CALENDAR OF EVENTS
A Political Prisoner's Art, "From the Inside Out"
Opening reception August 8, 5 - 8 PM
Prints of watercolor paintings by self-taught artist and political prisoner Antonio Guerrero will be on display at the Community Media Center of Marin, 819 A Street, San Rafael throughout the month of August. The Media Center's hours are Tuesday-Thursday 2-9 PM; Friday 11-6 PM; Saturday 12-6 PM.
An opening reception for the artist will be held on Friday, August 8, from 5-8 PM during the monthly San Rafael downtown art walk.
Antonio is one of five Cubans arrested in Miami in September 1998. The mission of "The Cuban Five" was to infiltrate anti-Cuban terrorist groups in Miami and report their activities to prevent attacks against the government and people of Cuba. Their arrests occurred shortly after the Cuban government shared information with the US concerning terrorist actions against Cuba being planned in Miami. Although The Cuban Five posed no threat to US national security, they were sentenced to four life sentences and 77 years collectively.
This exhibit is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Task Force on the Americas and the International Committee to Free the Cuban Five. For more information please call 415/924-3227.
ANNUAL DINNER CELEBRATION
September 21, 5 PM
Celebrating 30 years of social justice activism, The Task Force on the Americas will hold its Annual Dinner on Sunday, September 21 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael, California.
Award-winning singer/songwriter Reed Fromer will perform to carry on the long-standing tradition of the Fromer Family's participation in our annual fundraiser.
This year's featured speaker is Miguel Tinker Salas, Professor of Latin American History at Pomona College in Claremont, California. He is one of the nation's foremost authorities on political and social issues confronting Latin America. His book The Enduring Legacy: Oil, Culture, and Society in Venezuela studies the cultural and social legacy of multinational oil companies in Venezuela. His interest in how oil suffused the consciousness of Venezuela is personal: he was born and raised in one of its oil camps.
Doors open at 5 PM with a social hour, no-host bar, silent auction and boutique. Dinner is at 6 PM. A $50-100 donation is requested. Reservations required by September 14. The venue is wheelchair accessible. For information call 415/924-3227.
Archive of previous events (beginning in 2009)