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Elisabeth Plescia <[log in to unmask]>
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Daily eNews for CMNS Students <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 27 Jan 2021 11:32:03 -0500
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Subject: Alternative Breaks Applications Closing Soon!

If you’re looking to complement your academic studies in science with
community service and social justice, the Alternative Breaks Dialogue Program
could be for you! Engaging in dialogues about social issues can be a great
tool in seeking understanding of the complex world around us. Apply today to
connect with your peers and get involved!

Join us for the Spring 2021 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.
Direct service with a local community partner will demonstrate how students
can turn their knowledge into action in safe, responsible, and sustainable
Interested students must be willing to commit 1.5 hours/week for 8 weeks
between February 15th, 2021 - April 9th, 2021.
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.
Making connections between social issues and your academic, personal,
professional, or civic life.
Identifying at least one action step to take towards a social issue you are
passionate about.

Application Information:
Visit to sign up starting Monday, December 7th,
The deadline to apply is Sunday, January 31st, 2021.

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

Event Date: January 31, 2021
Contact Person: AB Team
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]
Contact Phone Number: 2402782065
Website URL:

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