2020 May Day Brigade Call

Application deadline March 27, 2020, full payment April 3, 2020

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(April 26 to May 10, 2020)

Call for the 15th May Day
International Brigade of Voluntary Work
and Solidarity with Cuba
updated February 28, 2020 

Dear friend:

Receive the fraternal and cordial greeting of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP).

Summoned to the celebration of the 61st Anniversary of the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution and the 60th Anniversary of the foundation of ICAP, we invite all friends of the world to join us in the celebration of the 15th “May Day International Brigade” of Voluntary Work and Solidarity with Cuba.

Please arrive by or on April 26. The activities of the brigade will take  place  from  April 27 to May 10, 2020, in  the provinces of Havana, Artemisa and Pinar del Río, the stay includes 10 nights at “Julio Antonio Mella” International Camp (CIJAM), located in  Caimito  municipality  45 kilometers from Havana and 3 nights in a hotel  in the province of Pinar del Río.

The program includes visits to places of historical, economic, cultural and social interest, conferences on the latest national and international events. A memorable moment will be the participation of friends in the Parade for May 1st and in the International Solidarity Meeting with Cuba, convened by the Central of Workers of Cuba and the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples, which will take place on the 2nd of May.

The  stay  will  cost  $725 USD   which   includes: accommodation in shared rooms for up to 8 people in CIJAM and in double or triple rooms  in  a  hotel  in  the  province of Pinar del Río, full board, transfer in – out and transportation to all programmed activities. Optional visits are not included in the package price. An additional night at CIJAM has a cost of 15.00 cuc, per person.

The camp, built  in 1972, has adequate conditions to meet the needs of friends  who visit us from different parts of the world. The agricultural work will be held in areas adjacent to CIJAM and in Pinar del Río province.

This edition of the Brigade will have the particularity that we will develop the International Solidarity Meeting with Cuba, from April 30 to May 2, with the purpose of continuing to denounce and demand that the genocidal, criminal and unjust economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the US government against Cuba for almost six decades be eliminated, that the territory illegally occupied by the US naval base in Guantanamo be returned to Cuba, and that the aggressive escalation, unilateral measures and subversive actions against our country promoted in the International Campaign which demands #ManosFueraDeCuba be finished.

By joining the brigade its members are committed to comply with the aforementioned program  and  to  observe  properly  the   rules   of   behavior,   discipline   and  social coexistence.

The participation in the brigade of a growing number of friends from all over the world, shows not only motivation to know Cuba, but also how solidarity with the Island spreads encouraged by the commitment the Cuban Revolution brings up in the struggle against the U.S. blockade and our right to exist as an independent and sovereign nation.

We invite all friends to join us in inspiring days of friendship and solidarity.

U.S. registration will be open until April 3, 2020.

We would very much like to have your presence.

Fraternally.

CUBAN INSTITUTE OF FRIENDSHIP WITH THE PEOPLES