- traditional understandings of masculinity, femininity, and non-binary gendered identities,
- historical and contemporary manifestations of gender-based violence in Guatemala, and
- how gender influences the daily lives of Guatemalans, often evidenced most clearly through structured systems which perpetuate situations of poverty and restrictive definitions of how people experience life.
In Their Own Words
Past Participants of ASB
“Out of my four years at NC State, if not my whole life, the Guatemala trip made the single biggest impression on me.”
“This trip to Guatemala forced me to really explore my own beliefs, understandings, and thought processes.“
“This trip was an unforgettable, unimaginable, breath-taking experience. I witnessed things that I thought I would never ever see. Although it was hurtful to witness those things, it was very much necessary. Their story needs to be known. I would recommend this trip to everyone considering ASB because it will change your life, just like it did mine.”