Event Title

The Evolution of Women’s role During The Cuban Economic Crisis

Location

Taylor 309, Madison Union, JMU

Start Date

4-6-2019 10:30 AM

Description

At the surface, Cuba is the idealistic state. Cuba offers free education, free healthcare, and sets the precedent for gender and race equality in its legislation. These ideals were shattered during the special period of the 1990’s, when the economic weaknesses of the country were exposed. In order to retain economic stability, Cuba emphasized the tourist sector as a main part of their economy. By emphasizing tourism and creating a space for individualized capitalism, Cuba created social and economic contradictions. The country did this by creating legislation that promoted equality, but fell short in implementing these policies. More specifically, I examine the changing attitudes towards women’s roles in society before and after the economic crisis in order to show the contradictions and failed promises. I will also be connecting gender equality to the economy and racial dynamics within the country.

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Apr 6th, 10:30 AM

The Evolution of Women’s role During The Cuban Economic Crisis

Taylor 309, Madison Union, JMU

At the surface, Cuba is the idealistic state. Cuba offers free education, free healthcare, and sets the precedent for gender and race equality in its legislation. These ideals were shattered during the special period of the 1990’s, when the economic weaknesses of the country were exposed. In order to retain economic stability, Cuba emphasized the tourist sector as a main part of their economy. By emphasizing tourism and creating a space for individualized capitalism, Cuba created social and economic contradictions. The country did this by creating legislation that promoted equality, but fell short in implementing these policies. More specifically, I examine the changing attitudes towards women’s roles in society before and after the economic crisis in order to show the contradictions and failed promises. I will also be connecting gender equality to the economy and racial dynamics within the country.