June 27, 2009

Pastors for Peace caravan to Cuba

Pastors for Peace send-off
Tuesday, July 7
Lafayette Community Center
(3026 Minnesota Ave on the Point)
6:00 p.m. beans & rice dinner, presentation by Ellen Bernstein
7:30 p.m. Salsa lessons with Juliana Bertelsen of
'Over the Top' dance stu
8:00 p.m. until ?: Dance, dance dance!
$10 suggested donation, no-one turned away

Once again, Pastors for Peace is gearing up to defy the US embargo on Cuba by delivering aid to the island without a license. And once again, one of the legs of the Friendshipment caravan will start in Duluth. Come on out to support Pastors for Peace and shake your salsa thang!

This year we're lucky to hear from Ellen Bernstein, a long-time staffperson at the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organizing (IFCO) who has traveled to Cuba 60 times since 1990. She recently led the Congressional Black Caucus on their April tour of the island and also works with the Latin American School of Medicine to recruit low-income students in the US to study medicine on a full scholarship in Havana.

Sponsored by the Twin Ports Cuba Solidarity Committee.

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