- The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign
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edition can be found at: http://www.prolibertadweb.com/eclMay2005.pdf
Despierta Boricua is a weekly fifteen-minute Radio segment produced for WBAI
99.5 FM Friday Morning Wake UP Call by The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign.
Despierta Boricua airs at 6:45am, but is subject to re-scheduling depending
on the Station�s needs.
Despierta Boricua is dedicated to providing the New York City listening
audience with the latest news and updates on Puerto Rican politics and
culture from U.S. based Puerto Rican communities and the island of Puerto
This week�s segment (Friday May 13) features an interview with Lillian
Jimenez of the Latino Educational Media Center and the upcoming fund-raiser
to defray completion expenses of the landmark documentary produced by the
Latino Educational Media Center:"Antonia Pantoja: Abriendo Camino" (Forging
A Path). The first documentary to dramatically capture the Puerto Rican
community's struggle for educational and language rights. Featuring
visionary leader Dr. Antonia Pantoja as its guide, the documentary
chronicles the contributions made by the Puerto Rican community to community
control of public schools; the creation of Aspira and Puerto Rican Studies,
and bilingual education in New York City and the nation. Mistress of
Ceremony: Lorraine Cortes Vazquez, Vice President, Cablevision Thursday, May
19, 2005 Julia de Burgos Cultural Center 1680 Lexington Avenue (corner of
106th Street) New York, NY First floor Gallery 7 PM to 9 PM Tickets: $75.00
Please RSVP to (718) 401-9020 Lemctr@... Latino Educational Media Center
329 East 149th Street, Suite 404 Bronx, NY 10451 (718) 401-9020
Tune in every week to Despierta Boricua, whether you receive a reminder or
not, 6:45am WBAI 99.5fm or via web stream, for those of you outside of NYC,
Despierta Boricua: ProLibertad's Radio segment on WBAI on 99.5fm will feature an interview with Aurora Florez, of Zon Del Barrio, about her musical group and their upcoming event at the Harlem School of the Arts. tune in Friday May 9th at 6:45am wbai radio 99.5fm. webstream: http://www.wbai.org
Crime Against Humanity
A play based on the real life experiences of 14 of the Puerto Rican Political prisoners, who spent more than 2 decades in prison- 2 of whom are still incarcerated. Peformed by Chicago's Teatro Batey.
SATURDAY MAY 10TH, 2008 AT 7PM
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
107 Suffolk St.
Suggested donation: $10
The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign urges all our supporters to support the Project's Mother's day Initiative:
Join The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5’s Mother’s Day for the Cuban 5 Initiative. Starting from Thursday May 1st-Sunday May 11th (Mother’s Day) we are calling on people to fax or mail out this letter to Louise Arbour The High Commissioner of Human Rights of the Office for Human Rights-United Nations Office at Geneva. We are asking her to intercede on behalf of the Cuban 5’s mothers/wives to pressure the U.S. government to grant them VISAs to visit their husbands/sons! !
Due to the U.S. government’s denial to approve visas, Gerardo Hernandez Nordelo and Rene Gonzalez Sehwerert have not seen their wives since their incarceration! ! Others in the Cuban 5 have not seen their parents, wives and children with regularity, because the U.S. government has taken prolonged periods of time to issue them visas. The U.S. government’s denial of visitation rights is a cruel and horrible form of psychological torture. Their rationale for denial is ridiculous and baseless; none of these family members are a threat to national security.
Download the pdf format of this letter at the Project website and send it out: http://www.freethec uban5.com/ id12.html