Role of Woman in the Cuban Revolution and The Case of The Five

20 Sep

Saturday Sept. 21, 2pm Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St.,(1 door South of Bloor – at Bathurst subway)

With guests direct from Cuba

ARELYS SANTANA BELLO: Second Secretary of the Federation of Cuban Women, A member of Cuban Parliament, President of the permanent Commission of the attention to childhood, youth and women´s rights and equality
MARITZEL GONZÁLEZ-QUEVEDO: Federation of Cuban Women – Foreign/Int’l Dept….

The two leaders of the Cuban Revolution will be discussing the achievements of women since the 1959 triumph of the Revolution, the challenges they face and how, as an independent organization, they respond to women’s needs while creating new generations of leaders in the society, such as in the scientific, cultural, educational and labour fields, to name a few. They will present statistics in reference to the percentage of women in leadership bodies of the society particularly in recent years and they will also explain the importance of intensifying the struggle to free the Cuban Five anti-terrorist heroes, as four of them are still continuing to serve unjust sentences in U.S. prisons.

A question/answer period will follow the presentation, allowing for an interactive conversation.

ORGANIZED BY: Toronto Forum on Cuba,,

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