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  • July 11, 2014

    Cuban Caravan Visit: July 14, 2014

    JOIN US ON MONDAY JULY 14, 2014, 6:00PM AT THE AVERY RESEARCH CENTER: This year marks the 25th Pastors for Peace Friendship Caravan to Cuba, a project of the Inter-religious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO). At its core, this ongoing effort challenging the U. S. blockade of Cuba seeks to bring an end to the senseless blockade , the travel ban, and the many hardships experienced by Cuban people as a result of the blockade. Through people to people diplomacy and humanitarian efforts by some segments of the American community and the Cuban people we seek to build and sustain lasting relationships.

    Once again, the Avery Research Center for African American History & Culture will serve as host for the 2014 Cuban Caravan visit / stopover in Charleston.
    As has been our tradition, we will have a communal meal (a la potluck). Please have pot luck food at the Avery Research Center by at least by 5:00 pm on Monday, July 14, 2014.
    Contact Deborah Wright at wrightd@cofc.edu or 843.953.3393, and let her know what your dish / food contribution is going to be. IF YOU DON’T HAVE A DISH TO BRING, COME ANYWAY AND BRING A FRIEND!!!!
    Also, *monetary contributions toward the meal, and certainly to the organization, is strongly encouraged.

    In the Spirit of Freedom Summer, we acknowledge and recognize the Cuban government for awarding scholarships to attend medical school to thousands of students from Africa, Asia, and the Americans (including South Carolinians). Reciprocity has its place, so let’s get busy and support the Caravanistas & other initiatives to improve the quality of life of as many people as we can.

    *Monetary donations in the form of checks should be made out to the organization: IFCO.
    Donations are tax deductible.

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