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Benefit Fundraiser for Tear Down the Walls

There are over 100 activists locked in U.S. prisons because they struggled for social justice. They are some of the longest held political prisoners in the world. Come to a benefit to support the movement to free them!
Saturday, Feb. 16th
Women in the Director's Chair
941 W. Lawrence

$10 for two films:
"Out: The Making of a Revolutionary"
"Eyes of the Rainbow"

Food, drink, literature, political prisoner calendars, and other items for sale!

More info on the conference:

An international human rights conference on winning freedom for U.S. held Political Prisoners will take place in Havana, Cuba in March, 2002.

Women in the Director's Chair will host an evening of films on political prisoners to support this important historical convocation. We hope that you will join us on February 16th, at 7pm for films, food and fun and for a good cause.

"Out: The Making of a Revolutionary" tells the story of the Laura Whitehorn a lesbian radical who served 15 years as part of the "Resistance Conspiracy".

"Eyes of the Rainbow" deals with the life of Assata Shakur,the Black Panther and Black Liberation Army leader who escaped from prison and was given political asylum in Cuba.

Alejandro Molina of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center will speak about the conference and the international struggle to free the political prisoners held by the U.S.

The Tear Down the Walls conference will focus an international spotlight on the United States’ record of persecution of those who struggle for social change. It is sponsored by a broad coalition of U.S.-based groups and hosted by the Organization of Solidarity with the Peoples of Africa, Asia and Latin America, headquartered in Havana. Participants from around the world will come together to learn, strategize and join the fight to win amnesty for the nearly 100 women and men who are some of the longest-held political prisoners in the world.

Hope to see you there!



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