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Your journey through college is one that changes your life, broadens your horizons and enhances your critical thinking skills. We believe firmly that the college journey should also open hearts and minds to histories and experiences sometimes not fully appreciated by all.
Each year, we offer two travel immersion experiences for you to explore issues of social justice and the history of the civil rights movement in the United States. The trips for this academic year begins on Friday, January 5 or March 16, 2018. Participants will travel to Atlanta, Georgia; Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Gulfport, Mississippi, New Orleans, Louisiana; Little Rock, Arkansas; and Memphis, Tennessee. Participants will return to Eau Claire on Monday, January 15 or Sunday, March 25.
The cost of the trip is $650 and includes transportation, lodging, museum admission and some meals. A $75 deposit is required at the time of registration. The trip is also open to participants not enrolled at UW-Eau Claire. Registration opens on Monday, October 2 and continues until all 100 spots are filled. Students should pay their $75 deposit at Blugold Central front desk to complete the registration process.
You'll also have the opportunity to register for Women's Studies 222 or Honors 124: Women and the Civil Rights Movement. The course is offered during winterim from 9:00 to noon. Spring course dates are Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. Registration for the trip is a prerequisite for the course.
Students, faculty and staff will travel to Selma this week to join in events recognizing the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.
Students recollections of The Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Through sharing tears, laughter, anger and hope on the Civil Rights Pilgimage, UW-Eau Claire students return to Eau Claire with a renewed sense of justice and inspiration to make changes in their communities and the world.
On the grounds of Little Rock Central High School, UW-Eau Claire students find inspiration in the "Little Rock Nine," the first African-American students to integrate into the segregated school.
At the Vicksburg National Military Park in Vicksburg, Alabama, UW-Eau Claire students learn that the fight for civil rights has been a pursuit from the time the first African was brought to the United States and sold into slavery.
Students visit Selma, other sites of historic importance to the U.S. civil rights movement
On Wednesday morning, 71 UW-Eau Claire students linked arms and held hands as they marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in honor of the March 7, 1965 march that earned the nickname “Bloody Sunday” for the violence inflicted on the protesters.
A slavery reenactment in Selma, Alabama, provides UW-Eau Claire students a meager glimpse into the experiences of Africans brought to the U.S. from their homeland and sold into slavery.
Generations intersect as one UW-Eau Claire student makes a special connection with an original participant of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery march for voting rights.
A team from UW-Eau Claire joins the Civil Rights Pilgrimage to document students' experiences and stories on the 10-day journey through history.
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