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Here we'll list events and activities scheduled for the next couple of months. We'll update this page frequently, so check back often to stay up to date.

All are welcome

January 2005

Germantown Women's Y Presents 'Souper Supper' Benefit

Please join the Germantown Women's Y, located at 5820 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia, for the Souper Supper with Bread and Take-Home Big Mug and Music Benefit on --DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED,-- 2005, 6pm to 9:30pm. Enjoy a warm fire in the fireplace and soup in a mug, beautifully glazed by GWY Pottery Guild members. Entertainment will be provided by singer-guitarist Becky Davidson, who interprets traditional songs, peace and women's music of the '60s to the present and Mira Dale, singer-songwriter who shares jazzy and bluesy originals from her spicy life. The cost for soup in a mug is $7.00 per person. For more information call 215-438-6266.

January 2005

Germantown Women's Y Presents the Film Premier of "Mission Against Terror 

Please join the Germantown Women's Y, located at 5820 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia, on Sunday, January 30, 2005, 7pm to 9:00pm. Enjoy a Primier screening of the Irish-Cuban co-production of the film "Mission Against Terror". For more information call 215-438-6266.

download a flier for Mission Against Terror film click here

Co-producer Bernie Dwyer of Ireland
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Will appear at the Y screening of her film

"Mission Against Terror" is a 48-minute documentary directed by Radio Havana Cuba correspondent Bernie Dwyer and Cuban Television producer Roberto Ruiz Rebo.

Dwyer will tour the U.S. from January 28 to February 28, to debut "Mission Against Terror" in 25 cities. The tour is sponsored by the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, and the local host organizations.

The documentary follows the case of the Cuban Five--five men from Cuba who are unjustly imprisoned in the U.S. for doing nothing more than preventing terrorism against the Cuban people. They were arrested on September 12, 1998 by the FBI and have been in prison ever since. The men, Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, René González, and Fernando González, were sentenced in Miami federal court to four life terms and 75 years collectively. Their case is on appeal before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

"Mission Against Terror" shows historical footage of terrorism against Cuba and provides a moving depiction of the case of the Cuban Five. It features interviews with Cuban National Assembly president Ricardo Alarcón, former CIA agent Philip Agee, attorney Leonard Weinglass, Cuban activist from Miami, Andrés Gómez, and family members of the Cuban Five.

Filmmaker Dwyer is an Irish woman who lives and works in Havana as a journalist with Radio Havana. She has worked there for the past four years. Dwyer was previously a lecturer in Women's Studies at University College in Dublin.

She and Ruiz Rebo have made four documentary films together:
1999:"Che: The Irish Legacy" (Che Guevara's Irish links)
2001: "Che in Ireland" (Che Guevara's visit to Dublin in 1964)
2002: "The Footprints of Cecilia McPartland" (Irish mother of Cuban revolutionary Julio Antonio Mella)
2004: "Mission Against Terror" (Case of the Cuban Five)

Their documentaries have been screened throughout Europe and at the Havana Film Festival. They have won several filmmaking prizes in Cuba.

"Mission against Terror" was featured at the 2004 Havana Film Festival in December.

Prospective members are welcome to learn more about us by attending an event.

Germantown Women's Y * 5820 Germantown Ave * Philadelphia * PA * 19144 * Voice: 215.927.3170    Fax: 215.927.3179