Immersion Trip

MLK Civil Rights Immersion Trip

The MLK experience is typically a destination immersion trip where about 50 students travel to a city to learn how issues of social justice are being addressed. A typical immersion trip includes meeting with local non-profit organizations that address the intersections of race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, nationality, and more.

Due to COVID-19, we are planning multiple virtual events between February and April to engage our campus community in place of the immersion trip. Our purpose remains the same: to learn about incredible organizations working to promote equity and inclusion and how we can inspire change as well.

Change in Action

Inspiring change by promoting equity and inclusion.

All program participants will be sent a resource list so they may continue their personal education on these topics.

Scheduled Experiences:

  • April 17, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
    Join the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws (NORML) in discussing the history of the war on drugs and how that intersects with racial discrimination. They will discuss the incarceration of individuals in possession of marijuana and how justice is unequally served. Finally, they will share what we can do to advocate for changes in our drug policy and equality as the industry expands.
    Speaker: Chad Padgett