Witness for Peace Granted People-to-People License
Witness for Peace is happy to announce that we
have been granted a renewal of our People-to-People license for travel to Cuba.
WFP is now able to organize delegations that will offer a full-time schedule of
educational exchange activities that will result in meaningful interaction
between delegates and Cubans. Now, even more people will be able to benefit
from the unique opportunity to visit our island neighbor and learn more about
changing U.S./Cuban relations.
Our two-year license from the Office of Foreign
Assets Control (OFAC) allows WFP to take delegations to Cuba under the
"People-to-People" category. This travel category provides for
educational exchanges when those exchanges promote people-to-people contact. Delegation
themes range from arts and culture, education and law to sustainable
agriculture and health care.
In light of the license renewal, WFP will be
expanding its list of upcoming delegations to include additional themes as well
as delegations that will provide a general overview of how U.S. policy impacts
people in Cuba. Delegations that were postponed while we were waiting to
receive our license will be given first priority. However, if you are interested
in planning a delegation to Cuba and have traveled to Cuba at least once we
will be maintaining a list of interested Coordinators, so please contact the
National Delegations Organizer, Ken Crowley, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-423-3402
and provide the best month and your primary interest in travelling to
Cuba. If interested in joining a scheduled upcoming delegation please click here for
more information and/or to complete the application.