Organized by the United Steelworkers and the Friends of the Cuban Five, featuring Adriana Pérez, wife of Gerardo Hernández, one of the Cuban Five imprisoned in the United States
6:30 pm, Saturday, April 20, 2013
Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street (east of Spadina), Toronto
Please join us in welcoming Adriana Pérez to Toronto.
Adriana is the wife of Gerardo Hernández, one of the imprisoned Cuban Five in the United States. Gerardo is currently serving two life sentences plus 15 years in jail, wrongly accused of “conspiracy to commit murder”. However, Gerardo’s mission in the United Stateswas only to protect his country, Cuba, against a vicious campaign of terrorism coming out of Miami since 1959 that has caused over 3,400 deaths in Cuba.
Adriana has been married to Gerardo since 1988, but he has spent the last 14 years of their marriage in a U.S. prison cell. In those 14 years, Adriana has repeatedly been denied entry to the United States and has not been able to visit her husband. Yet, with courage and determination, she and the families of the Cuban Five have been speaking out to defend their innocent loved ones and demand their freedom. More than a million people worldwide, including many organizations and prominent individuals in Canada and Quebec, have called for the release of the Five.
On Saturday, April 20, we invite you to come and hear expert accounts of terrorist acts committed against the island nation, a brief update on the legal defense, and hear directly from Adriana about the case of the Cuban Five and its impact on her life.
This event is endorsed by the United Food & Commercial Workers; Worker to Worker, Canada-Cuba Labour Solidarity Network; Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association, Toronto; Canadian Network on Cuba; Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network
For more information on the case of the Cuban Five, please contact Friends of the Cuban Five, Toronto, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit:
Friends of the Cuban Five, Toronto, www.freethe5peoplestribunal.org
International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five, www.thecuban5.org
National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, www.freethefive.org