Race & Immigration
By diving deeply into our Race & Immigration Issue Area, you’ll gain an understanding of the effects of racial injustice and current immigration practices, and work with organizations who address oppression through their commitment to empowerment, inclusion and diversity.
The opportunities for engaging in the Race & Immigration Issue Area are complex and multi-dimensional, providing vast opportunities for increasing your understanding. Experiences have included:
- Spanish Community-Engaged Classes: Partner with Latinx(é) youth and adults to practice using your knowledge and skills while deepening your understanding about immigrant identity, heritage and culture, and the immigrant paradox
- UMOJA Health, Wellness & Justice Collective: Offer mentoring and tutoring through an afterschool program entitled HOPE 4 the Future, which provides trauma-informed care for local students of color.
- Break Trip: The Realities of the American Dream Break Trip helped students collaborate with Americus Mennonite Fellowship, Alterna Community, Koinonia Farm and the Fuller Center. Students drew connections between historical and contemporary racial inequality, learning about the complexities of the modern debate around immigration