In partnership with the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5, the Baltimore-Matanzas Association and Howard County Friends of Latin America
are proud to present this event locally.

Thursday, September 12
from 7 to 9 pm (Refreshments 7:00 pm; program 7:30 pm
Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 210045

The author will have books available for sale at our event.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Leslie at 410 381 4899
or send an e-mail to
logoInternational Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5
Stephen Kimber’s new book: “What Lies Across the Water- The Real Story of The Cuban Five” to begin U.S. Tour

Thursday, September 12
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Owen Brown Community Association
Address: 6800 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD

As part of the international call to actions to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the unjust imprisonment of the Cuban 5, the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 is organizing an East Coast tour with Canadian author Stephen Kimber who will be presenting his newly released book “What Lies Across the Water-The Real Story of The Cuban Five.” The book is the result of an exhaustive research effort, including the author’s review of more than 20,000 pages of court records of the longest case in U.S. history, that he presents in a clear and objective narrative. Kimber’s style is riveting from the first page to the last as he leads the reader through the twists and turns of their mission leading up to the arrest of the Cuban 5. The book shows how embedded the case is in U.S. – Cuba relations while being so hidden from the U.S. public. Stephen Kimber is a professor of journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax and an award-winning writer, editor and broadcaster.

From September 11-17 Kimber will speak to U.S. audiences in Washington DC, Maryland, New York (Manhattan and Brooklyn) and in Boston where American linguist, philosopher, and political scientist Noam Chomsky will be speaking with Kimber about the Cuban 5.  A second tour is being planned to take place on the West Coast in early November.

“What Lies Across the Water” represents a new and important tool in explaining the Cuban 5, especially to those who know nothing about the case. Although activists familiar with the case of the Cuban 5 will find new information, the tour is aimed at reaching new audiences who will be moved to end this long injustice.

1 of 15 paintings of 17 months that the Cuban 5 spent in solitary confinement right after their arrest

Book presentation and Opening Exhibit “I will die the way I lived” of paintings by Antonio Guerrero, one of the Cuban 5. The exhibit includes 15 watercolors to mark the 15th anniversary of the imprisonment of the Cuban 5. 

To learn more about the Cuban 5

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