NOTE: Alternative Breaks are university opportunities to study a social issue and work towards addressing it in community with other students, educators, and community members. To participate in Alternative Breaks students will have to pay a specific amount that is dependent on the type of trip, but there are scholarships available for students who come from underserved backgrounds as well as for those who are first generation and working-class. Below is a description of this specific alternative break.
Alternative Spring Break - Indigenous Land & Voting Rights - Bluff, UT
A foundational part of the U.S. is the displacement and genocide of Indigenous peoples. In this Alternative Break, we will study the settler colonial history of Utah as well as investigate how these histories impact voting and land rights among the Navajo or Dine' peoples in Southeastern Utah. We will have two main focuses on this break: 1) Working on census awareness and information campaigns with the Rural Utah Project and; 2) Learning about the Dine' community and issues they face. This will include a tour of Bears Ears National Monument, a meal with chapter leaders, and more!
When: March 6-12
How: Overnight Stay
- $50 - Deposit - February 21, 2022
- Rest of Payment - February 28, 2022
Student Impact Fellow - Kiara Maryott KiaraM@uvu.edu and/or CSI Program Director - Tino Diaz ADiaz@uvu.edu (you can also text him at 801-228-0956). Meals, snacks, and water will be provided (if there are any dietary concerns please contact Kiara or Tino)