She's With Me

A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle

Feminist Response to New U.S.-Cuba Strategy

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.

Speaker: Anne Slater – Helped organize the Seattle contingent of the 1997 International Feminist Brigade to Cuba, co-sponsored by Radical Women and the Federation of Cuban Women.

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About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.

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