Saturday, March 19, 2016

Welcome Post/ First Day

Hey everyone!

First of all, sorry we didn't post our welcome post sooner! We had some technical issues. We are Evelyn and Law, and are leading the trip on immigration and refugee communities in Chicago. We will be working with various organizations that benefit immigrant and refugee communities including Heartland Alliance, Apna Ghar, Kan-Win, Mujeres Latinas en Accion, and United African Organization. We will also be attending various educational experiences such as the Phillippines Celebration and the Chicago Cultural Center. We are especially excited to lead this trip because we have immigrant parents, so we are looking forward to learning how we can bring back some of the great work non-profits in Chicago are doing into Chicago.

Today was a pretty long day since we took the Amtrak to Chicago for 8 hours, but we were able to get to know each other better. We did some great reflections about privilege and are very ready to go into the community to contribute as much as we can.

Chicago is pretty cold at the moment, but overall, everyone is having fun and getting along. We have a long day tomorrow at Navy Pier.

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