Enhance Critical Thinking and Foster Enduring Relationships

The Point B Social Justice Program is a dynamic two-week initiative alongside the Point B Travel South African Study Abroad program. It is designed to enhance critical thinking and foster enduring relationships among faculty members, peers, and community leaders in South Africa. The program serves as a bridge, cultivating a deeper appreciation for diversity across the diaspora, expanding study abroad initiatives with student exchange and faculty teaching abroad, and ultimately creating a repeatable and sustainable program.

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Program Target Audience

Our primary focus is on minority students of color and first-generation students enrolling in our Study Abroad program in order to provide opportunities that might otherwise be inaccessible. By offering unique experiences, we aim to empower these students, fostering personal and academic growth.

Join us in the Point B Social Justice Program, where we bridge cultures, transform lives, and contribute to a more globally connected and socially just world.

Program Target Audience

Our primary focus is on minority students of color and first-generation students enrolling in our Study Abroad program in order to provide opportunities that might otherwise be inaccessible. By offering unique experiences, we aim to empower these students, fostering personal and academic growth.

Join us in the Point B Social Justice Program, where we bridge cultures, transform lives, and contribute to a more globally connected and socially just world.

Program Description

The program's objective is to provide students with an opportunity to examine historical social structures impacting racial and ethnic minorities in both the US and South Africa. Key focus areas include:

  • Race & Ethnicity: Delving into the framework of race and ethnicity by drawing connections between Apartheid and Jim Crow laws.
  • Housing: Examining the impact of housing on today's economy, with visits to townships and communities to meet community leaders and gain insights into the challenges and successes of these communities.
  • Social Economics & Political Conditions: Investigating South Africa's social economics by visiting key sites like Constitution Hill and the Mandela Foundation.
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Our Core Team

Kevin Murphy – Program Director

With over 15 years of experience in South Africa, Mr. Murphy's journey began with community outreach, providing support to orphanages and townships. Today, he is the visionary behind KJ Michael’s LLC, a tourism and hospitality business operating Point B, a boutique hotel in Cape Town.

John Zeigler – Program Liaison

Director of DePaul University Egan Office of Urban Education and Community Partnerships, Mr. Zeigler, has over 25 years of experience supporting community-driven solutions. As the founder of ConneXtions International and program director for the Goldin Institute, he connects global and local grassroots leadership.

Rosemary Meintjies – International Relations & Protocol

With over 20 years of experience in foreign relations and trade, Ms. Meintjies is a strategic visionary. Her accomplishments include establishing and managing the first One-Stop-Shop in SA – Gauteng Investment Centre.

Frank Mbete – Program Facilitator & Guide

Hailing from Soweto Township, Mr. Mbete is an experienced licensed facilitator and guide with over 20 years of experience in the South African tourism industry. Specializing in customized educational tours and adventure packages, he provides a unique perspective on Southern Africa and beyond.

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