…for Delegation with Family of Victims of Police Brutality.
A fundraiser to support a group of family members of victims
of police brutality and activists who fight against police
brutality traveling to Cuba April 30th to May 7th
They seek to learn more about the Cuban Revolution and to
explain to the Cuban people the truth about the American
“justice” system, its police, courts and prisons.
Live Music, Drinks, Fun
Thursday, April 21
5pm to 8pm
Paris Blues Jazz Club
2021 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (@ W 121st St)
Suggested Donation $10
Appeal for Funds for May Day Solidarity Delegation to Cuba
We are a group of family members of victims of police brutality and activists who
fight against police brutality traveling to Cuba April 30, three weeks from now. We plan
to learn more about the Cuban Revolution and to explain to the Cuban people the truth
about the American “justice” system, its police, courts and prisons. We joined in efforts
to fight for the freedom of the Cuban Five while they were unjustly incarcerated here in
the U.S. Many of us have been involved in the Stolen Lives project, highlighting the
unjust, violent killings by police in the United States.
Iris Baez, mother of Anthony Baez who was killed by the NY Police Department
in 1994, wrote a letter to the family members of the Cuban Five, celebrating their
release. We want to continue this solidarity by meeting families of the Cuban Five. At
an October 2014 meeting defending the Cuban Five, Juanita Young – mother of
Malcolm Ferguson, killed by the NYPD in 2000 – told the 300 people in attendance she
was determined to meet the families of the Cuban Five.
To make this trip possible for family members traveling from New York, we need
to raise about 10 thousand dollars. We are appealing for funds from organizations and
individuals who are supporters of the struggles of families who seek to prevent more
police brutality and killings. Please contact Juanita Young at 646-294-8344, or Iris Baez
at 718-364-2879 as soon as possible if you can make a contribution to our trip.
Iris Baez, Mothers Cry for Justice, son Anthony Baez, killed 1994
Joshua Lopez, nephew of John Collado, killed by New York police, 2011
Andree Penix Smith, Mothers Cry for Justice, mother of Justin Smith, killed in Tulsa,
Juanita Young, Mothers Cry for Justice, mother of Malcolm Ferguson, killed in 2000