7:00PM TONIGHT: Malcolm X Commemoration Day Event "When Africa Called Cuba Answered" Dedicated To Assata Shakur & The Cuban 5
When Africa called...
Friday, February 21, 20214
Casa de las Americas
7:00 PM182 East 111th Street (between Lexington and 3rd Avenue)
Take the 6 Train to east 110th Street)
Suggested Donation: $5-10
(no one will be turned away for a lack of funds)
Join us for this special
Black History Month /
Malcolm X Commemoration Day event dedicated to the Cuban 5 and Assata Shakur!
African American Activists have played a key role in supporting the Cuban Revolution! Cuba's solidarity with Africa and support of communities of African descent throughout the world has always been overlooked and ignored. Join us for a night of discussion as we explore this rich political history.
Panelists:Nellie Bailey, Harlem Tenant's Council
Sadiki "Bro Shep" Ojore Olugbala, Universal Zulu Nation and Guillermo Morales-Assata Shakur Community & Student Center
Dr. Bill Sales, Professor of Africana Studies at Seton Hall University and a member of IFCO's Board of Directors
A representative of the Venceremos Brigade
The Eye of the Rainbow
Assata Shakur and Oya
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, where she lived for close In it we visit with Assata in Havana and she tells us about her history and her life in Cuba.
This film is also about Assata's AfroCuban context, including the Yoruba Orisha Oya, goddess of the ancestors, of war, of the cemetery, and of the rainbow.
Film by Imagenes del Caribe
Gloria Rolando, Director
Video, color, 47 min, 1997
The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5
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