Revolution within the Revolution: Women and Gender Politics in Cuba, 1952-1962
Tuesday, 03/22/2016 – 08:00 pm – 09:30 pm
Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Dr. Michelle Chase’s book describes how Cuban insurrectionists mobilized familiar gendered notions, such as masculine honor and maternal sacrifice, in ways that strengthened the coalition against Fulgencio Batista. But, after 1959, the mobilization of women and the societal transformations that brought more women and young people into the political process opened the political platform to increasingly urgent demands for women’s rights.