The Third World Near You: Drawing Nearer!
2014 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week
Monday, March 31
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Busch Student Center 251
Sponsored By: Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy - Doisy College of Health Sciences and Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice - College of Public Health & Social Justice
This panel is a continuation of efforts to break the bubble that separates St. Louis communities from each other. SLU students have worked within the twenty-first ward of St. Louis to support the local Alderman in examining youth perceptions of the community. Students participated in relationship building activities including tutoring and recreational activity as part of an immersion experience over the course of the semester. They assisted in developing an opportunity for local community youth to share their personal experiences, realities, and perceptions of life in the 21st ward. Panel members will describe their experiences in the field, themes derived from their community conversations, the significance of the life stories of the young people they worked with, and their insights regarding the development of supportive relationships between campus and community.