Cuban and US Collaboration Members at
2013 UN Commission on the Status of Women
Actions, Events, Delegations
Join the Collaboration in Supporting Food Justice
Dinner Event in Seattle, WA
The Collaboration is a community partner with Community Alliance for Global Justice for its 9th Annual "Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere" Dinner. The keynote address, by Dean Jackson, ED of Hilltop Urban Gardens in Tacoma, WA, is on a topic our Cuban colleagues have taught us a lot about: urban agriculture and the importance of tying racial and economic justice into our food justice movement.
Event details here
Collaboration Signs July 6 Letter to Department of Justice
Signed by hundreds of gender-activist organizations, the letter calls for attention to the gender-biased "Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault."
Read letter here
CUBA CONSULTATION 2015 in Washington, DC
Sponsored by LAWG and WOLA
Event was held June 23-24, 2015
Leading US organizations who work on progressive US-Cuban relations, including the Collaboration, networked and shared information at a highly successful event.
LAWG Report here
"From Cuba With Love," Photographic Art by Lissa Barber
June 4-August 31, 2015
The Gallery at Zoot Enterprises, Bozeman, MT
Lissa Barber, twice a member of a US Women and Cuba Collaboration delegation, brings her training as a portrait photographer, as well as her journalism education and, finally, her appreciation for fine photojournalism into her "street photography" approach to the images in her exhibit "From Cuba with Love." Her images portray the people and places in Cuba that she encountered in her two recent visits to the country. This art show also includes "Engaging Cuba" by Bozemen photographer Jelani Mahiri.
US Women & Cuba Collaboration Delegation
Delegation Dates: August 28-September 11, 2015
"The Cuban Revolution: Its History and Present Day Transformation"
This delegation is fully booked and has a waiting list. For information
on possible wait list positions, please email
This co-ed delegation is a customized tour organized by US Women and Cuba Collaboration leader and cofounder, Cindy Domingo. Beginning on August 28 in Miami, the delegation will travel to Havana for three days and then proceed by bus to eastern Cuba, studying the history of the Cuban revolution and the current social and economic transformations occurring in Cuba now. The delegation will stop at historical sites and meet with people and organizations in Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Camaguey, Bayamo, Santo Domingo/Sierra Maestras, Baracoa and Santiago.
2015 US Women's Delegation to Cuba!
Delegation Dates: November 13-22, 2015
"Advancing Women's Human Rights,
Racial Justice and Community Development"
This Women's Delegation to Cuba, traveling to Santiago de Cuba and Havana from November 13-22, is fully booked and now has a waiting list.
Delegation details and application are below and US women are welcome to apply, but we cannot guarantee openings for this year. Any questions can be directed to Nataka Moore and Jan Strout, 2015 Delegation co-leaders, at email@example.com.
Given the dramatic new commitment to restored diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, we are so excited to be leading this Delegation to Advance Women's Human Rights, Racial Justice and Community Development in Cuba. This delegation will give us an early look at how women and all Cubans are experiencing the impacts of these changes. We are seeking US women with a diverse array of experiences to join us for a delegation that will allow you to explore ideas and projects in your respective area of interests, field or professional arena with Cuban women counterparts.
Flyer With Details
Marazul Travel Advice
Kim Klein: Grassroots Fundraising
Keep Pressure on Congress to End the Travel Ban on Cuba
LAWG Action Alert
LAWG Cuba Campaign
Watch LAWG's website for up to date information about efforts needed to lobby Congress to fulfill the intentions of President Obama's call for the renewal of diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba.
Ratify CEDAW Without RUDs
CEDAW Task Force
Cities for CEDAW
NOW (National Organization for Women) CEDAW Organizing Kit
Janet Benshoof on CEDAW RUDs
Martha Davis on CEDAW RUDs
Dara Richardson, "No More Backsliding"
State Department Announces Cuba's Removal
from 'State Sponsors of Terror' List
29 May 2015
"Removing Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism is a long overdue step in the process of updating US-Cuba relations," said Geoff Thale, Director of Programs at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA).
Cuba Removed from US List
World March of Women Newsletter
See current and previous editions here.
Misa Shikuma, Fall 2014 Delegate
Digna and Me: Cuba, Race & Transnational Solidarity
Lisa Brock, Academic Director, Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership
Cuba, Race & Transnational Solidarity
Post-2015 Women's Coalition Vision Statement
"US-style democracy not only option," roarmag.org
Cuban scholars respond to Obama policy changes
Maestra, Catherine Murphy's documentary about women of the 1961 Cuban Literacy Project, is now available from Women Make Movies.
Order Maestra, narrated by Alice Walker
Join the US Women & Cuba Collaboration. Contact us to be added to our email list for notices of news, action items, and upcoming delegation opportunities.
Our mission is to build a strong US women's movement dedicated to ending the US government blockade of Cuba and to creating mutually beneficial US–Cuba relations; our work is rooted in the concept of universal human rights, racial and economic justice, and women's rights.
- Right to Travel: Help us work to end all travel bans on US citizens for travel to Cuba, and on Cubans who cannot secure US visas to visit the US.
- Reality of Cuban Women's Lives: Learn about impressive public policy advances of Cuban women, and also about the harsh impacts of the US blockade on the lives of Cuban women and children.
- Advancing Global Feminisms: Join us as we learn how to share the lessons of global women's networks to advance the status of women globally and to build a strong US women's movement.