[act-ma] 2/02 Meet Griselda Aguilera, volunteer for Cuban Literacy in 1961
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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
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
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
Witness for Peace runs a number of trips see
*May Day International Brigade to Cuba
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
* Fed Ex Document Delivery – $25 (for delivery of tickets and visas)
* Flight Arrangements – (for those who whis do individual flights
* 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
More information about the Act-MA