Archive for March, 2015

Indonesian visitors to present at sexual trafficking panel at Carroll

 Three women from Indonesia, including the director of a women’s health care service for female prostitutes, will visit Carroll College in late March as part of their tour of five cities in the United States.

They will speak on a panel Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m. at the Sage Room in Carroll’s Corette Library. Bryan Lockerby, Department of Justice administrator for criminal investigation, will offer the keynote. The panel will include the director of a refuge house, Pat Freeland, and a representative from the Helena Police Department.

Trafficking is a serious issue in Montana because of the Bakken economic development and the number of traffickers in that region. Helena sits at a crossroads of activity in Montana.

The Helena community is invited to attend the 7 p.m. presentation in the Sage Auditorium (room 235) of the Carroll College Corette Library. WorldMontana, a nonprofit group that brings international visitors to Montana, is sponsoring the event.

The group is part of the International Visitor Leadership Program and the focus is the Role Of NGOs in Promoting Global Women’s Issues. WorldMontana, now located in the Artaza Center for Excellence in Global Education at Carroll College, will host the delegates March 27-31 for a professional education program on issues such as domestic violence and sexual trafficking. The group will tour the Friendship Center, visit Disability Rights Montana and visit with Lt. Gov. Angela McClean and other political leaders.

Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs Cathy Day will welcome the visitors to Carroll on Monday, March 30 when they will talk about campus assault issues with Kelly Parsley. Kelly, Chair of Carroll College’s Health Sciences Department, currently Chairs the Lewis and Clark County Board of Health and serves on St. Peter’s Hospital Board of Directors.

For more information, please contact Executive Director Ellen M. Bush at 447-4444 or by e-mail at

For more information about WorldMontana see our website at, our twitter page, or our facebook page at

Delegation to Cuba

2015 US Women’s Delegation to Cuba!
Save the Dates: November 13-22

Join us in Santiago de Cuba and Havana!

Given the dramatic new commitment to restored diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, we are so excited to be leading this Delegation to Advance Women’s Human Rights, Racial Justice and Community Development in Cuba. This delegation will give us an early look at how women and all Cubans are experiencing the impacts of these changes. We are seeking US women with a diverse array of experiences to join us for a delegation that will allow you to explore ideas and projects in your respective area of interests, field or professional arena with Cuban women counterparts.
Highlights of the Delegation:
Visit artists, writers and musicians to gain an understanding how the arts and culture influence community development

Meet women involved in Cuba’s 1961 Literacy Campaign and learn how Cuba’s model for education as a human right is implemented globally

Share strategies via delegation meetings and site visits about gender and racial equality and community development in both the capitol city, Havana, and the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba, with grassroots and national Cuban women activists and leaders

Walking tours will focus on diverse Cuban history and cultural life (i.e. Afro-Cuban culture in Callejon de Hamel, Cuban Jazz)

Learn about the gains and struggles of women, black Cubans, and youth as a result of the Cuban Revolution

Site visits to agricultural cooperatives, community development projects, Cuba’s National Center for Sex Education, schools for social work, child care centers and maternity homes

Included in Costs: RT Airfare from designated US city to Cuba, hotel accommodations (double with single option) with breakfast daily, other meals as indicated in the program, special dinners at Cuban paladares, Cuban Visa, Health Insurance in Cuba, ground transportation, bilingual guide, experienced trip leaders and Cuba study guide

And so much more!!

Email us at for details and deadlines to apply.

Trip Co-Leaders for this delegation are Nataka Moore, Associate Professor, Adler University, Chicago, and Jan Strout, Instructor at Montana State University. They are experienced travelers in Cuba as well as other Caribbean and Latin American nations, collaborating broadly on issues of gender, race and the politics of sexuality in their communities and internationally.

Watch for updated details on the US Women and Cuba Collaboration website

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