Live Music, Drinks, Fun
Thursday, April 21
5pm to 8pm
Paris Blues Jazz Club
2021 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.
(@ W 121st St)
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.
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 718-364-2879as 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, Oklahoma 1998) Juanita Young, Mothers Cry for Justice, mother of Malcolm Ferguson, killed in 2000
Suggested donation: $10 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)