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Friday September 14, 7:30 PM
Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Road, NW
- KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Rafael Cancel Miranda, Puerto Rican poet and independence fighter who spent 25 years in U.S. prisons. Cancel Miranda, is the author of seven books and remains active in the struggle for the independence of Puerto Rico and the freedom of Puerto Rican prisoners.
- Tom Hayden, a founding member of the Students for a Democratic Society in 1961. Currently he is a writer and editor of The Nation and is the director of the Peace and Justice Resource Center in Culver City, CA.
- Michele Tingling-Clemmons, a local, national and international social and human rights activist and organizer in DC. She is a co-founder of the Nat’l Welfare Rights Union, and the Metropolitan Washington Hiroshima-Nagasaki Peace Committee.
- Lawrence B. “Larry” Wilkerson, Retired United States Army Colonel and former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell
- Jose Pertierra, immigration attorney. He represents the government of Venezuela in the extradition case involving Luis Posada Carriles.
- Special Guest: Vicente Feliu, leading voice of the Cuban Nueva Trova Movement, who will be offering a free concert on Wednesday September 12 at 8pm at the Embassy of Venezuela – Bolivarian Hall, Washington DC.
Organized by the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 and the Institute for Policy Studies. Endorsed by DC Metro Coalition to Free the Cuban Five, Takoma Park Free the Five Committee and the National Network on Cuba.
For more information call: 202-787-5229 or 510-219-0092