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Human Agenda Emulation Tour to Cuba

Human Agenda Emulation Tour to Cuba

GO TO CUBA DEC. 29, 2018 TO JAN. 6, 2019



Cooperatives, Health and Education in Cuba

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Deposit of $900 Due by Friday, September 28, 2018 -- FIRST COME FIRST SERVED

The 9-day Emulation Tour to Cuba is planned for Saturday, December 29 to Sunday, January 6, 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 Oct. 30. 

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. 





Saturday December 29

1:15pm Arrival and lodging at Casa

 Sacerdotal – corner of Ave. Paseo

 and Ave. 25 / Sandwiches for lunch

5:30  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


Sunday December 30

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 December 31

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 1

7:30am Breakfast

9:00am History of the Cuban Revolution

10:30     Leave for 60th Anniversary Celebration in the Plaza Revolucionaria

2:00m    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


Wednesday January 2

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


Thursday January 3

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


Friday January 4

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

Saturday January 5

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 Casa del Cariño

2:30pm Visit a local construction cooperative on the way

4:00pm Free time

7:00pm Farewell dinner at Camino al Sol vegetarian restaurant

Reflection and evaluation


Sunday January 6

8:00am Breakfast

10:00   Leave for the airport


*   Itinerary may vary







Earlier Event: October 22
Tour the Mondragon Cooperatives