Several VISION trips still have space available and each trip offers different opportunities for service and learning. You may repair homes and discover a U.S. subculture in Appalachia, build homes and learn about racism in Mississippi, tutor children and explore civil rights issues in Selma, or explore nonviolent social change in Memphis. (The Memphis trip also is part of Justice and Peace Studies 297; contact Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, (651) 962-5336, for more information.)
VISION trip participants explore six components in their work: service, simplicity, spirituality, community, intercultural exchange and justice issues. Trips occur during the second or third week of January and prices range from $300 to $350.
For more information and applications, stop by the Center for Service-Learning and Social Action, Room 153, Murray-Herrick Campus Center. Once accepted on a trip, participants will attend four orientation sessions during fall semester. Two re-orientation sessions also are required following the trip.
Please call Mike Klein at (651) 962-6578, with questions.