Delegations to Mexico, Honduras, Colombia, and Cuba give American adults and teens first-hand knowledge of conditions and the issues that WFPSE and its allies seek to address. Delegations are a starting point. After delegates return to the United States, we expect that they continue advocacy work, meeting with their local representatives, holding educational meetings, starting a university chapter, etc. We report these activities back to our partners in country to ensure that these exchanges are reciprocal. The delegate experience varies by country, but a delegate may expect the following:
- Meeting with indigenous leaders
- Learning from organizers and activists
- Delivering messages to the U.S. Embassy in that country
- Extensive training about objectives, strategies, and tactics to help effect change in the U.S.
Upon returning to the U.S.
WFPSE staff and delegates visit with Representatives, Senators, and the Department of State to share their experiences and urge reform.
Honduras: Criminalization and Incarceration – Exporting the American Way
February 26, 2019 – March 7, 2019
Explore the US role in the Honduras human rights crisis, with a special focus on criminalization and incarceration of human rights and environmental rights activists in Honduras. Delegates will learn directly from leaders of various human rights and grassroots organizations as they share stories and legal and political organizing strategies for fighting violence, persecution, and impunity.
Cost: $1,200 + airfare
Application & $250 Deposit Deadline: December 26, 2018
Participants in this delegation will:
- Explore connections between policing, criminalization and the prison industrial complex in the US and Honduras.
- Learn about illegal land grabs by corporations; the criminalization and repression of political protest and expression; governmental and police corruption; and the increasing militarization of Honduran society.
- Gain knowledge about the impunity that pervades the Honduran justice and law enforcement systems with most acts of violence and murders, violations of human rights, corruption, and illegal corporate activities going unpunished.
- Meet US embassy officials to share what delegates have learned and to urge changes in US policy in Honduras.
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Delegation fee covers all meals, lodging, interpreters, and transportation within Honduras, along with extensive reading and activist tools.
Application & $250 Deposit Deadline: December 26, 2018.
Remaining Balance due January 26, 2019. For more information, contact delegation coordinator:
Emily Rhyne, firstname.lastname@example.org
Discover the Parallels Between Black Americans & Black Cubans
March 8, 2019 – March 17, 2019
Discover the Parallels Between Black Americans & Black Cubans: from slavery to the present while exploring sustainable agriculture, healthcare system, education, politics & culture.
Only open to POC applicants
90 miles away from the US coast, Cubans have one of the best healthcare systems in the world. The World Health Organization praised Cuba’s preventative healthcare model and calls other countries to follow it. In 2016, Cuba’s infant mortality rate was 4.3% per 1,000 live births as compared to Tennessee’s rate of 7.4%. Join us to discover Cuba’s history of social reform, its relationship with the US, preventative healthcare model, educational system and culture.
APPLICATION AND $150 DEPOSIT DEADLINE DECEMBER 2, 2018
- Explore sustainable agricultural practices at 2 organic farms.
- Explore Cuba’s medical and mental healthcare system, prevention efforts and treatment.
- Explore restorative and preventative healing practices such as yoga, tai chi, herbalism and homeopathic medicine.
- Explore Cuba’s educational system, the historical Literacy Campaign.
- Tour the International School of Medicine.
- Learn the impacts of the US embargo on the lives of Cubans.
- Learn about racism from a Cuban historian.
- Meet with a family doctor to learn about Public Health Care.
- Learn from a local teacher of dance and traditional rhyth.
- Explore the preservation of Afro-Cuban spirituality, Santeria.
- Visit the House of Africa.
APPLICATION DEADLINE December 2, 2018
Cost: $1,700 + visa ($80) + international airfare
Delegation fee covers all meals, lodging, interpreters, and transportation within Cuba, along with extensive reading and activist tools.
Application & $150 deposit due: December 2, 2018.
Remaining Balance due: February 8, 2019.
For more information, contact the delegation coordinator: Ebony, email@example.com