HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE STUDY-TOUR OF ISRAEL/PALESTINE
join us on our important study tour of human rights and social justice in Palestine-Israel. This study tour welcomes students,
faculty and activists.
Our Social Justice and Human Rights Tour of Israel and Palestine will take place from November
11-18, 2006. The price of the study-tour includes all the activities on the ground, lodging in Jerusalem, all ground transfers,
two meals a day, all entry fees, sight seeing tours, all meetings, workshops and seminars, cultural and musical events, visits
ti archeological sites.
During the study tour we will follow a daily schedule of visits to NGOs, political personalities
and "struggle-sites" of interest. The tour is more or less balanced between Palestinian and Jewish organizations and cooperation
projects on the ground. One of our ground coordinators in the historian Dr. Meir Margalit of the Nobel Peace Prize nominated
ICAHD (Israeli Committee Against Housing Demolitions). (See Dr. Margalit's recently published book: "Discrimination in the
Hearth of the Holy City, published by the International Peace and Cooperation Center)
Our counterparts in Israel and
in the Palestinian Authority are leading social justice and human rights organizations. We will meet with the most important
personalities in Israel and Palestine dealing with human rights and the search for peace. We will meet with Parliamentarians,
academics, artists, authors, social workers, grass roots activists, security officials, leaders of dissident movements, and
representatives of Jewish, Muslim and Christian faith-institutions.
We will visit projects dealing with peace and
reconciliation, national rights, community development in poverty incidence areas, environmental issues, housing (construction
and demolitions), child development, civil rights, the Justice system, education and basic infrastructure conditions. The
NGOs will explain to us the social and economic conditions of their constituents and take us for a guided tour through their
communities and neighborhoods. On each side of the border, the NGOs will take us to see case studies, field projects, as well
as conduct for us other cultural and touring activities. In addition we will visit religious, archeological and cultural sites
of interest in the territories of Israel and the PA.
Should you wish to organize and recruit your own group, we might
be able to offer you a very significant tour-leader discount. Please share this study-tour program with your colleagues.
This is a unique opportunity to learn first hand about this important issue in Israel-Palestine and offer our support to those
working day-to-day to advance peace, justice and democracy in the region.
Please don't hesitate to call me or write
again should you require further assistance or clarifications.
In Peace and Dialogue
Please Contact The Martin Buber Institute For Dialogical Ecology
SAMPLE INDIGENOUS CULTURAL TOUR OF PERU. ECOLOGY AND ARCHEOLOGY. (AREQUIPA-PUNO-CUZCO-MATCHU
1 day) Arrival in Lima�s International Airport. Check in for flight to Arequipa Airport. Arrival in
Arequipa and transfer to Hotel Crismar. Lunch at the hotel. Late afternoon and evening city tour plus visit to Santa Catalina.
Dinner at the hotel.
2 day) Morning tour to Campi�a y Molino de Sabandia. Lunch. PM: Free afternoon. Dinner and night
cultural activity in Arequipa.
3 day) AM: Departure by private bus to COLCA, passing through Yura, Nevado Chachani, Volcano
Misti, Pampa Ca�ahuas ( National Vicu�as sanctuary), Viscachani, Tojra, Chucura, Patapampa and until Chivay.
Lunch at the Hotel Colca Inn. PM: Visit to Thermal Waters La Calera. Dinner and lodging in COLCA
4 day) AM: Tour to the
La CRUZ DEL CONDOR, passing through and stopping at some indigenous villages: Yanque, Achoma, Maca, Pinchollo, Mirador de
Antahuilque y Choquetico. Lunch and continuous trip to PUNO. Check in at the Hotel Conde de Lemos. Dinner and lodging at the
5 day) Full Day at Uros and Taquille. Lunch, Dinner and lodging in Puno.
6 day) AM: Tour to Sillustani. Lunch.
PM: free time
Dinner and cultural reception in Puno.
7 day) AM: departure to Cuzco in executive bus. Stops in the way
in villages such as Pukara (3,900 meters above sea level), La Raya ( 4335 MASL), Lunch in Sicuani, Raqchi (3450 MASL to visit
the Temple of Wiracocha), continuing through Cuzco to Andahuaylillas (3122 MASL) to visit the Capilla Sixtina del Cuzco).
PM: Arrival in Cuzco and transfer to Hotel Madison. Dinner and lodging in Cuzco.
8 day) AM: City Tour of Cuzco plus Kenko,
Pucapucara, Tambomachay and Sacsahuaman. Lunch in Cuzco. PM: Free afternoon. Visit to churches and museums.
Folkloric dance performance at Centro COSCO.
Lodging in Cuzco.
9 day) AM: Tour to Machu Picchu in the Vistadome train
in the Hotel El Pueblo. Dinner and lodging at the Hotel Presidente.
10 day)AM: Free morning. Possibility to climb up again
to the Matchu Picchu ruins. Lunch in Aguas Calientes.
PM: Return to Cuzco. Dinner and lodging in Cuzco.
11 day) Full
Day tour to the Valle Sagrado. Lunch, dinner and lodging in Cuzco.
12 day) AM: flight from Cuzco to Lima. Lunch. PM: city
tour of Lima. The Cathedral and Museum. Dinner and lodging in Lima. Night out in the town
13 day) AM: Visit to the
Lima University and sites in the city. Lunch in Barrancos. PM: free afternoon in Lima. Visit to the Progressive Theatre group
Yayuchkani. Dinner and 9:00 PM transfer to Lima�s International airport for flight back to the US.
SAMPLE ACTIVITIES IN A TYPICAL SOCIAL JUSTICE/ WORK/SERVICE/SOLIDARITY
TOUR TO LATIN AMERICA
1. DAILY WORK VISITS TO LOCAL COMMUNITY CENTERS FOR PHYSICAL AND/OR
SOCIAL WORK (SCHOOLS, DAY SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, DAY-CARE FACILITIES, CLUBS, OLD-FOLKS HOMES)
2. IN SMALL GROUPS, VISITS TO
THE HOMES OF NEEDY FAMILIES.
3. WORK-VISIT TO SOUP KITCHENS, COMMUNAL FOOD PANTRIES AND FREE PHARMACEUTICAL DISTRIBUTION
4. MOST MEALS TAKEN IN COMMUNAL SETTINGS WITH ELDERLY, POOR AND OTHER NEEDY FAMILIES
5. VISITS WITH INDIGENOUS
CULTURAL LEADERS IN THE ARTS, LITERATURE AND MUSIC. FOLKLORIC INDIGENOUS MUSIC, DANCE AND INSTRUMENTAL WORKSHOPS.VILLAGE FESTIVALS.
VISITS TO INDIGENOUS AND ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES. VISITS TO REGIONAL ECOLOGICAL AND NATURE SITES. CITY TOURS.
7. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES.
NIGHTLY OUTINGS WITH THE LOCAL UNIVERSITY GROUPS AND NGOs TO CULTURAL AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES.
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