Summer Immersions

Community Organizing and Resistance (CORE) Immersion

Will be offered in May 2023

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Participants will explore current social issues such as food justice, healthcare, and environmental justice through the lens of community organizing by connecting with organizations in Detroit and Chicago such as the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN). Learn how to can make positive change in your community by learning from mutual aid organizations, small grassroots nonprofits, large impactful nonprofits and community leaders.

Read the CORE Immersion blog here!

Contact: core.immersion@up.edu 

Immersion Coordinators: Bella Metcalf and Christopher Karo

CORE Immersion participants meet with community members in Chicago's Marquette Park 

Above photo: CORE Immersion participants meet with IMAN community organizers in Chicago's Marquette Park.


Environmental Justice Immersion

Will be offered May 2023

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Participants will learn about environmental issues such as the climate crisis, clean air and clean water in intersection with issues such as racial justice, Indigenous rights and economic justice. The immersion will be in Portland and the Columbia River Gorge and students will have the opportunity to meet with local leaders and community members. 

 Read student reflections from previous immersion on our Environmental Justice immersion blog.

Contact: envjustice.immersion@up.edu

Immersion Coordinators: Anais Larios-Maldonado and Daniela Gutierrez


Civil Rights Immersion

We will be taking a temporary break from the Civil Rights Immersion for 2022-23

Students walk the path of the Civil Rights movement and learn about contemporary issues of racism and classism in the South. Visit major Civil Rights sites and museums in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana and learn from people involved with the Civil Rights movement. Also, connect with and learn from people addressing racial justice today and its intersections with education, criminal justice, voter suppression and more.  Other experiences may include a tour of Medgar Evers' home, a conversation with the Birmingham Mayor's office and a visit the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans.

Read student reflections from previous participants on our Civil Rights Immersion blog.

Contact: CivilRights.Immersion@up.edu

 

2020 Civil Rights Immersion - Memphis


Past Immersions

Tanzania Immersion

The Tanzania social justice immersion gave students the opportunity to learn about the social, political, and economic past and present of Tanzania. The three-week experience focuses on education, health, women’s empowerment, and other social issues. Students learned basic Kiswahili (the primary language spoken in Tanzania), participated in service opportunities, experienced homestays with local families, and learned about the work of Holy Cross in East Africa.  

To view student reflections from the Tanzania Immersion, visit our blog.

This immersion is not currently being offered.