Thursday, July 4, 2013

On Friday, July 5th, IFCO Pastors for Peace visit Toronto, United Church College St and Bathurst, 7:00PM

Reverend Luis Barrios

On Friday, July 5th, our U.S. friends from IFCO Pastors for Peace will visit Toronto as part
of the annual Cuba Caravan. Each year the Cuba Caravan travels across Canada and the
US collecting goods and/or donations to be delivered to Cuba in defiance of the illegal U.S. blockade. 

For Cuba, the Caravan is an important effort to end the blockade against the
island, which causes shortages of food, medicine and other important supplies for eleven
million people. It is an immoral policy that uses hunger and disease as political weapons.

Reverend Luis Barrios will be speaking at the event.
Luis is a professor of Psychology, Criminology, Latin American & Latina/o Studies and Ethnic Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice-City University of New York. 
He is also a member of Ph.D. faculties in social/personality psychology at the Graduate Center-City University of New York. Dr. Barrios is co-editor of Otras naciones: Jóvenes, Transnacionalismo y Exclusión (2008-FLACSO); co-editor of Gangs and Society: Alternative Perspective (2003-Columbia University); co-author of the Almighty Latin King & Queen Nation: Street Politics and the Transformation of a New York City Gang(2004-Columbia University), and co-author of Banished to the Homeland: Dominican Deportees and Their Stories of Exile (2011-Columbia University Press). 
Dr. Barrios is also the author of Josconiando: Dimensiones Sociales y políticas de la espiritualidad (2000-Editorial Aguiar), Pitirreando: De la desesperanza a la esperanza (2004-Editorial Edil) and Coquiando: Meditaciones subversivas para un mundo mejor (2008-Editorial Búho), and other numerous articles. In addition, Fr. Barrios is an Associate Priest at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in West Harlem, Manhattan and the Co-Executive Director of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization-IFCO/Pastors for Peace. He is a former prisoner of conscience from the School of the America Watch (SOAW) movement. Dr. Barrios is a community activist, a priest activist, and a faculty activist.

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