The Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA (GHRC) is a non-profit, grassroots, solidarity organization dedicated to promoting human rights in Guatemala and supporting communities and activists who face threats and violence. GHRC documents and denounces abuses, educates the international community, and advocates for policies that foster peace and justice. Students will travel to urban and rural area of Guatemala learning about the history of the Civil War, current economic conditions and global solidarity. Host Organization: GHRC.
Tucson / Nogales, Mexico—Cost $600
Through dynamic educational experiences, BorderLinks connects divided communities, raises awareness about the impact of border and immigration policies, and inspires action for social transformation. Since 1987, BorderLinks has been facilitating delegations in the Arizona-Sonora region and beyond the border to Chiapas, the Copper Canyon, Chicago, and Santa Barbara. These immersion programs offer groups the opportunity to interact with our neighbors in the U.S. and Mexico. Our delegations visit with individuals and organizations that provide basic assistance to migrants, create community-based alternatives, advocate for just policies, and much more. You will meet with people that are directly affected by current economic and immigration policies, and you’ll be given tools and resources to work for justice.
Host Organization: BorderLinks.
Louisville, Kentucky—Cost $275
CrossRoads Ministries is committed to engaging young adults in an urban retreat experience based on outreach to the margins, prayer, service and bridging communities for justice. This ABI will be a guided immersion experience into inner city Louisville focusing on refugees and immigrants. Host Organization: CrossRoads Ministries.
L'Arche —Cost $275
L’Arche communities bear witness to the reality that persons with intellectual disabilities possess inherent qualities of welcome, wonderment, spirituality, and friendship. L'Arche makes explicit the dignity of every human being by building inclusive communities of faith and friendship where people with and without intellectual disabilities share life together. L’Arche USA exists to strengthen the local communities, welcome more people into their life and work, engage in advocacy on behalf of those often on the margins of society, and to raise awareness of the gifts of persons with intellectual disabilities. Students will spend the week in either the St. Louis or Clinton, Iowa L'Arche community learning from and sharing life with the core members of community while doing projects as the houses need them.
Host Organization: L 'Arche.