Summer Solidarity Brigade 2024

14 - 28 July 2024

Experience the real Cuba! Be more than just a tourist. The Solidarity Brigade consists of groups from the solidarity organisations of several European countries.

Book now for Summer Solidarity Brigade in Cuba 14-28 July 2024.

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Now is an exciting time to be going to Cuba and the brigade gives a unique opportunity to speak to Cubans from all walks of life, see the reality of life under the ongoing US blockade, and learn about the country’s economic and social development.

With free time to explore the capital and soak up the culture, with dance classes, film screenings and music. Not forgetting some time at an amazing beach.

The brigade is based at an international centre 25 miles outside of Havana. The accommodation is basic, sharing up to 4 people per room. This brigade also includes a 4 day trip to another part of the country.

 A fantastic programme of trips, visits and discussion with Cuban people from politics, sports, the arts, industry as well as voluntary work and plenty of social activities will ensure that you make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime journey.

Cost includes programme of talks, events and visits, accommodation, transport, food and preparation pack in advance of departure. You need to organise your own international flights but we can assist with this.

"It was a life-changing experience, a really wonderful, rich time in every sense. Humbling in the face of the blockade and its consequences – I will definitely go again, and encourage others to do so!” past brigadista 

Summer 2024 Solidarity Brigade will visit Santa Clara, the site of the Che Guevara monument and museum, world heritage city Trinidad and explore local development in Cienfuegos.

Summer 2024 brigade programme includes working in a rural area outside Havana alongside local farmers, as well as visits to museums and historical sites, plus talks on the current challenges of the US blockade, the economy, democracy and international solidarity.

They will visit the Ecological Research Station in the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve to explore Cuba’s incredible biodiversity and how the environment is being protected.

While in Cienfuegos they will visit a children’s community project and theatre, an agricultural cooperative to look at sustainable agriculture, and a small business to discuss new economic models on the island. They will also get to visit the city of Trinidad, a world heritage site, and spend the eve of the important national date 26 July with a local community, visiting Santa Clara and the Che Guevara museum and monument there on 26 July.

The group also expect to meet representatives of mass organisations such as representatives of the Womens Federation, Trade Unions federation and students union.

This brigade also includes a 4 day trip to Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Santa Clara.

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