Back to All Events

Human Agenda Emulation Tour to Cuba

Cooperatives, Health and Education in Cuba

GO TO CUBA JAN. 11-20, 2019

CUBA tour.png


The 9-day Emulation Tour to Cuba is planned for Friday, January 11 to 20, 2019. The trip will include visits to industrial and service co-ops as well as visits to ELAM (the internationally renowned medical school), medical facilities, a school, and an ecological reserve.  Talks and dialogue will take place on the changing Cuban economy, now placing a much higher value on worker-owned co-ops, as well as education, health care, and mass participation in decision making. 

Space is limited to 15 persons. The cost is $1800 plus your air reservation. $900 remainder due by Nov. 15, 2018. 

If you are interested in this trip contact Richard Hobbs at , 408-460-2999.   

To reserve your spot send your deposit of $900 payable to “Human Agenda”, 1376 N. 4th Street, Suite 101, San Jose, CA 95116.  Human Agenda is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization. 



Friday January 11

1:15pm Arrival and lodging at Casa Sacerdotal – corner of Ave. Paseo and Ave. 25 / sandwiches for lunch

  • 5:30pm Introductions and orientation

  • 7:00pm Dinner at Casa Sacerdotal

  • 8:00pm Meet with Jorge Bolaños, former head of Cuban Interests Section in Washington D.C. at Casa Sacerdotal

Saturday January 12

  • 7:30am Breakfast

  • 9:00am History of the Cuban Revolution

  • 10:30am Meet with Jorge Bolaños, former head of Cuban Interests Section in Washington D.C. at Casa Sacerdotal

  • 2:00pm Lunch and walk around Old Havana

  • 5:30pm Leave for El Náutico neighborhood

  • 6:00pm Talk on economics with Professor Blanca Munster

  • 7:00pm Dinner at Bienmesabe Cooperative Restaurant

Sunday January 13

  • 7:30am Breakfast

  • 8:30am Leave for Las Terrazas community in Sierra del Rosario, a UNESCO-recognized biosphere reserve with Maria Carla Baseggio; learn about history of the community

  • 10:30     Conversation with artists and artisans of Las Terrazas, family doctor

  • 12:30pm Lunch at vegetarian restaurant

  • 2:00pm Optional swim in Rio San Juan

  • 4:00pm Return to Havana

  • Free time

  • 6:30pm Dinner at Casa Sacerdotal

  • 8:00pm Meet with Pepe Viera at Casa Sacerdotal. Presentation on Cuba-US relations, yesterday and today

Monday January 14

  • 8:00am Breakfast

  • 9:00am Leave for East Havana (Bacuranao) to visit CREA ENTORNO Ceramic Cooperative

  • 11:30 Lunch at El Bicky cooperative restaurant

  • 1:00pm  Meet with Lidia Turner at “Asociación de Pedagogos de Cuba”     talk on education past and present

  • 3:00pm  Visit CRV (Cooperativa Reconstuctora de Vehiculos) Auto Reconstruction Coop and talk to the President Marcelo Gonzalez Ojeda.

  • 5:30pm  Dinner and talk with artist José Fuster at his studio and community  

Tuesday January 15

  • 7:30am Breakfast

  • 11:00     Visit to ELAM (Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina) (Tour facility, talk with students and professors)

  • 1:00pm Sandwiches for lunch on the way to Matanzas

  • 3:00pm Visit recycling cooperative in San Jose de las Lajas

  • 5:00pm Visit  “Ediciones Vigía” in Matanzas unique printing collective

  • 7:00pm  Dinner and lodging at Casa de Cariňo

  • 8:00pm  Presentation of Human Agenda vision as it relates to Cuba

Wednesday January 16

  • 8:30am Breakfast

  • 9:30am Visit special education school

  • 10:30     Visit Santa Marta Grand-parents  Club (Casa de Abuelos) conversations with seniors about past and present

  • 12:00m Talk with Nacyra about the work of Casa de Cariňo and religion in Cuba

  • 1:00pm Lunch

  • Beach time (across the street)

  • 3:30pm Visit Decorarte Cooperative with Director Ariel Balmaseda.

  • 6:30pm Dinner

  • 8:00pm Optional cultural program 

Thursday January 17

  • 7:30am Breakfast

  • 8:30am Leave for the town of Cardenas

  • 9:00am  Visit Neurological Development Center

  • 11:00     Visit to “Joven Club de Computación”

  • 12:00     Lunch at El Fuerte church

  • 2:00pm Visit cultural center in Cardenas

  • 3:30pm Visit the Cuban Women's Federation in Cardenas

  • 4:30pm Return to Casa de Cariňo

  • 7:00pm Dinner

  • 8:00pm  Presentation and discussion on Cuban democracy and the role of mass organizations

Friday January 18

  • 7:30am Breakfast

  • 8:00am Visit Tai Chi group

  • 10:00     Leave for “Finca Conciencia”, a pottery and farming cooperative

  • 12:00m Lunch at “Finca Conciencia”

  • 2:00pm Leave for Havana

  • 5:00pm  Dinner at La Casona Cooperative

  •   Reflection and evaluation

  • 7:00pm Optional Jazz concert

Saturday January 19

  • 8:00am Breakfast

  • 10:00   Free Time

  • Optional Jazz Festival Events

Sunday January 20

  • 8:00am Breakfast

  • 10:00   Leave for the airport

*   Itinerary may vary