Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Latin America Working Group Plans Trip in January with Witness for Peace

In January 2013, The Latin America Working Group staff and board are headed to Cuba again! Based on the fantastic success of our trip in January 2012, Witness for Peace (WFP) has asked us to serve us consultants to another people-to-people licensed delegation. Similarly to last year’s itinerary, this trip will focus on Cuban arts and culture.

We are so very excited at the opportunity to travel with Witness for Peace again and immerse our delegation in Cuban culture and real exchange with the Cuban people. Will you join us? Anybody can apply to be a part of this trip, as it falls under the category of people-to-people travel. However, unlike some Cuba travel these days, there IS an application process. Click here for information on how to apply.We anticipate to receive many more applications than we have spots available on our delegation. This means that your application doesn't guarantee your acceptance onto the trip.

Witness for Peace’s mission is dedicated to supporting peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices which contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean. LAWG’s mission’s is similar: working to promote human rights, justice, peace and sustainable development throughout the Latin America region; our tagline is “Action at home for just polices abroad.”  This January educational delegation will honor both the LAWG and WFP missions. Individuals who support these goals through their profession or their personal philosophy are strongly encouraged to apply.

Details about the sample trip content and the application procedure can be found here. We’d love to travel with you!

Note: The modest cost of this 9-day trip is reflective of the accommodations that we will have while in Cuba (think Days Inn or Motel 6). Neither glitzy, five-star hotels in Old Havana nor luxury tour buses on this trip. If you are ready for a real, hands-on Cuban experience, this is the trip for you.

Mavis and Emily (LAWG’s Cuba team)


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