Diversity Center Alumni

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The Diversity Center is committed to providing alumni with insight into diversity and inclusion initiatives, challenges, and successes on campus.  We also strive to create space for alumni to  (re)connect with each other, The Diversity Center, and the university.

Whether or not you were a student when the dCenter was established, our values of critical reflection, perspective taking and community resonate with a wide range of alumni who believe in our mission. Please join us as we celebrate our continued efforts  as collective voices of resistance and change.

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Upcoming Events

Check out these opportunities for engagement and community over the next couple of months.

If you have ideas for a get-together, or have any questions about any of our upcoming events, please email Angie Hambrick (hambriaz@plu.edu).

Third Biennial Diversity Center Alumni Trip

July 14-18, 2022 | Savannah & Tybee Island Georgia

We are excited to announce that we are  hosting our third Diversity Center alumni trip to Savannah and Tybee Island Georgia!  

The registration fee for the trip is $150 per traveler.  The fee includes three meals, some ground transportation, and one excursion.  The registration fee is due Monday, May 2, 2022.  Full refunds available through Friday, June 3, 2022 – must contact Angie Hambrick hambriaz@plu.edu. After June 3, the registration fee is non-refundable. If the trip is canceled due to health directives related to COVID-19, a full refund will be provided.

In an abundance of care for the wellbeing of fellow travelers and the communities we are traveling to, participants will be required to show proof of vaccination (including booster) or a negative PCR test taken no more than three days before the first day of the trip (Thursday, July 14). Proof of vaccination or negative PCR test results should be emailed directly to Angie Hambrick (hambriaz@plu.edu). A small number of rapid antigen tests will be made available to participants throughout the trip; however, participants are encouraged to bring along their own testing kits should they want further reassurance throughout the journey. We also encourage participants to bring their own masks and hand sanitizer for the duration of the trip. Failure to provide proper documentation by Monday, July 11, will result in a forfeiture of your registration fee and denial of access to all planned activities for the duration of the trip.

Schedule & Details

Welcome to Savannah!  For folks who are up to it after a day of travel, we will plan to meet for dinner together.

*Dinner on your own*

We begin our time in Savannah with our first group breakfast.  Then, we will explore River Street.  With new buildings nestled next to former cotton warehouses, we’ll find over 70 shops, galleries, restaurants, pubs and hotels located on Savannah’s Waterfront.

After our day exploring, we will meet for our first group dinner and round the night out with the Dead of Night Walking Ghost Tour.  Focusing on the darker hauntings that plague Savannah’s Historic District, be prepared for stories sights that will give you goosebumps!

*Breakfast, dinner, and Ghost Tour included in registration fee; lunch on your own*

Over 50% of the population of Savannah is Black, and, of course, their importance in Savannah’s history is enormous. Black folks in Savannah have left a great heritage in culture, politics and art and we will explore those contributions on a Civil Rights tour of Savannah. We will visit such significant places as the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum and St. Phillips Monumental AME to learn more about the history of Savannah.

In the evening, we’ll have dinner and drinks in the City Market,  By day, stroll the shaded courtyard between two Savannah squares, surrounded by bistros and galleries, serenaded by local musicians. By night, join the genial crowds for concerts and cuisine. Savannah’s historic center, City Market is still the place to be—where fun is delivered fresh daily. 

*Civil Rights Tour and lunch included in registration fee; dinner on your own*

Beach day on Tybee Island!  We will depart in the morning for the 30 minute drive to Tybee Island and beach.  Feel free to walk or bike around town, enjoy cocktails, and of course, soak up as much sand, sea, and sun as possible.  We will also provide one night of lodging for anyone who is interested!

*Transportation to Tybee and dinner included in registration fee; lunch on your own*

Free Day to choose your own adventure.  Take in more sites in Savannah, check out City Market, wander around Forsythe Park, or just chill.  In the evening, we will have our final group dinner.

*Dinner included in registration fee; breakfast and lunch on your own*


Hope y’all enjoyed your time in Savannah.  See you in 2024 for our INTERNATIONAL trip…

Registration is closed.  See you in 2024!

Savannah is about a four hour drive from Atlanta.  The Planning Team suggest flying into Atlanta Georgia and then taking a short flight to Savannah.

Flights must be coordinated by each traveler, however the Team would be happy to assist.  All participants must arrive in Savannah by 9:30a on Thursday, July 14 to participate fully in the first day’s activities.

More information coming soon!

More information coming soon!

What to Bring

More information coming soon!