Occupy’s Women History Month Celebration of Vilma Espín

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/21/2014
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Location
The Atrium
60 Wall Street
New York City

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Occupy's Women History Month Celebration of Vilma Espín

On this night we celebrate the life and struggle of Vilma Espín a Cuban revolutionary who took part in the struggle for liberation from the very beginning and played a key role in the overthrow of U.S. Puppet Batista.

Additionally she was President of the Federation of Cuban Women from its foundation in 1960 until her death.

The organization is a recognized  non-government organization which claims a membership of more than three and a half million women, and is generally recognized as a Quango or GONGO.

Espín was also a member of the Council of State of Cuba, as well as a member of the Central Committee and the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1980 to 1991.

Espín headed the Cuban Delegation to the First Latin American Congress on Women and Children in Chile in September 1959. She also headed the Cuban delegations to the Conferences on Women held in Mexico, Copenhagen, Nairobi and Beijing.

During this assembly we will also discuss Pre-May Day Actions and other issues pertinent to the campaigns we are involved in city-wide.

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