Civil Rights Pilgrimage
The Civil Rights Pilgrimage domestic-intercultural immersion experience provides an opportunity for University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students to learn about key individuals, events, and other aspects surrounding the American Civil Rights Movement on a national
basis. Each year during winterim and spring break, students spend ten days immersed in the Deep South to learn about the Movement, visit major sites of significance to the Movement from the 1950s to the 1970s, and hear firsthand accounts of experiences from people who were active in the Civil Rights Movement.
A Women's Studies course that is offered in conjunction with the Civil Rights Pilgrimage focuses on women in the American Civil Rights Movement. Students who choose to participate in the Civil Rights Pilgrimage have the option of choosing to enroll in WMNS 222 concurrently with the Civil Rights Pilgrimage.
One of the key goals of the Pilgrimage is to provide students with an opportunity to enhance their multicultural competence and experience diversity in ways not naturally fostered by the community make-up of Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley.
The $425 trip fee includes transportation, lodging and museum admissions. Registration for both the winter and spring break trips will open the first Monday in October. A $75 deposit is required at registration, which will continue until all slots are filled. Students may register on a first come, first-served basis by signing up, completing the forms, and paying the registration fee to the Dean of Students Office, Schofield 240, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please bring your Blugold ID card and health insurance information to register.
For additional information, visit the Civil Rights Pilgrimage website.
If you have any questions regarding the Civil Rights Pilgrimage, please contact Jodi Thesing-Ritter, Associate Dean of Students, at 715-836-2325 or email@example.com.