Support the IFCO/Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba this June/July - End the Blockade
In June/July 2008 14 different routes of the Pastors for Peace
Caravan to Cuba will be on the road visiting more than 120 US and
Canadian cities. We will travel in school buses, trucks, and cars to
via Mexico with medical and educational supplies collected from groups
across the US and Canada as a collective challenge to the inhuman and
immoral US blockade and travel ban. Five of our buses will be named in
honor of the Five Cuban patriots who are unjustly incarcerated
application forms and/or information on being a caravanista or if
you want to get involved in hosting or contributing material aid
We will spend 8 days in Cuba attending cultural events, and visiting
social projects such as organic farms, elderly persons homes and
centers including the Latin American School of Medicine. We will meet
learn from Cubans at every level about the problems caused by the
blockade and the ways they have creatively responded to those
This years caravan will also host our second Hiphop Without
Borders Exchange We will take many hiphop artists to
in an international hiphop festival, as well as carrying turntables,
keyboards and other musical equipment to support Cuban hiphop.
In Cuba with us will be other travel challenges undertaken by the
Venceremos Brigade and the US-Cuba Labor Exchange. On July 14th, we
will all return to the US proudly acknowledging that we have challenged
the US travel ban.
That's the intentions, but it needs our supporters, our network, to
It needs people like you
To come on the caravan as a caravanista, either within the US and/or
to Cuba. We want people to come to Cuba with us, but if that is not
possible we also want supporters to be there with us at the border
To spread the word to your friends, neighbors, colleagues or
congregation. We can provide flyers to circulate.
To host a caravan event in your community and to get the media
involved. If you are interested in this we can put you in contact
with other interested people in your community
Our website at
will soon have information and flyers that you can download.
The full program is
June 14-28: Educational presentations and aid collections
the US and Canada
June 29 July 4: Participant orientation in Texas. Border crossing
Mexico. Travel to Tampico, Mexico
July 5-12: Fly to Havana for Caravan educational program in Cuba.
July 13: Return to Tampico and travel to Mexico/US border
July 14: Reverse challenge; cross the Mexican border into the US.
$$$$$$$$$$ Of course cash is always needed to finance this ambitious
To make a financial donation - checks or money orders should be
out to IFCO and mailed to our New York office, or you can phone the
office (212-926-5757) to make a credit card donation. You can also make
credit card donation on-line via our website
IFCO has 501(c)3 status so donations are tax-deductible and a
can be mailed to you for use in preparing your income tax.
IFCO/PASTORS FOR PEACE
C/o The Latin American School of Medicine
418 W 145th Street, New York, NY 10031
tel: 212.926.5757 - fax: 212.926.5842 - email: firstname.lastname@example.org