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2013 UN Commission on the Status of Women

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IFCO/Pastors for Peace Friendshipment 25
3 Seattle Events

Saturday, June 28, 2014 (time to be determined)
Material aid packing party
El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave. South (Beacon Hill), Seattle
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Canadian border crossing: We will welcome the Canadian Caravanistas at the border and have a picnic and rally, then load their donations on the school bus we'll ride from Seattle to the border and back. This is an all-day event. Call for details in early July if you want to join us.
Peace Arch Park, Blaine
Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 6-8pm
Caravan Send-off with food, music and presentations
El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave. South (Beacon Hill), Seattle
For more information, contact Judy Zeh at (206) 523-1720
Friendshipment Caravan Seattle flyer
IFCO/Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan Website information

TAKE ACTION: IRS THREATENS IFCO'S TAX-EXEMPT STATUS
The US Women and Cuba Collaboration protests in the strongest terms the misinformed and unjust IRS proposal to revoke the 501c3 tax exempt status of IFCO/Pastors for Peace. We hold the work of IFCO in highest regard as a model for our own related work to build bridges with the people of Cuba.
The Collaboration stands in solidarity with IFCO and urges all members of our Collaboration to add their voices of support to IFCO.
Background and Overview of 4 Actions You Can Take
Sign IFCO Petition at change.org
Contact Elected Officials: US Senators and US Representatives
Write to the IRS
Talking Points
Collaboration Statement of Support

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    Order Maestra, narrated by Alice Walker
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    Kristin Alder, UN Representative for WILPF-US (Women's International League for Peace and Freedom), Faculty Advisor for WILPF UN Practicum, Adjunct Instructor for U of North Texas, and delegate with our November 2013 Delegation, says:
    "I do not have adequate words to express how truly and deeply I have been impacted by our trip together. I have found a new passion and I hope to dedicate much of my energy as an activist and an academic to keeping that passion growing in myself and others. I hope to share Cuba with you again very soon."
    SEE 2013 DELEGATION PHOTOS HERE

    Announcing a new book by Dra. Norma Vasallo,
    Director of Gender Studies, University of Havana

    Libro de academica cubana pugna por "contracultura feminista"


    Norma Vasallo book announcement


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