Participants have engaged in post trip action to advocate for the issues they explored and brought it back to the LMU/LA Community.
Collective Art Piece 2016
In 2015-16, each Alternative Breaks trip participated in a collective art piece that represents the history of oppression and resisitance within their own trip's focus. The exhibit was displayed for a week along Palm Walk.
Health Advocacy For Immigrants 2015
On April 12-13, inspired by their AB trips focusing on Immigration and Public Health, and motivated to do Advocacy, Sayda Sosa (AB Tucson participant) and Cecilia Ramirez (AB Nicaragua participant) attended a Health4All Leadership and Training Conference, and marched in solidarity with many others to the capitol, in Sacramento, in support of the Health For All Act, SB4. They had the opportunity to be educated about the disparities in the healthcare system, and listen to testimonies and inspiring speakers who have been affected by the inequality of the healthcare system due to their status of being undocumented. They hope to continue to be advocates for Healthcare equality.
AB Puerto Rico 2015
The participants of the AB Puerto Rico Trip led a workshop on April 25th at the California Student Sustainability Coalition Convergence that was held at LMU. The workshop focused on utilizing permaculture in an urban environment, specifically on a household scale. Permaculture is the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient making them require minimal resources such as water. Topics of discussion during the workshop included the mission of Plenitud, (the host organization in Puerto Rico) and the work they do, the five zones of permaculture, and how to make SIPs (sub-irrigation planters); which are a water conscious way of gardening. At the end of the workshop students closed the session by screening the AB Puerto Rico Documentary. The goal of the workshop was to educate students on permaculture and teach them tangible ways to implement the principles of permaculture on a small scale.
East Los Angeles/Tucson
Immigration Justice Coalition 2014
AB East LA/Tucson partnered with Magis, Latino Roundtable, and De Colores to bring awareness to the LMU community about immigration. They marched together in the 48 Hour Run/Walk and educated students about the myths and facts of immigration.
May Day March: May 1, 2014
AB East LA, MEChA, and students of LMU participated in Los Angeles-wide May Day March advocating for immigrant rights.
AB Peru participants joined the festivities at LMU's Special Games.
Participants worked with Keen, an organization that helps provide learning tools not available through the education system for kids with special needs.
Autism Speaks Walk
AB Peru participated in several fundraising events for special needs, including the Walk Now for Autism Speaks at the Rose Bowl and the Buddy Walk.
AB Palestine participants started the Students for Justice in Palestine group on campus which focuses on advocacy and awareness for the Israeli occupation of Palestine. They have hosted a lecture series, film screenings, cultural events. This past school year, they hosted Palestine Awareness Week, educating LMU students on the human rights abuses of the region.
One Billion Rising is a worldwide event to end violence against women. In 2013, AB Participants held a One Billion Rising event on LMU's campus. GABRIELA LA came to speak at the event.