Migration and Restorative Justice in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Where: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
When: Spring Break 2019
How Much: $1,100 plus flight
Students on the migration and restorative justice immersion will focus on the injustices that Dominicans of Haitian descent are currently facing. They will learn about the efforts of the staff at Centro Bono, who work tirelessly with this population to promote social justice.
I am honored and grateful that I got to experience the Dominican Republic in the way that I did. The tourism industry and the public Dominican understanding of history and politics don’t address the experiences faced by marginalized people/communities such as migrant sugar workers and Dominicans of Haitian descent. Learning from Reconoci.do members was a transformative experience as I learned about their resistance, involvement, and fight towards the recognition and security of human rights. I was impacted on many intra- and interpersonal aspects. My understanding of immersion, accompaniment, leadership, and community has expanded, and I am even more passionate about my areas of study.
Dalia, Dominican Republic Arrupe Immersion, 2018