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Sacramento: Pastors for Peace Cuba Caravan

Saturday, June 24, 2006
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Type:
Central American Action Committee
Location Details:
Southside Cohousing Common House, 434 T Street, Sacramento

The Pastors For Peace/IFCO Cuba “Friendshipment” Caravan will arrive in Sacramento on Saturday, June 24, at 6:00 PM at the Southside Co-Housing Common House, 434 T Street. A potluck dinner will be followed by an presentation by Karen Wald, a great speaker and expert on Cuba. The public is invited.

In June/July 2006, the 17th Friendshipment will travel on 13 different routes to visit more than 120 US and Canadian cities. They will travel in school buses, trucks, and cars to Cuba via Mexico with medical and educational supplies collected from groups across the US and Canada, refusing US Treasury Department licenses, as a collective challenge to the blockade and travel ban.

The caravanistas will spend 8 days in Cuba visiting hospitals, schools and a range of social projects in Havana, hearing from important Cuban speakers, and meeting people via cultural activities. They will then fly back to Mexico and cross the Texas border on July 17th, bringing back with them a symbolic donation of goods that Cuba would like to trade with the US people. Once again, Pastors for Peace is mounting a joint travel challenge with the Venceremos Brigade and the US-Cuba Labor Exchange.

Karen Wald is an excellent speaker with extensive experience as a writer/journalist, researcher, educator,consultant and administrator. She has thirty-six years experience writing for newspapers, magazines, professional journals, radio, video, etc.

She worked for nearly two decades as a permanent foreign correspondent in Cuba. Her themes include civil and human rights, war and peace, environment, women, health, education, international relations, religion and life in Cuba.

For more information or if your organization would like to co-sponsor this event, call the Central America Action Committee, (916) 457-5018.

Added to the calendar on Thu, Jun 15, 2006 3:39PM
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