WFP Solidarity Collective

P.O. Box 6078

Minneapolis, MN  55406

June 1-10,2019

CUBA:

YOU CAN'T BLOCKADE HOPE

Overview

90 miles away from the US coast, Cuba is under immense pressure from the US Blockade, complicating every facet of life. But despite these challenges, Cuba has a world renowned public healthcare system, a free education system through grad school, and almost no homelessness. Statistics tell the story of a revolution rooted in justice: a 99% literacy rate (compared to the US’ 75% literacy rate) and Cuba’s 2016 infant mortality rate of 4.3% per 1,000 live births (compared to North Carolina’s rate of 7.3%). Join us to discover Cuba’s history of social reform, its relationship with the US, their preventative healthcare model, educational system and culture of solidarity. You’ll be immersed in an inspiring culture of resiliency and you’ll see into a window of a whole other world.

Cost: $2,250 + international airfare + $100 visa

Deadline

Application & $250 deposit due March 25, 2019.

 

Remaining Balance due May 1, 2019.

Price covers meals, lodging, interpreters, and transportation within Cuba, along with reading and activist tools. 

Delegation Description

  • Explore Cuba’s healthcare system, prevention efforts and treatment.

  • Meet with doctors and med students to explore Cuba’s world class healthcare and education system which has trained doctors and students from all over the world.

  • Explore Cuba’s educational system, talk with educators and students about how Cuba eliminated illiteracy among its population.

  • Learn the impacts of the US embargo on the lives of Cubans.

  • Hear a Cuban perspective on the US Military Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

  • Visit permaculture sites to witness cultural practices including caring for the land and animals.

  • Meet with Afro-Cuban media professionals who use a variety of media to mobilize, inspire and connect with each other.

  • Learn from a history professor about Cuban slave revolts and how Cuba has begun to address modern racism and colorism.

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WFPSE

PO Box 12124

Raleigh, NC 27605

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For More Information

For an application and more details, please contact: Emily Rhyne, emily.wfpse@gmail.com