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PLEA FOR OUR STUDENTS, Alberto Jones, 4/5/01

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3rd Cuba Tour
African American Cultural Society
Caribbean American Children Foundation

The African American Cultural Society and the Caribbean American Children Foundation, Palm Coast, Florida, are leading another breathtaking, US Treasury Licensed trip to our brothers and sisters in Cuba. 

3rd. TOUR OF CUBA

May 24-31, 2001

The African American Cultural Society and the Caribbean American Children Foundation, Palm Coast, Florida, are leading another breathtaking, US Treasury Licensed trip to our brothers and sisters in Cuba.

LIGHT SCHEDULE:

Depart: Nassau Int. Airport May 24, 4: 00 PM, Arrive Holguin Int. Airport 6:00 PM

Depart: Havana Int. Airport May 31, 1:15 PM, Arrive Nassau Int. Airport 2:20 PM

COST:

$1400.00 double occupancy. Add $150 for single occupancy.

Cost includes: Nassau-Cuba-Nassau airfare, tourist visa, lodging, breakfast and dinner, tour bus and guide, emergency health insurance, Santiago-Havana airfare and entrance fee to most museums.

Not included: Airport tax in Bahamas ($20) and Cuba ($20), lunches, gratuities and optional activities.

Places to be visited: Banes, Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo and Havana.

Activities: Visit an English speaking Caribbean immigrant community, school, day care center, institution for the mentally retarded, transit home for pregnant women at risk, and rehab medical center.

Visit General Antonio Maceo’s home and square, Santa Efigenia cemetery, San Juan Hills, Rough Riders/Buffalo Soldiers, Granjita Siboney, Mariana Grajales (mother of Antonio Maceo) monument, former Moncada garrison, Morro Castle, Revolution Square, Jose Marti Memorial, National Hotel and the Maine Monument.

Visit the Caribbean Medical University, the University of Havana, old Havana, Churches, Caribbean Dance Group and a Research Institute.

Application, initial reservation and a $100.00 deposit is due by April 7. Payment in full is due on May 5. No Credit cards are accepted. Please make personal flight arrangements to be in Nassau by Noon on 5/24.

3o TOUR OF CUBA

May 24-31, 2001

FLIGHT SCHEDULE

Depart: Nassau International Airport May 24 4:00 PM

Return: Havana International Airport May 31 2:00 PM

COST

$1400.00 double occupancy. Add $ 150.00 for single occupancy. Includes:

Round trip airfare, tourist visa, lodging, breakfast and dinner, tour bus and English speaking guide, emergency health insurance, Santiago-Havana airfare and entrance fee to most Museums.

Not included: Airport Tax in Bahamas ($20) and Cuba ($20), lunches, gratuities and optional activities.

ACTIVITIES

Visit an English Speaking Caribbean emigrant plantation community. Tour a day care center, an institution for the mentally retarded, a transit home for pregnant women at risk and a rehab medical center.

Visit General Antonio Maceo’s home and square, Santa Efigenia cemetery, San Juan Hills Rough Riders/Buffalo Soldiers, Granjita Siboney, Mariana Grajales monument, the former Moncada Garrison, Morro Castle, Revolution Square, Jose Marti Memorial, National Hotel and the Maine Monument.

Visit the Caribbean Medical University, the University of Havana, a Research Institute and Old Havana.

Application, initial reservation and a $100.00 deposit is due by 4/7. Payment in full is due by 4/28. Space is limited and will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Contact

Mrs. Gertrude Blackwell, 27 Berkshire Ln., Palm Coast, Fl., 32137

Phone (904)445 4812 or cacf2@aol.com

PLEA FOR OUR STUDENTS, Alberto Jones, 4/5/01

Dear Friends,

On April 4th 2001, most mainstream media chose to ignore what may constitute 
a milestone for people of African ancestry, Latinos and Native Americans, 
when the initial group of eight Americans students were welcomed to the Latin 
American School of Medicine in Havana, with the Cuban and American anthem and 
by six students representing Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nigeria, Chile, Dominican 
Republic and Brazil.

These pioneers, who agreed to an offer made by Cuban President Fidel Castro 
to members of a US Congressional Black Caucus visiting Havana last June, will 
receive free tuition and board, that is extensive to as much as 500 American 
High School graduates from low-income families, willing to offer their 
professional services upon graduation in areas which lack adequate medical 
care.

The American students which includes Jose Lozano, 23, the son of slain 
Chicago activist Rudy Lozano and our own 25 year-old Nadege Loiseau, from Ft 
Lauderdale, Florida, will join another 3500 students from 23 countries 
throughout Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, in their quest of 
creating a healthier, better world.

For so many years, we have had to sit back and accept the perception that 
have been imposed on our people of being labeled as unintelligent, lazy or 
capable only of menial chores. For too long, too many of our youths have 
been limited to flipping hamburgers or packaging groceries.

This one in a lifetime opportunity, brings to our doorsteps the possibility 
and responsibility of proving to ourselves and the world what we are capable 
of. We are now able to join forces, donate a nominal fraction of our 
resources and divert some of our youngsters from the "Grill" to the "Scalpel".

Our organization had a previously scheduled "Third Trip To Cuba" during May 
24 through 31. We will now include a visit to the Latin American School of 
Medicine and convey to these exemplary young people, our respect for their 
courage and determination, which have turned them overnight, into the leaders 
and guiding light of future high school graduates. We will assure them, that 
they are not, and will not be alone in this very rigorous and challenging 
endeavor.

We are also extending a warm invitation to every member of all religious, 
social, political, community base, media, educational, professional or 
business organization, to travel with us or send a delegate to assess what is 
being said and done, formulate your own opinion and report your findings to 
your group.

These students and those joining in the near future, will need your critical 
support. Only with factual information, will you be able to make an educated 
decision. We encourage you to seek out and segregate facts from fiction. 

As individuals that have been concerned for a lifetime with the plight of our 
children, we will need your unconditional backing. None of our students 
should lack a slide, a microscope, a reagent, a stethoscope, a text book, a 
computer or any basic element in his/her training, because of our 
indifference or neglect.

At the dawn of what may become the turning point for hundreds of youths in 
our communities, in which prescription drugs and not illegal drugs becomes an 
integral part of their daily language, compels each of us, to take a hard 
look at what is at stake.

It is up to each of us and to our leaders, to shed our personal, political, 
ideological, religious or social interpretation, and work together in support 
of this unique cause, that may well become our launching pad to eradicate 
most of the social ills that afflicts our communities around the nation and 
the world.

Our organization is willing, capable and ready to serve as a conduit in 
providing this vital support to our students.

Alberto N Jones DVM
President, Caribbean American Children Foundation
cacf2@aol.com
April 7th, 2001

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