Delegation Schedule

US/MEXICO BORDERLANDS DELEGATION

2018:Delegation-Bord
7-17 February

Witness the impact of immigration enforcement in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands where foreign policy masquerades as domestic, where life and death decisions are foist upon our neighbors, relatives and friends, placing them in vulnerable and volatile situations. 182 bodies were recovered in the Tucson Sector of the border alone this last fiscal year.

Journey with us through this zone of conflict, the gauntlet of the Sonoran desert, part of the lethal continuum that our neighbors from Latin America travel to reach the fields, factories and detention centers of the U.S. Come to observe, query, discern, contribute, learn and then take home the story of human struggle and hope.Scenery-Bord

With the lens of the borderlands we will examine how immigration reform does and does not impact our neighbors, and ourselves wherever we live in the U.S. We will meet some of those directly affected by public policy. Migrants, local residents, activists, law enforcement personnel. We will walk desert trails, visit sites which include detention centers, human resource centers, cooperatives… back and forth across the border. We will see first hand the impact of militarism on our neighbors and the border communities.

February is reasonably mild here. Cool nights, warm, dry days. Prepare for moderate level trail walking. A passport or border card is essential for this delegation. Spanish is helpful but not required.

FUNDRAISING EXPECTATION: $800 USD which does NOT include the cost of travel to Tucson, Arizona.

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COLOMBIA

2017: Spanish language delegation: 9-16 December
2018: 26 June - 6 July
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EL Magdalena Medio is a region rich in renewable and non-renewable natural resources. Due to its richness and strategic position in the country, the city of Barrancabermeja and the Magdalena Medio region have suffered high levels of violence. Massacres and forced displacements left whole communities uprooted where criminal interests took advantage to take the lands and develop their economic projects.

Armed groups and paramilitaries control Barrancabermeja and the region. High levels of unemployment and poverty have created a situation where young people see no other options but to get involved with these groups. When judicial efforts to evict communities from their lands do not work, paramilitary groups are used to threaten them.

After four enforced displacements by the police and paramilitaries, the campesinos of Las Pavas refuse to be intimidated into giving their land over to a hostile and violent palm oil company Aportes San Isisdro.

As winners of the National Peace Prize they have exerted their voice through nonviolent tactics of resistance, creative farming techniques and self-protection strategies to prevent attacks against their crops and property.

Partners-ColIn September the palm oil company attempted another violent land grab planting over a hundred new palm on top of their crops.

Join our delegation to learn how national agrarian policies of development violate the human rights of campesinxs. Delve into the history of the armed conflict and learn how its legacy continues to haunt campesinxs through violence and lack of access to fair judicial processes.

Listen to their stories and songs of resistance and be inspired to to take solidarity action.

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Some physical rigors are involved in most CPT delegations, such as hiking in mud and heat or mountains, hours-long trips by boat or truck, and generally long days.

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES SOLIDARITY DELEGATION

2018: Delegation-IPS
11-21 May
20-30 July
 
 

Find out what it means to be an ally to indigenous communities engaged in healing, resisting colonialism and struggling for sovereignty.

Corporate clear cut logging of Asubpeeschoseewagong traditional territory has destroyed hunting, trapping, food and medicine gathering activities. Residential schools have profoundly affected both families and communities . Mercury contamination found over forty years ago still continues poisoning the residents in the area.Landscape-IPS

Explore what it means to live in right relationship with the earth and each other. From a base in the city of Kenora, delegations will meet with leaders of Asubpeeschoseewagong people, indigenous and non-residents. Delegates undertake an analysis of colonialism, participate in undoing racism trainings, and learn about being allies to address the problems of structured violence though nonviolent actions.

Special information about the delegation July 20-30, 2018

This delegation will have a special focus on the experience of Indigenous women. On last few days of the delegation, participants will attend the Grassy Narrows Women’s Gathering. Female-identified persons are encouraged to apply for this particular delegation, but there is still much learning and activity involved for male-identified and non-binary people.

FUNDRAISING EXPECTATION: $725 Canadian Dollars which does NOT include the cost of travel to Kenora, Ontario, Canada.

