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To: Midcoast P&J Statewide list & Let Cuba Live listLet Cuba Live – Art ExhibitionPaintings by Antonio Guerrero – Political PrisonerGlickman Library, University of Southern Maine, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, Maine.January 17 – February 18Reception on Wednesday, January 19 at 6:00 PM – Food and RefreshmentsA program featuring the renowned actress Vinie Burrows starts at 7 PMThe display is at the 5th floor exhibition space – Reception and program on the 7th floorView Antonio Guerrero’s paintings, hear his poetry, and learn his story.Nationwide showings of these 30 paintings are aimed at raising awareness of Antonio’s unjust imprisonment and that of four other Cuban men who defended their country from terrorist attacks launched from the United States.A worldwide movement demands their freedom.Ms. Burrows will discuss the case of the Cuban Five and read some of Antonio’s poems. In her presentation, she will relate working to free the Five to ending racial oppression and securing world peace. She dedicates her program to Rev. Lucius Walker. The Pastors for Peace leader fought for human rights and a “people’s foreign policy.” He died on September 7, 2010.Vinie Burrows has performed in Broadway theaters, and on radio and television. The New York Times calls her “a magnificent performer.” New York Post reviewer Clive Barnes wrote, “she is one of the reigning divas of the Black theater.”In one – woman shows performed around the world Ms. Burrows has acted out the lives of Black women, in Africa, in the struggle for civil rights, and in the American theater.At the United Nations she serves as Permanent Representative for the Women’s International Democratic Federation.For information about Antonio Guerrero and the Cuban Five, go to www.letcubalive.org, www.freethefive.org, or www.thecuban5.org.
Let Cuba Live of Maine and the University of Southern Maine Libraries are co-sponsors of this event.For more information, call (207) 743-2183.“One day my prison shirt will be left hanging” – a pastel by Antonio