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Voices for Freedom: An Evening of Solidarity with Cuba's Political Prisoners

Above: Cuban Flag sent by political prisoners from the "Pedro Luis Boitel" Cuban Political Presidium at Combinado del Este in Havana, Cuba.  The Flag was presented to the 59th session of the United Nations Human Rights Commission.  It is signed with the blood of political prisoners and constitutes a symbol of courage of all those men and women arbitrarily incarcerated in Castro's prisons for defending the rights and fundamental freedoms of the Cuban people.


Friday, June 20, 2003

Biltmore Hotel,
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL

6:30 - 8:30 PM
Art Exhibit and Silent Auction by Cuban Artists
Cocktail Reception, Alhambra Ballroom

8:30 - 10:00 PM
Concert by Willy Chirino & Friends,
Country Club Ballroom

In March 2003, the Castro dictatorship arrested dozens of independent journalists, human rights activists, and leaders of the emerging civil society.  The regime sentenced 78 journalists and dissidents for calling for freedom of expression, human rights, and a peaceful transition to freedom and democracy.

"Voices for Freedom" was organized by Miami artists to show solidarity with the men and women jailed for their beliefs and to raise funds to support their families.  Members of the Cuban-American artistic community invites you to a reception, silent auction, and concert to take place on Friday, June 20, from 6 to 10 PM at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.  

Among the participating artists are:

Marc Andries -Smit
Minerva Brizuela
Humberto Calzada
Arcadio Cancio
Ramon Carulla
Jose Chiu
Xavier Cortada
The Curras Brothers
Guillermo Delgado
Jose Evelio
Nelson Franco
Agustin Gainza
Rigoberto Garcia-Linares
Marta Ismail
Silvia Marcos
Gilberto Marino
Santos Mendez
Luis Molina
                  Leonor Murciano
Juan Navarrete
Miguel Ordoqui
Giovanni Orta
Luis Pardini
Tere Pastoriza
Carlos Rafael
Maria Eugenia Renfrow
Alexander Richard
Gustavo Riera
Armando Roblan
George Rodez
Gilda Sacasas
Baruj Salinas
Mari Sanchez
Rafael Soriano
Rosario Torres-Verdecia
Roberto Weiss...


Event Co-chairs:
Ambassador Ana Navarro
Willy Chirino

Honorary Chairs:
Hon. Lincoln Diaz-Balart
Hon. Mario Diaz-Balart
Hon. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Hon. Charlie Crist
Hon. Tom Gallagher


Willy Chirino and Friends will be performing a concert immediately after the silent auction and cocktail reception.





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Xavier Cortada has exhibited his works in museums, galleries, and cultural venues around the world and has pioneered the use of the Internet in collaborative art-making. The Miami-based Cuban-American artist, attorney, and activist has worked collaboratively with diverse groups across the United States, Latin America, Europe and Africa to create pro-social community murals and participant-driven art projects. 

Cortada has created murals for:

The White House
The World Bank
Global Health Council
World AIDS Conferences
Miami-Dade County Juvenile Courthouse
Miami-Dade Art in Public Places
Miami Art Museum

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