Celebrate 60 Years of the Cuban Federation of Women
Thursday, August 20 – 5:00 pm PDT/ 8:00 pm EDT
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Speakers: Her Excellency Josefina Vidal, Cuban Ambassador to Canada. Previously, she was president of the Cuban delegation in the first and second rounds of Cuba-U.S. talks, which paved the way for the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Sandra Ramirez Rodriguez, Director of the North America Desk of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) Gretel Marante Roset, International Foreign Affairs representative at the national office of the Federation of Cuban Women Tamara Columbie Matos, International Foreign Affairs representative at the national office of the Federation of Cuban Women Magia López Cabrera, rapper, poet and half of the duo Obsesion de Cuba Stephany Mazuera Vargas, Organizer with Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba
On August 23, 1960, the Cuban Federation of Women (FMC) held its founding meeting led by Vilma Espín Guillois, a leader of the Cuban revolution and the eternal president of the FMC. Today, FMC is one of the world’s largest woman’s organizations, with 4 million members made up of more than 90 per cent of women over the age of 14 in Cuba. The FMC continues to develop policies and programs aimed at achieving full equality for women in all spheres and levels of Cuban society. As Comandante Fidel Castro said, Cuba women are leading “A revolution within the revolution.”