US Mexico Border Alternative Break Info Session: Niños Sin Frontera De La Frontera: Child Immigration, Asylum, Security
Mary Graydon Center Classroom 331
Participants will learn more about immigration at the US/Mexico border and refugees. The program seeks to answer people's questions on why immigration to the US occurs with so many risks and challenges, how immigrants are treated at the border, and what can be done to help. This program will travel to El Paso, TX over Spring Break.
Guatemala Alternative Break Info Session: Indigenous Defense of Land Past, Present, and Future
Ward Circle Classroom 104
As part of AU's 9th delegation to Guatemala, participants will have the opportunity to learn about these movements by meeting with prominent human rights defenders and community leaders and working side-by-side organizations in on-the-ground service projects.
Alternative Break Info Session Dignified Housing and a Dignified Life: Community Organizing in Mexico City
Mary Graydon Center Classroom 324
Over spring break participants will engage with one of the most powerful housing justice organizations in Mexico City. Explore what it means to organize a movement from the grassroots level, and what it takes to build power within communities.
Brazil Alternative Break: Community Organizing in the Favelas:Striving for Education Info Session
Ward Circle Classroom 5
Brazil Alternative Break Info Session will use the trip to the "marvelous city" of Rio to highlight the perspectives of favela community organizers working to fill gaps caused by the lack of promised government support in social services. Come learn more you can be part of our spring trip to Rio, where these community organizers in the favelas tackle issues of human rights, gender, and other key ...more
Alt Break Info Session: Out of the Closet, Off of the Streets: Understanding Queer Youth Homelessness in San Francisco
Mary Graydon Conference Room 203-205
Uncover the intersection of homelessness and LGBTQ rights to create change. Participants will engage with the specific issue of queer homeless youth on the streets, and will work with community organizations around San Francisco to understand how communities are responding to the needs of queer and trans homeless youth. This program will travel to San Francisco over Spring Break.
Burma Alternative Break: Education as the Foundation for a Successful Democracy Info Session
School of International Service Beacon Conference Room (SIS 300)
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about a new and emerging democracy in Burma and how education holds the key to this era. Over winter break, students will learn about the current political and educational climate from Burmese students and educators first hand. This program will run to Burma.