LA COSECHA: SEEDING SOVEREIGNTY AND CELEBRATING SOLIDARITY
SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 8, 2023
About the Delegation
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? 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. We will celebrate 40 years since the founding of Witness for Peace with a celebration at the Centro Martin Luther King during the delegation.
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
To request a sliding scale option, please fill out a form here.
Delegation Dates: September 29-October 8, 2023
Deposit: $300 - Due July 15th, 2023, remaining delegation fee due August 21, 2023
July 15th, 2023
Your Ground Costs for a Solidarity Collective Delegation include almost everything in the 10 day journey
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Witness for Peace
5123 W 98 St. #1129
Minneapolis, MN 55437
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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: $2,400
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