The rights of all women in Cuba have changed dramatically since the 1959 Cuban Revolution.  What are the achievements as well as the ongoing campaigns? How does the U.S. blockade of Cuba affect women’s lives?  Join us to talk about these questions with Latina lesbian feminist Moon (Luna) Vázquez. (

See bio below

)


Saturday June 10

from 2:30-5:00 at

La Parada Café 2059 W. 21

st

Street

, Chicago, IL 60608

This event is a fundraiser for the


IFCO/Pastors for Peace 28

th

Friendshipment to Cuba


and we will ‘’pass the hat” at the event.  For more information email

MMcKenna@crln.org


.

This event was initiated by the

Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America

and

La Voz de los de Abajo

.  Thanks to many others for their help.


Moon (Luna) Vázquez:

Latina lesbian feminist Moon (Luna) Vázquez, is on the national steering committee of the U.S. Women & Cuba Collaboration and co-founder of the Cuba/US Lesbian and Allies project. She is also a member of the Cuba and Bolivarian Alliance Committee of the International Women’s League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). Moon works on many social and gender justice issues with a focus on advancing leadership opportunities for women of color in the international lesbian and bi-sexual movement. Since 2001 Moon has led numerous women’s delegations to Cuba so delegates can see for themselves the advances of Cuban women since the revolution. Moon shares her knowledge of Cuba’s social programs and the current state of US-Cuba relations to build bridges and understanding across borders. Her specific area of expertise is on the role of lesbian and bi-women and the role of the LGBTQ community in Cuba.

Event Date:
Saturday, June 10, 2017 –

14:30

to

17:00

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