Cuban and US Collaboration Members at
2013 UN Commission on the Status of Women
Actions, Events, Delegations
Seattle Women Leave August 31 for
Collaboration Research Delegation
US Women and Cuba Collaboration is sending an invited delegation of Seattle women to Cuba from August 31-September 8, led by Collaboration leaders Cindy Domingo and Moon Vazquez. They will be researching "Impacts of Social and Economic Reforms on Women and Families in Cuba," and travelling to Havana, Santa Clara, Trinidad and Cienfuegos. A special focus of this group will be discussions with lesbian groups in Havana and Santa Clara on the struggles against homophobia in the US and Cuba. Watch for upcoming reports from this delegation.
Gloria Rolando Tours the US Fall 2014
Filmmaker Gloria Rolando's Fall 2014 Tour will visit US cities from coast to coast. For more information about hosting and other issues, see
1st International Festival of Women Artists
Havana, Cuba, December 12-14, 2014
Artwoman is a multidisciplinary festival whose main objective is to demonstrate and empower various forms of art and feminine discourse from perspectives that are feminist, Afro and non-normative. For more information about participation and submitting proposals, see
Call for Participants Flyer
TAKE ACTION: IRS THREATENS IFCO'S TAX-EXEMPT STATUS
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
Collaboration Statement of Support
For the Freedom of ALL the Cuban 5
Take Action the 5th of Each Month
Information, Background, Actions
Collaboration Letter to Fernando Gonzalez on his release from prison
World March of Women Newsletter
See current and previous editions here.
"Five Days for the Five" Has Many Successes
The June rally in Washington DC for the Cuban 5 was organized by the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 with the intention of broadening awareness at a time when more people are calling for a change in U.S. policy. Read here about achievements that took place during the 5 days that reflect a qualitative change in the work to end the injustice that has gone on far too long.
The Situation in Venezuela: Myths vs Facts
Setting the Record Straight
Venezuela Beyond the Protests: The Revolution is Here to Stay
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
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."
SEE 2013 DELEGATION PHOTOS HERE
Announcing a new book by Dra. Norma Vasallo,
Director of Gender Studies, University of Havana
Libro de academica cubana pugna por "contracultura feminista"
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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.
- 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.