Appendix C

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)




Wednesday 9/5

EVE. Arrival BWI (airport) from Havana (via Miami) Professors Juan Mendoza Díaz, and Lissette Pérez Hernández, and Lourdes Montalvo.


Thursday 9/6

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


Friday 9/7

Presentations – House of Representatives


Saturday 9/8

A.M. LASA conference

EVE. Reception hosted by immigration and civil rights Attorney José I. Pertierra.


Sunday 9/9

Tour of Washington, DC


Monday 9/10

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



Tuesday 9/11

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.


Wednesday 9/12

[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.




Thursday 9/13

[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




Friday 9/14

        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.


Saturday, 9/15

AM. Family Reunification Meetings in Miami with Cuban guests – Reencuentro familiar

P.M. Flight Miami -- Havana, Cuba


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