This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Pastors for Peace caravan to Cuba. In July, the caravan will travel in school buses, trucks and cars along 13 different routes, visiting nearly 130 US and Canadian cities. Along the way, the caravan will educate people about the cruel blockade of Cuba while collecting constructions supplies and tools, medical supplies and equipment, educational and cultural supplies, to be donated to our brothers and sisters in Cuba. You can join the caravan when it passes through the Twin Cities or when it reaches the border in McAllen, Texas.
From Texas the caravan will travel to Cuba via Mexico without asking for or accepting a US government license, as a disciplined act of civil disobedience against the blockade and travel ban, and as ambassadors for a "people-to-people" foreign policy based on mutual respect.
If you are interested in joining the caravan, please visit www.pastorsforpeace.org to obtain an application. You can also support the effort by coming to the send-off program 6:00 pm on Friday, July 6, 2012, Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue at Franklin.
The authentic Cuban dinner will be catered by Viviana Pintado, who is not only a well-known Cuban musician, but is also a chef extraordinaire. The meal will include rice and beans, chicken, yucca and salad. Viviana will then shift modes and play the piano for your dining enjoyment!
Suggested donation for program and dinner is $10, but no one will be turned away from the program for lack of funds. If you are able to contribute a dessert, it would be much appreciated.