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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Proyecto Boston-Medellín 2011

December 21, 2011
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Poster - medellín:mujeres; women:medellín. october 26; 4-8pm; bill bordy theater; 216 tremont street; meet and greet colombian artists and scholars

Emerson College & La Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Medellín have collaborated for a second time on a transnational pedagogy project called Proyecto Boston-Medellín (PBM). PBM 2011 culminated in an art exhibit in the Bill Bordy Theatre called, “MUJERES: Medellín / WOMEN: Medellín,” that debuted in a simultaneous live broadcast in Boston and Medellín. The exhibition featured…

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Making Time for the Underserved

December 21, 2011
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Joel Wool with Nathan Coope, host of Drumbeat on WRBB 104.9 FM.

Joel Wool ’10 spent his Fridays this summer under a tent at small farmers’ market in Dorchester, one of Boston’s oldest, and most diverse communities. The tent was covered in banners for GreenDorchester, formerly Dorchester Environmental Health Coalition (DEHC), where Joel is currently the Community Advocate. “GreenDorchester aims to empower local residents, grass roots groups, businesses,…

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IN123 – Power and Privilege: A Reflection

December 21, 2011
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My time at St. Francis House began very early in the morning. As I opened my eyes, I reminded myself that not only was I going to class today, but I was also going to help those in need of food and clothing. My first shift at St. Francis House, I served in the clothing department, where…

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Alternative Spring Break 2012 Preview

December 21, 2011
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Students at the Brookwood Community Farm.

We all know food is fuel. But it’s not just what we eat that impacts how far that fuel goes. It’s how it’s made, the stories behind the people who make it, and the policies that unfold from farm to fork. This year’s Alternative Spring Break trips, will expose students to food’s many roles in the rural…

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On Jumpstart

December 21, 2011
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Christian Bergren-Aragon '15 with students during a Jumpstart session.

Smalls kids can be cute, but they can also be exhausting! Signing up for Jumpstart at the beginning of the year, I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into. 40 hours of training. 300 hours of service in total. On top of everything Emerson was already providing me, the decision was much more impromptu than…

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Imagine & Best Buddies: Semester in Review

December 21, 2011
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Imagine Students Reaching Out Mariele Ventrice ’12  Imagine Students Reaching Out, Emerson’s community service focused student organization, has been busier than ever this fall. With over 30 dedicated members contributing to the group’s service initiatives, Imagine has been able to extend a helping hand to an array of community partners this semester. Imagine beganthe year…

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The Greatest Gift

December 21, 2011
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Binka Le Breton

In October, we had the pleasure of welcoming author, activist, environmentalist, and humanitarian Binka Le Breton to Emerson College. The director of the Iracambi Research Center in southeastern Brazil, Le Breton visited to discuss her nonfiction book, The Greatest Gift, the story of Sister Dorothy Stang, who was murdered by illegal loggers while speaking out to protect the…

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