CivilRights.jpg Many SMU students, faculty and staff used their time off during spring break to focus on service, human rights, civil rights and more. Several groups shared their experiences on the SMU Adventures blog. Trips March 14-18, 2011, included:

Political Science, Washington, to do research on the papers of former Supreme Court Justices housed in the Library of Congress. Read their blog.

SMU Civil Rights Pilgrimage, an eight-day bus ride to the American South’s civil rights landmarks and leaders in the movement. Read their blog.

Alternative Spring Break trips to Crawfordville, Florida, to serve at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge; Taos, New Mexico, to work at a rural charter school; Los Angeles, to work at AIDS Project Los Angeles; Eastern Tennessee, to focus on rural community development; Boston, to serve the homeless at Boston Rescue Mission; Atlanta, to serve at a homeless shelter; and Ecuador, to volunteer with children. Read their blog.

Canyon-01.jpgHuman Rights Education Program, Germany, to visit Holocaust sites including concentration camps, Hitler’s Munich headquarters and Nazi euthanasia facilities in Berlin. Read their blog.

Art History, Los Angeles, to investigate Mexican, Mexican-American and Latino urban space and culture. Read their blog.

Outdoor Adventures, Grand Canyon National Park, to backpack and study the desert landscape. Read their blog and see a slideshow from their trip.

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