return to US

Participation in a Caravan route is encouraged but optional.
The orientation in Toronto is mandatory.
Cost of program - US$1650 (Round trip travel to Toronto from U.S. not included)

Program in Cuba
This year we will travel to Eastern Cuba visiting the provinces of Santiago and Guantanamo. We will learn about the impact of the illegal US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay. We will also witness how Cuba has recovered from the devastation of Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 and learn how Cuba prepares in advance for hurricanes.

We will travel in the footsteps of some revolutionary heros, visiting the mountainous rural area known as the Second Front during the revolutionary war, as well as the final resting place of Fidel Castro in Santiago. Our visit will include participation in the July 26th celebration of the 65th anniversary of the attack on the Moncada Barracks that Cubans celebrate as the very beginning of their revolution.

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Deadline to apply is May 1, 2018

For more information about the 29th IFCO/Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan, contact:
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Join us for a life-changing experience in Cuba this Summer!

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Seattle sponsor is Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee:
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