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IRAQI KURDISTAN

2018:
21 April - 5 May
22 September - 6 October

 

Landscape-IKCome and learn about our partners' struggle for freedom, for respect for their rights, and for peaceful co-existence between the diverse peoples and communities of Iraqi Kurdistan. Meet human rights defenders, activists for rights of women and minorities, farmers and shepherds who nonviolently resist cross-border bombardments, people displaced by war, and youth dedicated to building alternatives to violence and oppression. Learn about the historic struggle of the resilient and diverse peoples of Kurdistan and their genocides under the Ba'athist regime, as well as the current economic and political crisis, post-ISIS situation, violations of rights and freedoms, and cross-border bombardments by Turkey and Iran.

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Delegation-IKThe delegates will be based in the CPT house in the city of Sulaimani, and will travel extensively around Iraqi Kurdistan to towns and mountain villages where CPT partners live and work. The delegates will engage and participate in the life and activities of the team, including a public action focused on advocacy for team partners.

CPT has had a presence in Iraq since October 2002, first in Baghdad and since November 2006 in Iraqi Kurdistan.

FUNDRAISING EXPECTATION: $3200 US, which includes round-trip airfare from a designated U.S. or Canadian city. Those planning to travel from other countries, contact the CPT office for more information.

PALESTINE / ISRAEL

2017:Land-Pal
20 November - 3 December
2018:
12-26 February (Shuhada Street Action)
25 March - 6 April: CPT Europe German Speaking Delegation.
30 April - 14 May (Nakba Day)

7-21 August- Multifaith Delegation
22 October - 5 November (Harvest)
30 November - 14 December

Road closures, home invasions, checkpoints, separation barriers, and the presence of militant Israeli settlers near Palestinian villages threaten Palestinian human rights. Although the situation for many Palestinians living in the West Bank, Gaza, and Israel is grave, the Palestinian and Israeli nonviolence activists remain steadfast, building a nonviolence movement of hope and resilience. CPT delegation members will gain a perspective on how ongoing issues affect daily life, and will experience the power of Palestinian and Israeli citizens overcoming what seem to many to be permanent obstacles.

Delegation-PalRoad closures, home invasions, checkpoints, and the presence of militant Israeli settlers near Palestinian villages continue to threaten Palestinian human rights, and Israel's separation barrier (much of it built on confiscated Palestinian land) continues to separate Palestinian communities from each other and ordinary Israelis and Palestinians seeking to come together for peace. CPT delegation members will gain a perspective on how these issues affect daily life, and will experience the power of Palestinian and Israeli citizens overcoming what seem to many to be permanent obstacles.

Delegates will meet with Palestinian and Israeli human rights representatives and peace workers in Jerusalem and Bethlehem. They will visit Palestinian families whose home and livelihoods are threatened by expanding Israeli settlements. They will travel to the city of Al Khalil (Hebron) and the village of At-Tuwani in the South Hebron Hills and experience firsthand CPT's work alongside Israeli and Palestinian partners. They will challenge the structural violence of the Occupation through nonviolent public witness.

Delegates should be prepared for some physical rigors, such as hiking in rough, extremely hilly terrain, heat in the summer and damp cold in the winter, and generally long days.

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Delegates will meet with Palestinian and Israeli human rights representatives and peace workers in Jerusalem and Bethlehem. They will visit Palestinian families whose home and livelihoods are threatened by expanding Israeli settlements. They will travel to the city of Al Khalil (Hebron) and the village of At-Tuwani in the South Hebron Hills and experience firsthand CPT's work alongside Israeli and Palestinian partners. They will challenge the structural violence of the Occupation through nonviolent public witness.

Delegates should be prepared for some physical rigors, such as hiking in rough, extremely hilly terrain, heat in the summer and damp cold in the winter, and generally long days.

CPT has had a continuous presence in the West Bank since 1995.

FUNDRAISING EXPECTATION: $3300 USD, which includes round-trip airfare from a designated U.S. or Canadian city. Those planning to travel from other countries, contact the CPT office for more information.