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Stephen Kimber to speak in Chicago & Milwaukee

The award-winning Canadian journalist and author of a new book — What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five — will address audiences in four appearances in the Midwest in mid-November.

Rene Gonzalez, the first of the Cuban 5 to be released, called the book “the best thing ever written” on the case. Ricardo Alarcon praised it as “fruit of research carried out by someone who at the start was not a defender or sympathizer with the cause of The Five. …It is the work of a master journalist, a great writer, and above all an honest intellectual committed only to what he could verify on his own.”

Professor Kimber’s speaking schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, November 13, 7pm: DePaul University, Schmitt Academic Center, 2320 N. Kenmore Avenue, Chicago IL 60614 (with Alejandro Molina of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center speaking on the long-held Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar Lopez)

Thursday, November 14, Noon: Northwestern University School of Law, 375 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago IL, 60611

Thursday, November 14, 7pm: University of Wisconsin/ Milwaukee, Union Building, Room 240, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Friday, November 15, 9am: University of Illinois/Chicago [UIC], Rafael Cintron Ortiz Cultural Center, Room LC-B2, 403 S. Morgan St., Chicago IL 60607 [between Harrison and Taylor, Morgan and Halsted] with Jan Susler of the Peoples Law Office

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