Alternative Winter Break Trips Focus on Complex Social Issues

Video by Salome Lepez Da Silva Duarte ’19

Bowdoin’s Alternative Winter Break program, launched five years ago, offers students a chance spend a week in January doing intensive, meaningful work.

Each year, the McKeen Center oversees two AWB trips. Both are always planned and led by student volunteers who want to focus deeply on a specific social issue in Maine, such as homelessness or immigrant education.

This year, two trips took place: Reproductive Justice, led by Penelope Lusk ’17 and Harriet Fisher ’17, and Immigrants & Refugees, led by Thanh Tran ’19 and Ellen Pham ’18. Read more.

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