Witness for Peace Southwest is partnering with Altruvistas to bring you three new solidarity delegations in the next year. The delegations will be put on by the Altruvistas team in support of Witness for Peace Southwest and the work happening on the ground in each delegation location. You can register for any of these delegations here: https://altruvistas.com/registration/
Cuba – April 26-May 3, 2020
Solidarity and Socialism: May Day in Cuba
Learn about the Cuban people’s revolutionary history and cultural resilience, while also celebrating May Day! Expect to learn about the importance of organized labor in Cuba. Explore the fruits of the Cuban Revolution: education, health care, sports, and the arts. Examine Cuban socialism and the impacts of the US embargo on the nation. Plus, enjoy an incredible culture!
$1780 double occupancy in 3 star hotels
$300 single supplement
Limited space is available—Apply early! Application with a non-refundable deposit of $500 is due by February 1st, 2019.
Puerto Rico- June 14-23, 2020
Puerto Rico’s status as a US commonwealth leaves the island without a vote and voice in their nation’s political future. Stand in solidarity with the people of Puerto Rico as they continue their fight for their independence against US occupation and militarization. We will learn about the history of Borinquen and its people’s history of resistance. We will explore the movement for independence and also statehood, while enjoying vibrant culture, some bomba y plena, and extraordinary cuisine, of course.
$2875 double occupancy in 3 and 4 star hotels
$450 single supplement in 3 and 4 star hotels
Delegation fees cover all set-up preparation, 2 meals per day, accommodations, interpreters, transportation within the country, all entrance fees, donations to sister organizations, a $200 donation to WFPSW, honoraria to speakers and a trained delegation coordinator. The fee also covers extensive reading and activist tools before and after the delegation. Limited space is available—Apply early! Application with a non-refundable deposit of $500 is due by April 1st, 2019.
Hawaii- July 25-August 2, 2020
Aloha aina, love of land…life. This is the way in which Hawaiians experience the world. Kīpaepae is a ceremony involving the stepping-stones for entering a house, and through this definition, travelers are recognized for reaching the lands sustained for thousands of years by native Hawaiian ancestors–from modern day contemporary times. This huaka`i, or “travel with an informed purpose,” is a journey to understand the Hawaiian nation before it was colonized and militarized by the US and became the 50th State. Through meaningful exchanges you will learn about cultural and ecological resilience, the status of current the Hawaiian sovereignty movement, and the inspirational successes of community organizing from Makua to Makai–while enjoying the beauty and the the aloha that the islands are known for.
$2740 double occupancy
$490 single supplement
Limited space is available—Apply early! Application with a non-refundable deposit of $500 is due by May 1st, 2019.