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Witness for Peace Northwest presents our 2012 fall speaking tour with Cuban activist Daisy Rojas

Witness for Peace Northwest is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a speaking tour with Daisy Rojas, a Cuban social justice activist and organizer who is a founding member of the Martin Luther King Jr Center in Havana.

Daisy will be traveling throughout Washington and Oregon speaking about what daily life is like as a Cuban citizen under the U.S. economic embargo and travel ban and steps that we can take in the U.S. to act in solidarity with Cubans. Daisy's presentation, "From Che to Castro: Building Bridges with 21st Century Cuba" will be interactive and informative and will include an opportunity for people to ask questions. Her work with the MLK Center includes popular education in the Freire model, organizing with communities of faith, and solidarity work with international delegations.

Below is a list of confirmed events for Daisy's time in the Northwest. Some events are still being finalized and there is still some room in the schedule if you are interested in hosting an event, interview, or meeting with Daisy. Please contact Amy Truax at 206.787.0657 or to schedule or for more information. All events are open to the public unless otherwise specified.

    Sunday, October 7th 9-11:30 am: UCC Ainstworth Church 2941 Northeast Ainsworth Street, Portland, OR
    Tuesday, Oct. 9, 8 am-12 pm: On campus at Portland State University
    Tuesday, Oct. 9,7p-9p: Central Lutheran Church, 1820 Northeast 21st Avenue, Portland OR
    Wednesday, Oct. 10th, 3-4:30: Western Oregon University, Willamette Room at Werner Center, Monmouth, OR
    Wednesday, October 10th, 7-9pm: Central Presbyterian Church, Room 106B, 555 E. 15th Street, Eugene, OR
    Thursday, October 11th, 6:30-8:30pm:Lutheran Church, 60850 Brosterhous Road, Bend, OR
    Sunday, October 14th, 9:30-10:30am: First Congregational UCC, 4515 SW West Hills Rd., Corvallis, OR
    Sunday, October 14th, 7-9pm: Westminster House, 101 Northwest 23rd Street, Corvallis, OR
    Monday, October 15th, 5:30-7:30pm: Oregon State University, Memorial Union, 109 A Daigh Room, Corvallis, OR
    Tuesday, October 16th, 12:30pm: Evergreen College, n Seminar 2, Room E 1105, Olympia WA
    Tuesday, October 16th, 7-9pm: Traditions Fair Trade Cafe, 300 5th Avenue SW, Olympia WA
    Wednesday, October 17th, 12p-1:20p: World Issues Forum, Western Washington University, Fairhaven Auditorium, Bellingham, WA
    Wednesday, October 17th, 7-9pm: Whatcom Peace & Justice Center, 1155 N State St # 300, Bellingham, WA
    Thursday, October 18th, 6-8pm: Seattle University, Wykoff Auditorium, 901 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA
    Friday, October 19th, 11:30am-1pm: University of Puget Sound, Trimble Forum, North Warner Street, Tacoma, WA
    Saturday, October 20th, 3pm-5pm: University Baptist Church, 4731 15th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA
    Monday, October 22nd, 7-9pm: MLK County Labor Temple, 2800 1st Ave, Seattle, WA