Agroecology and Cooperation:
How Cuba Transformed a Plantation Economy into a Socialist One?
December 1-10, 2023
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.
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
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Delegation Dates: December 1-10, 2023
Deposit: $300 - Due September 15th, 2023, remaining delegation fee due October 21, 2023
September 15th, 2023
Your Ground Costs for a Solidarity Collective Delegation include almost everything in the 10 day journey
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Costs and Funding
Comfortable hotel and community homestay accommodations
Three daily meals and snacks
Popular education workshops
Honoraria for local organizations and presenters
Experienced U.S.-based activists to accompany the delegation as Delegation Coordinators
Ground Costs do not cover:
Souvenirs and gifts
Extra tips - we give a group tip to our guide and driver at the end of the journey
MEET THE TEAM
Natalia has been the Cuba Program Co-Director since February 2022.
Jae has been the Cuba Program Co-Director since August 2022.
2023 Ground Costs: $1,400-$2,400
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