Discover Atlanta and its History of Social Justice

Atlanta is a progressive, sprawling southern city that represents so much to so many. Known for its role in the civil rights movement and as the home of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Atlanta is home to a vibrant community of international refugees. The city also has an active LGBTQ community—every fall, it hosts one of the largest pride parades in the country. Media businesses thrive there, with more than a dozen resident R&B and hip-hop record labels responsible for more than 20 years of chart-topping radio hits. The city is also home to CNN and its variety of award-winning cable news programming.

The Atlanta program, Who Gets to Tell the Story: Media Portrayals of Marginalized and Oppressed Populations, gives students the opportunity to earn three credits over winter break through intensive coursework and on-site excursions. Led by Professor LiRon Anderson-Bell, students will take a close look at social justice, policy, history, power and privilege.

Take tours of Atlanta’s landmarks, such as CNN, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, The Center for Civil and Human Rights, and The Atlanta History Center.

Terms Available: Winter Break 2019
Dates:  Jan. 2 - Jan. 10
Course: Who Gets to Tell the Story: Media Portrayals of Marginalized and Oppressed Populations (three credits)
Student Life: Students will be housed in a hotel in downtown, Atlanta for the duration of the program.
Program is open to undergraduates.
Application deadline: Oct. 10, 2018

To schedule an appointment to learn more or to start your application for the Who Gets to Tell the Story: Media Portrayals of Marginalized and Oppressed Populations program, visit the Global Opportunities’ application portal.