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

December 11-20, 2020

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

Deadline:
August 1, 2021

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 Bassat

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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