February 9, 2019: the Power of Community - How Cuba Survived Peak Oil
Join us for a night of good healthy food, a fascinating movie about Cuba, and an opportunity to financially support Nurturing Roots, a Seattle-based organization composed of mainly young people of color who plan a delegation to Cuba this coming October 2019.
What: Dinner followed by showing of the Power of Community - How Cuba Survived Peak Oil.
When: Saturday 9th February 2019, from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.
Where: Hillman City Collaboratory, 5623 Rainier Avenue S., Seattle, 98118.
5:30pm - 6:30pm - Community Dinner.
6:30pm - 7:15pm - Movie showing the Power of Community - How Cuba Survived Peak Oil.
7:15pm on - Discussion about movie, Cuba and the purpose of the delegation.
Suggested entrance (includes meal) - $10.
There will also be a raffle and a pitch for further donations.
Organized by Nurturing Roots www.facebook.com/NurturingRoots206/
For further information contact
This event is being organized with support from: Seattle Cuba Friendship Committee
Nurturing Roots Farm is located on Beacon Hill in south Seattle. Our efforts are focused on educating youth & community members on health and food consciousness, promoting awareness about social justice issues that plague our communities, and providing resources to support a healthier environment. Nurturing Roots is committed to healing our community members & environments for our youth and families to live and thrive, incorporating organic techniques and culture sharing.
(And yes, they did go to Cuba in October 2019.)
April 13, 2019: Raza film showing
The Seattle Cuba Friendship Committee co-sponsored the visit to Seattle of Cuban filmmaker Eric Corvalan. His film Raza about Race in Cuba had a public showing at the North West Film Forum, 1515 12th Avenue, Seattle (Capitol Hill).
June 22 to July 5, 2019: IFCO/Pastors for Peace 30th Friendshipment Caravan
Join us for a life-changing experience in Cuba
Our caravans extend solidarity to the Cuban people and give you an opportunity to learn about Cuba through direct experience. This year we will travel to Havana and the neighboring province of Cienfuegos to explore how the Cuban people are moving forward in healthcare, organic farming, and sustainable tourism, the diversity of religious expression in Cuba, and Cuba's efforts to tackle legacies of racism, sexism, homophobia and more.
Our trip will include a visit to the Latin American Medical School in Havana, which trains thousands of young people from around the world, including 70 from the US, to be doctors on full scholarships from the Cuban government. In Cienfuegos will visit the Museum at the Bay of Pigs commemorating the defeat of the US backed invasion of Cuba in 1961.
Solidarity and Humanitarian Aid
Since 1992 IFCO/Pastors for Peace has organized Friendshipment Caravans to Cuba, delivering humanitarian aid from the people of US to the people of Cuba and traveling to the island without requesting U.S. government permission. We have engaged in this act of civil disobedience to express our opposition to the restrictions placed on US travelers to Cuba.
The Caravan includes a two-day mandatory orientation in Mexico City on June 22-24 and all participants return to the U.S. on July 5 flying through Mexico City to connect to flights home.
US Caravan Educational Events Jun 12-21, 2019
We encourage everyone to join in the Caravan educational routes and events planned throughout the US from June 12-21 to raise awareness of Cuba and about our work. Please contact us if you would like to attend or host an event in your area.
Cost of program - $1650 (Round trip travel to Mexico City from U.S. not included)
To request an application or get more information contact:
Or call 212-926-5757 ext. 6 (IFCO New York office)
June 25 to July 5, 2019: the Friendshipment Caravan in Cuba
The 30th Friendshipment Caravan went to Cuba on June 25 and the next day, caravan participants met with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel. As reported on Cuba's Radio Rebelde,
"The president of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, today described as event of love, peace and solidarity", his meeting with members of the 30th Caravan Pastors for Peace. "A meeting between brothers, a fact of love, peace and solidarity, he wrote on his Twitter account @DiazCanelB. The day before, Díaz-Canel received the caravanists from the United States, Canada and Mexico, headed by Gail Walker, daughter of the Reverend Lucius Walker, (1930-2010). During the meeting, the Head of State expressed the gratitude of Cubans for the work of solidarity carried out by the Pastors for Peace. For their part, visitors expressed their willingness to continue organizing their caravans of love and friendship in support to the largest of the Antilles. The trip of the Pastors takes place in the middle of the worsening of the blockade by the Donald Trump administration on the largest of the Antilles, with the activation of Title III of the Helms Burton Act."
Caravan participants flew back to Mexico City on July 5 and then home to the U.S. the same day.
October 2019: ELAM & Cuba brochures
The Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee had the opportunity to share some beautiful and informative new brochures about Cuba.
* The first brochure is about ELAM, the Latin American School of Medicine, located in Havana, Cuba. It is is a major international medical school and a prominent part of the Cuban healthcare system. The flyer was created by IFCO (Intereligious Foundation for Community Organization) staff.
* A team of young Cubans in Havana who assisted IFCO with that have created additional brochures about important social topics in Cuba.
* IFCO has made PDF versions available of all these and we are proud to make them available to the public for free download. Please read and share!
Download: click the images below:
ELAM, the Latin American School of Medicine:
NOW is the time: LGBTQ in Cuba:
CUBA AGAINST RACISM: NOW is the time:
FREEDOM of RELIGION in CUBA:
Why we need to close the US Navala Base in Guantanamo:
To find out more about ELAM, please visit: IFCO News: www.ifconews.org
Or e-mail IFCO at:
This article locally hosted by the: Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee:
On the web: www.seattlecuba.org
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/seattlecubafriendship/
For more information contact Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee: