Greet the Cuba Travel Challenge August 1, 2005, Buffalo
CUBA TRAVEL BAN CHALLENGERS WILL RETURN ACROSS BORDER THIS
1st, starting at 8:30 AM, AT THE PEACE BRIDGE, BUFFALO, NY
Supporters will be coming from all over to gather at Front
Park, by the
Peace Bridge, to welcome the TRAVEL BAN CHALLENGERS.
GATHER at 8:30 am at FRONT PARK in BUFFALO. Enter park from
ALSO: The Brigade will be greeted by Canadian supporters at
in Ft. Erie, Ontario at 8:00am. [at MATHER ARCH, just off CENTRAL AVE. S .
FORT ERIE---exit QEW AT CENTRAL AVE. S. and continue to MATHER CIRCLE]
At 8:30 am they will cross the mile-long International Peace Bridge by
foot. Some supporters will accompany them across the Peace Bridge as a
sign of fellowship with their cause. All will be welcomed in Front Park,
just a few steps away from the US Customs exit.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP?
Come to Front Park early and HELP SET UP between 7:30 and 8:30 AM!
BRING DESSERTS AND MUNCHIES to share at the meal we will be enjoying
Again this summer, courageous Americans are defying the travel ban to Cuba, which has been in effect for more than forty years. These TRAVEL BAN CHALLENGERS are united by their desire to see Cuba for themselves and are willing to risk huge fines and harassment at the border to stand up for their right to travel. This travel challenge is organized to defend our Constitutional rights of free association, free travel, and free speech. The main organizers of the travel challenge are the Venceremos Brigade, Pastors for Peace, the US/Cuba Labor Exchange, (NNOC), and the Women's Travel Challenge to Cuba. The Venceremos Brigade, the US/Cuba Labor Exchange, (NNOC), and the Women's Travel Challenge to Cuba will return from Cuba by crossing the border at the PEACE BRIDGE into BUFFALO NY
Supporters will be coming from near and far to gather at FRONT PARK at 8:30am MONDAY, AUGUST 1ST, 2005 Come and join in the Welcoming! The Venceremos Brigade's (venceremos means We shall overcome!) group statement said "…We oppose the Bush Administration's warlike actions towards Cuba and its relentless pursuit of "regime change" in Cuba - a country where people have free health care and education, where they do not suffer homelessness and hunger and where racism is actively combated, and whose largest export to the poor countries of the world is medical assistance. We support the Cuban people's sovereign right to have the social system of their choosing--and we want to learn more about it." Be there to enjoy music and food together, and ask them about Cuba!
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