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Alternative Spring Break March 22-27, 2016

This application is for those wishing to participate in the 2016 Alternative Spring Break workshop that will be held March 22nd to March 27th. The trip will take you on a "road trip" through many significant areas in the southeastern United States. The trip begins in New Orleans, Louisiana and stops will be made in Mississippi and Alabama. The trip will end in Montgomery, Alabama where Dr. King and the Southern Leadership Conference helped to facilitate the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

More information may be found on the ASPCC Website but you must apply online by the deadline (December 10th) to be considered for this opportunity.

Civic Engagement logs are due January 5th.

Learning Outcomes:

Students participating in PCC's Alternative Spring Break "Civil Rights Movement Road Trip" will:

  • Gain knowledge related to the trajectory of the Civil Rights movement in the United States by traveling to the Southeastern United States and visiting landmarks, memorials, and museums that honor the work and history of the struggle for equity in our country.
  • Identify the benefits and challenges of diversity in American life by engaging in intentional dialogue after each presentation or site visit.
  • Recognize the names of the key people, players, places and events in the movement by listening to a variety of presentations and site visits from the eras of slavery, reconstruction and the civil rights era.
  • Gain awareness of racism and how it has influenced our society and be able to apply the knowledge gained on the "road trip" to current situations and struggles of marginalized populations by creating a display for each campus "Civil Rights" fair spring quarter 2016.


In order to participate in Alternative Spring Break 2016 "Civil Rights Road Trip" students must meet the following requirements and complete the outlined tasks:

  • Be a student in good standing
  • Submit your application by December 10th using the online application only.
  • Pay the $400 fee (make checks payable to ASPCC) by December 10th at 5PM. There may be an opportunity to fund raise for the trip. You will need to organize with the Student Leadership Program professional staff in September if you wish to engage in fundraising opportunities.
  • Agree to the guidelines and expectations for attendees (turn in signed document with application)
  • Complete 10 hours of service by January 5th, 2016. Service hours/logs must be emailed to leadership.ca@pcc.edu no later then January 5th at 5PM to be considered.


Apply to be part of the the Alternative Spring Break 2016 "Civil Rights Road Trip.