The Resilience of the Cuban People: Explore Afro-Cuban Leadership in Culture, Arts, Healthcare, and Education 

February 18-27, 2022 

About the Delegation

This delegation will explore the successes of the Cuban model including its renowned universal healthcare system, free public education from daycare through university, virtually no homelessness, and the right to sports, music, arts, and culture. Learning directly from the Cuban people, the delegation will focus on the contributions of Cuba's African Descendants in all these areas. We will also learn about governance in Cuba, from the grassroots community level, to associations, cooperatives, and the National Assembly. Most importantly, we will hear about the U.S.-Cuba relationship over the centuries and how the 60 year-old U.S. Blockade impacts every aspect of Cuban life. How do the Cuban people remain resilient when faced with these inhumane challenges? And, how can we play our role to defeat the Blockade?

Participants on this delegation will: 
 

  • Meet Afro-Cuban popular educators, artists, and community leaders

  • Visit the National Museum for Literacy

  • Learn from Cuban doctors about preventative healthcare in Cuba and their excellent health outcomes

  • Stay at the Martin Luther King Center, a vibrant hub for community education and grassroots media-making

  • Visit Matanzas and learn how Afro-Cuban communities have created strong mutual aid networks

  • Witness the effects of the U.S. Blockade (an intensified embargo) and learn why it must end and how we can play our part

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 scholarship form here.

Delegation Dates: February 18-27, 2022

Deposit: $250 - Due December 1, 2021, remaining delegation fee due February 1, 2022

Deadline:
December 1, 2021

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

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MAIL CHECK (Save us $ on processing fee):

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For More Information

Contact the delegation coordinators, Debi at debiniebuhr@gmail.com, or Eric eric09nels@gmail.com.

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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 COORDINATORS 

Debi NiebUHR & ERIC NELSON

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Pambana BASSetT

Justin JIMENEZ

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

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

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

We provide travel scholarships and resources for your fundraising.