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Social Work Students Learn About Transgenerational Impact of "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland
Students in Professor Michelle Mohr Carney’s “Social Issues in Northern Ireland” class traveled to Northern Ireland to get firsthand exposure to the transgenerational impact of the violence from the four-decade long conflict in Northern Ireland known as “The Troubles.” Economic injustice, oppression and discrimination are among the hallmarks of the divide between the Protestants and Catholics of Northern Ireland.
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Social Issues in Northern Ireland
APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL February 1, 2013.
The trip is tentatively set for May 12 - May 22, 2013.
Visit Belfast, Ballycastle, Londonderry (Derry) and parts in between in Northern Ireland. Students will spend time learning about the culture and history of Northern Ireland; visit a retreat center called Corrymeela, "Hill of Harmony," that has served as a safe haven for the people of Northern Ireland since the late 1960s and throughout the many-sided conflict known as The Troubles.
Students will visit trauma recovery centers throughout the country, meet with victims of the Troubles who are struggling with the aftermath, former paramilitaries from both sides of the conflict, social work practitioners and community organizations that have been part of the country's recovery process.
Recreational outings to scenic Antrim Coast. Will visit Old Bushmills Distillery, Giant's Causeway, Swinging Bridge, Rathlin Island, as well as other notable locations in Northern Ireland.