U.S. WOMEN AND CUBA COLLABORATION
BUILDING A PROGRESSIVE GLOBAL WOMEN'S MOVEMENT
JOIN US FOR WOMEN'S HERSTORY MONTH AND INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY WITH CUBA!
Featuring the Women's Delegation from the Federation of Cuban Women at the United Nations 66th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women!
Cosponsored by US Women and Cuba Collaboration and
WILPF's Cuba and the Bolivarian Alliance Issues Committee
These workshops are part of the Hybrid US-Cuba Normalization Conference being held in Manhattan New York at The Peoples Forum on March 19-20, 2022. If you are interested in attending in person or attending virtually, please register and see the full schedule of the conference at www.iucnc.org
Panel: 2:00 - 3:45 pm EST, Saturday March 19, 2022
Gender Equality – Key to Tackling Climate Change for Cuba
Featuring the Federation of Cuban Women's (FMC) Delegation to the UN 66 Commission on the Status of Women - Teresa Amarelle, FMC Secretary-General, Osmayda Hernandez Beleno, FMC International Relations, Yamila Gonzales Ferrer, Vice President, National Union of Jurists and Gretel Marante Rosset, FMC International Relations
This panel is a virtual Parallel Event of the NGO Commission on the Status (CSW) of Women 66th United Nations Forum and is being held live at this conference.
The Beijing Platform for Action is the global women and girls' human rights agenda and this year's CSW will emphasize the leadership of women and girls in changing the world especially when it comes to climate change. As an island national, Cuba is disproportionately impacted by climate change. Climate impact is only compounded by the 60-year old US blockade against Cuba. However, Cuba has developed a long-term plan called “Tarea Vida (Life Task), a country wide plan to confront climate change in its domestic and international implications. The Cuban Delegation to the CSW will talk about how under the Cuban revolution Cuban women have achieved gender equity; how women and girls are impacted by climate change in Cuba and what is their role in how Cuba deals with climate change now and in the future?
Moderator: Cindy Domingo, US Women and Cuba Collaboration and WILPF’s Cuba and the Bolivarian Alliance Issues Committee
Other featured speakers:
" Cuba's Approach to Climate Crisis and Tarea Vida"
Helen Yaffe, Professor in Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow and respected specialist in Cuban Studies
"Role of Indigenous Women in Protecting our Environment"
Cheryl Wapes'a-Mayes is enrolled in the Assiniboine-Sioux Tribe at Fort Peck Indian Reservation in NE Montana and serves on NOW's National Board
“A Better World is Possible – Yolanda Winds”
Isabella Borgeson, Outside Policy Fellow with the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and an award winning spoken word artist
Closing: Dr. Melissa Barber, Graduate of the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) and former Program Coordinator of the IFCO Administered Cuba-US Medical School Scholarship Program
Panel: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST - March 19
Cuban Women on the Frontline: Advancing Women's Human Rights and Cuba’s Families Code
Cuba is in the midst of a nationwide discussion encompassing about 78,000 meetings in electoral precincts about a new set of laws called the “Families Code.” These revolutionary laws with over 400 articles include the protection of the right of all people to form a family without discrimination, update the legal definition of family institutions, with inclusive rather than strictly heteronormative models and establish the right to a family life free from violence, and center values of love, affection, solidarity and responsibility.
This panel features the Federation of Cuban Women's (FMC) Delegation to the UN 66 Commission on the Status of Women - Teresa Amarelle, FMC Secretary-General, Osmayda Hernandez Beleno, FMC International Relations, Gretel Marante Rosset, FMC International Relations and Yamila Gonzales Ferrer, Vice President, National Union of Jurists, a member of the Commission who drafted the Families Code.
Why Building Solidarity with Cuba’s Women’s Movement is Necessary to Ending the US Blockade!
Jan Strout, US Women and Cuba Collaboration and Women United: Organizing for Global Feminist Futures!
Kathryn Trujillo-Hall, Founder of Birthing Project, USA and Ambassador of Federation of International Gender and Human Rights (FIGHR).
Moon Vazquez, Lesbian and Allies Project of US Women and Cuba Collaboration
Closing: Cindy Domingo and Caridad Morales Nussa, US Women and Cuba Collaboration
Cosponsored by Women United: Organizing for Global Feminist Futures