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Civil Rights Pilgrimage

Life changing experiences

Your journey through college is one that changes your life, broadens your horizons and enhances your critical thinking skills. We believe firmly that the college journey should also open hearts and minds to histories and experiences sometimes not fully appreciated by all. The Civil Rights Pilgrimage through UWEC is a unique opportunity to travel the path of the civil rights movement and walk through these pivotal places and stories in our history.

Each year, we offer two travel immersion experiences for you to explore issues of social justice and the history of the civil rights movement in the United States. The trips for this academic year begin on Friday, January 10 or March 20, 2020. Participants will travel to Atlanta, Georgia; Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Gulfport and Jackson, Mississippi, New Orleans, Louisiana; Jackson, Mississippi; Little Rock, Arkansas; and Memphis, Tennessee. Participants will return to Eau Claire on Monday, January 20 or Sunday, March 29.

The cost of the trip is $750 and includes transportation, lodging, museum admission and some meals. A $75 deposit is required at the time of registration. The trip is also open to participants not enrolled at UW-Eau Claire. Registration opens on Monday, October 1 and continues until all 100 spots are filled. Students should pay their $75 deposit at Blugold Central front desk to complete the registration process.

You'll also have the opportunity to register for Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies 222: Women and the Civil Rights Movement. The course is offered during the spring semester on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Registration for the trip is a prerequisite for the course.

Call the Jodi Thesing-Ritter for more information, at 715-836-3651

Videos from Spring 2018 CRP

Stories of the Civil Rights Pilgrimage

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Call the Jodi Thesing-Ritter for more information, at 715-836-3651
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