TCU Justice Journey
CRES-affiliated faculty and staff lead the TCU Justice Journey, a U.S.-based immersion and community-engaged educational experience in which students travel to sites related to social justice struggles, past and present, and learn from community activists who changed the world. Formerly known as the Civil Rights Bus Tour, the TCU Justice Journey has included an annual trip to visit sites and people associated with the African -American freedom struggle in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and other southern states.
Beginning in 2017, the TCU Justice Journey offers a new program on Latina/o Civil Rights struggles, including the history of the modern Chicano/a civil and immigration rights movement, exploring Latino/a politics and immigration policy as ways to understand the nature of social movements and the role of grassroots activism; the connections between civil rights and other struggles for social justice, past and present; and the origins and persistence of structural racial and ethnic inequality in the United States. Students travel to Austin, San Antonio, and other communities throughout South Texas and will have opportunities to interact with and learn from the local organizers who built these movements on the ground as well as activists and politicians in present-day campaigns for justice.