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Have You Planned Your Alternative Spring Break for 2014?

3rd February, 2014 - Posted by Rebekah Olstad - No Comments

Have you planned your Spring Break trip for 2014 yet? Join us on a compelling Alternative Spring Break Reality Tour to learn about the issues that effect communities around the world – from indigenous resistance to free trade, to the environmental and societal impacts of occupation. We hope you’ll join us this Spring for an unforgettable experience. Tours are filling fast- reserve your spot now!

Mexico005The Indigenous Voices and Rights of Nature Tour of Chiapas, March 8-16, 2014
Join us to learn about what has motivated popular movements in Mexico. Examine the recent history of the Chiapas region and hear about challenges and successes in the struggle for indigenous autonomy. Learn about the direct effects of globalization in the context of NAFTA and the on-going efforts for economic justice and democracy.

Venezuela at the Crossroads, March 8-18, 2014
afrovenezuelans1Join us to travel to Venezuela to meet with journalists, community activists, independent media cooperatives, human rights organizations, and government as well as opposition figures to see for yourself the unprecedented social changes that continue underway under the Maduro government, and the role that media plays in this process.

Palestinian Land Day, March 21-31 2014
2009.11.03-234Join us during the annual commemoration of Palestinian Land Day (March 30th) and examine the effects that Israeli occupation has on the environment of the Palestinian Territories and thus the livelihood of Palestinians. Learn about the impact of the ongoing occupation on the ecosystem in the Jordan Valley, the issue of freedom to access water and sanitation in the West Bank, deforestation in relation to Israeli practices, and the ongoing drought that has plagued the Middle East for more than five years. APPLY NOW – APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 5th! Contact Drea Hightower at drea@globalexchange.org to register

Burma at the Crossroads, March 30-April 10 2014
NLD office- Nancy:KirstenJoin us to explore Burma’s vibrant culture, understand its tumultuous history; engage in dialogue with locals to understand contemporary life, and meet social, educational, political and humanitarian groups shaping the future of the country. See this country in transition as it emerges from decades of global sanctions and 50 years of military rule.

We hope to see you this Spring!

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