In the last six months, dozens of Asheville travelers have visited Cuba, creating growing connections between the local area and the island nation. And on April 22 members of those local delegations are hosting an event that aims to help bridge the divide between our different cultures and communities.
Featuring live Cuban music and art as well as an opportunity to speak with recent travelers, the event in downtown Asheville will raise money for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center in Havana as well as the U.S. nonprofit Witness for Peace, which hosted a local delegation last fall. WCQS also hosted two local trips this spring.
Here’s the press release from organizers as well as two slide shows of photos from the Witness for Peace trip:
The Cold War between the United States and Cuba is melting, and now’s the time to get together, share the warmth and see where it takes us.
Do you want to travel to Cuba? Or have you been there and want to share your perspective on the experience? If so, please join us for snacks, spirits, live Cuban music and art, and a lively encounter with ideas about separating the divide between the two countries.
Part party, part travelogue, part Q&A opportunity with recent Cuba travelers, Connecting with Cuba is open to all, so plan ahead on joining us April 22.
–by Jake Frankel, Mountain Xpress