Past Trips 2019

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Emergency Human Rights Delegation to Honduras, March 26 – April 2, 2019

After thousands of Hondurans protested last week to demand the resignation of Juan Orlando Hernández and the strong repression led by Canadian and US-trained security forces, international solidarity and international presence are more important than ever!

Join our Emergency Delegation to Honduras! During this delegation, we will focus on the political repression that followed the Honduran fraudulent elections of 2017, the victims of state violence, and political prisoners. We will meet with Honduran organizations and the people who are in the frontlines of the resistance. We will gather information and testimonies to hold US and Canadian officials accountable for their role in the human rights crisis increased in Honduras after the 2009 coup and for their support for Juan Orlando Hernández government.

Respond to the urgent call for accompaniment. In the past, our delegations to Honduras, for example, have stopped an illegal eviction of a peasant cooperative in Rigores, accompanied cooperatives under threat of violence in the Aguan Valley, and exposed fraud in the presidential election. Today, our friends and colleagues in Honduras ask for our solidarity. We count on you 

This delegation will be led by Vicki Cervantes (AFGJ board member/ Honduras Solidarity Network and La Voz de los de Abajo coordinator) and Eduardo García (AFGJ national co-coordinator). If you have any questions or are interested in joining the delegation, please contact Eduardo at eduardo@afgj.org or 202-540-8336 ext 7. As the planning goes forward we will be able to share an agenda and more details.

Come be a part of this historic effort! Send an email today to eduardo@afgj.org to request your application.

You can also click here to donate toward scholarships for black, indigenous and people of color youth who want to participate in the delegation but cannot afford the cost. Donate and send an email to eduardo@afgj.org to designate it correctly. 

This delegation is co-sponsored by La Voz de lxs de Abajo and Codepink, both members of the Honduras Solidarity Network.


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Cuba: Celebration of the Arts (Biennial) on the 500 Anniversary of Havana, April 12–19, 2019

“I am just returning from Cuba. In many encounters, I heard how much the CODEPINK tours have meant to our friends there. Like us, the Cubans are suffering during this Trump time. Now, more than ever, is the time to show solidarity to our friends in Cuba. After feeling so hopeful with improved relations under Obama, they are feeling the U.S. boot on their throats again! Yet, their joy, music, laughter, great food and values are nourishing and a welcomed relief in this time of madness.”  —Jodie Evans, CODEPINK Cofounder

The Biennial of Havana is the foremost arts event in the city. Galleries, art schools, cultural places, and any space of daily life and even the human body itself can be turned into a living arts scenario.

The first Biennial was held in 1986 and today, it brings together artists from around the world. This year will be a special one because it coincides with the 500th anniversary of the city of Havana. This homage to Havana will, through arts, highlight a city rich in history and teeming with a cultural mix and a people who live arts and creativity in their very souls. You will also have an opportunity to learn about the Cuba daily life, and visit Las Terrazas, a biosphere reserve in the province of Pinar del Rio, and the Cuban home of renowned writer Ernest Hemingway in the lovely fishing village of Cojimar.

This trip will be organized by our CODEPINK partners in Cuba called ProximtyCuba. With the Trump administration rolling back the historic opening with Cuba that the Obama administration championed, just traveling to Cuba is an act of solidarity with the call for normal trade and diplomatic relations with our island neighbor. (Traveling to Cuba for educational purposes with a licensed travel provider, as we do, is one of the few legal ways to visit Cuba.)

Trip Details: You can find all the information and how to register here. And don’t forget to let them know that you were referred by CODEPINK!


Travel with CODEPINK on a Historic Peace Delegation to Iran
January 10–18, 2019

We are deeply concerned by the U.S administration building a case for war with Iran. So we’ve decided to put together a group of activists, artists, journalists and other professionals to go on a trip to Iran that will help bring together our two nations from a place of hostility and military threats to a place of mutual respect and peace for one another. Don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime where we will explore the beautiful Iranian culture and practice mutual understanding to bring our two countries together.

Cost: $1500 per person. Includes hotels, programming, in-country transportation, and food.  Booking Deposit: $200. Covers visa and handling fees. This deposit is non-refundable if you cancel, but is refundable if your visa is denied. Click here to pay your $200 non-refundable deposit before our November 15th deadline!

Trip Details: Click here for the full details of our trip

Visa Request Form: Please complete these visa request forms when submitting your deposit. The sooner you complete these forms the more likely you are to get the visa. 

Contact: Lily (lily@codepink.org)


Our program highlights are subject to change but will hopefully include:

Meetings in Tehran

  • Meet with representatives of the Foreign Ministry and Parliament
  • Visit the Museum of Peace and meet with its members
  • Visit with university professors and students to learn about their hopes and dreams
  • Interact with filmmakers, artists, poets and other cultural workers
  • Learn about the effect of US and EU sanctions on Iran.
  • Explore bustling Tajrish and Grand bazaars and learn about the important role they play in Iranian commerce and culture
  • Visit beautiful parks and mosques decorated with intricate and colorful mosaic designs 
  • Tehran's famous Sa'dabad Palace (summer residence of the Qajar Dynasty) and Golestan Palace. 
  • Learn about Islam as practiced in Iran. Meet with religious leaders and scholars

Outside Tehran

  • Travel to the beautiful cities of Isfahan and Shiraz

 

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