Sunday, 21 October 2012

LASC Oct. 15 Coffeehouse

Latin America Solidarity Committee OCTOBER COFFEEHOUSE was held Monday Oct. 15, at Canisius College this time. Title: Cuba & Costa Rica, History Politics & Cinema reports from student courses there last summer 7-9 pm Regis Room, Canisius College upstairs in the Student Center (on Hughes Ave.)

Four Canisius students spent five weeks in Cuba last summer, accompanied by Dr. Richard Reitsma (Canisius). The took courses on Latin American Politics and Cinema.  The stayed in the Baptist-run MLK Center in Havana.  This center is very important with the regular Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravans, which pass through Buffalo and many, many other cities, establishing people to people contact. The academic program in Havana was coordinated by Tom Hansen, who we in Buffalo know very well through his previous work with IFCO and with the Chiapas Media Project. The Canisius students gave very interesting presentations, including photos and memorabilia, and they answered many questions.   Then three more students reported on several weeks that they spent in Costa Rica last summer, doing coursework which included internships at clinics serving the people there.

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