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.
India Alt Break Info Session: Tibetan Buddhism and Cultural Preservation
School of International Service Northwest Conference Room (SIS 349)
This trip to Dharamsala, India will use the lens of Tibetan Buddhism to explore the multiple facets of the on-going conflict in Tibet and the challenges of refugee status within India. This program will travel to Dharamsala over Summer Break.