Cuban women meet in New York City

The International Working Women’s Coalition hosted a reception and political discussion with two Cuban women revolutionaries at the Solidarity Center in New York City on March 21.

The honored guests were Alicia Campos Pérez, coordinator of the International Democratic Federation of Women (FDIM), and Maritzel González-Quevedo, an official for Foreign Affairs in the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC).

The FMC, which was founded by the late Vilma Espín in 1960, immediately following the victory of the Cuban revolution, is a member of the FDIM, an alliance of left-political women’s organizations working for women’s liberation.

Both speakers discussed the contributions that women have made throughout Latin America and the Caribbean — and especially under socialism in Cuba — in the struggle to further advance the liberation of women from the yoke of imperialism and capitalism.