CSW 2013

Cuban and US Collaboration Members at
2013 UN Commission on the Status of Women

Actions, Events, Delegations

Noted Women Studies Scholar to Visit Nine US Cities

Norma Vasallo Barrueta, PhD, Professor of Social Psychology and Women's Studies at the University of Havana, and Chair of the Women's Studies Department will tour the U.S. during mid-April through May, sponsored by the US Women and Cuba Collaboration.
She will be speaking at campus and community events in Bozeman MT, Seattle WA, Portland OR, Indianapolis IN, Washington DC, Baltimore MD, New York NY, Philadelphia PA, and Chicago IL. She ends her tour in Chicago at the Latin America Studies Association (LASA) Conference in late May.
Dr. Vasallo has been a central figure in the integration of multicultural gender studies perspectives into the curriculum of the University of Havana system in Cuba.
U.S. Tour Details and Contact Information
Montana State University Public Lecture MSU Feature Story
Seattle University Public Events
Seattle Public Events

The US Women and Cuba Collaboration protests in the strongest terms the misinformed and unjust IRS proposal to revoke the 501c3 tax exempt status of IFCO/Pastors for Peace. We hold the work of IFCO in highest regard as a model for our own related work to build bridges with the people of Cuba.
The Collaboration stands in solidarity with IFCO and urges all members of our Collaboration to add their voices of support to IFCO.
Background and Overview of 4 Actions You Can Take
Sign IFCO Petition at change.org
Contact Elected Officials: US Senators and US Representatives
Write to the IRS
Talking Points
Collaboration Statement of Support

Join us in Chicago during the LASA Conference!
(Latin American Studies Association)

The Collaboration will be there organizing several community events.
Chicago, May 21-24, 2014. See details here soon.

"Five Days for the Five" set for Washington, DC
Sponsored by the International Committee to Free the Cuban Five and endorsed by numerous groups including the National Network on Cuba, the National Lawyers Guild, the ANSWER Coalition, the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, the Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5, and the NY July 26 Coalition.
Washington, DC, May 30-June 5, 2014. See details here.

Kristin Alder, UN Representative for WILPF-US (Women's International League for Peace and Freedom), Faculty Advisor for WILPF UN Practicum, Adjunct Instructor for U of North Texas, and delegate with our November 2013 Delegation, says:
"I do not have adequate words to express how truly and deeply I have been impacted by our trip together. I have found a new passion and I hope to dedicate much of my energy as an activist and an academic to keeping that passion growing in myself and others. I hope to share Cuba with you again very soon."

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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.


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