This is ADA’s newest Diaspora Excursion! Colombia has one of the largest populations of the African Diaspora in the Americas. Cartagena was once a colonial town of extreme importance in the Americas due to its geographical location within the transatlantic trade. The city is a historical hub for global black history. This trip includes cultural excursions throughout Cartagena and a journey to the oldest free-black town in the Americas.
This specialized workshop and retreat is centering on healing the black body, mind, and soul. With the guidance of Dr.Jameta Barlow, community health psychologist, this journey will teach you methods to guide your journey to healing. This experience also includes cultural excursions for you to get to know Havana. The healing workshops hosted will be in community with Afro-Cubans. This is open to women and non-binary people of color.
The Hair, Health, and Heritage Tour, to Cuba will be facilitated by Dr. Afiya (clinical psychologist, hairstylist, research-scientist) and The African Diaspora Alliance a transnational activist organization centered on building solidarity throughout the diaspora through education and travel. This experience offers curated excursions that no other tour can offer, while simultaneously gaining a revolutionary certification in the realm of African-Centered Psychology .
For the past two years under the leadership of Dr. Afiya Mbilishaka ADA has hosted Natural Hair conferences and workshops to build transnational solidarity with Afro-Cuban and Afro-American women through our relationship with our hair. In January we will be hosting a conference led by Kirigo Kabuga master stylist and hair coach. Lucky Us! This excursion aligns with Havana’s annual Jazz Festival activities.
This is a special offer that you do not want to miss! This 7-day excursion includes all of the exchanges our traditional tours include plus an opportunity to bring in the New Years Habana style with a home-cooked meal surrounded by our Cuban familia, good rum, and even better vibes! Unlike our other tours this one includes a one-way group flight from Fort Lauderdale to Habana!