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WBASNY – Professional Legal Program to Cuba

October 14, 2016 - October 21, 2016

The Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (“WBASNY”), a state-wide bar association with more than 4,300 members and the largest women’s bar association in the country, is pleased to announce its Professional Legal Program to Cuba (along with a Guest Program) October 14-21, 2016.

The cost of the program includes roundtrip, nonstop airfare from JFK to Havana, hotel accommodations, meals, meetings and cultural events. Highlights of the program include:

  • Meeting with Cuban legal professionals to discuss the practice of law in Cuba
  • Walking Tour of Old Havana with a representative of the Office of the City Historian
  • Meeting with the Cuban National Institute of Sex Education (CENESEX) to discuss the struggles of and legal protections for LGBT individuals
  • Travel to Varadero, a popular beach resort town, where the delegation will visit the Dupont Mansion and participate in a salsa class
  • Meeting with the local representatives of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) to discuss the role of women in Cuban society, as well as the specific role of women in legal practices in Cuba
  • Walking tour of Matanzas (also known as the “Athens of Cuba”), with stops at Ediciones Vigia (book-making workshop), the Pharmacy Museum and Casa de la Cultura
  • Visit with a Committee for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR), a community block association, and spending the evening with residents
  • Cultural excursions and programs for Guest travelers

Download itinerary here

Cost:

Double – $3,450
Single – $3,935

The registration deadline is July 5, 2016 and the program is limited to 34 participants.

If you are interested in participating participating in the Professional Legal Program to Cuba, send an email to events@wbasny.org to receive the registration materials.

Please note that all travelers must have a valid passport and a Cuban visa. Travelers are responsible for carrying on their person the proper documentation to enter Cuba as well as to re-enter the United States and proper documentation to travel via a third country (if necessary) to Cuba. Important: Travelers born in Cuba, no matter what their current citizenship, will be required to provide additional documentation.

 

 

Details

Start:
October 14, 2016
End:
October 21, 2016

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