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George School Teacher Explains Act of Conscience Undertaken to Help Impoverished Cuban Citizens

Wednesday, January 4, 2006  
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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 will be."