[act-ma] 2/02 Meet Griselda Aguilera, volunteer for Cuban Literacy in 1961

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Wed Jan 17 06:35:19 PST 2018

Information on 2 upcoming trips to Cuba below

Meet Griselda Aguilera Cabrera, one of the youngest volunteers in Cuba’s 
historic literacy campaign of 1961.

Including a showing of a half hour film about the Literacy Campaign 

Now retired from her career as an educator, Griselda works with the 
Cuban Psychology Society’s
Working Group on Identity and Diversity, in activities to combat 
homophobia, racial discrimination, prejudice against people with 
HIV/AIDS, and violence against women and girls.

Encuentro 5, 9A Hamilton Place, near Park St and the Orpheum Theater

Friday, Feb. 2nd  7 PM

Griselda will speak in Spanish with English Translation. The film is 
mostly in Spanish with sub-titles.


There will also be information tables for the upcoming trips to Cuba 
mentioned below.


Also see below for info on May Day International Brigade

  Curious about Cuba? Learn about Arts, Culture and Social Programs

    March 30 - April 9

Five Men Now Hold as Much Wealth as Half of the World’s Population Combined

Wealth has never before in the history of humanity been this 
concentrated. With people slipping into poverty easier and easier, and 
the Trump administration working to put more money into the hands of the 
wealthiest, more people than ever are asking–what about socialism?

Cuba is an island home to 11 million people and more social and economic 
services than anywhere else in the Caribbean. Learn how a socialist 
country organizes itself to provide social services, education, health 
care, food, housing, safety and access to the arts to its citizens in an 
equitable manner?  Explore the many ways that this island nation, just 
90 miles from our shore, has met these challenges for nearly 60 years in 
the face of opposition from its neighbor to the north.

We will meet with and learn from people engaged in:

     The literacy campaign that made Cuba a UN-designated 
“illiteracy-free zone.”
     Social programs – dialogue with participants.
     Current education, both youth and communities.
     Visual arts, painters, print-makers, mosaics, book-makers, visit 
galleries and museums.
     The effects of the embargo and why it must end.
     Art, poetry, literature and music that sustains the Cuban soul & 
enjoy performance events.
     The Martin Luther King Center, a vibrant hub for community education.

TOTAL COST: $1,995 + airfare and visa fee (Balance of $1845 due February 
28, 2018)…….. Deposit: $150 (Application and Deposit Due: February 15, 2018)

Download Delegation Flyer 

Click here to apply <http://witnessforpeace.org/?page_id=2199> for this 

Trip Website 

Witness for Peace runs a number of trips see 


  *May Day International Brigade to Cuba

Dear Friends,

The National Network on Cuba is pleased to announce that applications 
for the XIII International May Day Brigade are now available!

Below you will find the Brigade Application form for US Participants

*Download the May Day International Brigade Application Form 

The land package is paid through Marazul Charters, Inc. Participants 
have the option to also book their airline travel through Marazaul

The final price for the land package is $675 USD

Additional costs not included in the land package fee:

* Cuban Visa – $75 USD (for those brigadistas that wish to get the visa 
through Marazul)

* Fed Ex Document Delivery – $25 (for delivery of tickets and visas)

* Flight Arrangements – (for those who whis do individual flights 
through Marazul)

* Payments made by credit card will be subject to a 4% fee on the 
transaction total. To avoid this fee, please send 
bank/certified/cashier’s check  or money orders (no personal checks) 
payable to Marazul Charters.

The completed application and all payments (initial deposits and final 
payments) should be mailed to:

Marazul Charters, Inc.

1 Marine Plaza, Suite 302

North Bergen, NJ 07047

*Registration is now open until March 16, 2018*. *Final payments for US 
applicants are expected no later than March 23, 2018.*

We are looking forward to successful May Day Brigade and to building 
bonds of international solidarity.

If you have any questions please contact us at: *ICanGoToCuba at nnoc.info*

Yours in Struggle,
Nalda Vigezzi, Gail Walker, Cheryl LaBash, Banbose Shnago, Alicia Jrapko

*Call Issued by ICAP 

Program of the May Day International Brigade 

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