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176482/21: When Africa Called...Cuba Answered!

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  • FreetheCuban5 LibertadparalosCinco
    Feb 18, 2014
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      The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5
      Email:  freethecuban5@...
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      Telephone: 718-601-4751


      Join us for this amazing Black History Month/ Malcolm X Commemoration Day Activity! Please forward out far and wide!

      When Africa called...
      Friday, February 21, 20214
      Casa de las Americas

      182 East 111th Street (between Lexington and 3rd Avenue)

      Take the 6 Train to east 110th Street)

      Suggested donation: $5-10 
      (no one will b returned away for lack of funds)
      Join us for this special 
      Black History Month / 
      Malcolm X Commemoration Day event dedicated to the Cuban 5 and Assata Shakur!
       
      African American Activists have played a key role in supporting the Cuban Revolution!  Cuba's solidarity with Africa and support of communities of African descent throughout the world has always been overlooked and ignored.  Join us for a night of discussion as we explore this rich political history.  
      Panelists:

      Nellie Bailey, Harlem Tenant's Council

      Sadiki "Bro Shep" Ojore Olugbala, Universal Zulu Nation and Guillermo Morales-Assata Shakur Community & Student Center

      Dr. Bill Sales, Professor of Africana Studies at Seton Hall University and a member of IFCO's Board of Directors 

      A representative of the Venceremos Brigade
      Movie Presentation: 
      The Eye of the Rainbow 
      Assata Shakur and Oya  

      Eyes of the Rainbow deals with the life of Assata Shakur, the Black Panther and Black Liberation Army leader who escaped from prison and was given political asylum in Cuba, where she lived for close In it we visit with Assata in Havana and she tells us about her history and her life in Cuba.  

      This film is also about Assata's AfroCuban context, including the Yoruba Orisha Oya, goddess of the ancestors, of war, of the cemetery, and of the rainbow.   

      Film by Imagenes del Caribe 
      Gloria Rolando, Director
      Havana, Cuba 
      Video, color, 47 min, 1997