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Student Leadership Center invites students to apply for civil rights trip

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(Sept. 9, 2013) -- The UTSA Student Leadership Center will offer UTSA students the opportunity to participate in the 2014 Civil Rights Exploration Trip. The program, running January 7-11, 2014, will give students the chance to become immersed in the history of the Civil Rights Movement. Additionally, students will explore current social justice issue through the lens of the movement. The trip will take students to New Orleans, La., Birmingham, Ala., and Memphis, Tenn.

Students will visit historical markers such as the Civil Rights Institute, 16th Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park, the National Civil Rights Museum, the Slave Haven Underground Railroad and the Mason Temple. The trip will include students participating in the MLK March in San Antonio on Jan. 20, 2014. This trip is a spectacular opportunity to see firsthand how this historical movement continues to shape the United States' shared future.

The visits to historically recognized sites and nationally known museums are part of a set curriculum created to promote awareness of social justices issues. Students will learn through documentaries, written and photographic journals, group discussions and presentations from guest speakers and activists.

Previously known as "The Movement: An Exploration of Civil Rights," the 2014 Civil Rights Exploration Trip will be named according to suggestions from this year's applicants. The program will run Jan. 7-11, 2014, and will close with the MLK March on Jan. 20.

Students can apply through RowdyLink or can download the application on the Student Leadership Center website. The deadline to apply is Sept. 27.

Students selected will be responsible for a non-refundable fee of $150. The fee can be paid in full or through a payment plan. A payment schedule will be set upon acceptance.

This trip will include student facilitators. Students who have participated in previous trips and are currently enrolled as UTSA students may apply. Find more information and apply on RowdyLink.

For more information on The Civil Rights Exploration Trip, contact the UTSA Student Leadership Center, H-E-B University Center Room 1.002, at 210-458-7967.



Oct. 5, 6 p.m.

Film Screening: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta by John Valadez

The Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 6, 3 p.m.

State of the University

Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus

Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m.

The Impact of the 84th Texas Legislative Session on Public Schools: Any Rain in Sight or Are Those Smoke Clouds on the Horizon?

Join the College of Education and Human Development's Center for Educational Leadership, Policy and Professional Development for a discussion about what passed and what didn't in the last legislative session and what it means for Bexar County Public Schools. 
Durango Building Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Main Campus

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.

Graduate Fair

Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus

Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UTSA CITE Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
Business Building, Richard S. Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus

Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture as Rendered Society

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

SECC Book Sale

Looking for a good read? Shop for yourself or for gifts and help change a life at the same time. Browse and buy children’s stories, novels and more at the 2015 SECC Book Sale.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus

Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Lecture by Composer Larry Groupe

The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building (2.03.15-18), Main Campus

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