Cuban and US Collaboration Members at
2013 UN Commission on the Status of Women
Actions, Events, Delegations
Cuban Film Festival 2016: Cuba Engages the World!
November 12 and 15, Bozeman MT
Join recent travelers to Cuba and view the latest documentaries in a 2-part Cuban Film Festival, Images of Cuba Engaging the World. Both Montana State University-Bozeman and Bozeman Public Library will be hosts to the documentary film screenings that explore our nearest island neighbor in their humanitarian and solidarity relationships with the world as part of International Education Week organized by the MSU Office of International Programs. Read about films and film fest details by clicking on the flyer below.
Film Fest Informational Flyer
Dra. Norma Vasallo, Chair of Women Studies, University of Havana
Announces 2017 Gender Conference at the University of Havana
Conference dates: March 6-9, 2017
"X Taller Internacional Mujeres en el Siglo XXI"
For information about the US Women & Cuba Collaboration delegation to the conference, see below.
Conference submission deadline extended to December 30, 2016. See Conference Information flyer below for current details.
2017 US WOMEN'S DELEGATION TO CUBA!
Delegation Dates: March 1-10, 2017
Celebrate International Women's Day with Cuban Women!
Build International Women's Movement at the
10th International Conference on Women in Havana:
"Women in the 21st Century"
The US Women & Cuba Collaboration invites you to travel to Cuba with us! We will engage with people and sites in the Capitol of Havana, plus the coastal, culturally rich and historic communities of Cienfuegos and Matanzas. And we will participate in the 10th International Conference on Women: "Women in the 21st Century", hosted at the University of Havana by UH Director of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Dr. Norma Vasallo. This 10-day trip for up to 21 women is expected to cost around $3,700 (cost does not include air fare from home to Miami in US and lunch/dinner/personal expenses).
Our delegation will be as diverse as possible in terms of race, age, and life experiences, and is co-sponsored by WILPF-US's Cuba & Bolivarian Alliance Committee.
Delegation details and application are below. We are seeking US women with a diverse array of experiences to join us for a delegation that will allow you to explore ideas in your respective area of interests with Cuban women counterparts. Any questions can be directed to Jan Strout and Cindy Domingo, 2017 Delegation co-leaders, at email@example.com
(Photo Credit: Lissa Barber)
Given the dramatic new commitment to restored diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, we are excited to be leading this delegation that will allow us to talk with Cuban women about their experiences of recent changes.
Flyer With Details
Marazul Application Form
Marazul Travel Advice
Conference submission deadline extended to December 30, 2016. See Conference CFP flyer below for current details.
Conference Call for Proposals
Kim Klein: Grassroots Fundraising
Lissa Barber and Jan Strout share information (based on recent delegation experiences) at a Bozeman, MT, Pecha Kucha event: see video following!
Keep Pressure on Congress to End the Travel Ban on Cuba
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"
World March of Women Newsletter
See current and previous editions here.
WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas Podcast Series on Cuba, "Political Debate and Civil Society in Cuba"
Link to WOLA podcasts including earlier podcast "Cuba's Changing Economy."
Cuba Life Travels, a Baltimore travel agency, welcomes the institution of direct flights from BWI to Havana. Caridad Morales Nussa, program director for Cuba Life Travels, and her partner, CEO Jasmin Torres, were at BWI for the inaugural flight and Morales Nussa spoke to the Baltimore Sun about her work as a Cuban American setting up and guiding trips to Cuba. The Sun reported that Morales Nussa "has led trips for students studying Spanish and Catholics who saw Pope Francis in Cuba. In January, she's taking a group of college students and professors from Pennsylvania to Cuba." See Cuba Life Travels website, linked below, for more information on their wide range of Cuba tours.
Cuba Life Travels Website
Baltimore Sun story
A Year without Sundays: Images from the Literacy Campaign in Cuba Catherine Murphy's new book (by Murphy and Carlos Torres Cairo, edited by Esther Perez and produced by Lilian Lombera) includes archival photographs from the 1961 Campaign, interview fragments from literacy workers, an introductory essay by Cuban poet Nancy Morejon, and a DVD of selected moments from Murphy's award-winning film Maestra. Published by Aurelia Ediciones.
Recent interviews with Filmmaker Catherine Murphy:
Maestra, Catherine Murphy's documentary about women of the 1961 Cuban Literacy Project, is 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 against Cuba and to creating mutually beneficial US-Cuba relations; our work advances the rights of all women in the context of universal human rights.
- Right to Travel and Trade: Help us work to end US restrictions that prevent free travel and trade with Cuba.
- Reality of Cuban Women's Lives: Learn about the progress of the Cuban women's movement in establishing equality for the millions of women in Cuba, 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 and share the lessons of global women's organizing to build a strong US women's movement.