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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 Cuba Caravan is Coming to Town

 

The Cuba Caravan is Coming to Town!
Seattle-Cuba Friendship Committee invites you to join us!
Demand that Congress & President Trump:
- lift all aspects of the economic blockade of Cuba
- end the travel ban on U.S. citizens to freely visit Cuba
- give Guantanamo Bay back to the Cuban people

W H E N: Monday, April 17, 2017 from 7 - 9pm

W H E R E : El Centro dela Raza In “La Cocina” at the NW corner of the original building
2524 16th Ave South, Seattle

W H O: Guest speakers:
Manolo De Los Santos, Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization / Pastors for Peace staff will speak on U.S.-Cuba relations in the age of Trump & theology/philosophy student in Cuba,
Barbie-Danielle DeCarlo, Coming To The Table
Robby Stern, President of Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action

A L S O :
Join us in a ¡SALUTE TO FIDEL!
in Music, Poems and Dance

With special guests: New Hope Choir, KUTTNUP hip hop ensemble, Patricia Mazuela & Abel Rocha of Sin Fronteras, and poets Jose Carrillo, Michael Hureaux, Anastacia Renee, and Hap Bockelie

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Donations accepted. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Labor donated.

 

US-Cuba Friendshipment Caravan 2017

 

If you want to be a tourist and go to Cuba only to see old cars, smoke cigars and drink rum, Don't come to Cuba with Pastors for Peace.

If you want to learn about the REAL Cuba, talk to the REAL people and go 'beneath the surface', then join our 28th Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba this July, and be a part of challenging the US economic blockade of Cuba.

Dates
July 11-12 Orientation in Mexico City
July 13 Fly to Santa Clara, Cuba
July 13-26 Caravan visit to Guantanamo, Santiago and Villa Clara provinces
July 27 Fly back from Santa Clara to Mexico City
July 28 Reverse Challenge – fly back to US

Cost of program: $1650 + travel to Mexico City and back from US at own expense.

Our Caravan this year will spend a full 2 weeks in Cuba, following an obligatory 2 day orientation period in Mexico City. We will fly into and out of Santa Clara in the center of Cuba where we will visit the Che Guevara memorial during the 50th anniversary of his death in Bolivia. We will then travel by bus to the Eastern provinces of Guantanamo and Santiago.

In Guantanamo we will witness the reconstruction process after the massive devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. We will also visit, from the outside, the US military base at Guantanamo Bay and the neighboring Cuban town of Caimanera to learn about the impact the presence of the base has on that community. In Santiago, the cradle of the revolution, we will visit the cemetery where Fidel Castro’s ashes were recently interred. Our time in Eastern Cuba will include participating in the festivities celebrating the July 26th 1953 attack on the Moncada Barracks which signaled the beginning of the Cuban Revolution.

We will be staying in dormitory accommodation and the weather will be HOT, so be prepared for and be medically fit enough to withstand a challenging trip.

We go to Cuba as a conscious act of civil disobedience in the spirit of the US civil rights movement. We will be committing the civil offence of unlicensed travel to Cuba. In the years 2005 and 2006 all adult Caravanistas received threatening letters from the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the department of the US Treasury responsible for implementing the US economic blockade of Cuba, though in the end no further action was taken. Since then there has been nothing, but we cannot predict what stance the incoming Trump administration will take.

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Deadline to apply:- May 1st 2017

 

Fidel the untold story movie showing

 

Fidel Castro is no longer with us.

For Donald Trump, some Cuban-Americans in Miami, and some of the national US media this is cause for a grotesque celebration. But millions of ordinary Cubans, and tens of millions throughout Latin America, Africa and beyond, are mourning the loss of one of the greatest and most inspiring political leaders of the 20th century.
Come join us at this movie showing to learn about and celebrate his life, and to hear how we intend to complete his legacy by achieving truly normal relations between the US and Cuba.

A Movie showing – Friday December 9th – 7.30 pm

Bethany United Church of Christ - 6230 Beacon Ave S, Seattle
(1/2 mile south of the Veterans Hospital on Beacon Avenue, at the corner of Beacon Ave. S and Graham Street.)
Entrance is free – a collection will be taken after the movie.
Popcorn will be available.

Fidel - The Untold Story is a documentary released in 2001 by Brooklyn born filmmaker Estela Bravo. It is 90 minutes long and covers Fidel’s life up till 2001. The film features interviews with: Nelson Mandela, Phillip Agee, Muhammad Ali, Harry Belafonte, Angela Davis, Elián González, Gabriel García Márquez, Ted Turner, Alice Walker and Ramsey Clark.

Organized by the Seattle-Cuba Friendship Committee and Bethany United Church of Christ Also in honor of the 5th anniversary of the passing of committee founder Tom Warner.

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October 8, 2016

All Guantánamo is Ours movie showing

 

A Movie showing – Friday October 28th – 7.30 pm
Bethany United Church of Christ - 6230 Beacon Ave S, Seattle
Entrance is free – a collection will be taken after the movie

If people in the United States have heard the name Guantanamo they will most likely associate it with the notorious U.S. military prison camp, situated on the island of Cuba, where hundreds of people were detained and tortured as suspected terrorists in President Bush’s “war on terror”. The debate still continues over how to close the camp and what to do about the remaining 61 detainees. However there is a deeper issue, about the very presence of the base in Cuba.

All Guantanamo is Ours, a 37 minute film in Spanish with English subtitles, shows the perspective and sentiment of the Cuban people, in particular those living in the towns around Guantanamo, about the illegal occupation of the U.S. Naval Base. The film is unique in revealing what the occupation looked like before and after the Cuban revolution in 1959. The protagonists in this documentary are the people living there who with their voices denounce this injustice convinced that one day that territory will be returned to Cuba.

A discussion will follow on the issues raised in the film, and where the Cuban demand for the return of Guantanamo Bay fits into the wider moves to try and normalize relations between the US and Cuba.

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Organized by the Seattle-Cuba Friendship Committee and Bethany United Church of Christ

www.seattlecuba.org

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