Setting Sights on Civil Rights Greensboro, NC

The rich history of Greensboro's role in the civil rights movement provides a backdrop for the city's evolution into the "Global Gate City:" a center for immigrant and refugee resettlement. Participants will engage with clientele of all ages and walks of life throughout the week by supporting community organizations. Through hands-on experiences, students will engage with local community members from Asia and the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe that have made a home in Greensboro. Students will also work alongside community members who are involved in non-profit work, legal resources, and policy-making. In conjunction with volunteering at sites that support refugee and immigrant populations, Greensboro participants have the opportunity to explore the history of the city by visiting the International Civil Rights Center and Museum and exploring the trails of the Underground Railroad. Students also get to experience lively discussions and enriching activities while staying together a church in High Point, NC, just outside Greensboro.

To see more about what you'll be experiencing in Greensboro, feel free to visit these links:

http://www.nhsa.org/

http://greensborourbanministry.org/

Questions or comments? Please contact Jenny Davidson, Coordinator of Student Service Learning, at jdavidson@wlu.edu or 540-458-4669.

Maximum Number of Participants: 15