2019 Solidarity Trips

Learn more about key social justice and environmental issues in the Dominican Republic and Haiti while exploring your own faith and what a commitment to justice means in a globalized world.

2019 Caribbean Solidarity Trips

Join us on a Solidarity Learning Trip to the Dominican Republic and Haiti!

Sr Ingrid & Fr Mario at a Fe y Alegria school in Haiti.
(Photo: J.Cafiso/CJI)

Participants will:

• visit the border communities of Dajabon in the Dominican Republic and Ouanaminthe in Haiti to learn about social, economic and ecological issues

• witness the impact of multinational industries, especially Canadian ones,  in the garment, agricultural and mining sectors

• understand the legacy of colonialism on racism, migration and the economy today

• meet with leaders, workers, students and others who are addressing issues of ecological and social justice and promoting sustainable development

The study tours are intended for teachers, university students, parish leaders and anyone interested in a faith and social justice experience. They will be hosted by local Jesuit organizations that are actively engaged in social change.

TRIP 1: April 30 – May 7, 2019. Download Trip 1 details.

TRIP 2: July 2–9, 2019. Download Trip 2 details.

To join us on one of these trips, please complete this APPLICATION FORM.
Application deadline: February 28, 2019.

To learn more about what participants experienced and learned on the 2018 trip, visit Caribbean Solidarity Trip 2018.
To learn more in general about CJI’s Solidarity Learning Trips, go here.
To find out more about the 2019 trips, contact Pieter Niemeyer at pniemeyer@jesuits.org or 1-800-448-2148.

In solidarity with Marcha Verde (Green March), a social movement opposing impunity in the Dominican Republic.

Protest against Canadian mining company Barrick Gold in the Dominican Republic.
(Photo: J. Cafiso/CJI)

Sugarcane workers discuss living and working conditions on a plantation in the Dominican Republic.
(Photo: J. Cafiso/CJI)

(Banner photo by J. Cafiso/CJI: Participants from Canada on the the 2018 Caribbean Solidarity Trip)