Trascendiendo Fronteras: Immigration at the San Diego/Tijuana Border (San Diego, CA)
The San Diego/Tijuana border is one of the busiest, most militarized, and technologically advanced borders in the world. Participants will work with community organizations that advocate for immigrant rights and provide humanitarian aid along the border, as well as hear from people affected by the complexities of our immigration system.
Leaders: Camila Argueta '22 and Arein Nguyen '21
Homelessness and Colonialism in the "Racial Paradise" (Honolulu, HI)
Homelessness is Hawaii's most prominent, yet invisible, social ill. Participants will work with local organizations within native and Asian communities to develop an intersectional understanding of the forces that have determined who will be homeless, and how communities are advocating for justice.
Leaders: Lynn Nguyen '22 and Eunice Shin '22
Health Beyond the Hill (Washington, DC)
Through service and engagement with the immigrant community in D.C, participants will examine how immigrant status, class, and culture shape access to healthcare. Students will also learn about the ways policy shapes the lived experience of marginalized individuals.
Leaders: Eskedar Girmash '20 and Rebeca Perez Bernal '20
Food and Environmental Justice in the Crown of Maine (Aroostook County, ME)
Participants will learn about food justice and sustainability in Maine by working with local nonprofits and farmers mostly in Aroostook County. They will gain a real-world understanding of issues relating to public health, definitions of sustainable agriculture, food security, and indigenous rights.
Leaders: Riena Harker '20 and Lauren Hickey '20
Passamaquoddy Community and Education (Pleasant Point, ME)
For the Passamaquoddy tribe, education and cultural preservation are powerful forms of resistance to the continued forces of colonization. Participants will learn from educators at Beatrice Rafferty School and the Sipayik Youth & Rec. Center as well as leaders of tribal government, connecting their work to the broader indigenous sovereignty movement.
Leaders: Fiona Carey '20 and Louisa Izydorczak '20
Land, Identity, and Justice in the "Oldest Colony" (Mayaguez, PR)
Participants will engage with community organizations to better understand issues of environmental sustainability, Puerto Rican identity, and post-hurricanes Irma and Maria advocacy. In preparation for this trip, the cohort will organize fundraisers to provide donations for community partners. Spanish language skills required.
Leaders: Ray Tarango '20 and Michelle Veras '20