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Elisabeth Plescia <[log in to unmask]>
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Daily eNews for CMNS Students <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 08:58:45 -0400
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Subject: Alternative Breaks Information for Students


Alternative Breaks (AB) applications are open for our Fall Alternative Breaks
Dialogue Program! AB is a great opportunity for students in CMNS to get
involved in engaging discussion, education and reflection centered around
global social issues and community service-learning. We would greatly
appreciate your help in spreading the word to students you work with. Below
are some easy ways to do so:

Forward the message below via email or listserv, or include it in an upcoming
newsletter for your program

Invite AB to come and present in person or virtually to your group. Email
[log in to unmask] and we will set up the details.

Share about AB on your program social media. You can even use a few of the
sample posts and images below!

Learn, Serve, Reflect, & Act around global social issues this year with the
Alternative Breaks Dialogue Program. Sign up at

Do something different this year with the Alternative Breaks Dialogue
Program! Sign up now at

Thanks so much!

Join us for the Fall 2020 Alternative Breaks Dialogue Program!

Program Details:

The Alternative Breaks Dialogue Program looks to build a world in which UMD
students are empowered learners in community together, taking action toward
just causes.

Through deliberative and reflective dialogues addressing global social
issues, student participants will exchange and evaluate different ideas and
approaches that challenge specific social, political and economic structures
of our global community.

Interested students must be willing to commit 1.5 hours/week for 5 weeks
between October 19th, 2020 - November 16th, 2020.

The experience is free.

Who should participate?:

Any student that wants to explore community development, civic engagement,
local issues, leadership, and service.

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in exploring social issues
that include environmental conservations, education, socioeconomic
inequality, healthcare, and more.

How will you benefit from participating?:

Connect with a community of peers from across campus  and create new

Develop and practice personal and group leadership skills such as active
listening, reflection, critical thinking, and communication.

Learn how to effectively engage in constructive dialogue

What should I expect?

Active engagement in personal reflection, listening, small group dialogue,
and small group activities.

Thought-provoking questions and dialogue around social issues

Make connections between social issues and your academic, personal,
professional, or civic life.

Identify at least one action step to take towards a social issue you are
passionate about

Application Information:

Visit to sign up starting Sunday, September 20th,

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 7th, 2020.

For more information or questions, visit or contact
us at [log in to unmask]

-AB Team

Contact Person: AB Team
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]
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