US POLITICAL PRISONERS AND THEIR FAMILIES:
A Day of Education and Solidarity
Saturday, April 16
at the University of Maine Augusta, Jewett Auditorium
Off Route 8, just south of 195, exit 31, Augusta, Maine.
Doors open 9:30am, event runs from 10am to 4pm.
Sponsored by Victory Gardens Project, Let Cuba Live, and Maine Books to Prisoners
Free & Open to the Public
ROBERT MEEROPOL: younger son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, author
of "AN EXECUTION IN THE FAMILY". In 1953, when he was six years old,
the United States Government executed his parents for "conspiring to steal
the secret of the atomic bomb." He is the Executive Director of the
Rosenberg Fund for Children, a public foundationthat provides for the educational
and emotional needs of the children of U.S. political prisoners, as well
as other children in the U.S. whose parents are targeted progressive activists.
RAY LUC LEVASSEUR: Former Political Prisoner from Sanford,
Maine, recently released from federal prison after 20 years inside.
Ray was convicted for actions claimed by the United Freedom Front, a clandestine
revolutionary organization which in the early 1980's, targeted corporate
and military institutions linked to South Africa's apartheid government and
U.S. wars against the people of Central America.
LYNNE WILLIAMS: Northeast Regional Vice President, National Lawyers
Guild, speaking on political prisoners and the USA PATRIOT Act.
FREE THE FIVE: representative from the committee working to free
the five Cubans imprisoned in the US for fighting terrorist acts against
PRESENTE!: Boston-based performance troupe that uses music and
spoken word to educate about u.s. political prisoners.
SCHEDULE (subject to some adjustment later).
10am: PANEL DISCUSSION: What is a Political Prisoner?- Robert Meeropol, Ray
Luc Levasseur, and Lynne Williams.
11:30am: FREE THE FIVE- Presentation on the "Cuban 5" political prisoners.
11:50am: Music/spoken-word interlude by Presente!
12noon: Lunch provided by Portland Food Not Bombs (attendees are invited
to bring extra potluck food). During lunch, Robert Meeropol will be
signing copies of his book.
1pm: Music/spoken word interlude by Presente!
1:15pm: Ray Luc Levasseur presentation
2:15pm: Robert Meeropol presentation
3:15pm: *Tentative* presentation by members of Passamaquoddy Nation about
police/prison repression against their people by Maine police and DOC.
3:30pm: Presente! Performance
Childcare available & handicap accessible.
For more information and directions call: 649-5980 or 443-2899
For free transportation from Portland on the Frida Bus contact: email@example.com