Study in Cuba or México with the Autonomous University of Social Movements (AUSM)

Spring 2017:

Cuba (16 credits): Jan 29 – April 28, Optional Chicago re-entry program: May 1-13
App deadline: Nov 1st

Focus on the history, culture and politics of Cuba, with special emphasis on the Cuban revolution.  Program features home stays in a working class barrio of Havana, plus visits to the other cuban provinces and Varadero beach.

Mexico (16 credits): Jan 28 - April 30, Optional Chicago re-entry program: May 1-13
App deadline: June 30

Focus on the theory and practice of Mexican social movements.  Six weeks in Chiapas with the Zapatista movement, four weeks in Mexico City with housing movements, and three weeks in Tlaxcala with urban and campesino movements.


1st Global Festival of Resistances & Rebellions Against Capitalism

From Dec 21st to January 3rd, the Zapatistas invited social actors from all over Mexico and the world to share and celebrate with communities in struggle against capitalism. At the end of the event, the National Indigenous Congress met to discuss the state of Mexico and the world from below and to the left.

Here are a seven brief interviews of different movement participants with subtitles in English.

Summer in Cuba

History, Culture, and Politics of Cuba
A Summer 6-credit study abroad program in Cuba
Offered by the Autonomous University for Social Movements (AUSM) and the Universidad de Ciencias Pedagogicas Enrique Jose Varona
AUSM Executive Director Thomas Hansen (PhD) has 25 years of experience leading educational programs in Cuba. The Universidad de Ciencias Pedagogicas Enrique Jose Varona is the leading teacher training institution in Cuba.

New era in Cuba-US relations? We'll see.

In 1992, a ragtag group of 106 caravanistas confronted some 400 federal officials at the US-Mexico border in Laredo, Texas. Under the leadership of the late Rev. Lucius Walker, this was the first public challenge to the US blockade of Cuba. We were loaded with medicines, school supplies and used bicycles bound for Havana.

Solidarity with Ferguson

Solidarity with Ferguson

October 10th, 2014

To the Sisters & Brothers of Ferguson & St. Louis, MO
To Hands Up United, Organization for Black Struggle, Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, and your partners in Ferguson
To all communities struggling against state violence

The Escuelita Zapatista

Members of CNUC at registration for La Escuelita (Aug 2013)

The Escuelita Zapatista is a bold and inspiring project: under the guidance of thousands of indigenous women and men who have become spokespeople for Zapatismo, it invites allies from all over the world (around 7,500 so far) to come to Chiapas to live with and learn from these spokepeople and indigenous families, and create the largest, most impactful school the world has ever seen for teaching autonomy.

Casas del Pueblo - ¡Presente!

Un corto video sobre nuestra lucha para la vida digna!
A short video about our fight for dignified housing!
¡Que viva Casas del Pueblo! 

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