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Agroecology and Cooperation:
How Cuba Transformed a Plantation Economy into a Socialist One?

March 25th- April 3rd, 2022

About the Delegation

From the U.S. South to Cuba we will travel to learn how this Caribbean island nation has built a new society based on a life with dignity. Cuba has fought against the imposition of a brutal Spanish colonial plantation economy and a racial capitalist U.S. neo-colony. Following the triumph of the Revolution, the people have spent over six decades building a socialist society. Today, in Cuba healthcare, education, food, housing, culture, unions, sports, and protagonism are all rights shared by the majority. Meet with the people who continue this transformational process, despite the U.S. Blockade and military occupation of Guantanamo Bay. Learn about historic Black and Indigenous resistance, agroecology, and cooperative organizing.

Delegates will:

  • learn from expert popular educators about their models, workshops, and trainings

  • visit a homeopathic pharmacy / create and apply herbal remedies

  • exchange with an energy healer and medical practitioner

  • learn about long-term adaptation and resiliency plans

  • hear from a leading Cuban economist about social spending during crises and social programs

  • study realities of US intervention in Cuba and the Caribbean at a historical memory museum

  • tour urban and rural agro-ecological cooperative projects and learn how they work

  • exchange with youth permaculture organizers and promoters

  • interface with Afro-Cuban popular educators and share cultural work and strategies

  • delve into an eco-community focused on reforestation, vegetarianism and natural products

Delegation Fee: $2400 
The delegation fee covers all in-country expenses (lodging, travel, meals, interpretation, etc.) along with pre-travel resources, reading lists, and support. The delegation fee also covers our international team’s expenses for delegation preparation and coordination. Any amount paid over the delegation fee will go to support delegation scholarship and sliding scales, helping to ensure the delegations are more accessible to everyone. A delegation payment of $2400 or more is ideal to cover all of your expenses and the broader delegation needs-- please pay this amount if you have institutional support or other financial resources.

 

Sliding Scale: $1400-$2400

To request a sliding scale option, please fill out a form here.

Delegation Dates: March 25-April 3, 2022

Deposit: $300 - Due January 1st, 2022, remaining delegation fee due March 1st, 2022

Deadline:
January 1st, 2022

Your Ground Costs for a Solidarity Collective Delegation include almost everything in the 10 day journey

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Costs and Funding

  • Pre-departure orientation

  • Ground transportation

  • Comfortable hotel and community homestay accommodations

  • Three daily meals and snacks

  • Popular education workshops

  • Spanish-English interpretation

  • Honoraria for local organizations and presenters

  • Experienced U.S.-based activists to accompany the delegation as Delegation Coordinators

Ground Costs do not cover:

  • International airfare 

  • Souvenirs and gifts 

  • Extra tips - we give a group tip to our guide and driver at the end of the journey

MEET THE TEAM 

MEET THE DELEGATION COORDINATOR 

Sarah Davenport

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JUSTIN JIMENEZ

Pambana Bassett

Pambana has been the Cuba Program Co-Director since July 2020.

Justin has been the Cuba Program Co-Director since July 2020.

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2022 Ground Costs: $1,400-$2,400

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