The legendary Gloria Estefan is coming out to support Las Damas de Blanco (aka Ladies in White), a group who were violently harassed and forced by government security agents to board buses which forced them to break up their march last week.
The group marches every year to commemorate the anniversary of the 2003 arrests of their husbands and sons by Cuban agents during the "Black Spring crackdown" against independent journalists and others exposing governmental indiscretions.
Gloria announced that she would march along Little Havana's Calle Ocho on Thursday at 6 p.m. to express exile solidarity with Las Damas de Blanco.
"For me, at this instant, this is not politics,” said the singer. "It's about life, the lives of human being . . . but at this moment, seeing what these women are going through, at this moment, historically, it's important, as a Cuban, as a woman, to support these ladies.”
And if you're in Los Angeles, please join everyone this Sunday at Echo Park between 2:00 and 5:00pm in front of the Jose Marti statue, and remember to wear white.
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