Cuban women, FMC

Saturday March 16th

A Delegation of dynamic Cuban speakers from the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC). the National Union of Cuban Jurists (UNJC) , and the Cuban Institute of Friendship With the Peoples (ICAP) who are in NYC for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women — CSW68 (2024) — from March 11 through March 21.

Vanderbilt Hall at NYU Law Building
40 Washington Square South in
Manhattan, NYC


In-Person Registration

Time: 12:00 PM (EST) / 9:00 AM (PST)

Doors Open/Registration: 10:00 AM


Note: If you are planning to come in person to the NYU and CUNY Campus, you must register otherwise you won't be able to attend. This is coming from the NYU Safety School Campus Security which we are working with. 

Webinar - March 16th at 12:00 PM (EST)/9:00 AM (PST)

If you want to attend via Zoom directly just click the button below to join the teach-in


Ike Nahem, International US-Cuba Normalization Conference Coalition, New York-New Jersey Cuba Si Coalition, Retired Amtrak Locomotive Engineer and Teamsters Union Member.

Sean Connolly, Law student at NYU School of Law 2024. Upon graduation Sean will work as a tenant defense lawyer. He is also a member of the NYU National Lawyers Guild chapter and the Party for Socialism and Liberation.


Tarisse Iriarte, Independent Art Curator, political activist, New York-New Jersey Cuba Si Coalition

Tamara Hansen, Co-ordinator Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC), Organizer, International US-Cuba Normalization Conference; Author, 5 Decades of the Cuban Revolution: The Challenges of an Unwavering Leadership

Film showing at 11:00 AM
Cuba In Africa

Negash Abdurahman, Ethiopian-American filmmaker and educational technology consultant. Founder of RI Systems Inc. His award-winning film Cuba in Africa was years in the making, overcoming many challenges. Cuba In Africa tells the story of Cuban volunteers who gave everything to win the independence of Angola, Namibia and contributed to the fall of apartheid in South Africa.

Program for this event is constantly being updated. More information to come.

LIVE STREAM Begins 12 Noon EST/9:00 pst

Session 1

12 Noon — 2:00 pm EST

Women's Rights, US-Cuba Normalization, and the US Economic War on Cuba; The Making, Debate, Passage, and Implementation of the Families Code

Osmayda Hernandez, Member FMC Secretariat, Director, FMC International Relations, member Union of Public Employees

Precious Banda, Continental Convener, Young Women of Africa. Precious is a social justice and women’s rights activist in South Africa and Africa.

Dr. Yamila Gonzalez Ferrer, Vice-President, National Union of Cuban Jurists, FMC National Committee, Supervisory Committee, UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

Deb Goldman, Co-Chair, US Women and Cuba Collaboration's Lesbian and Allies Project

Camila Valle, is a writer, abortion acompañante, and member of NYC for Abortion Right


Session 2

3:00 - 5:00 PM EST

The US and Canadian Labor Movements and US-Cuba Normalization; The Impact of the US Blockade on the Cuban Working Class; Travel With Trade Unionists to Cuba


Justine Medina , Amazon Labor Union Organizing Committee JFK8 Staten Island, NYC

Leima Martínez Freire Director, North American Desk, Cuban Institute of Friendship With the People's (ICAP)

Nancy Yamada Director, Building Relations with Cuban Labor

Tim Rupprecht, lives in Boston Massachusetts where he organizes with NNOC member org DSA and is active in his graduate student union at Northeastern University.

Brenda Lopez, Chicana graphic designer and political education community organizer. Originally from Los Angeles, California she helped found the LA Hands Off Cuba Committee after her first visit to Cuba in 2019

Mike Vera, Business agent, International Longshore, Inlandboatmen's Union

end all Us economic and travel sanctions now!

take cuba off washington “Terrorism” list now!

return guantanamo territory to cuba!

stop all washington anti-cuba “regime change” programs!

cuba si, bloqueo no!

235 West 23rd Street Building Entrance

(between 7th and 8th Avenues in Manhattan nyc)

1, C, E to 23rd St Station (7th Avenue)

F to 23rd St. Station (6th Avenue)

Reception 6:30 pm

Program 7:30 pm


Alison Bodine, Friends of Cuba Against the U.S Blockade - Vancouver, Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice, Canada

César Sánchez, Co-chair, National Network On Cuba, Cuba Sí NY/NJ

Ambassador Yuri Gala Lopez, Cuban UN Mission

Lesmes Bonachea Aylen, Cuban institute of friendship with the People’s (ICAP)

Representative, Federation of Cuban women

Special Solidarity messages

Refreshments, Mojitos, music, Dance



2 Court Street West, Long Island City, Queens, NYC

12 Noon — 3:00 pm Activists and Organizers Gathering

“Strategizing” for Anti-Blockade and Solidarity Work In This 2024 USElection Year:
Upcoming Labor and Solidarity Brigades; Travel Updates from Mayra Alonso/Marazul Tours; Solidarity Aid Projects and Updates from Global Health Partners, IFCO/Pastors for Peace, Saving Lives Campaign; Anti-Blockade Resolutions. With the participation from the Cuban delegation attending the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women – UN CSW68 (2024) – activities in NYC.

Sponsors and Organizers:

National Lawyers Guild and Review of Law and Social Change at New York University School of Law

International US-Cuba Normalization Conference Coalition and Cuba Sí NY/NJ

Alliance for Cuba Engagement and Respect (ACERE)

Building Relations With Cuban Labor

Center for Cuban Studies

Friends of Cuba Against the U.S. Blockade - Vancouver

IFCO/Pastors for Peace

Let Cuba Live!

National Network on Cuba

Pittsburgh-Matanzas Sister Cities Partnership

US Women and Cuba Collaboration

Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC)

Venceremos Brigade

Young Women of Africa