Join OCA's Delegation to Cuba, End the Travel Ban & Host a House Party!
The freedom to travel is a fundamental right of Americans. Travel helps farmers and businesses promote trade, and it increases American jobs. Lifting the ban on travel to Cuba will help redirect federal resources away from wasteful enforcement activities to bona fide efforts that truly fight terrorism. Restoring the freedom to travel will unite Cuban families on both sides of the Florida Straits. It will also enable our scholars, students, and artists to share information and knowledge consistent with our historic commitment to academic and cultural freedom.
Want to learn more, empower your community and fundraise for your trip to Cuba? Host a House Party & Screening of Community Solutions' "The Power of Community - How Cuba Survived Peak Oil." When Cuba lost access to Soviet oil in the early 1990s, the country faced an immediate crisis - feeding the population - and an ongoing challenge: how to create a new low-energy society. This film tells the story of the Cuban people's hardship, ingenuity, and triumph over sudden adversity - through cooperation, conservation, and community. "Everyone concerned about Peak Oil should see this film." Richard Heinberg.
Hosting a house party is a great way to educate your friends and family about organic farming and the Cuban experience. House parties are also perfect opportunities to fundraise for your trip to Cuba or local organizing efforts.
Since 1990, Cuba has carried out the world's most comprehensive and successful organic food and farming revolution, including the ongoing cultivation of over 60,000 organic urban gardens that supply 50-80% of its
urban food needs. The Organic Consumers Association and our friends at Global Exchange and Food First are organizing a study delegation May 21 -29 to Cuba to see and experience firsthand how our Caribbean neighbors have survived economic depression and a life-threatening cut-off of oil and food imports by moving from chemical-intensive agriculture to nearly 100% organic and local production.
And of course in the process of carrying out this organic revolution, Cubans have qualitatively improved the island's public health, biodiversity, and environment, not to mention drastically reducing fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas pollution. OCA invites you to join Ronnie Cummins and other leading organic food and farm activists for this once in a lifetime inspirational trip to Cuba from May 21 -29. OCA believes that the only way we can overcome our own domestic economic, food, health, energy, and climate crisis is through sharing information and "best practices" with organic
practitioners and communities across the globe.
For more information and to register, please contact OCA trip coordinator Ryan Zinn.