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WSCF-NA and LAC program in Cuba on April 1-8

January 29, 2012

Dear friends,

the WSCF Latin American & Caribbean and North American Regions of the WSCF are planning a joined program to be held in Cuba on April 1-8

“Students on an Encounter for Solidarity and Justice:

Celebrating 50 Years of SCM Cuba”

There is still one slot open for a US student/young adult. If you are a student/young adult or you know of someone who might be interested in this program, please send in attached application form or encourage people to apply.

This bi-regional encounter will provide an opportunity for students to discern collectively two of the themes that the WSCF chose for the 2008-2012 quadrennium at its last General Assembly, Climate Justice and Economic Justice. During this conference, students will have an opportunity to analyze structural causes of injustice and develop an understanding of how these are linked to the paradigm of violence that humanity and the earth are currently experiencing.

This encounter is part of a need and desire to create places of dialogue between students from North America, Latin America and the Caribbean based on their cultural, historical, and social exchanges that accompany every region and country in our hemisphere.

This encounter is an opportunity to strengthen the relationship between the two regions and to find common strategies of work aimed at addressing the current realities impacting communities on both sides of the border and at developing a common vision for the two regions.

The major objective of this event, together with its leadership training component, will be the formation of a common bi-regional agenda based on discussions, analysis, political and theological reflections and the drafting of a strategic plan to fit the wider advocacy and solidarity work of the WSCF.

Participant will be required to become involved in the advocacy work of the Federation in the next couple of years upon their return from Cuba.

Please find attached concept paper and application form. We need to select this participant by February 15, therefore application deadline is February 8. Send application to me and "Hierald E. Kane-Osorto" <hierald>,

Thanks

ApplicationForm Cuba program.doc
Concept Paper Cuba final2.pdf

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