[act-ma] 7/28 Honoring Cuba’s Achievements:,Ending the Blockade and Saving Lives Together

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Tue Jul 14 19:32:30 PDT 2020

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    *Honoring Cuba’s Achievements:*


    ***Ending the Blockade and Saving Lives Together*

      *a July26.org/Pastors for Peace OnLine Meeting
      **Tuesday, July 28, 7:00-8:30 pm
      **Register here

          *Featuring Cheryl Labash, Dr. Emily Brown, Merri Ansara*
          *Hosted/Moderated by Lee Schlenker, July26.org & Witness for
          Peace Solidarity Collective*
          *and Dr. Gloria Caballero, UMass/Amherst, Spanish and
          Portuguese Studies, and presenter of the Tuesday, July 23,
          7:00 webinar on “Race Relations in Revolutionary Cuba: A
          Personal Story,”
          cosponsored by July26.org.*

This fundraising event for Pastors for Peace combines a rescheduling of 
our previously postponed March PfP Caravan program, our annual July 26 
Cuba Revolution Day Anniversary event, and the premiere announcement of 
the campaign for a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Resolution to End the 
Blockade and Save Lives in light of Cuba’s medical achievements in 
combating the Covid-19 Pandemic around the world.

For our friends and those interested in the Boston area, in 
Massachusetts, in Connecticut and Maine and throughout New England. 

  * *Cheryl LaBash*, IFCO/Pastors for Peace <https://ifconews.org/>
    spokesperson and one of five co-chairs of the National Network on
    Cuba <http://nnoc.info/>. Cheryl works in Michigan with
    Doctors4Detroit supporting the ELAM scholarship program, Detroit
    area students and graduates and in Washington DC with the
    International Committee’s annual Days of Action to end the blockade.
    She is a co-chair of US-CubaNormalization.org
    <http://www.us-cubanormalization.org/viva-cuba/> and organizer in
    the Saving Lives campaign
  * *Emily Brown, MD,* graduate of Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina
    (ELAM) in Cuba and currently a second year resident in the UMass
    Medical School Family Medicine Program in Fitchburg
    <https://www.umassmed.edu/fmch/residency/fitchburg/>. Emily was one
    of the presenters in Left Berlin’s May program on “Coronavirus and
    Internationalism: Solidarity á la Cuba.”
  * *Merri Ansara*, member of the first Venceremos Brigade
    <https://keywiki.org/Venceremos_Brigade> to Cuba in 1969 and
    long-time Cuba activist, having worked there as a journalist,
    translator, urban planner and teacher. She was a founding member of
    July26.org and director and founder of Common Ground Education &
    Travel Services. Currently in Cuba, she is a leading organizer for a
    Massachusetts resolution to End the Blockade and Support the Saving
    Lives campaign <http://savinglives.us-cubanormalization.org/>.

Please register in advance for this meeting —
First time Zoomers welcome — help available <https://july26.org/zoom-help/>.

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