George School Teacher Explains Act of Conscience Undertaken to Help Impoverished Cuban Citizens
Wednesday, January 4, 2006
Issued: January 4, 2006
George School history teacher Fran Bradley will speak about his
recent experiences in Cuba at an all-school assembly on Friday, January
6, 2006, from 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. in Walton Center Auditorium. Entitled
"Nonviolent Acts of Conscience: Disobeying the U.S. Government," Fran's
talk will explain his personal decision to bring aid to impoverished
Cuban citizens last summer in violation of United States sanctions. He
participated in a humanitarian effort undertaken by Pastors for Peace.
"As a Friends school, George School encourages students to be led by
their own truths while respecting the truths by which others are led,"
said Head of School Nancy Starmer. "Our assemblies often highlight
individuals whose beliefs inform their actions or their scholarship.
Fran Bradley is a person of real integrity, whose conscience led him to
take a personal risk on behalf of others. Learning about the
complexities of decisions such as his can provide our students with
models that will help them grow into the discerning adults we hope they