Join activists for the ¡Cuba 101 Winter Film! As part of efforts to educate the NYC community about Cuba, the Cuban 5, and other national liberation struggles, the Project will be hosting a screening of South of the Border! Proceeds collected from this event will go to the Cuban 5’s Commissary Fund! Help us send the 5 a great NYC donation for the holidays!
Film Synopsis: There’s a revolution underway in South America, but most of the world doesn’t know it. Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media’s misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents. In casual conversations with Presidents Hugo Chávez (Venezuela), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Lula da Silva (Brazil), Cristina Kirchner (Argentina), as well as her husband and ex-President Nestor Kirchner, Fernando Lugo (Paraguay), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), and Raúl Castro (Cuba), Stone gains unprecedented access and sheds new light upon the exciting transformations in the region.
Saturday, December 15, 2012 @ 12 Noon
The Brecht Forum
451 West Street (Between Bank and Bethune Sts.)
Lenny Foster of the Diné Nation is the Director of the Navajo Nation Corrections Project and the Spiritual Advisor for more than 2,000 Indian inmates in ninety-six state and federal prisons in the Western U.S. He has co-authored legislation in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah that allows Native American spiritual and religious practice in prison and results in significant reductions in prison returns.
He is a board member of the International Indian Treaty Council, a sun dancer and member of the Native American Church. He has been with the American Indian Movement since 1969 and has participated in actions including Alcatraz, Black Mesa, the Trail of Broken Treaties, Wounded Knee 1973, the Menominee Monastery Occupation, Shiprock Fairchild Occupation, the Longest Walk and the Big Mountain land struggle. He was a 1993 recipient of the City of Phoenix Dr. Martin Luther King Human Rights Award. Lenny traveled to Cuba in a Native American youth delegation and had the opportunity to meet Fidel!
Suggested donation: $5-10 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)
The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5
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