PLEA FOR OUR STUDENTS, Alberto Jones, 4/5/01
Application Form (Word, 32kb)
3rd Cuba Tour
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.
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 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
Depart: Nassau International Airport May 24 4:00 PM
Return: Havana International Airport May 31 2:00 PM
$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.
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 the Caribbean Medical University, the
University of Havana, a Research Institute and Old Havana.
Mrs. Gertrude Blackwell, 27 Berkshire Ln., Palm Coast, Fl., 32137
Phone (904)445 4812 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
We are also extending a warm invitation to every member of all religious,
These students and those joining in the near future, will need your critical
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