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RAINY DAY UPDATE: Please join us on Sunday, July 10th at The Avery Research Center. This is a casual gathering and an opportunity for us to greet each other at a safe distance as we continue to navigate life in a global pandemic. We will meet at 6 PM.


There will be an opportunity to meet Gail Walker, Executive Director of IFCO - Pastors for Peace and Liberation Theologian and IFCO team member, Dorlimar Lebrón. They're joining us for the Charleston stop of a larger national caravan, collecting medical supplies for the people of Cuba.

As many of you know, the U.S. has the longest standing economic blockade in modern history against Cuba (60 years!), and it’s very hard for the Cuban people to import food or medicine.


If you and your org would like to arrange a medical supply drive in solidarity or fundraise to provide a financial donation—please do, and bring your collected items to the park on Sunday, July 10th. Here is a list of supplies we are looking for.

 

We hope to see you at the Avery!

 

Thanks,

 

Lowcountry Action Committee

About Dorlimar Lebròn

 

Dorlimar Lebrón Malavé, B.A., M. Div was born in Puerto Rico and raised in New York. As sociologist and a Liberation Theologian, both her lived and academic experiences have equipped her with the tools to think theologically and sociologically about the ways in which communities, particularly communities of color, undocumented communities and poor communities suffer systemic oppression and moral injury, domestically and abroad. Her educational pursuits led her to study in Cuba and work closely with organizations in Habana, Matanzas and Mayabeque. Presently, she serves as Lead Pastor of the Historical First Spanish United Methodist Church, commonly known as “The People’s Church” in East Harlem, NY and has served as a Board member of IFCO/Pastors for Peace since 2018. Dorlimar is a community organizer at heart, she is a daughter, a sister, and a believer in change who is passionate about engaging people of faith and people of conscience in creating spaces where life, hope, love, peace and justice is cultivated and sustained.  In November 2021 she traveled with IFCO’s 31st Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba and has since become IFCO’s Associate Director.

About Gail Walker

Gail Walker worked with IFCO from 1987 to 2002 as the Communications Director and co-led the 1988 IFCO delegation to Nicaragua that resulted in the formation of the Pastors for Peace project. Through Pastors for Peace, citizens are offered the opportunity to enact an alternative people-to-people foreign policy rooted in justice and mutual respect. During her early years at IFCO she led a number of delegations to Central America and Cuba and staffed a number of Cuba Friendshipment Caravans. After years of working as a journalist and communications professional in print, video and radio, Gail returned to IFCO as Director in 2011. Under her direction IFCO staff have organized several Cuba Friendshipment Caravans and educational delegations to Cuba. IFCO has also continued to facilitate the process of dozens of US students to study medicine in Cuba under full scholarship and to expand its support for grassroots organizations working for social justice.

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The spring 2022
James Campbell
Learning Circle (JCLC)

was a success!

The James Campbell Learning Circle is a laid-back, welcoming environment that is trying to recapture the spirit of radical learning in the South. The circle will meet bi-weekly and we're going BACK TO THE BASICS. Bring your friends, bring your questions, bring your concerns! We are going back to square one. To get the most out of the sessions, don't just register for one, register for them all!

Learn more about James Campbell.

Did you miss Black & Green: 
Our Cuba Solidarity Teach-in
with Dr. Helen Yaffe?


Watch now! 

WANT TO JOIN LAC?

New Member & Solidarity Network 

Applications for our Spring/Summer are currently closed. Check back this Fall for our next new member orientation opportunity!

LAC is rapidly expanding and will be graduating a new cohort of members this fall to support our ongoing community survival programs and outreach initiatives.

Political Education sessions start on June 21st 2022 and will be held bi-weekly through September.

Please fill out an interest form if you are interested in becoming a member of the Lowcountry Action Committee, or a member of our solidarity network.

Watch the "State of LAC" for more info about our organization before applying.

To be considered for membership

  • Must be a Black/Brown* person

  • Must live in or around the Lowcountry (or able to meaningfully contribute to LAC programs)

  • Volunteer at at least 3 LAC led programs

  • Must complete membership application

  • Must complete 6-week political education course
    either in the Spring or Fall

  • Must be voted in by existing Lowcountry Action Committee members

*LAC membership is comprised of individuals who have been historically forced to live under colonial control and who face ongoing struggles related to contemporary settler-colonial based oppression, particularly African and Afro-descendant people and other non-white oppressed nationalities, including Indigenous communities

To be considered for solidarity network

  • Non-oppressed nationality OR

  • Not local to the Lowcountry/surrounding areas

  • Must complete 6-week political education course in either Spring or Fall

  • Must be voted in by existing Lowcountry Action Committee members