Trip description

The School of Journalism & Mass Communications wants to send several SJSU students from diverse communities to the Inauguration of Barack Obama by way of America’s civil rights landmarks in the South.

The goal for these journalism, advertising and public relations students — to walk back through time and learn at these historic sites how the blood, sweat and tears of the 1950s and 60s equal rights pioneers paved the way for all people of color, women, gays and lesbians, the disabled and religious cultural groups in America to be recognized, appreciated, and valued in our society, and to have equal opportunity to live the American dream. To do this, the students and school must raise a minimum $25,000 to cover air travel, ground transportation, lodging, insurance and other costs.

Student must pay for their own means and incidentals, and fully commit to exploring the civil rights South with an open mind and a willingness to interact with people and share their experiences with students and the public back in the Bay Area.

Local schools and media outlets are invited to partner with us in this unique learning experience, and enable SJSU student media stories, photography and video reporting to be shared with all communities in Northern California.


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