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Afrofeminism among the subjects of an event on women in Cuba (+ Photos)

Havana, February 19.- Topics such as victimization and Afrofeminism in Cuba were part of the first two sessions of the International Women's Colloquium, which met today at Casa de las Américas.

In the Manuel Galich room of the cultural institution based in the Cuban capital, and with the presence of its president Abel Prieto and the Cuban vice prime minister Inés María Chapman, researchers from Spain, the United States, Mexico and this Caribbean island presented their papers .

In the first session, Chapman thanked the space as an opportunity for female empowerment and highlighted its relationship with the National Program for the Advancement of Women that is being developed in the country.

The director of the African American Studies Program at Casa de las Américas, Zuleica Romay, was in charge of the first presentation of the day with her presentation A narrative against victimhood: stations in the life itinerary of Crescencia Santa Cruz.

The essayist addressed the need to offer a new look at the position of women during slavery, beyond victimizing them, and highlighted the ability of each woman to overcome social contexts.

Other research presented includes intertextual approaches, literary activism and Afrofeminism, the presence of women in communication and politics, and feminist struggles in different nations.

Inaugurated this Monday, the international colloquium 30 years of women's studies, feminisms and women's movements in Latin America and the Caribbean will continue to offer spaces for the socialization of women's stories and movements in the region until February 23. (Text and photos: PL)

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