The Venceremos Brigade (VB) is a political education project that, since 1969, has directed its efforts toward developing solidarity with the Cuban Revolution. Despite the U.S. blockade against Cuba, the VB has sent more than 9,000 people from across the U.S., striving to send highly diverse contingents. The VB works to raise consciousness around issues related to Cuba such as democracy, social justice and the role of U.S. imperialism, while working within the larger U.S. Cuba solidarity movement and striving to strengthen its unity and broaden its influence. The VB considers travel to Cuba to be our right and has never requested a license from the U.S. government. The 48th Contingent of the Venceremos Brigade is an education project hosted by the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP).
Total Cost (includes $100 application fee): $1,600 plus the cost of flight from your home to Toronto and from NYC to your home.
ESTIMATED TRAVEL DATES: July 15–August 2nd
HOW TO APPLY:
- Read and complete entire application (fill a out separate application for each person) here: 48th Contingent VB Application
- Mail applications to the PO Box listed below and purchase delivery confirmation (i.e. tracking number).
Venceremos Brigade (VB) Education
271 Cadman Plaza E. STE 1
PO Box 24981
Brooklyn, NY 11201-9997
- Email your name, email, phone number and tracking number to VBRIGADE@GMAIL.COM
- If you don’t hear from someone within 2 weeks please send a follow up email.
Note: A complete application MUST include the following. If any part of the application is missing, your application will not be accepted. Please PRINT clearly or TYPE.
You will also need two recent photos attached where indicated on the application form (black and white or color, passport size and quality).
APPLY EARLY, SAVE MONEY: All applications postmarked by March 15th, 2017 will receive a $100 discount off the final payment.