Challenge the Embargo and Injustice

ROCLA report

By Grania Marcus

This spring, the Rochester Committee on Latin America (ROCLA) prepared for the 25th Pastors for Peace Cuba Caravan stop in Rochester on July 4th.

For over 20 years, Pastors for Peace and ROCLA have participated in challenging the unjust and punitive US trade embargo, imposed after the Cuban Revolution more than 50 years ago. Callie Rabe, ROCLA’s Cuba Caravan coordinator, and several volunteers, sorted and labeled our donations of medicines, medical equipment and construction supplies.

The Steering Committee has also been engaged in an ongoing planning process that began in June, facilitated by Metro Justice Vice-President Denise Young. This process includes evaluating ROCLA’s work, expanding its outreach to and involvement with other local and national groups, and building our membership base.

Contact Dr. Arnold Matlin, ahmatingvcp@igc.org, if you are interested in Latin America and would like to be put on ROCLA’s email list to receive information and our quarterly newsletter.

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