Post-Trip Action

A picture of five Post-Trip Action banners

Participants have engaged in post trip action to advocate for the issues they explored and brought it back to the LMU/LA Community.

Pro-Liberation Party

The Pro-Liberation Party was the official post-trip action of Loyola Marymount University's AB Chicago. Pro-Liberation is the radical belief in the freedom of all oppressed persons. As women of color, our goal is to promote this sentiment throughout greater society, understanding that our liberation is inherently entangled with all of humankind. AB Chicago 2018 welcome all races, sexualities, genders, generations, mental/physical abilities, socioeconomic levels, cultures, lifestyle choices, and other identities into this intersectional space, as long as they are non-violent to others. We asked that that everyone who attends come in with a commitment to learn and to engage, even when the activities challenge our personal beliefs.

 

Collective Art Piece 2016

In 2015-16, each Alternative Breaks trip participated in a collective art piece that represents the history of oppression and resistance 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 New York 2018

The participants of the AB New York trip gave awareness to the LMU Community about gender norms and the impact of heteronormativity that perpetuates negative stereotypes. The group put on a drag show to embrace the uniqueness of gender identity and expression, while also partnering with local organizations like Venice Family clinic. Services were held on Palm Walk and ranged from tabling, a free and mobile STD/HIV testing truck, and passed around a petition to expand gender neutral restrooms on campus and support The Trevor Project in the outlawing of conversion therapy.

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

Special Games

AB Peru participants joined the festivities at LMU's Special Games.

Keen Foundation

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.

Palestine

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.

Philippines

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.