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Sometimes the best way to connect to the world is to get on a plane and go someplace new!

 

Our trips and partner-travel opportunities give you behind-the-scenes perspectives, and provide opportunities for travelers to connect authentically with people across the world.

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Civil Rights: Past, Present, and Future

2019 Travel Opportunities:

June 2 - 9, 2019

(Jackson, Little Rock, Memphis, Birmingham, Selma, and Montgomery)

 

Join fellow WorldOregon members on a program that travels through the South meeting with voices trying to challenge racial and economic injustice. As we travel through Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Alabama meet with those who were part of the struggle including sharecroppers and Civil Rights-era foot soldiers as well as those involved in the struggle today. Meetings with activists like Elizabeth Eckford and Carolyn McKinstry focus on the courage of those who defied the odds to not only survive but live with dignity.

Together we will learn about the work of younger leaders like Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy, at the Equal Justice Initiative whose mission is to protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in America. Meet with Antar Lumumba, an American attorney, activist, politician and the current Mayor of Jackson, the country’s second youngest mayor. This trip is an extension of our Future Leaders, Global Voices theme for 2019.


Framed within this narrative are the histories of the music and cuisine of the South. From blues to jazz to soul food, some of the most powerful and inspired creations of both southern sound and southern cuisine were born out of hardship and poverty and today continue to evolve in exciting ways as new populations, ingredients, and instruments influence regional culture.

COST: $3,950 plus airfare

April 15 with a $1,000 deposit due

 

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Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia with Derrick Olsen

October 13 - October 21, 2019 

 

 

This unique nine-day itinerary and small ship voyage showcases the coastal jewels of the Iberian Peninsula between Barcelona, Spain, and Lisbon, Portugal, during the best time of year. Join WorldOregon President, Derrick Olsen, as he leads this exciting adventure in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia!

 

 

Cruise up Spain’s legendary Guadalquivir River, “the great river,” into the heart of beautiful Seville, an exclusive opportunity only available on this itinerary and by small ship. Visit Portugal’s lesser-traveled Algarve region and the regal city of Granada, Spain. Stand on the “Top of the Rock” to see the Pillars of Hercules spanning the scenic Strait of Gibraltar and call on the enchanting Balearic Island of Palma de Mallorca. Admire the modernist architecture of Valencia. Enjoy stunning scenery and visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites while cruising ancient trade routes from the Mediterranean Sea into the Atlantic Ocean aboard the Five-Star, 210-guest M.S. Le Lyrial. Two-night Barcelona Pre-Cruise Option and two-night Lisbon Post-Cruise Option offered.

COST: From $4,595 plus airfare. 

A Savings of $1,000 when you book by May 10! (extended from March 11)

 

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Questions? Email travel@wacphila.org

 

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