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

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Mon Jul 27 19:17:04 PDT 2020

    *Honoring Cuba’s Achievements:
    **Ending the Blockade and Saving Lives Together*

      *a July26th Coalition/Pastors for Peace OnLine Meeting
      **Tuesday, July 28, 7:00-8:30 pm
      **Register here

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          *Featuring ***Stephanie Sarantos*, Dr. Emily Brown, Merri Ansara*
          *Hosted/Moderated by Lee Schlenker, July26th Coalition &
          Witness for Peace Solidarity Collective*
          *and Gloria Caballero, Ph.D. in Spanish & Portuguese
          Studies,**UMass/Amherst, **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. 

  * *Stephanie Sarantos*, updated IFCO/Pastors for Peace
    <https://ifconews.org/> spokesperson, former Registered Nurse and
    improvisational dance instructor. Stephanie has a Ph.D. in
    Educational Psychology and is a founder and current staff member at
    The Clearwater School <https://clearwaterschool.com/> near Seattle,
    a radical model of education governed through student-staff
    participatory democracy.  Stephanie became a strong advocate for the
    people of Cuba through traveling on several Pastors for Peace caravans.
  * *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. Recently in Cuba, Merri 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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