America's Longest War: Narcotics, Violence, and Migration in the “Drug Capital of the World”
Despite four decades of US-led drug control efforts, the overall production, trafficking, and consumption of drugs has remained consistently steady. Notably, the escalation of financial and military efforts against drugs has proliferated violence in Latin America and contributed to racially tinged mass-incarceration in the US. Participants will engage with community organizations in the “Drug Capital of the World” to understand the history and present state of America's War on Drugs.
Led by Edwin Sanchez Huizar '23, Luis Cano Vazquez '23 & Roxana Valdez '24 (Location: Miami, FL)
Blackness, Womanhood, and Violence in Atlanta, Georgia
Black womanhood is an intersectionality that is often overlooked, especially in the context of sexual and domestic abuse. In Atlanta, participants will partner with local advocacy, abuse prevention and resource centers to deepen their understanding of the intersections of race, gender, and sexual and domestic violence, while learning about what local organizations are doing to provide support to survivors.
Led by Jordyn Birmingham '24 & Shi Thompson '24 (Location: Atlanta, GA)
Crossroads of a Crisis: Housing in San Francisco
Participants will examine the evolution of the housing crisis in San Francisco from the perspective of job-related immigration and migration. Through service and engagement with community organizations and local advocates, participants will explore how race, class, and citizenship affect the prosperity and wellbeing of different communities.
Led by Brian Liu '25 & Luna Jiang-Qin '25 (Location: San Francisco, CA)
Tools to Promote Educational Equity in New York City
Participants will examine some of the complex factors contributing to educational inequity in New York City, including racial, socioeconomic, linguistic, and neurological differences within student populations. Through engaging with local community organizations, students will develop a deeper understanding of best practices for promoting educational equity in urban areas and beyond.
Led by Catherine Cao '25 & Yaerin Wallenberger '25 (Location: New York City, NY)