What are the effects of the US blockade and how can we finally end it?

The Latin@ Center of McCormick Seminary and the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America (CRLN) will host the IFCO/Pastors for Peace Cuba Caravan for breakfast and conversation.. Gladys Abella of the Martin Luther King Center in Havana, Cuba will talk about the effects of the U.S. blockade in Cuba and we will discuss grassroots efforts to finally end the US blockade of CubaPlease rsvp to Marilyn McKenna at mmckenna@crln.org. McCormick Seminary is at 5460 S University Ave, Chicago, IL 60615. 


Gladys Abella (right) from the Martin Luther King Center in Havana, Cuba,
is assisted by translator Claudia De La Cruz of IFCO/Pastors for Peace. 


Gladys Abella Bio

Gladys Abella (1954): One of the leaders of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Marianao (IBEM), Havana, was a key player in reorienting IBEM’s ecclesial, ecumenical and social mission in 1971 in light of the challenges of the Cuban reality in those years. In 1987 Ms. Abella played a key role in the creation of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial Center which was a product of the new mission at IBEM. Ms. Abella works at the Cuban Council of Churches and is currently part of the management team of the IBEM. She was active in the Student Worker Coordination Baptist Cuba (COEBAC).

Event Date: 
Monday, April 17, 2017 - 09:30 to 11:00