Social Work Development and Practice
in the U.S. and Cuba
Conferences, Workshops and Congressional Presentations
Theme: Perspectives on Social Action and Interventions in Addressing Urban Problems
Discussion Topics: Exoffender Social Reintegration; Juvenile Delinquency; Housing and Urban Gentrification; Race and Gender Issues: economic disparities, family violence, social participation; Legal Training for Social Workers.
Wednesday, September 5 to Saturday, September 15
Altered due to the September 11 tragedy, replacement events/actions are in bold and italics
Cancelled events are within brackets [...]
Cuban Participants: Dr. Lourdes Pérez Montalvo, Prof. Juan Mendoza Díaz, and Prof. Lissette Pérez Hernández
Main Host: Cuban American Alliance Education Fund (CAAEF)
EVE. Arrival BWI (airport) from Havana (via Miami) Professors Juan Mendoza Díaz, and Lissette Pérez Hernández, and Lourdes Montalvo.
A.M. Presentations to the Latin American Studies Association at the Marriott Hotel
2660 Woodley Rd. NW
P.M. Presentations – House of Representatives
EVE. Cuban Embassy Reception
Presentations – House of Representatives
A.M. LASA conference
EVE. Reception hosted by immigration and civil rights Attorney José I. Pertierra.
Tour of Washington, DC
A.M. Presentations – Senate
P.M. 1:00-5:00 Social Work Development and Practices in Cuba with Social Worker Walter Teague, Prof. Phillip Brenner of American University.
American Univ, 4400 Mass. Ave. NW - Mary Graydon Center - Room # 5, Washington, DC
NEW YORK CITY
A.M. 8:40 Leave Washington, DC Union Station DC for New York City, Amrak Train #152
Due to the September 11 tragedy, the train was stopped around 11:00 am in Philadelphia – an evening meal was shared with host who finally took the group in for a lively discussion of the day’s events and our guests social work involvement in Cuba.
[A.M.11:30 Arrive at NYC Penn Station]
[P.M. Tour of New York City]
[EVE 6:30 Brooklyn Reception - Hosted by Mariana Gaston with members of Puerto Rican, Dominican, Cuban communities]
Cosponsor by CAAEF Northeast Chapter.
[NOON Luncheon / Roundtable, Committee for the Heights Inwood Homeless, 10 Fort Washington Avenue "Penthouse Level, New York, NY 10032]
Cosponsors: The Cuba Project and the Cuban American Research and Education Fund.
[EVE. 5:30 "Roundtable with Cuban Social Scientists"
The NY Project/Bildner Center
C- 203 (Concourse Level) The Graduate Center
City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue - across from Empire State Building ]
Traveled back to D.C. by train and drove in rental car to St. Augustine, Florida.
ST. AUGUSTINE / PALM COAST
[A.M. 9:30 Leave New York LaGuardia Airport for Orlando, Florida.
American Airline Flight #2085, 12:30 pm Arrive in Orlando Florida.]
P.M. 2:00 Meeting with organizers of Palm Coast Event
EVE. 6:00 The Development of Social Work Schools and Practice in Cuba
Daytona Beach Community College, Palm Coast Campus,
Room 107, 3000 Palm Coast Parkway, SE, Palm Coast, Florida
9:00 pm Reception
Hosted by The Caribbean American Children Foundation and the African American Cultural Society
President George W. Bush declared Sept. 14 National Day of Mourning. Hurricane Gabrielle crossed Central Florida. Waited in Palm Coast for passing of storm then drove guests in rental car.
[A.M. Orlando flight to Miami]
[P.M. 1:00 One-on-One meetings at Urban League/Social Work Centers in Liberty City, Allapatah or Little Havana].- Coordinator: Alvaro Fernández
[P.M. 6:30 Reception/Round Table Discussion. Social Work Developments in Cuba and the US
Graham Center of Florida International University. Cosponsor: Latin American and Caribbean Center]. Coordinators: Elena Freyre and professor Eduardo Gamarra.
AM. Family Reunification Meetings in Miami with Cuban guests – Reencuentro familiar
P.M. Flight Miami -- Havana, Cuba
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