Alternative Breaks Open House

Alternative Breaks Open House

Thursday, September 27
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
DePorres Center, Thompson Hall

Refreshments provided

Alternative Breaks provides students with community-based immersion experiences designed to build awareness of social, political, and environmental issues through learning, reflection, and service that benefits diverse populations. Participants are encouraged to develop empathy, understanding, and motivation towards action for social justice in local, regional, national, and global contexts. Students develop leadership skills such as effective communication, intercultural knowledge, and critical thinking as well as a long-term commitment to civic engagement. Moreover, students form friendships with one another, build beneficial relationships with faculty and staff advisors, and collaborate with community leaders to address issues in a meaningful way.

Learn about 2018-2019 programs:

  • Immokalee, Florida: JUSTICE FOR FARMWORKERS: Human rights, labor abuses & consumer power
  • McAllen, Texas: A BORDER ENCOUNTER: Immigration policy, asylum seekers, unaccompanied minors & human trafficking
  • Port-de-Paix, Haiti: GLOBAL SOLIDARITY: Poverty, social entrepreneurship & fair-trade
  • Tallahassee, Florida & Montgomery, Alabama: EQUAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA: Civil rights, the industrial prison complex & the legislative process

For Information:

Center for Community Service Initiatives, Adrian 208
305-899-3696 ı