Cuban and US Collaboration Members at
2013 UN Commission on the Status of Women
Actions, Events, Delegations
Confirmed Dates for 2015 US Speaking Tour
Women Studies Scholar Norma Vasallo Barrueta
April 18-June 6, 2015
It is a great pleasure to announce the confirmed visa status of Dr Norma Vasallo Barrueta, Professor of Social Psychology and Director of the Women and Gender Studies program at the University of Havana. Her US Speaking Tour from April 18 to June 6 includes a presentation at the XXXIII International Congress of the Latin America Studies Association (LASA) in Puerto Rico from May 27 to 30.
If you are interested in hosting Dr. Vasallo, please contact Collaboration member Caridad Morales Nussa, Adjunct Professor, Foreign Languages, Towson University, in order to get more information to plan for Dr. Vasallo's visit to your city, organization, or university. Take advantage of a unique opportunity to have this respected international scholar and feminist spend time with your community.
Her topics for presentations include (but are not limited to):
1) Achievements and challenges of Cuban women past and present; 2) Impact of economic changes in Cuba for Cuban women and their families; 3) Cuban women's identity through different generations; 4) Her new book: Ecos distantes, voces cercanas, miradas femeninas (Distant Sounds, Nearby Voices, Feminist Viewpoints)
Please contact Caridad Morales at email@example.com regarding scheduling.
2015 US Women's Delegation to Cuba!
Delegation Dates: November 13-22
Join us in Santiago de Cuba and Havana!
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.
Updates: Below, see revised Delegation Flyer and Application Form. We are happy to try to answer any specific questions you have.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and deadlines to apply.
Flyer With Details
Marazul Travel Advice
Kim Klein: Grassroots Fundraising
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"
President Obama Notifies Congress He Intends to Remove Cuba from
US List of State Sponsors of Terrorism!!
Tuesday, April 14
LAWG reports: "Cuba a terrorist state?? Not on your life. We all know that, but we have been waiting for President Obama to show he does too. Well, today, April 14, 2015, our long wait is over! President Obama submitted a report notifying Congress of his intention to remove Cuba from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list. This report to Congress is required 45 days prior to the country's actual removal. It justifies the removal and certifies that the Cuban government 'has not provided any support for international terrorism during the preceding six months, and has provided assurances that it will not support such acts in the future.'"
Please write the White House to thank President Obama for his historic and just reassessment of US-Cuba relations.
Thank President Obama!
World March of Women Newsletter
See current and previous editions here.
"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.