3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Domestic Study 2023 Info Sessions 2/17/23 @ 3:30 pm

Community College of Philadelphia will be hosting the third Global Summit on Social Justice. Here is a synopsis of last summer’s programs. This year, the Global Studies summit will focus on Social Justice within the U.S. and U.S. territories. Programs will consist of weeklong itinerary of virtual and/or in-person activities consisting of tours, film screenings, lectures, presentations, talks, etc. The program will run throughout Summer Session I (May 15, 2023 - June 22, 2023).  All domestic travel will occur between June 5, 2023-June 23, 2023.   
Additionally, Global Student Ambassadors (GSA’s) will be chosen through an application process. They will travel and take either a 1-credit IDS120 course  or 3 credit course during Summer Session I. All travel and course expenses will be covered (e.g. domestic airfare, travel, lodging, food, activities, virtual and/or in–person events and activities, etc). All participants must follow that region’s safety protocols. The duration of the trips can be approximately 5-7 days.   
Please apply through the Scholarship Portal's General Application under Student Quick Links!!!
2023 Domestic Study Destinations:
Alabama: Civil Rights and Black Power Movements  
Faculty Leaders: Nwenna Kai Gates and Dr. Anyabwile Love 
All domestic travel will occur between June 5, 2023-June 23, 2023.   
Travel Duration: 5 days (subject to change) 
Course Dates: May 15, 2023- June 29, 2023 
Alabama is the cradle of the confederacy, but it is also one of the birthplaces of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements. This immersive program will explore historical events, sites and communities of Alabama that reflect the breadth of these movements, and their legacies.  Students will be introduced to the historical narratives of resistance movements and their connections to the cultural and political ideologies in Alabama’s Black community today. Also, students will be introduced to the vibrant art and culinary world throughout Alabama.     
New Mexico: Criminal Justice system and trauma-informed practice 
Faculty Leaders: Professors Ilze Nix & Judy Cruz-Ransom 
All domestic travel will occur between June 5, 2023-June 23, 2023.   
Travel Duration: 7 days 
Course Dates: May 15, 2023- June 29, 2023 
Any plans this summer? Professors Ilze Nix & Judy Cruz-Ransom invite you to visit the cities of Albuquerque and Santa Fe in New Mexico. Join us as we time travel through thousands of years and explore the stories and native roots of the Indigenous peoples; the traditions and influence of the Spanish arrivals; and the modern-day streets, the scenery, the art, and the food. All this while taking Justice 191, Victimology and Trauma, to direct our focus on the historical and current victimization, the criminal justice system from the victim's perspective, and trauma-informed practices surrounding these. Grounding our reflections on the intersectionality of race and gender as we aim towards action-oriented social justice. Join us for an academic and life-changing study-abroad experience! 
South Carolina: Gullah - Geechee Communities & Cultural Preservation 
Faculty Leaders: Dr. Gayathri Banavara & Dr. Lynsey Madison  
All domestic travel will occur between June 5, 2023-June 23, 2023.   
Travel Duration: 6 days (subject to change) 
Course Dates: May 15, 2023 - June 29, 2023 
Travel to Charleston, South Carolina and surrounding areas to explore the rich legacy of African cultures and influence in the low-country region. The Gullah Geechee people have retained and embraced their African roots and customs and even their own language. Students will engage in a transformative experience learning about the Gullah Geechee culture through food, arts, crafts, and music. This program bridges the past with the present and covers important moments in the Civil Rights Movement while also providing a broader narrative of the American Black experience, sights, and stories that are not commonly told or seen. 
Wyoming: Deconstructing the Myth of Manifest Destiny 
Restorative Justice for Indigenous Peoples 
Faculty Leaders:  Dr. Faye Allard and Dr. Sarah Iepson 
All domestic travel will occur between June 5, 2023-June 23, 2023.   
Travel Duration: 8 days (subject to change) 
Course Dates: May 15, 2023- June 29, 2023 
Are you interested in the history of America? Do you want to know more about the history and culture of indigenous peoples? Do you believe in restorative justice practices and wonder how you might help local native peoples regain recognition? If so, please consider joining Dr. Faye Allard and Dr. Sarah Iepson for a domestic study program that will engage with native peoples in Philadelphia and the American West. Through an interdisciplinary approach, students will explore the histories, cultures, and art of native groups in Philadelphia and the Wyoming area, learn of various restorative practices that have been implemented in the west, and have a chance to advocate for local tribes as they fight for recognition and cultural restoration. Students will travel to Sheridan, Wyoming where we will stay in dorms at Sheridan College and explore various museums, historical sites, and meet with contemporary indigenous and ally social justice fighters. 
Please contact the Study Abroad Coordinator: Lucia Gbaya-Kanga (bgbayaka@ccp.edu) with any questions or concerns! 

Hosted by: Study Abroad

Online Location: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4778889233

Additional Information can be found at: https://prideportal.ccp.edu/event/8801249