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Honoring Cuba’s Achievements: Ending the Blockade/Saving Lives
Tue July 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Tuesday, July 28, 7:00-8:30 pm
A July26.org/Pastors for Peace OnLine Meeting
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. Featuring:
Cheryl LaBash, IFCO/Pastors for Peace spokesperson and one of five co-chairs of the National Network on Cuba. 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 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. 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 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.
Please register in advance for this meeting —
First time Zoomers welcome — help available.