A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
When: Thursday, January 15th at 7:30PM (dinner at 6:30)
Where: New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S
Cost: Free; $8.50 for dinner
President Obama recently loosened the U.S. embargo against Cuba. This is a major victory for the Cuba solidarity movement. But the U.S. government is driven by a desire to restore capitalism on the small island. How will this affect pro-market changes already going on in Cuba? What does it mean for the tremendous social gains of the Cuban Revolution? The Cuban workers state transformed women’s lives and greatly reduced racism through its commitment to equality, full employment, housing, free education and healthcare. The U.S. is also pressuring Cuba to extradite Assata Shakur, a Black revolutionary and feminist living in exile on the island. Framed by the FBI in the 1970s, she is still on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. How can this brave woman be protected?
Explore these questions and strategize on what feminists in the U.S. can do to help Cuban workers and defend Shakur.