On this delegation you will meet Cubans from all walks of life. We will visit and study Cuba’s urban and rural educational programs from primary to university levels including professional schools such as the Latin American School of Medicine and the National School of Arts.
Included are meetings with professionals, families, elected officials, the neighborhood doctor, neighborhood organizing committees, and visits to artists’ collectives, museums, and historical sites. Also included is a two-day visit to Matanzas province and the Zapata peninsula. A popular visit is to the Alemar Cooperative, an urban organic garden/farm.
CUBA: EDUCATION, ART AND NATURE
September 16-25, 2022
The U.S. Can't Blockade Hope: Universal Healthcare, Housing and Social Services
November 25- December 4
Upon return from your Solidarity Collective delegation you will be more deeply informed, motivated, and inspired. There is no replacement for meeting directly with communities, witnessing both the political and environmental landscape in which they organize, and listening to their stories of resistance- ones you nor the people you report back to, are likely to forget. If you are ready to jump into activism and advocacy in your community, we’ll be there to support you.
Solidarity Collective designs our Popular Education and Advocacy Program to provide you with skills and on-the-ground experiences that you can leverage in your ongoing work for justice, dignity and collective well-being. Since 1983, we've connected more than 20,000 delegates with a grassroots analysis and with the urban and rural communities that lead struggles across the Americas!
The Solidarity Collective builds transnational grassroots solidarity to resist U.S. government and corporate policies that contribute to violence, poverty and oppression in the Americas.
Our delegations take U.S.-based activists through an immersive and collectively transformative process with our local partners in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our delegations use a popular education pedagogy and focus on the struggle and principled leadership of Indigenous, African-descendant and Campesino land defenders, community organizers, and peacebuilders.
Every delegation is a unique and unforgettable experience. Each delegation has an itinerary with scheduled activities, meetings, training, and visits that are specific to the thematic framing and the group's participants. All delegations center the work, testimonies, and requests from local grassroots organisations that are committed to justice.
Afrofuturisms: Cuba, Surviving the Pandemic & Beyond
Essential workers, frontline workers, nurses, social workers, educators, first-responders--those who support healing and hold trauma--will exchange with Cuban organizers, leaders, and nature lovers to share strategies for healing, community organizing, environmental justice and nurturing.
July 15th, 2022
This delegation will focus on Cuba’s humanist model and its far-reaching impacts across all sectors of society. We will examine how Cubans have challenged colonialism, capitalism, and imperialism within its revolutionary history.
Learn how Cubans have survived multiple apocalyptic moments and built a new society. One with universal healthcare, education, housing, food distribution, and with leadership of, reference to, and solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and global anti-colonial struggles. The delegation will meet with people’s historians who accompany the fight for collective memory and self-determination, meet with Cubans who chart a new destiny, and visit memorials to intervention and to revolutionaries.
HEALING OUR LAND, HEALING OURSELVES
October 8-17, 2022
THE RESISTANCE CONTINUES:
PEACE, LAND AND COMMUNITY STRUGGLES IN COLOMBIA
August 12-21, 2022
CARING FOR OUR PEOPLE,
CARING FOR THE LAND
December 2-11, 2022
Join us on a Cuba delegation focused on art, healthcare, senior living, and agroecology. Get to know Cubans from all walks of life. This delegation will focus on the triumph of the Revolution and how Cubans have spent over six decades building a socialist society. Discuss with Cubans the effects of recent changes in the US and relations including the longstanding ilegal U.S. Blockade on Cuba.
August 1st, 2022
July 1st, 2022
Join a faith based delegation to learn directly from Indigenous, Black and campesinx communities who are struggling for access to land in the face of non-compliance with the 2016 Peace Accord. Delegates on this trip will explore the role of U.S. policies and how communities are resisting the current situation through cultural restoration and solidarity efforts.