United Campus Ministry is planning a spring break trip for Ohio University students to Tucson, Arizona March 20-27. The group will spend time with host organization Borderlinks learning about the U.S.-Mexico border issues and immigration policy.
Students will have the opportunity to meet Samaritans who place drinking water in the desert, visit maquiladoras where cheap labor provides goods for import into the U.S., talk to artists who document the plight of immigrants, and visit with activists who provide services on both sides of the border.
Cost of the trip will be $1350, which includes room and board. Airfare will be a separate expense. A deposit of $200 will be due by January 31, and the full balance will be due on March 11. Passports will be required.
Ten positions are open for students interested, and will be reserved by first come first serve. An information session will be held Wednesday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the UCM basement at 18 N. College St.
For more information or to sign up for the trip contact Evan Young at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 740-593-7301.