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WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON? PROTEST, ACTIVISM & SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

Overview What does “activism” mean and how does it look in 2020? How will it evolve over the next  twenty years as the world continues to change? In recent years, movements have formed around issues ranging from Black Lives Matter to vaccines, LGBTQIA rights to climate change, and prayer in schools to the nation’s divided…

GET OUT THE VOTE! FIELD STUDY IN PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY

Overview Head to the Carolinas for an in-depth look at a growing movement working to expand voting access and to involve a greater number of citizens in the political process. Meet elected officials, join parlor meetings, and visit diverse communities across the region. Multiplicity Tours also works with group leaders to customize tours focusing on…

ALONG THE SHORELINE: COMMUNITIES OF THE GREAT LAKES

Destination Overview The Great Lakes region attracts far less attention from curious travelers and outdoors enthusiasts than warranted for its rich cultural capital, diversity, and dramatic landscape. Arab American communities are robust in the Detroit metropolitan area and still thriving churches grew out of a significant Dutch migration to the area. The shorelines are thick…

WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON? PROTEST, ACTIVISM & SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

Overview What does “activism” mean and how does it look in 2020? How will it evolve over the next  twenty years as the world continues to change? In recent years, movements have formed around issues ranging from Black Lives Matter to vaccines, LGBTQIA rights to climate change, and prayer in schools to the nation’s divided…

EARTH, FIRE, AIR, WATER: TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS

Overview As the world copes with crises related to climate change, the loss of natural habitat, food scarcity and resource consumption, the United States’ attitude towards mitigation wavers. Interdependent global economies rely on mass travel, trade and a food chain spanning continents. Health trends in many developing countries parallel worrisome outcomes in richer nations. Is…

SHADES OF THE APPLE: DIVERSITY IN NYC

Destination Overview Since its early days as a main port of entry for immigrants coming to the United States from Europe in search of opportunity, New York City has welcomed communities of widely varying ethnicity, culture, and religion. It remains among the most diverse cities in the world, though gentrification and high cost of living…

From Melting Pot to Mosaic: Religious & Cultural Diversity in the USA

Overview Theorists have challenged the characterization of the United States as a proverbial “melting pot” of ethnicities, religions, and cultures. Does any term better describe America’s increasingly diverse landscape? What does diversity really mean, and what are its implications at the community and national levels? These tours trace the growth of religious and cultural diversity…

Beyond Blue vs. Red: Bridging the Political Divide

Overview Multiplicity Tour’s intimate exploration of the political reality in the United States draws on MEJDI’s experience fostering constructive dialogue through “Dual Narrative” tours in over a dozen countries worldwide. These tours visit key sites with two guides – one conservative, one liberal – who shed light on divisions that define America’s complex landscape. Meet…

From the Redwood Forest: Conservation & Biodiversity

Destination Overview Northern California is a prime location for the study of wildlife and conservation. Over 50% of all North American bird species and some 80 species of mammals have been documented in areas near San Francisco. Muir Woods is home to some of the last remaining old-growth redwood trees in the world. Intensive conservation…

From Melting Pot to Mosaic: The Rich Diversity of New York City 

Multiplicity works with you to build a custom tour exploring the theme of “religious and cultural diversity” at your preferred destination. Sample Tour (Choose your Destination) Since its early days as a main port of entry for immigrants coming to the United States from Europe in search of new opportunities, New York City has been…