Our Voices Resonate: Women and Human Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Venue:Graham Center Ballrooms

Our Voices Resonate: Women and Human Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean

An International Conference

Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GC Ballrooms
March 19, 2015

Program

8:00 am Registration

8:30 am Welcome
Pedro L. Rodriguez, Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba
Frank Mora, Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU

9:00 am Panel 1: Gender Violence in the Americas
Laritza Diversent, Cubalex, Cuba
Marleine Bastien, Fanm Ayisyen nan Miyami
Rita Laura Segato, Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil
Moderator: Yecim Darici, Florida International University

10:30 am Coffee Break

10:45 am Panel II: Women and Civil Society in Cuba
Berta Soler, Ladies in White, Cuba
Ivia Pérez Naranjo, Arts & Culture, Cuba
Miriam Kornblith, National Endowment for Democracy, Washington D.C.
Moderator: Jorge Duany, Florida International University

12:15 pm Keynote Luncheon
Speaker: Yoani Sanchez, blogger, Cuba

1:45 pm Panel III: Education and Grassroots Activities
Sayli Navarro Álvarez, Ladies in White, Cuba
Anabel Navarro Camero, journalist, Venezuela
Claudia Piras, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington D.C.
Moderator: Suzanna Rose, Florida International University

3:15 pm Coffee Break

3:30 pm Panel IV: Women in Public Policy and Political Leadership
Carmen Lomellin, Former U.S. Ambassador to OAS
Myriam Celaya, blogger, Cuba
Gloria Álvarez, civic leader, Guatemala
Joan Caviano, Inter-American Dialogue, Washington D.C.
Moderator: Ana Maria Rodríguez, Florida International University

5:00 pm Closing