(Sept. 12, 2011) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center and the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center are excited to present the students of UTSA with the opportunity to participate in :The Movement: An Exploration of Civil Rights." The program running Jan. 10-14, 2012, will take UTSA students on a trip outside Texas where they will become immersed in the history of the Civil Rights Movement.
Students will visit historical markers such as the Civil Rights Institute, 16th Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park and the National Civil Rights Museum. The trip will end with students participating in the Martin Luther King Jr. March back in San Antonio. This is a spectacular opportunity to see firsthand how the historical movement continues to shape our future.
Accompanying the visits to the historically recognized sites and nationally known museums is a curriculum created to promote awareness of social justice issues. Students will learn through documentaries, reflection papers, group discussions and presentations from guest speakers and activists.
"The Movement" program will run Jan. 10-14 with a return to San Antonio for the MLK March on Jan. 16. The trip will take students from New Orleans, La. to Birmingham, Ala., and then to Memphis, Tenn. Only 40 UTSA students will be selected to attend.
Students selected to participate will be responsible for a nonrefundable fee of $150; the fee must be paid in cash or by check, but can be made in three payments with the last payment due Dec. 7. A payment schedule will be set upon acceptance.
For more information on The Movement, contact the Student Leadership Center, University Center Room 1.002, Main Campus, at 210-458-7967, or visit the Student Leadership Center website. Contact the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center, University Center Room 2.01.04, Main Campus, at 210-458-4770, or visit the ICE Center website.
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John Peace Library, Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
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Student Union, Mesquite Room (SU 2.01.24), Main Campus
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Art Building, Music Tech Lab (Arts 3.01.30B), Main Campus
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Buena Vista Street Building (BVB 2.304), Downtown Campus
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Student Union, Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus
Registration is open now for this family-friendly and dog-friendly run that supports the UTSA Alumni Association scholarship fund.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
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Main Building, Ground Floor Lobby, Main Campus
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H-E-B Student Union Ballroom (HSU 1.104/1/106), Main Campus
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