Baltimore’s Cuban 5 party
Baltimore’s Fight Imperialism, Stand Together youth group and Workers World Party held a special birthday party for Cuban 5 member Antonio Guerrero. Activists from 5 years old to 65 dedicated Oct. 16, Guerrero’s birthday, to a night of learning more about the Cuban 5. They sang “Happy Birthday” and made cards to send to him. The youngest participant, 5-year-old Imari Benjamin Rucker, drew a special card proclaiming “Happy birthday, we love you!”
The group was mesmerized as they watched an entertaining YouTube video entitled “Discover the Five — 16 years is too long.” (www.discoverthefive.com) WWP organizer Carl Lewis prepared a special packet of information from the www.thecuban5.org website and made a more detailed presentation. Participants left that night with a deeper sense of the heroism of the Cuban 5 and the special role that workers and youth in this country need to play in winning their freedom.