Owensboro, Ky. (September 6, 2012) - Kentucky Wesleyan College will host a study tour of Cuba that is open to the public on October 6 – 14. The class, “Justice, Health and Culture” is a joint program with Arizona State University’s Southwestern Interdisciplinary Research Center and can be audited by public participants. Cuba, a travel mecca for Americans in the 40s and 50s, is frozen in time since the revolution and embargo over 50 years ago. According to KWC Professor Ken Ayers, the group will savor the architecture, food and music of a culture almost forgotten to most Americans.
The group will tour Old Havana, the Morro Fortress, Cienfuegos and Matanza, Zapata peninsula. The itinerary includes visits to a number of museums, including the Museum of the Revolution, Museum of the Bay of Pigs and others. Participants will meet members of the Cuban Society for Administrative and Constitutional Law in the National Union of Cuban Jurists, judges and professors from the School of Law of the University of Cienfuegos and the Committee for Defense of the Revolution. They will also visit several health clinics and two bio-reserves for native plants and the Cuban crocodile.
The cost of the trip is approximately $2,000 plus $150 to audit the class and round trip airfare to Miami. For more information, contact Dr. Ken Ayers, a criminal justice professor at KWC, at 270-852-3169 or [email protected].