In addition to the Spring Break Immersion Program, Campus Ministry will offer four one-day opportunities for students to engage with issues of justice here in St. Louis.
These days of learning and reflection will be centered on topics similar to those explored during our week-long trips, but specifically in the context of the St. Louis community. Local Immersion Days are a great opportunity for past Immersion Program participants to apply their experiences to St. Louis and for students new to SLU to learn more about justice work in the city. Each day will begin with a light breakfast at 9 a.m. in Campus Ministry and be followed by visits to two to three local organizations and lunch. The day will end around 3 p.m. with time for reflection on the four pillars of the Immersion Program.
Dates and Themes
Tuesday, Oct. 22nd: Immigration
This day will feature learning about immigration in the context of the St. Louis community, as well as learning about organizations that advocate for and work directly with immigrants locally. The day will include meeting with the Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America and St. Francis Community Services.
Saturday, Nov. 9th: Racial Justice
Through the facilitation of Amen House, this day will be spent learning about racial justice in Saint Louis with a particular focus on how faith is central to working towards a more just reality.
Saturday, Feb. 1st: Public Health
More details will be coming soon about our partner organizations for this local immersion day.
Saturday, April 18th: Incarceration
In collaboration with SLU’s Inside Out Alliance, this day of immersion will involve examining how incarceration impacts the lives of St. Louisans and how we as SLU students are called to respond.