Caravanistas receive warm OKC welcome as bus heads for Cuba

With a colorful bus stocked to the roof with medical and educational supplies for the people of Cuba, a tired but happy crew of volunteer “caravanistas” stopped in OKC on July 10 to share food and stories about their work. The Cuba Friendshipment Caravan is a multi-vehicle project organized by Pastors for Peace that has traveled to Cuba from the US for 26 years, violating the embargo imposed by the US in the sixties.

Prior to reaching OKC, this leg of the caravan was in Missouri. Following a warm social hour Saturday morning at the Peace House, the Caravanistas boarded their bus headed to Dallas, San Antonio, McAllen, Tampico, Mexico, and Cuba.

Local activist Bambose Shango rode with them to Dallas.

Several attenders plan to do local organizing around ending the embargo to Cuba (which still is in place, despite the “thawing” of diplomatic relations recently announced by President Obama).

For more info about the caravan, visit Pastors for PeaceView photo album.