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.
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Join us on a delegation to learn directly from the Cuban people about their complex and dynamic society. What advances have been made in areas of education, healthcare, the arts, and sustainability? What can the rest of the world learn from Cuba? What challenges remain? What impact do U.S. policies have on the lives of Cuban people? How can we best work in solidarity with the Cuban people? What is the state of human rights, freedom of expression, and economic opportunity in Cuba? What do the Cuban people want for their own future?
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 visit to Matanzas province. A popular visit is to an urban organic garden/farm and market.
THE U.S. CAN'T BLOCKADE HOPE: UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE, EDUCATION AND HOUSING
September 8-17, 2023
June 28th, 2023
Cuba is a Caribbean island, home to 11 million people, with vast social, economic, cultural and environmental services. Throughout the pandemic, the Cuban people have been global leaders in an integrated and life-saving health response on all levels: the grassroots, state, regional, international, preventative, curative and biopharmaceutical. How have the Cuban people ensured a strong safety net and saved so many lives, despite almost 60 years of the US Blockade?
Join us on a delegation celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Witness for Peace. We will learn directly from the Cuban people about their complex and dynamic society. What advances have been made in areas of education, healthcare, the arts, and sustainability? What can the rest of the world learn from Cuba? What challenges remain? What impact do U.S. policies have on the lives of Cuban people, and what do they want for their own future?
Frontline workers, nurses, social workers, educators, first-responders -- those who support healing and hold trauma -- will exchange with Cuban organizers, healers, and nature lovers. We will share strategies for environmental justice, community and political organizing, education, and nurturing. As peace-makers we will explore how capitalism, imperialism, and environmental racism challenge work for justice across the Americas and focus on the effects of the U.S. blockade as the primary obstacle to peace.
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.
This delegation will focus on the interconnectedness of patriarchal violence and U.S. neocolonial extractivism in Honduras. Delegates will hear directly from Indigenous land based movements and feminist and queer community organizations about their experience and defense of their communities. Artists, Culture workers, and organizers are encouraged to apply. This delegation will center and actively support the participation of 1st generation, Central American diaspora, and BIPOC participants.
LA COSECHA: SEEDING SOVEREIGNTY AND CELEBRATING SOLIDARITY