Alternative Breaks to host AB Week

By: Maddie Day~Staff Writer~

The Xavier Alternative Breaks program will kick off its week of promotional events this Monday.

On Monday evening, the AB club will host the Center for Faith and Justice’s weekly Community Night from 5 to 6:30 pm in the GSC Clocktower Lounge.

Students attending the event will work to redesign the CFJ bulletin board using a social justice theme.

On Tuesday, there will be a one-woman play called Unveiled performed by Rohina Malik, an acclaimed playwright and solo performance artist.

“We are incredibly honored and excited to host this event with SGA,” said Nick Lehan, Alternative Breaks Special Events Chair.

The play will address racism, hate crimes, Islam, culture, and love in a post-9/11 world.

It will begin at 7 pm in the Cintas Banquet Room.

Admission is free, and an open discussion will follow the performance.

On Wednesday, AB club members will take part in ‘Talk about AB Day’ by wearing club t-shirts and stickers to raise awareness.

The club will also host an ‘Open Microphone Event’ on Thursday evening from 7 to 9:30 in the Gallagher Atrium.

All students are encouraged to bring poems, guitars, and any other personal talents to this event, which will include a performance by the AcaBella’s.

On Friday, students can expect to see facts posted on campus bulletin boards about local social justice issues as a part of the AB club’s Issue Awareness Day.

The Alternative Breaks club is currently in its 13th year at Xavier.

The club consists of over 260 students and 25 faculty members who work to develop relationships with the “global community through direct service, education, and reflection, while encouraging personal growth, social awareness, and active citizenship.”

This year, the Alternative Breaks program will send Xavier students on 22 trips, both domestic and international, in hopes of carrying out their mission.