Calendar - Pastors for Peace Cuba caravan
From: Minnesota Cuba Committee (
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 11:07:43 -0700 (PDT)
 Pastors for Peace Cuba Caravan
6:00 pm, Friday, July 6, 2012
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Avenue at Franklin

Minnesota Cuba Committee
MNCuba [at]

This year is the 20th anniversary of the first 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 to obtain an application. You can also support the
effort by coming to the send-off program on July 6.

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!

Beer, wine and Cuban refreshments will be available.

The program following the dinner will include a representative from the
national Pastors for Peace caravan and reports from Minnesota travelers who
have recently returned from a "people-to-people" trip to Cuba as well as
other speakers.

Following that, the Minneami salsa rueda dancers will perform and then give
a quick salsa lesson, followed by open dancing.

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.

If you have material aid that you would like to contribute, please contact
us as soon as possible so that the caravan can be notified and the aid can
be properly packaged and a manifest prepared for customs at the Mexican

Handbills and color posters for the Pastors event and color posters are
available. If you would like some for distribution, please contact the
Minnesota Cuba Committee. The poster can be viewed at
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