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Freedom Rides

Freedom Rides

Do you want to learn more about leadership and social justice?

Do you want to impact IUPUI and the wider community?

Join us for our third annual IUPUI Freedom Ride to Memphis, Tennessee during spring break 2014. This trip will look at how current and past social justice movements have been impacted by different leadership styles. Through visits with community leaders, small groups, community service projects, trips to historical landmarks and museums, students will be able to compare the leadership styles of past civil rights leaders to movements of today. Participants will come away with a better understanding of their unique leadership style and social change issues they want to advance.

Student Registration for Freedom Rides is due by March 9, 2014.  Click here to register.

*Spots are limited and may fill up prior to the registration deadline.

Selected Comments from Past Participants:

  • “My first year TLC was based on Social Justice and this took everything I learned and made it real.”
  • “I learned a lot of history and I will take away the feeling that I can make an impact on social justice sooner than I thought I could. I don’t have to wait until I have 30 years of experience in a field or that I have to go it alone.”
  • “It was a very life changing experience. I would never have been able to get this same experience just by going to Memphis myself.”
  • “An experience to not only learn to see from new perspectives, but to engage in active conversations to learn.”
  • “It was a wonderful way to spend my Spring Break!
Freedom Rides Learning Outcomes

Freedom Rides Learning Outcomes

After participating in the IUPUI Freedom Ride, students will be able to:

• Identify personal leadership skills and traits
• Develop a personal philosophy of leadership
• Compare historical or current social justice leaders approaches to leadership
• Identify social justice issues of personal importance
• Create a social justice vision statement
• Develop a personal action plan for a social justice issue
• Identify personal advantages or benefits provided based on group identity or status (privilege)
• Describe some of the defining features of oppression
• Demonstrate collaborative behaviors
• Recognize ways that their actions can perpetuate or address injustices
• Practice controversy with civility
• Analyze solutions to social issues
• Explain how the Social Change Model's values are important to leadership and social justice

This event is sponsored by Lead IUPUI and Social Justice Education in the Office of Student Involvement and through a grant from the Whitney Social Justice Fund in the Division of Student Affairs.