Thursday, April 29, 2010

SOUL Guatemala 2010 trip to follow in Brother James’ steps

Chris McClead will lead nine students (Abby Voigt, Allison Stephens, Shannon Nelson, Rachel Elbert, John Speedling, Kelly Holt, Diana Lundeen, Ellen Bina and Emily DeWitt) on a SOUL trip to Guatemala May 9-19.

The group will travel to Antigua, Huehuetenago and San Lucas Toliman to allow students to see how some Guatemalans live from day to day. The services performed will be the work of listening ears and open hearts. This trip is intended to ignite a flame on the Winona campus for the life and work of Brother James Miller.

The trip’s objectives are:
• To provide students with an opportunity to see various non-profit organizations serving the marginalized of Guatemala.
• To have students connect to the Lasallian family and witness the Lasallian mission specifically with the communities of Antigua and Huehuetenango.
• To inspire students to live a life dedicated to others by visiting the Brother James Miller House, the school for the indigenous in Huehuetenango, and reflect on how their lives might also serve the common good.

Social justice issues to be encountered include: global solidarity, poverty, education, immigration, advocacy, fair wages, and economic policies in a global market.