WOMEN IN CUBA / WOMEN IN REVOLUTION - Book Reading Discussion

Date: 
Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: 
Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, NYC

The Militant Labor Forum
presents two books

WOMEN IN CUBA: THE MAKING OF A REVOLUTION WITHIN THE REVOLUTION
AND
WOMEN AND REVOLUTION: THE LIVING EXAMPLE OF THE CUBAN REVOLUTION

describe how workers and farmers in Cuba, under the leadership of the July 26th movement, rose up by the millions to overthrow the US-backed dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista, took political power and wielded it in their own interests. The books describe the “revolution within the revolution†— the involvement and transformation of women in the revoluttionary process and how they helped to lead.

TODAY, IN THE US AND OTHER CAPITALIST COUNTRIES, workers face a deepening assault against our jobs, wages, working conditions; and against our social conditions and rights. Workers resist, such as the NYC school bus workers recently on strike defending their jobs and their union. Many others are discussing — how do we defend ourselves? Within this context the example of the Cuban revolution is attracting new attention and interest.

Hear:

Maritzel González
Leader of the Federation of Cuban Women

Mary-Alice Waters
Socialist Workers Party National Committee; editor of Women in Cuba: The making of a revolution within the revolution

Gail Walker
Co-Executive Director, Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization; and others.

The panel will include workers speaking from their own experiences, who will discuss why the lessons and example of the Cuban revolution are more and more relevant to working people today.

Sunday, March 10
Riverside Church
• 490 Riverside Drive [btw 120th & 122nd: #1 train to 125 St. or to 116 St.-Columbia]
• Room 9T • Manhattan [in the tower]
#1 Broadway Local to 116116th Street. Walk north along Broadway to 120th Street (Reinhold Niebuhr Place). Turn left and walk one block to Claremont Avenue. Right to 91 Claremont entrance.

2:00 p.m. reception, 3:00 p.m. program
Habrá traducción al español

Information: (212) 629-6649 • E-mail:ny.militant.labor.forum@verizon.net

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