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Friday, March 20, 2015

2015 U.S. Women’s Delegation to Cuba

Delegation to Cuba

2015 US Women’s Delegation to Cuba!
Save the Dates: November 13-22

Join us in Santiago de Cuba and Havana!

Given the dramatic new commitment to restored diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, we are so excited to be leading this Delegation to Advance Women’s Human Rights, Racial Justice and Community Development in Cuba. This delegation will give us an early look at how women and all Cubans are experiencing the impacts of these changes. We are seeking US women with a diverse array of experiences to join us for a delegation that will allow you to explore ideas and projects in your respective area of interests, field or professional arena with Cuban women counterparts.
Highlights of the Delegation:
Visit artists, writers and musicians to gain an understanding how the arts and culture influence community development

Meet women involved in Cuba’s 1961 Literacy Campaign and learn how Cuba’s model for education as a human right is implemented globally

Share strategies via delegation meetings and site visits about gender and racial equality and community development in both the capitol city, Havana, and the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba, with grassroots and national Cuban women activists and leaders

Walking tours will focus on diverse Cuban history and cultural life (i.e. Afro-Cuban culture in Callejon de Hamel, Cuban Jazz)

Learn about the gains and struggles of women, black Cubans, and youth as a result of the Cuban Revolution

Site visits to agricultural cooperatives, community development projects, Cuba’s National Center for Sex Education, schools for social work, child care centers and maternity homes

Included in Costs: RT Airfare from designated US city to Cuba, hotel accommodations (double with single option) with breakfast daily, other meals as indicated in the program, special dinners at Cuban paladares, Cuban Visa, Health Insurance in Cuba, ground transportation, bilingual guide, experienced trip leaders and Cuba study guide

And so much more!!

Email us at 2015delegation@gmail.com for details and deadlines to apply.

Trip Co-Leaders for this delegation are Nataka Moore, Associate Professor, Adler University, Chicago, and Jan Strout, Instructor at Montana State University. They are experienced travelers in Cuba as well as other Caribbean and Latin American nations, collaborating broadly on issues of gender, race and the politics of sexuality in their communities and internationally.

Watch for updated details on the US Women and Cuba Collaboration website

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