[act-ma] 6/17 19th Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba
July 26th Coalition
info at july26.org
Mon Jun 16 06:05:31 PDT 2008
*From Boston to Cuba**
Meet the 19th Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba*
*45 Danforth Street** *
*Tuesday June 17, 2008 5 to 8 pm *
*Lisa Valenti* will share her important perspective on why the Caravan
challenges an unjust law that asks us to hate our neighbor. Ms. Valenti
has traveled to Cuba over twenty times, each time without applying for
or accepting a license from the U.S. Treasury Department. She has been
an active participant on each of the Inter-Religious Foundation for
Community Organization/ Pastors for Peace U.S.-Cuba Friendshipment
Caravans. She was one of the fasters on two historic campaigns: the
23-day fast, which won the release of the Little Yellow School Bus
destined for Cuba, which had been seized by the U.S. Treasury Department
(1993); and the 94-day Fast for Life, which won the release of 400
medical computers destined for Cuba that had been impounded by the U.S.
government (1996). She is the founder and president of the national U.S.
Cuba Sister Cities Association and founder of the Pittsburgh CUBA
Coalition. In describing her participation with the Caravans, Lisa
explained, "It's what I do to put my deepest prayers for peace into
Boston is one of 125 cities the 19th U.S.-Cuba Friendshipment Caravan
will visit while traveling on 15 different routes through the U.S. and
Canada. They will travel in school buses, trucks, cars and a bookmobile/
/to Cuba via Mexico with medical and educational supplies donated by
groups across the U.S. and Canada as a collective challenge to the U.S.
government's immoral, inhuman and internationally condemned blockade of
Cuba. Five buses will be named in honor of the Five Cuban patriots who
are nearing their 10th year of unjust incarceration in U.S. jails. In
light of the recent negative decision by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals, this outreach is even more necessary.
*Sponsors:* Newton Cuba Solidarity Group, Bikes Not Bombs, City
Life/Vida Urbana, July 26^th Coalition, Community Church of Boston, Rev.
Terry Burke of First Church in Jamaica Plain/Unitarian Universalist,
International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five, ANSWER
Boston, International Action Center Boston
*Live Music: *Bojah & the Insurrection
*Latin Youth Dancers: * "Literacy thru Dance" from Kennedy Elementary
School in J.P.
*Literature & Informational Displays Food *
*For more information:* 617-916-2265 Newton Cuba Solidarity Group
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