Experience the Culture of Cuba
The Contra Costa County Bar Association, in conjunction with our colleagues at the Alameda County Bar, invite you to visit Cuba, learn about the local culture and earn MCLE credit at the same time! The dates for this trip are set for Saturday, February 18 – Friday, February 24, 2017.
We will be traveling under the auspices of Cuba Cultural Travel, an organization that has specialized in travel to Cuba since 1998. Our journey will take us to Havana, the capital of the country and its commercial and cultural center since colonial times. You will experience the wonderful rustic charm of a city that has remained largely unchanged for over 50 years. You will learn about daily life in this amazing, complex city.
During our stay, we will be hosted by a variety of local scholars, attorneys and artists who will offer in-depth commentary on the Cuban legal system, art, history, architecture, and religion. We will meet many leading artists in their studios, attend private dance and music performances and enjoy the company of students, professors, and historians. This private journey will include:
- Thought-provoking lectures by renowned intellectuals, scholars and legal experts. NOTE: Many of our lectures will qualify for MCLE credit.
- Private performances and reception by prominent dance companies and musicians
- Exploration of the fascinating neighborhoods of Havana in the company of an architect and historian
- Day trip to the stunning Viñales Valley known for the finest tobacco produced in the world
This trip will not only bring us together with the people of Cuba, but will enable us to develop friendships and a new understanding of the rich and varied cultural fabric of this unique island nation. A true people-to-people exchange!
Space is limited. For further information, visit CCCBA.org or contact Theresa Hurley at (925) 370-2548. A deposit to hold your place(s), must be received by October 21, 2016.