Domestic Study Abroad Sample Itinerary 

Day 1

Welcome and Introduction

Tour of Blair Grocery Site

Farming  

Lunch 

Workshop: Solidarity vs. Charity 

Movie to Take Home: Trouble the Water 

Day 2

Rotating Urban Farming Workshops in Small Groups: Composting 

Farming 

Lunch

Lower 9th Ward Tour 

Workshop: AnOther America - This workshop examines the extent inequality and division in American society and, utilizing a systems thinking approach, asks participants to theorize what it will take to change it (includes Derrick Jensen's Star Wars). 

Documentary to Take Home: Boys of Baraka 

Day 3

Rotating Urban Farming Workshops in Small Groups: Sprouts and Microgreens

Farming

Lunch

Workshops: Spotlight on Food Justice... Can We Do Justice by Growing Food? - This workshop challenges participants to analyze the broad spectrum of work being done by food justice organizations at the local and national level. 

Documentary to Take Home: FRESH The Movie 

Day 4

Rotating Urban Farming Workshops in Small Groups: Animal Husbandry

Farming

Lunch

Workshop: Where Was the Other 98.999% When Wall Street Was Being Occupied? - This workshop examines the qualitative consequences of generations of division and the challenges they pose for Social Justice movement builders. 

Movie to Take Home (with debrief to follow in the AM): The Matrix

Day 5

Debrief: The Matrix and The Will to Believe 

Farming

Lunch

Workshop: Envisioning a 100% New Orleans - This workshop challenges service learners to think beyond the fleeting rhetoric of New Orleans as one united Who Dat Nation and dive into the substance of what a more just and more united New Orleans can actually look like. 

Movie to Take Home: V for Vendetta  

Day 6

Farming

Lunch

Workshop: Lil' Wayne and Garrison Keillor Building a Compost Pile? What!? Why!? - This workshop looks at urban farming as a potential cornerstone in creating collective community of action. 

Day 7 

Debrief: The Role of Service Learners in Building a More Just and Civically Engaged Future

Farming

Lunch 

Workshop: Where Do We Go From Here? - This workshop is an opportunity for participants to develop a concrete action plan for returning home, to continue the work done in New Orleans. 

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Day 8 

Farming

Lunch 

Debrief Wrap Up 

Goodbyes!