(Sept. 14, 2012) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center (SLC) and the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center (ICE) will host the second annual "The Progression: An Exploration of Civil Rights," a program that takes 40 UTSA students to sites in New Orleans, Birmingham and Memphis that have historical significance in the civil rights movement. They will return to San Antonio to participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. March.
The 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 comprehensive trip is a unique 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 set curriculum created to promote awareness of social justice issues. Students will learn through documentaries, reflection papers, group discussions and presentations from speakers and activists.
"The Progression" will be conducted Jan. 8-12, 2013, and will conclude with the MLK March on Jan. 21 in San Antonio. The trip will take students from New Orleans, La., to Birmingham, Ala., and then Memphis, Tenn.
>> Forty UTSA students will be selected to participate in the program from the field of applicants. The deadline for applications is Sept. 28.
Students selected to participate will be responsible for a $150 non-refundable fee. The fee can be paid in full or through a set payment plan; a payment schedule will be set upon acceptance. Download an application at the UTSA Student Leadership Center website. Submit the application at the SLC or ICE.
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Flawn Science Building (FLN 2.02.02), Main Campus
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Arts Building, Recital Hall (ART 2.03.02B), Main Campus
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Sombrilla, Main Campus
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Graduate School and Research Building (GSR 1.204), Main Campus
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University Center, Main Campus
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Durango Building (DB 2.208), Downtown Campus
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Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
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H-E-B UC Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
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