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Travel Seminars

Global Realities:  Cuba in Transition

  • Tuesday, May 18

    Arrival at Jose Mari International Airport

  • Wednesday, May 19Two boys in Cuba
    Visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center and presentation by Joel Suarez on the works of the Center. Visit to housing projects of King Center and walking tour of the surrounding neighborhood. Walking tour of Old Havana and visit to the crafts fair. Music and dance performance by Afrocuban folkloric group "Alafia"
  • Thursday, May 20
    Lecture at the King Center entitled "Relations between Cuban State and the Church" by Reverend Raoul Suarez, member of the Cuban National Assembly and Pastor of Marianao Ebenezer Baptist Church. Visit to William Soler Pediatric Hospital Visit to the Museum of the Revolution.
  • Friday, May 21Hermanos Montalvo Elementary School
    Visit to Hermanos Montalvo Elementary School. Visit to Enrique Jose Varona Higher Pedagogical Institute and presentation by Maria de Carmen Fernandez, Director of International Relations
  • Saturday, May 22
    Visit to National Museum of the Literacy Campaign and presentation by Luisa Campos, Director. Visit to Farmer's Market.
  • Sunday, May 23
    Free day
  • Monday, May 24Dinner at a 'paladar'
    Visit to countryside and farm cooperative in Guanajay for presentation by Rolando Morejon, Vice-President of the National Association of Small Farmers in Cuba. Visit to family neighborhood clinic in Havana and presentation by Dr. Rosario Pis Gutierrez. Visit to the National Assembly of People's Power (Cuban Parliament) and presentation by Dr. Eduardo Lara Hernandez, Legal Advisor to the National Assembly and President of the Cuban Union of Jurists. Dinner at a "paladar".
  • Tuesday, May 25
    Visit to the Cuban Foreign Ministry. Briefing by Marcelino Rajardo, Director, North American Division. Human Rights in Cuba, presentation by Aurelio Alonzo from the Psychological and Sociological Research Institute of Cuba. Performance by the vocal group "Ele".
  • Wednesday, May 26Palm Trees
    Departure for Varadero. Visit to Matanzas AIDS Sanitorium and Presentation by Dr. Guillermo de las Portilla, Director.
  • Thursday, May 27
    Return to Havana
  • Friday, May 28
    Depart for United states