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Date/Time: 09/05/2003 12:00 am

The Human Rights Watch New York Young Advocates invite you to a Cuban
Cultural Center event…..
The Cuban Cultural Center of New York presents
CRACKDOWN IN CUBA: Implications and Prospects for Change
A panel discussion with:
Paul Berman Author of Terror and Liberalism
Robert Kent, Director of Friends of Cuban Libraries
Francisco de Armas, International Representative for the Varela Project
Joanne Mariner, Deputy Director of the Americas Division, Human Rights
Leo Casey, Author of “The Democratic Left Speaks Out,” (an open letter
condemning the Cuban state’s repression of writers and human rights
Moderator: Rafael Pi Román, Journalist, Deputy Director of the History
Department, Cuban Cultural Center of New York
Friday, May 9, 2003 at 7:00 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi Hall 129 West 31st Street (bet. 6th & 7th Aves.),
FREE ADMISSION, Space is limited, RSVP: (212) 477-2190 or
The Cuban Cultural Center, P.O. Box 2608, Times Square Station, New
York, NY 10036 / www.cubanculturalcenter.org
The New York Young Advocates are a group of over 700 young professionals
in the New York metropolitan area who work with Human Rights Watch staff
to provide a vital public outreach function.  The group?s purpose is to
increase awareness of human rights issues and to expand the protection
of human rights both locally and globally, through education and
advocacy.  The Young Advocates organize monthly public education
briefings featuring HRW staff and other experts on various human rights
topics.  These briefings form the basis of a variety of advocacy
campaigns aimed at improving human rights protections around the world
through targeted petitions, letter writing campaigns and direct
assistance with human rights monitoring in the United States. The group
is led by a an elected Executive Board and a steering committee, made up
of three sub-committees (Advocacy, Programming & Fundraising), which
meet monthly to coordinate the group’s activities.

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