Rob Sequin | Havana Journal
We receive emails all the time announcing legal travel to Cuba trips and we are happy to share them with our readers.
Today I highlight three of the most unique and interesting Cuba trips.
1. Cuban Art Tour hosted by Galeria Cubana set for April 29 - May 4, 2013
2. NEEM and Global Exchange agriculture related tours
3. Afro-Cubana Women Today: In Their Own Voices - June 1 to 8, 2013
Cuban Art Tour hosted by Galeria Cubana set for April 29 - May 4, 2013
Stay 6 days & 5 nights in Havana with accommodations at the world class Parque Central hotel. Explore the city’s most important historical sites, museums, artist studios and workshops.
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet many of the artists represented by Galeria Cubana and to purchase artworks while in Cuba!
The visit will be led by Cubapuentes, a well-established organization that is fully licensed to legally take groups to Cuba.
Space is limited, so reserve by March 22.
NEEM and Global Exchange Reality Cuba Tours
This is a collaboration of two dynamic organizations with shared missions. NEEMs People to People’s OFAC license (CT-2012-292919-1) allows anyone to travel legally from the U.S. NEEM provides the P2P license and unparalleled access; Global Exchange, an OFAC licensed Travel Service Provider, provides Internationally renown Reality Travel service.
All NEEM & Global Exchange Brigades are “Cause Related” drawing on each others strengths in the cooperative spirit in a win-win agreement with proceeds supporting programs.
APRIL 26th – MAY 3rd 2013: 8 days CUBA – Agroecology & Culinary – “Seed to Plate” Havana/Artemisa.
MAY 10th – MAY 18th 2013: 8 days w/NEEM and Global Exchange, CUBA & Agroecology – Farmer to Farmer Havana, Matanzas.
JUNE 1ts – JUNE 11th 2013: private Contract Delegation – GROWING POWER, South Africa – the Urban Agricultural Revolution & ACTAF/NEEM Agroecology classes, Havana/surrounds.
JUNE 14th – JUNE 21st 2013: 8 days w/NEEM and Global Exchange A Culinary Delegation – Chefs Move Chefs – Seed to Plate© – A Wandering Feast™ of the sustainably produced foods of Cuba Havana & Artemisa.
JUNE 23rd – JUNE 30th 2013: 8 days w/NEEM and Global Exchange, CUBA & Agroecology – Havana & Pinar del Rio
Afro-Cubana Women Today: In Their Own Voices - June 1 to 8, 2013
image by Luis Eliades Rodriguez
Gisela Arandia (Historian), Sandra Álvarez (Psicologist and Blogger) and Inés María Martiatu (Theater Critic). Marta Núñez Sarmiento (Sociologist), Georgina Herrera, Caridad Atencio and Teresa Cárdenas. Luisa Campuzano (Head of Program of Women Studies. Casa de las Américas), Daysi Rubiera (Writer and Researcher), Gloria Rolando (film maker), Magia López (hip-hop artist, manager of Cuba’s Rap Agency), “Alzar la Voz” (rappers and graffiti women artists)
These are some of the extraordinary women who joined us at Casa de las Américas in May 2011 for an outstanding dialogue with U.S. academics, intellectuals, writers, and artists gathered together and led by Cuban writer Pedro Pérez Sarduy and Casa researcher and academic adviser Caridad Tamayo.
More than simply dialogue, the project is an important research opportunity for serious scholars of the role of women in the African-Diaspora as seen through the lens and in the voice of Cuba and the Afrocubana.
Accommodations at Hotel Presidente or similar.
Breakfast daily at the hotel
Welcome & farewell dinner, 2 lunches
Daily dialogue, discussion & presentation at Casa de las Américas, with translation
Program as outlined in linked itinerary
Airport transfers and transportation for scheduled program activities
English speaking guide
Entry visa for Cuba
Medical insurance in Cuba
$2,299 plus approximately $450 for round trip airfare, Miami/Havana/Miami
Common Ground Education & Travel Services is dedicated to providing opportunities for educational, cultural, scientific exchanges and dialogue between the peoples of Cuba and of the United States. With offices in Western Massachusetts and Hollywood Florida, Common Ground provides assistance and travel services to all individuals and institutions qualifying under the U.S. regulations for travel to Cuba. Proudly, it remains the only agency in New England assisting Cuban Americans with their specific travel needs.
359 Main Street
Easthampton, MA 01027
About Casa de las Américas
Founded in 1959 by Haydeé Santamaría and directed currently by Roberto Fernández Retamar, Casa de las Américass promotes, researches, hosts, awards and publishes the work of writers, artists, musicians, playwrights and researchers in literature, the arts and social sciences of the continent.
Casa was founded at the very beginning of the Revolution, in April of 1959, established by governmental decree and as a nongovernmental organization with the goal of developing and broadening the social and cultural relationships between the peoples of Latin America, the Caribbean and the rest of the world. It was conceived as a space for differing views and perspectives within a climate of renewal. Casa de las Américas promotes exchange between individuals and institutions throughout the world. When all countries in the hemisphere with the exception of Mexico broke relations with Cuba in the early years, Casa de las Américas persevered as a beacon of dialogue and discussion among writers, artists and intellectuals worldwide, a major bulwark against the attempted isolation of Cuba.
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