May Day Brigade Call

Open Call for the XIII May Day International Brigade

(April 22 to May 6, 2018)

Dear Friends:

The Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples, together with its Travel Agency Amistur Cuba S.A. invites you to participate on the XIII edition of the May Day International Brigade, to celebrate the International Workers’ Day. This Brigade also pays tribute to the 60th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, while marking the 70th anniversary of the murder of trade union leader Jesus Menéndez Larrondo.

Participants will carry out days of voluntary work; will visit places of historic, social and cultural interest, will receive lectures on up-to-date topics and exchange ideas and experiences with representatives from different political and mass organizations, workers, TU leaders and living testimonies of Cuban history.

The Brigade will take place from April 23 to May 6, 2018 (arrival April 22)  in the provinces of Havana, Artemisa, Villa Clara and Camagüey, where “brigadistas” will gain a wider awareness on Cuba’s current reality and the transformations taking place in the island as part of the process of updating the economic model designed to strengthen our socialist project.

The cost of the whole package is 675.00 USD. This includes: accommodation in shared rooms up to 6 people (in the case of Julio Antonio Mella International Camp, CIJAM); single, double or triple rooms (depending on availability at the hotel) in Camagüey; with full board (all three meals); airport transfers (in–out) and transportation to all the activities included in the program.

Since the CIJAM maximum capacity of lodging is 220 people, it is important to receive confirmation of your participation in this brigade in the established timeframe. After reaching capacity, all late confirmations of participants will have alternative accommodations at a higher cost.

The program includes 14 nights of stay: out of them 10 at the Julio Antonio Mella International Camp (CIJAM), located in the Caimito municipality, some 45 Km from Havana, and 4 nights in a hotel in Camagüey province.

By confirming participation, “brigadistas” are required to participate in all activities under the proposed program; as well as assuring compliance with CIJAM regulations, maintaining an appropriate behavior, high standards of discipline and a socially responsible conduct, consistent with norms for social interaction.

Registration is now open until March 16, 2018. Final payment for US applicants are expected no later than March 23, 2018. It is essential that the application and registration include all personal information of participants, as well as details of flight arrival and departure, including date, time and flight number.

We invite you to join us in this XIII May Day International Brigade to keep building unity and solidarity amongst the peoples of the world.

Fraternally yours,

CUBAN INSTITUTE OF FRIENDSHIP WITH THE PEOPLES