Please share especially with midcoast friends:You are invited!
The Let Cuba Live Committee of Maine, together with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, is hosting an event for Cuba and for IFCO-Pastors for Peace. It takes place on Thursday June 28 at the church which is located at 1 Middle Street in Brunswick. We begin at 5 PM with a bountiful Cuban meal, prepared with great care.
The gathering is held in honor of Pastors for Peace that, based in New York, has long worked with others throughout the country and the world to end the U.S. economic blockade of Cuba, in place for more than half a century. Every year since 1992, in the summer, the Pastors for Peace Friendshipment caravans go to Cuba and when they go, they are making a statement.
In fact, people joining the caravans go to Cuba and take humanitarian aid, both in purposeful defiance of U.S. rules. It’s a matter of civil disobedience. Every year Let Cuba Live has enthusiastically supported this project and that’s why we are asking you to be with us on June 28.
Cheryl LaBash is a journalist who writes about Cuba and who is one of the chairpersons of the National Network on Cuba. She’ll be on hand on not only to represent Pastors for Peace, but also to talk about Cuba and about the Friendshipment.
We’ll present the new and exciting film Dare to Dream: Cuba’s Latin American Medical School. That training facility graduates well over 1000 new doctors every year. They studied there with full scholarships and will return to home countries all over the world, including the United States.Gary Lawless will open the proceedings with a poem. Gary recently published a booklet featuring poems from authors living in Trinidad, Cuba (Brunswick’s sister-city mate), and a couple of his own.Casa Cabana Poetry, translated in a bi-lingual edition by Pilar Tirado of Brunswick, will be available for purchase.