This September 12th, 2012 will mark the 14th year anniversary of the arrest of the Cuban 5; five US held Cuban political prisoners incarcerated for protecting Cuba from U.S. sponsored terrorist actions.
In 2006, President Ricardo Alarcon, of the Cuban Parliament, declared Sept. 12th through October 6th to be a period of time to raise awareness on the case of the Cuban 5. The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5 is committed to building an international movement for the Cuban 5’s freedom by extending this period of time to be a full month (Sept. 12th-October 12th) and calling it “Free the Cuban 5 Month.” During this month we organize a calendar of events to raise awareness about the Cuban 5 and how people can support their release!
Please support the Free the Cuban 5 picket on Sept 12th, the Vicente Feliu concert on Saturday Sept. 15th at 1199, Cuban 5 Weekend Conference Sept 14-15, the special Film screening of “South of the Border” on Sept. 22nd and support the Cuban 5 call in day on Oct. 12th!
Friday, September 14th
Casa de las Americas
182 East 111th St. (between Lexington Ave. & 3rd Ave.)
Saturday, September 15th
Cuban 5 Organizers Conference
John Jay College/CityUniversity
of New York ((Between 10 & 11 Avenues)
524 West 59 St.
PROGRAM OF THE DAY
*Registration 8:30 a.m. ($5.00 Donation)
*Opening Plenary 9:30 a.m. – Guest Speaker,
Representative from the Cuban Mission
*Workshops 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
(Lunch Break 1:30pm-2:30pm)
*Plenary/Resolutions 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 15th
Special Cultural Presentation by
Vicente Feliu and Alejandro Valdes in CONCERT
Martin Luther King, Jr. Labor Center
310 West 43 Street, Manhattan
(Between 8th & 9th Ave.)
Reception: 7:00 p.m.
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González, and René González, the Cuban 5, were arrested by the F.B.I. on “conspiracy” and other trumped-up charges. The real reason for their imprisonment was that they infiltrated and gathered information on right-wing Cuban-American groups in Miami in order to prevent terrorist attacks against Cuba by these groups. The Cuban 5 have been imprisoned for more than 13 years – for defending the sovereignty of their homeland.
Suggested Donation $10.00 (No One Turned Away For Lack of Funds)
Organized by the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 in collaboration with World Organization for Right of the People to Health Care, Inc., IFCO/Pastors for Peace, Casa de las Americas, July 26 Coalition and the National Network on Cuba.