SRRT Resolutions
International Responsibilities Task Force
of the American Library Association's
Social Responsibilities Round Table

Resolution on Pastors for Peace Bookmobile Caravan to Cuba

The following resolution was approved by the elected representatives of the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) on January 12, 1998. SRRT is a body within the American Library Association but does not and should not be taken to speak for the Association as a whole. In this resolution SRRT speaks only on its own behalf.
Submitted by Ann Sparanese
Passed unanimously, Jan. 12, 1998 by SRRT Action Council meeting in New Orleans
Social Responsibilities Round Table Newsletter, No. 127, March 1998, p. 3


WHEREAS the Pastors for Peace (IFCO) are planning their 8th Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba, scheduled for July 1998; and

WHEREAS this Caravan will be composed of bookmobiles, stocked with computers as well as humanitarian aid; and

WHEREAS the long-standing unjust US economic blockade against Cuba has deprived the Cuban people of the benefits of technology, as well as food and medicine, and has deprived both US and Cuban people of normal cultural, social and educational i nteraction; and

WHEREAS we as librarians have a special interest and responsibility to support the expansion of library services in Cuba; and further

WHEREAS this presidential year in ALA is dedicated to the vision of Local Touch, Global Reach; be it therefore

RESOLVED that the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association:

1.Endorses and supports the goals of the Pastors for Peace Bookmobile Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba, and
2.Encourages the participation of librarians in the Friendshipment Caravan, and
3.Will work to aid, promote, and publicize this project among librarians within SRRT and within ALA to help achieve its success.


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