The Manzanar Alternative Spring Break program provides students with an intimate, cross-cultural immersion experience at the Manzanar National Historic Site. Participants explore the Japanese American WWII internment and its relationship to the struggle for civil liberties today through service-learning, dialogue, and reflection.
Sign up for the 8th annual Mini-Alternative Spring Break program sponsored by Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS) to explore the history and reality of Manzanar National Historic Site, known during World War II as Manzanar War Relocation Center: http://www.nps.gov/manz/
Get a sneak peek at this amazing trip! Check out the short video here!
2013 Travel Details
Monday, March 18th – Wednesday, March 20, 2013
(Depart 9 am Monday, Return Wednesday night)
(to cover transportation and two nights hotel stay – includes continental breakfast and some meals)
Site exploration, Ranger-led tour, Film screening, Extended visit to the Interpretive Center, On-site service projects, and Reflection/Discussion.
Must attend discussion session on TBD. Professor Lon Kurashige (History/Asian American Studies) will lead the session to provide context, historical information, and an analysis of internment.
There will also be a required “Global to Local” Service Day component within 1 to 2 weeks after return from the trip.
As we will be taking only a select group of students for this trip, please complete and submit your application by Friday, February 15, 2013. This trip is open to everyone (you don’t need to be Japanese American or Asian American to learn about these issues and talk about the current state of our civil liberties!).
“One thing I learned, which I feel now can never be fully explained, is the awesome power of hope in a seemingly dire situation.” – 2006 participant