September 19-21, 2014
Designed for students interested in deepening their understanding of service and justice, the Urban Plunge introduces students to realities affecting the poor and marginalized in the City of St. Louis. The program runs over two days and usually includes an overnight portion; activities may include any of the following:
- opportunities for direct community service work;
- immersion into St. Louis communities and local history;
- meeting with local community based organizations;
- small group reflections that include spiritual reflection as well as social analysis;
- discussions on program experiences and broader social justice issues;
- Documentaries, videos, or exhibits that fit in with retreat themes.
The Urban Plunge is open to students with both faith-based and civic-minded motivations for attending. A main aim of the Urban Plunge is understanding the sources of poverty, factors contributing to cycles of urban poverty, and developing an understanding for how human service agencies and individual service efforts are important vehicles for motivating both social change and community building. This experience emphasizes reflection but is open to students from all faith backgrounds. The weekend is student-led and student-driven. Students interested in beginning or continuing service in the community are encouraged to attend.
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For more information contact John Burke, Faith and Justice Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 977-1532.