Posts Tagged With: Washington DC

Being Homeless in Washington DC

It has been said that the more you put into something, the more you get out.  This could not be more true of the Immersion to Washington DC, that included 48 hours being homeless on the streets of our nation's Capital.  Students are part of a 25+ year tradition of participants who have completed the challenge through the National Coalition for the Homeless. First Year Brad Kakos said it best, “We got the feeling of how it feels to beg someone for a handout or to get the stares from people who can't comprehend why you're there or what you're doing. There are a lot of misconceptions about the homeless and I feel fortunate to be able to learn and see better what they deal with. It was an eye-opening experience."  It’s about service, solidarity and awareness. Taylor Cameron ‘14 and six others learn about homelessness by living it for two days.

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Justice in Our Nation’s Capital

 

Want to meet some students ready to change the  world?  Well, look no further, for we present to you  the 2012 delegation from the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice.  This gathering in Washington D.C. is meant to educate  and unite the 1000+ attending students from Jesuit schools around  the country to work for social justice in their own communities.  It takes place on the anniversary of the 1989 assassination of 6 Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter in El Salvador after they refused to stop serving the nation’s poor.  The white crosses in the picture represent how they are not forgotten and their work continues through our efforts.  These WJU students return to campus ready to, as the founder of the Jesuits—St. Ignatius of Loyola—said, “set the world on fire.”

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