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About De Colores Weekend Social Justice Immersion Trips to Mexico

De Colores immersion trips trips can be a transforming experience of stepping beyond borders; physical, cultural, linguistic, and personal.

The cost is only $60 per person. A valid Passport is REQUIRED.

Interested in a trip? Starting in March of 2014, sign ups will occur on the Monday morning the week of a trip. Sign ups start at 8 am in THE CAVE (Basement of Sacred Heart), room 120. Contact Patrick Furlong at pfurlong@lmu.edu for specific details.

Please Note: Payment is required upon sign up and is nonrefundable. If you sign up without your payment, you will be placed on the wait list until your payment is received and you risk losing your spot on the trip. If during the course of an academic year, you sign up and then subsequently withdraw from two trips, you will automatically be placed on the wait list for a future trip that academic year, regardless of the time you sign up.

Individuals attending their first trip of the academic year are required to attend a pre-trip meeting in the Cave the Thursday of the trip at 12:30 pm. If this is a problem, email Patrick Furlong at pfurlong@lmu.edu so you canschedule a make up meeting with a student leader.

2014-2015 Dates

Sign-up Dates Trip Dates
8AM Mon. Sept. 22 Sept. 26-28
8AM Mon. Oct. 20 Oct. 24-26
8AM Mon. Nov. 3 Nov. 7-9
8AM Mon. Dec. 8 Dec. 12-14
8AM Mon. Jan. 26 Jan. 30-Feb. 1
8AM Mon. Mar. 2 March 6-8
8AM Tues. Apr. 13 Apr. 17-19
 

Group Dates

Group De Colores Applications will be available on Monday, August 25th and are due on Friday, September 19th by 5pm. Your group will be notified of the decision by Wednesday, September 24th.

Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Oct. 17-19 Jan. 23-25
Nov. 21-23 Feb. 27-Mar 1
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A Brief History

LMU Alumni and founders of the Build a Miracle Foundation, Julianne and Chris North, initially coordinated these trips

with the help of the LMU retreat program in Campus Ministry. Sr. Agnes Marie Schon, CSJ and Fernando Moreno, the Social Justice director, played a key role in supporting and organizing these initial ‘retreat’ service trips.

As relationships grew with the Tijuana community and the number of student participants increased, students were encouraged to develop their own trips. By 1988, LMU students were leading and making frequent trips that have grown into what has become known as “De Colores.”

Fundraisers

In order to meet the financial needs of the De Colores trips, several fundraisers are held throughout the academic year. Purchase the NEW De Colores T-shirt! We invite you to participate, help out, and stop by our monthly taco sales at the LMU Farmers Markets or watch for other De Colores fundraisers like the fall campus Bike Sale.

De Colores Videos

Learn more about De Colores, watch our videos below:

Introduction to De Colores - Part I

Introduction to De Colores - Part II

Newest ROAR Network Video