Bronx program with FMC

Feb 25, 2015 by

Please Join Us Sunday, March 15
In The Struggle Against Police Brutality

In December 2014, the last three of five Cubans held in US prisons were freed and went home to their families and work in Cuba. The Cuban 5 were framed for working to stop armed attacks on Cuba’s revolution organized from Florida with Washington’s complicity. After 16 years, a worldwide defense campaign to free them had won!

Two months earlier, the mothers of two young men killed by the NYPD spoke at a New York meeting to gain freedom for the Five. Iris Baez is mother of Anthony Baez, killed by a cop chokehold in 1994. Juanita Young’s son, Malcolm Ferguson, was shot dead in 2000. Others who lost sons and are fighting cop brutality include Constance Malcolm, Margarita Rosario, Carol Gray, Hawa Bah, Valerie Bell, and other mothers.

In March, leaders of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) — an organization of working women, mothers, and other women who were part of the fight to free the Five — will be in New York for a UN women’s conference. Join these Cuban women to exchange experiences and help them learn about struggles by family members in the US against brutality, killings, “plea bargains,” and jailings by cops and courts. And find out about the FMC’s work to involve women in Cuba in all aspects of employment and social and political life — including the fight to end Washington’s brutal economic embargo.

SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 4:00 PM
2nd Christian Church
595 East 169th St., Bronx
(Take no. 2 or 5 train to Simpson St.; take Bx 35 bus from Westchester
and West Farms Road; get off at 169th and Franklin)
There will be snacks and refreshments

For more information: 718-364-2879

 

Visit our website at
www.July26coalition.org

 

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