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Benefit for the Cuban Five featuring author Jimmy Santiago Baca
Date Friday December 11
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Mission Cultural Center
2868 Mission St., San Francisco
One block from 24th & Mission BART
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorNational Committee to Free the Cuban Five
Emailinfo [at] freethefive.org
Phone415-821-6545
AddressOffice: 2489 Mission St. #24
A benefit for the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five

Please join us for an evening of music and poetry with
Jimmy Santiago Baca Renowned poet, author of A Glass of Water and Rita & Julia
Also, poet Jack Hirschman and music by Ronald Rosario

Jimmy Santiago Baca, born in New Mexico of Indio-Mexican descent, is a renowned poet and author, recipient of the American Book Award, and the prestigious International Award for his memoir, A Place to Stand. In his new and first novel, A Glass of Water, Baca’s rich imagery and moving narrative of a Mexican family’s migration and experience in southern New Mexico highlight the struggle of millions of immigrants who
strive for a better life.

The Cuban Five are five men unjustly imprisoned for more than 11 years by the U.S. government for protecting Cuba from attacks by Miami-based terrorists. A worldwide movement is fighting to free Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González.

Supporters of the Cuban Five include: Danny Glover, Alice Walker, Martin Sheen, Twelve Nobel Prize recipients including Desmond Tutu, The Trade Union Congress in Britain, Hundreds of Mexican, British, Canadian, European parliament members.

$10 Donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Refreshments provided.

Sponsored by The National Committee to Free the Cuban Five and Middle East Children’s Alliance

For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, contact us at:
415.821.6545 or visit http://www.FreetheFive.org
Added to the calendar on Thursday Nov 19th, 2009 3:48 PM
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