Cuba’s Struggle for Independence
On the occasion of CUBA’S INDEPENDENCE DAY
Friday, OCTOBER 10th at 6:30 PM
Beit Zatoun – 612 Markham St. (@Bathurst subway)
Since the historic figure of Hatuey – an indigenous resister who was burned at the stake in the 16th century – in Cuba’s struggle against the slavery of Spanish colonialism, to the first war of independence led by Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, to the struggle led by Fidel Castro leading to the victory of the Cuban Revolution and its true independence from foreign domination, the Cuban people have demonstrated great sacrifice, which today is symbolized by the Cuban Five who are in U.S. jails for exposing U.S.-sponsored terrorism aimed at threatening Cuba’s sovereignty.
Animation Film on the Cuban Five
Art Exhibition by Antonio Guerrero and Gerardo Hernandez (of the Cuban Five)
Artwork by Nacho Cartagena
Miniature paintings from Cuba
Join us to learn the true and thorough history of Cuba presented by distinguished guests:
The Honourable Javier Dómokos Ruiz – Consul General of Cuba in Toronto
Dr. Keith Ellis – Professor Emeritus – Department of Spanish and Portuguese;
Former Chair Latin American Studies Committee U. of T.