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 - Ethnic Studies & Education Inequity - Salt Lake City, UT
Ethnic Studies was created by protests in the civil rights era to combat the white supremacist and colonial foundations of education against BIPOC communities (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color). However, being adopted as policy and included as educational programming have not achieved the intended hope for educational transformation. In this Alternative Break, we will study how education has historically been used to dominate BIPOC communities. Additionally, we will also experience the implementation of Ethnic Studies in a school district and work closely with community-members to discuss our own local situations and possible interventions that we can design.
When: March 6-12
How: Overnight Stay
- $50 - Deposit - February 21, 2022
- Rest of payment by February 28, 2022
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 Tino)