Tag Archives: Solidarity

Warm Hearts and Hard Starts: A Reflection for World Refugee Day

It was a nice break from the usual slogging through ESL and cultural orientation material. Today, instead of practicing introductions, writing letters and numbers or learning about job expectations, we gathered with the students we were tutoring and worked on an art project together.  With a few paper cut-outs, red, yellow and orange tissue paper, [...]


Melanie and her Fall Break group at the Homecoming Game

Stroud Proud

The town of Stroud is generally frowned upon by Oklahomans. Before our service trip, I talked to a few friends from Oklahoma. “Oh, you’re going to Stroud?” they would say. “I’m sorry.” I didn’t understand why people seemed to dislike my service site so much, but I figured that maybe it had something to do [...]

Cookies as a Common Language

Of all of the inspiring people I encountered in El Paso, the most touching relationship I made was with six-year-old Thiago. He got caught crossing the border into the United States and therefore was assigned to live with a foster family that works with the child detention center. We spent about an hour with the [...]

The El Paso Group


A Moment of Solidarity

Pilsen is a vibrant Latino community on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois. Spanish is the first language of the majority of the inhabitants of Pilsen, but because they are living in the United States and looking for employment, learning English becomes more and more of a necessity. Seven other Creighton students and I spent [...]

Justice through Solidarity Week

The Peace and Justice Cooperative would like to invite you to participate in events, sponsored by various groups and organizations, inspired by various social justice issues. Monday, November 12 NETwork Against Malaria will be having a sale of their handmade jewelry in order to benefit those in Africa who need bed nets. The sale will [...]


The Duchsene House Group in New Orleans

The Art of Letting Go To Serve In Solidarity

Our first hours in New Orleans were celebrated at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, where our service group was welcomed and introduced as the hope of the city. The delightful, lively, and wise Father Anthony expressed his homily through an analogy. There once was a monkey at the zoo, which noticed a walnut outside of [...]

Speaking the Language of the Heart

When I sit down with my friends to talk about my fall break service and justice trip to Calhoun City, Mississippi I ask them if they have a good amount of time to hear my stories because all of them are so precious to me and I don’t want to miss a single detail. Sometimes [...]

The Calhoun City group with the kids at EXCEL

Laura Shircliff (Sr.), St. Martin's Client, Shelby Snedeker (Sr.)

Finding Home in a Homeless Shelter

Fall break of my sophomore year I went on my first service trip. In the house where we stayed hung a small tapestry that read the following quote by B. Cooke: “We need to find people who mean something to us, people to whom we turn knowing that being with them is coming home.” At [...]