Study Sustainability, Anti-racism, and Indigenous Rights on the River

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Interested in exploring firsthand the work of undoing the legacies of slavery and settler colonialism in the American heartland? Tired of Zoom classes and want to have some real-world adventures? This coming September, the next group of students, faculty, and staff will embark from Lake Itasca to begin their hundred-day expedition by canoe and van down the length of the Mississippi River. Students take courses in environmental justice, climate change, politics in the American heartland, with a focus on anti-racism work. In addition to spending time in St. Louis, Memphis, and New Orleans, the group paddles and camps portions of the river around the Line 3 pipeline construction, part of the “Wild Miles” on the Lower Mississippi, the heavily industrialized “Chemical Corridor,” and finishes by paddling to the Gulf of Mexico, site of powerful resistance being carried out by local Indigenous communities. Students interested in joining the program are invited to apply through the Augsburg Study Away web portal.

Apply now–Mar. 15 deadline!