Cuba 2018

Teaching “Africa” in a Transnational Age: Countries, Continents, and Global Social Justice

There will be two Making the Road travel seminars with this same theme in the summer of 2018, one to South Africa and Namibia in June and July, and the other to Cuba in August.

For general background on Making the Road travel seminars.
For the announcement of the Cuba travel seminar (August 14-23. 2018).
Please fill in the pre-application form as soon as possible.
Full application form must also be submitted by May 15 at the latest.

Previous Cuba Seminars
Making the Road made its first trip to Cuba in June 2014. Trips also took place in May 2016 and August 2017. For background on seminars in 2016 and 2017, see links to Making the Road emails on the Making the Road home page. A full list of previous travel seminars is available here.

Cuba Travel Seminar August 2017

Download an illustrated report (pdf).

Cuba: Havana and the Oriente Province, June 13-22, 2014

During the ten days of this Cuba tour (June 13 through June 22), the participants participated in an array of events enabling them to actively discover the complex truths about Cuba’s crucial role in aiding freedom movements worldwide.  Clients were able to engage Cuban comrades, uncover Cuba’s significant contributions to Southern African liberation and celebrate Cuba’s profound African roots.
Mission:
The purpose of Making the Road’s Cuba 2014 tour was to acknowledge, study, commemorate and reflect upon the various ways in which Cuba directly contributed to liberating Southern Africa from imperialist rule.  While the same Cuban comrades who struggled valiantly to aid African peoples also affected epic change throughout Latin America, the focus of this tour will be Cuba’s ties to Africa.  Because Cuban military, academic, religious, governmental and civilian forces united to answer Africa’s calls, all of these areas will be examined and celebrated.
Key Highlights:
•    Spending time engaging Cuban citizens, learning about individual experiences and contributions to African liberation efforts;
•    Visiting significant historical and cultural sites, including former slave barracks and plantations and Havana’s famous open-air market; and
•    Balancing and contextualizing Cuban historical and political knowledge with excursions to pertinent geographical sites.

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