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Celebration in D.C. for The Return of The Cuban 5
February 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
As you probably know Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino and Antonio Guerrero have finally been reunited with their loved ones in Cuba. It could not be a better time to celebrate this remarkable development.
As our banners stated during the last “5 Days for the Cuban 5” in Washington D.C. in June 2014, there is a “New Era in U.S. Cuba Relations”.
On December 17, President Obama and President Raul Castro made an historic decision to change the path of the relations between the two countries. As part of that announcement, our three brothers are home along with Rene Gonzalez and Fernando Gonzalez who were already in Cuba after serving their complete sentences. Now we can finally say THE CUBAN 5 ARE HOME!
We know that there is still a lot of work to do to end the U.S. unilateral blockade of Cuba but this is a start and opens a new door for us and new opportunities in the struggle for the sovereignty of Cuba and for all that it represents to the world.
The Institute for Policy Studies joins with the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 to invite all of you who have been part of the struggle to free the Five to join us for this celebration.
Among other things, we will be honoring all of those who were with us in this long struggle for justice but did not make it to the end. We also want to share this time with all the individuals and organizations who helped us make the events in DC a success.
- Slide show of recent photos taken of the Five and their families in Cuba by Bill Hackwell
- Music Clip of new song about the return
- Recent video of the return of the Five
- Music by singer song-writer Patricio Zamorano and well as the DC Labor Chorus
- Poetry by Thomas Hill (aka Tom Cat) and Eric Powell (aka E.L.P.J.) of
DC Youth Slam Team, who are the 2014 Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Champions
- Food and drinks
This will be a unique opportunity to celebrate together this triumph of justice.