Sojourn Project Civil Rights Trip Deadline Friday
The Office for Community Belonging is offering an exciting and meaningful opportunity for travel and academic credit during the upcoming 2022 Spring Break. The Sojourn Project Civil Rights Trip will allow students the opportunity to travel throughout the Southern United States while engaging in in-depth study of the Civil Rights Movement through lectures and discussions with key stakeholders in the movement. This trip has been arranged and planned by the Office for Community Belonging and will be co-led by the Vice President for Community Belonging, Dr. Jaye Goosby Smith, and Professor of Business Administration, Dr. Ben Postlethwaite.
Course Name: Civil Rights Sojourn
Course Number: BA 491.01
Trip Dates: February 26–March 2, 2022
Highlights: In-depth study of the Civil Rights Movement in the Southern United States. Visit Birmingham, Alabama; Jackson, Mississippi; and Memphis, Tennessee.
Speakers: Minnijean Brown Trickey (Little Rock Nine), Thomas Moore (Brother of Charles Moore), Jerry Mitchell (Investigative Reporter), Lisa McNair and Sarah Collins (Sisters of the Four Little Girls who were killed in the 1963 Church Bombing)
Professors: Dr. Ben Postlethwaite and Dr. Jaye Goosby Smith. The course and professors are part of the Business Administration Division, but you do not need to be a business major to go.
Other Information: You can register for the course for variable credit—either 1, 2, or 3 credits. This will prevent you from going over your 18-unit cap. If you presently have financial aid, you are eligible for the Office for Community Belonging trip scholarship. The course will meet in Malibu twice before the trip, will travel on the trip February 26–March 2nd, and will have a final face to face meeting after the trip. Please register before the end of the Add/Drop period on Friday, January 14. For more information, please see this flyer.
Contact: If you have any questions, please email Dr. Goosby Smith.