"Humor from My Pen" - March 9 to april 28
Chicago will be hosting 'Humor from My Pen'
– an exhibit of political cartoons by Gerardo Hernåndez (one of the "Cuban Five").
The Exhibit opening is
Friday,March 9, 2012
6pm to 9pm
Calles y Sueños Gallery
1900 S. Carpenter, Chicago
and will run through April 28, 2012
Many of you know about the case of the Cuban 5 – five Cubans
locked up for life in U.S. prisons for blowing the whistle on
"anti-Castro" terrorists operating out of Miami.
Their release is backed by former President James Carter, 10 Nobel Laureates, a wide range of U.S. celebrities (including Ed Asner, Bonnie Raitt, Ed Asner, Danny Glover, and Jackson Browne), and also is the single featured "Unfair Trial" in Amnesty International's latest U.S. human rights report.
The opening will feature:
+ a solidarity celebration with victims and fighters against torture and false imprisonment
+ appearances by Alicia Jrapko (Int’l Ctte. to Free the Five)
and Zoe Franklin (Chicago Council on Black Studies).
The exhibit is backed by an array of academic, artistic, community, and political figures.
What's more, the exhibit will launch...
+ the First Annual Chicago Cuba Film Festival,
screening four movies, two of which are Chicago premieres.
+ a poetry event featuring Miguel Barnet,
president of Cuba's Writers and Artist Union.
+ other presentations and events,
(including a full-sized recreation of Gerardo's prison cell)
To view the full schedule of events and films, go to
You can contact us at:
Chicago Cuba Coalition 312.952.2618
Calles y Sueños Gallery 773.208.0553 CYS_94@hotmail.com<