Break Description

iVen con nosotros! This break focus is on the pressing issues of immigration reform and immigrant rights. LUPE: La Union del Pueblo Entero was founded by labor rights activist Cesar Chavez in 1989 to respond to the needs of the community. We will hear the stories of other civil rights activist to learn about the work being done to combat human rights abuses. In San Juan, we will witness and learn about the US-Mexico border wall. Along the border, we will volunteer in the local colonias, or low-income neighborhoods. In these neighborhood we will see just how difficult and precious life is. We will work to invest, transform, and build a better community and life for immigrants.; By refurbishing buildings and visiting a local clinic we will change a community and bridge economic and social differences. Also at the La Posada Shelter, we will be taught the details about our immigrant detention system.

On this break we will be staying in a church and abiding to a conscientious living philosophy. Led by two social work students we hope to share our love for humans and direct meaningful service.

Total Cost This break is co-sponsored by the Department of Social Work. If interested, please reach out directly to the break leaders for information. This break will not be available at the lottery.

Focus on: Immigrant and Refugee Resettlement

Community: San Juan, Texas

Leaders: Jamie Danyko and Kate Formeller

Cost: $tbd

What type of travel will this break use? Domestic Flying

What kind of break is this? Winter Break

Departure Date: 01-01-2018

Return Date: 01-06-2018

What community partner will you be working with? LUPE: La Union del Pueblo Entero

Currently Offered?: No

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