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U.S. Women and Cuba Collaboration

Fall 2012 Newsletter

Cuban Poet and Writer Nancy Morejon Tour

The US Women and Cuba Collaboration is proud to be a co-sponsor for the Washington DC/Baltimore visit of renowned Cuban poet and author Nancy Morejón. 

"Nancy Morejón is the most internationally successful and widely translated Cuban woman poet of the post-revolutionary period. Morejón was the first African Cuban student to take a degree in faculty of arts at Havana University [and] was the first black woman poet in Cuban history to be given the opportunity to publish widely and to acquire a professional status as a writer, critic, and translator. Deeply influenced by the black liberation movement, freedom fighters, and intellectuals like Angela Davis in the United States, and in Cuba by the example of her literary mentor, Nicolás Guillén, Morejón was one of the first Cuban women to celebrate blackness in poetry. But like Guillén she has refused to separate black politics from the wider revolutionary process. In her view there is not a distinct African Cuban identity but a Cuban identity-which cannot be understood without taking into consideration the black cultures of the Americas."  Bomb Issue 78

Following are Morejon’s scheduled public events
Friday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m. – Busboys and Poets at 5th and K, 1025 5th Street NW in Washington, D.C.
Saturday, October 27 at 1:00 p.m. – Coppin State University, HHSB Room 103
Saturday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. – Baltimore Hostelling International, 17 W. Mulberry St. in Baltimore, MD

Morejon’s tour is cosponsored by Coppin State University, University of Maryland, WILPF’s Cuba and the Bolivarian Alliance Issues Committee and Baltimore-Matanzas Association

For more information, please contact Carydad at cmnussa@yahoo.com

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2013 Delegation, World March of Women, and the Int'l Women's Conference in Havana

2012 U.S. Women and Cuba Delegation

The ten member women’s delegation, organized by Marazul Charters in consultation with the U.S. Women & Cuba Collaboration returned from a September 12 day, cross country, visit to Cuba.  Reflections and photos from the delegation are now posted on our website.  Traveling by bus from Havana to Santiago, the delegation met with women farmers, organizers and representatives from various institutions and struggles in Cuba.
The Collaboration’s next delegation will be in November 2013 to coincide with the ninth International Conference hosted by the Women’s Studies Department at the University of Havana, “Women in the 21st Century,” which will take place in Havana from November 25-28, 2013.  Please check our website for updates on this delegation.

Women in the 21st Century IX International Conference
Havana, Cuba
November 25-28, 2013

Please visit our website for more information and download the flyer in pdf format.

The Women Studies Department at the University of Havana calls for the IX International Conference “Women in the 21st Century,” which will take place in Havana from November 25 to 28, 2013. The overall purpose of this conference is to facilitate academic exchange and to update and assess what scholars and students are doing on issues related to feminism, gender, women studies, women’s collaborations, contemporary women and feminist movements.

Contact: Dr Norma Vasallo, cmujer@psico.uh.cu

World March of Women calls for Feminist Actions on December 10, 2012

As a member of the World March of Women (WMW), we are joining the thousands of women’s organizations around the world in 24 hours of feminist actions on Human Rights Day, December 10th.  The actions will highlight the five values of the WMW’s Women’s Global Charter for humanity – equality, justice, freedom, solidarity and peace.
We invite other organizations to join us in holding actions in your own community and/or city to promote the five feminist values and to build the feminist movement internationally.  A special focus on our resistance against militarization and criminalization of social struggles can link these values and strengthen our common action. 
If you are interested in joining this movement, please contact Cindy at cindydomingo@gmail.com

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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