DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
We hope you join us for this important eventc once we have a new date. Please bring your family and friends and do help us pass the word! Download a printable flyer here.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
1:30-4:00 p.m. (1:30 p.m refreshments; 2:00 p.m. program)
Elkridge Library (Elkridge Meeting Room)
6540 Washington Blvd
Elkridge, MD 21075
Join renowned international Cuban-American law attorney José Pertierra to discuss Obama’s opening relations with Cuba.
In addition to representing many Latino immigrants in Washington DC for the past four decades, Mr. Pertierra represented: Juan Miguel González in his battle to return to Cuba with his 7 year old son, Elián; Jennifer Harbury in the case of her husband Efraín Bámaca Velásquez–a Guatemalan guerrilla comandante who was disappeared in 1992, and found to be captured, tortured and killed by a paid CIA source.
Mr. Pertierra was awarded the American Immigration Lawyers Association´s (AILA) National Human Rights Award in 1996, and the Hispanic Democratic Club of Maryland´s Law and Justice Award in 1999. AILA further recognized him in 2001 with a special commendation for his work on behalf of undocumented immigrants. And in 2011, the Union of Journalists in Cuba gave Mr. Pertierra the Félix Elmuza Distinction for a series of articles written about the trial of Posada Carriles