US Women & Cuba Collaboration is an association of
women and organizations working in coalition with women in
Cuba to build bridges within and between our nations that
foster inclusive and progressive women's movements and
networks for justice, real security and women's rights.
Collaboration Members at UN CSW 57
5 DAYS FOR
THE CUBAN 5 IN DC
MAY 30 TO JUNE 5
The US Women and Cuba Collaboration endorses the work of
The International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban
Five as they ask us all to join them May 30 to June 5 for 5
days of dialogue and actions in Washington, DC.
Add your voice along with Angela Davis,
legendary activist, scholar and author; Father
Miguel D’Escoto, former Foreign Minister of
Nicaragua, President of the 63 General Assembly of UN
2008-2009; Ignacio Ramonet, journalist,
writer and Professor based in France, editor-in-Chief of Le
Monde Diplomatique 1991-2008; Dolores Huerta,
co founder of the United Farm Workers (UFW); Fernando
Morais, writer, journalist and former
parliamentary of Brazil, author of a great number of books,
including the best seller “Olga” and “The last soldiers of
the cold war”; Danny Glover, activist and
actor; Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, former
General Secretary of the National Council of Churches of
Christ in the United States; María Leon, former
Minister of Women Affairs, Member of the National Assembly
of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Saul
Landau, filmmaker and author; Martin
Garbus, American lawyer member of the legal team
of the Cuban Five; Wayne Smith, former
Chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Cuba, and many more.
In recent weeks, the interest of a change in U.S. policy
towards Cuba has been appearing in the most important media
in the United States. One of the pivotal points in this
widening discussion is to find a solution to the case of the
Cuban 5, prisoners held in the United States for 15 years.
and details here.
La Noche Cubana:
An Evening of Cuban Travel and Culture!
Bozeman Public Library Community Room
Tuesday, June 4 from 7-9pm
Join Gallatin Valley residents to hear, see and be mesmerized
by tales of adventure from recent travels to Cuba as well as
upcoming opportunities to see Cuba for yourself. Travelers to
Cuba explored eco-tourism, music, arts and photography,
citizen diplomacy, literacy, health care, women's human rights
and prospects for learning and cultural exchanges.
Story tellers include Lissa Barber, Susan Nichols Roughton,
Adele Pittendrigh, Jan Strout, Ann Tappan and Doug Wales along
with Cuban jazz music and photographic images.
This program is free and the public is welcome.
Co-sponsored by the Bozeman Library Foundation, Pastors for
Peace and the US Women and Cuba Collaboration.
For more information:
2013 WOMEN'S RESEARCH
DELEGATION TO CUBA &
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S CONFERENCE IN HAVANA!
Women Advancing Gender Equality,
Racial Justice and Sustainable Development
November 22-December 1, 2013
Join Us in Cuba!
Please join us for our Fall 2013 Women's Research Delegation
which will include attending the 2013 University of Havana
"Women in the 21st Century" International Women's Conference.
Specific information about the University of Havana
Conference and its Call for Proposals may be found here.
The delegation will be co-led by Jan Strout, US Women and
Cuba Collaboration Co-Chair, and Zenaida Mendez, Collaboration
National Advisory Board Member and NYS National Organization
for Women (NOW) President.
Licensed Travel Provider: Marazul Charters will
coordinate our program Program
Consultants: US Women and Cuba Collaboration
Co-sponsors: National Women's Dominican Caucus,
National Organization for Women, WILPF Cuba and Bolivarian
Alliance Issues Committee
Participants: 20-25 women
Estimated Cost: $2600, which does not include round
trip travel from your home city to US point of departure for
ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS WE HAVE REQUESTED:
Havana: University of Havana International Women's
Conference, National Headquarters of the Federation of Cuban
Women, Literacy Museum, Latin American Medical School,
National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX), Union of Cuban
Artists and Writers (UNEAC); City Tour including visits with
artists and filmmakers, Museum of the Revolution and Old
Las Terrazas (west of Havana): UNESCO Preserve
sustainable village, Artist's salons
Matanzas: Slave Route Museum, Arts and Culture
Provincial Teachers School, Alternative Health Center
Varadero Beach: Women's Agricultural Coop, Meetings to
explore tourism and the global economy
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
RT Airfare from Miami to Havana
Double room accommodations (single supplement available) with
breakfast daily, other meals as indicated in the program,
International Women's Conference Registration, Cuban Visa,
health insurance in Cuba, ground transportation, bi-lingual
guide, experienced Trip Leaders, Cuba Study Guide, and full
research program of site visits, meetings and exchanges.
Deposit and Registration late September
Final payment due October 15
As updates become available they will be posted here. Questions?
For more information about participating in this Delegation and
the International Women's Conference in Havana, please write to
Klein: Grassroots Fundraising
Women in the 21st Century
IX International Conference
Cuba Travel Advice
"Assata Shakur is Not a Terrorist"
is Not a Terrorist
Mychal Denzel Smith
May 7, 2013
Letter from Assata
"Hands Off Assata" Teach-In
WILPF'S Final Report from UN CSW 57
2013 U.N. Commission on the Status of Women
World March of Women Newsletter
2013 marks the 15th anniversary of our first International
Meeting, when we defined our first platform of demands and
forms for common actions. It is also the final year of the
Brazilian National Coordinating Body hosting the International
Secretariat of the World March of Women. We will be taking
advantage of this moment to assess what we have built
together, the challenges facing the feminism of today and the
trends arising for the future.
the Social Movements Assembly – Tunisia
"March of the Pencils"
February 20, 2013
Jane Franklin, Collaboration National Advisory Board Member,
reviews Catherine Murphey's film Maestra, which is
about women's role in the 1961 Cuban Literacy Campaign.
"After Decades, Cuba Eases Travel Rules to Maintain Ties"
New York Times
January 13, 2013
Cuban citizens can travel freely now.
Cubans Travel Freely
Why U.S. needs to ratify women's rights treaty
The United States remains the only industrialized democracy
not to have ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All
Forms of Discrimination Against Women, a watershed
international agreement that protects women and girls from
unfair treatment and abuse.
Needs to Ratify
Push for CEDAW
"Cuba and the United States in the 21st Century"
September 27, 2012, ZNet
On 9/11 the entire world seemed in sympathy with the United
States. But the U.S. response was unilateral and imperial. On
September 20, in a televised address before a joint session of
Congress, President George W. Bush declared a “war on terror.”
He simply announced war, without asking Congress, seated
before him, to declare war as required by the U.S.
Constitution. He called it “our” war because it already
belonged to all U.S. citizens, like it or not: “Our war on
terror begins with al Qaeda,” he said, “but it does not end
US in the 21st Century
Remove Cuba From US List of State Sponsored Terrorists
Cuba has been wrongly designated on the U.S. State Sponsors
of Terrorism list since 1982. How can they get off the list?
The U.S. list of State Sponsors of Terrorism is a register of
countries designated by the State Department who have
purportedly provided assistance for acts of international
terrorism. Cuba has been designated on this list since 1982.
Currently there are only three other countries on this list:
Iran, Syria and Sudan.
Cuba Does Not Belong on the US List of Sponsors of Terrorism
CUBA and AIDS 2012 CONFERENCE
Cuba is a model of success with AIDS, but the US travel
embargo prevents their full participation at this year's
International AIDS Conference, hosted in Washington, DC.
WILPF’s 1325 Consultation Report to Congress
On June 6th, 2012, WILPF presented its 1325 Consultation
Report to the Congressional Round Table on the U.S. National
Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.
Cuba Central News Blast
Cuba in 2012