|Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba|
|Written by Administrator|
|Friday, 08 July 2011 19:20|
22nd Annual Pastors for Peace Caravan
MON July 11th, 6PM
2318 Haskell Ave, Columbia, SC
Meet the Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba,
Hear about their Challenge of the Blockade!
Two Representatives of the Pastors for Peace Caravan will speak; light food & entertainment. Volunteers to bring potluck dishes needed. Contact David at email below.
Sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center
For more info on the Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba, click on the “Read More” link below.
This year, through an exciting educational and cultural program, the Pastors for Peace Caravan will celebrate and honor the achievements of young people in Cuba, as well as learn about their daily lives and experiences as we visit organic gardens, neighborhood projects, health centers and schools.
They will also be commemorating and lifting up the life of Rev Lucius Walker, Jr., the founding director of IFCO/Pastors for Peace, who for 20 years gave prophetic and visionary leadership to our caravans to Cuba in defiance of the US blockade, and who died peacefully in September 2010.
The caravan is travelling in school buses, trucks and cars along 12 different routes, visiting 130 US and Canadian cities. At every stop they will educate people about the blockade while collecting construction supplies and tools, medical supplies and equipment, educational and cultural supplies, to be donated to our sisters and brothers in Cuba. You can join them as they pass through Columbia on July 11th.
From Texas they will travel to Cuba via Mexico, without asking for or accepting a US government license, as a disciplined act of civil disobedience against the blockade and travel ban, and as ambassadors for a ‘people-to-people’ foreign policy based in mutual respect. When we return to the US, we will proudly declare our travel to Cuba and our opposition to the immoral blockade.
Cuba is well known for its rich culture and focus on human development – all which comes from investment in human beings. We will meet the young scientists, doctors, teachers, social workers, artists, musicians and community activists who are increasingly at the forefront of developing their own society, and participating in internationalist missions to assist the peoples of other countries.
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