Alternative Breaks

Focus on others

Nine students and staff are traveling to Little Rock, Arkansas, in December as part of Alternative Winter Break 2010. They will volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and explore the issues of homelessness and affordable housing, and how they fit into the larger Little Rock community. Continue reading

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An office visit from actress and advocate Sheryl Lee Ralph

(Spring 2010) Students are in Los Angeles as part of Alternative Spring Break 2010 to serve at AIDS Project Los Angeles, which provides services to men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS. Continue reading

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Delayed Departure

Amy spent winter break 2007-08 in Oaxaca, Mexico, where she and other SMU students explored culture, art and anthropology – visiting villages, churches and museums; participating in festivals; and working alongside the indigenous people of Oaxaca. Amy is a junior from Austin majoring in studio art with minors in art history and women’s studies. Continue reading

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