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Alternative Breaks Adds 7 New Trips

Over 325 students and staff members travelled around the country last week on service and immersion trips as part of the Alternative Breaks Program, which added seven new trips this year, including the first international group to Jamaica. Center for Social Justice Associate Director Ray Shiu noted the importance of[Read More…]

by March 20, 2015 0 comments City News, News

Not Being a Hero on Alternative Spring Break

I just came back from my third Alternative Spring Break trip, and it was refreshingly wonderful. Every year on these trips, one song emerges as the “trip song.” It usually comes from a set of three CDs that the group leaders burn prior with two or three suggestions on them[Read More…]

by March 16, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

A Better Program

Starting relatively small, The Alternative Spring Break Program, recently renamed the Alternative Breaks Program is set to debut several non-spring break programs this year, advertising trips to explore “the cross-section of social entrepreneurship and the criminal justice system,” and their effect on communities. For students that are not accepted to[Read More…]

by February 9, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

The Cross-Cultural Significance of Storytelling

I used to like to think of myself as a writer, as one who takes a story and tells it to the world. I used to hope that some thing I wrote would make some one feel some way. I don’t anymore. I write because I am a listener, not[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Two ASB trips collaborated on an ad-hoc border wall to raise awareness of immigration issues Friday in Red Square.

ASB Wall Breaks Borders

The Alternative Spring Break border awareness program aimed to generate discussion on immigration issues after two ASB groups returned from the 1,951-mile Mexican border over spring break by constructing an ad hoc border fence in Red Square Mar.ch 28. The wood and plastic fence, manned by ASB members, was built[Read More…]

by April 1, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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Students learn about the history of industry in Appalachia as part of their Alternative Spring Break trip to Pulaski, Va.

ASB Looks Outward, Reflects Inward

In an effort to increase reflection and service beyond the one week of spring break, the Center for Social Justice’s Alternative Spring Break program expanded pre- and post-trip activities starting this spring. This endeavor began with an extensive planning process that encouraged thoughtfulness and intentionality. Stefan Rajiyah (SFS ’14), the[Read More…]

by March 28, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

ASB Looks Beyond One Week

Participants on this year’s Alternative Spring Break will see a more cohesive, multidimensional program incorporating reflection into all aspects of the trip than in previous years. Since its inception in 1974, Alternative Spring Break has sent students to locations from Detroit and the Alabama Gulf Coast to engage in a weeklong service[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Students Bring Global Lessons to Campus

Participants in several Alternative Spring Break trips and the Magis Immersion and Justice Program sponsored a week of events to share their experiences learning about the lives of immigrants and migrant workers. The “Nothing Human is Alien to Me” project, which began Monday, aimed to address ideas about home, migration, unequal power[Read More…]

by March 30, 2012 0 comments News

ASB Program to Sponsor Two New Urban Trips

The Alternative Spring Break program will offer two new trips this spring, delving into changing social issues with one trip to New York and Washington, D.C., and another to Detroit. The two trips, which bring the total number of ASB options to 17, will explore issues of education and race,[Read More…]

by December 5, 2011 0 comments News

GU Community Serves in Alternative Ways

To the Editor:   During this past spring break, 211 students and staff from across campus had the opportunity to live in and learn from communities throughout the U.S. Whether hanging drywall, engaging labor leaders and day laborers or watching a Mardi Gras parade, we were privileged to reflect on[Read More…]

by March 29, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News, Uncategorized