Fwd: Save the Date – May 1, 2013!

From: steve burke <sburke@midcoast.com>

Save the Date – May 1, 2013! 
It’s about Cuba, International Workers Day, and the Cuban Five political prisoners.
That’s the day a showing of cartoons by Cuban Five prisoner Gerardo Hernandez opens at the Meg Perry Center in Portland, Maine (644 Congress Street).  They’ll be there from May 1 to May 25, 2013.   Gerardo’s art is on a national and international tour.
And there’s an OPENING RECEPTION for the cartoons on May 1 – food and refreshments at 6 PM and a program of speakers and discussion beginning at 7 PM.
Gerardo calls his collection “HUMOR FROM MY PEN.” He and the other four Cuban Five prisoners were in Florida when they were arrested in 1998. They were there helping to protect Cuba from terrorist attacks from the United States. Convicted at a biased trial in Miami, the Cuban Five received outlandishly long sentences. 
Circulation of Gerardo’s cartoons is aimed at letting people know about the plight of the Cuban Five – and enlisting them in the fight to free them.

Let Cuba Live of Maine sponsors the reception and showing. Call Tom Whitney at (202) 743-2183 with questions.

Peninsula Peace & Justice
P.O. Box 1515
Blue Hill ME 04614


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