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Courses Connect with St. Francis House

December 19, 2012
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Students prepare a meal at St. Franics House

This semester, 65 students in service learning courses served at St. Francis House, a nearby organization that supports people experiencing homelessness. Students in Claudia Castañeda’s Power and Privilege course and Yasser Munif’s Global Protest: Tahrir Square to Occupy course contributed nearly 800 hours of service over the semester. St. Francis House strives to meet all…

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Documentary for Social Action Students Partner with Haley House

November 2, 2012
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Members of the Transitional Employment Program Photo by Meg Lindberg

Documentary for Social Action is a hands-on learning course taught by award-winning independent filmmaker Bob Nesson. Students work with nonprofits to produce documentary videos used for educational and fundraising purposes. At the beginning of the semester, potential clients pitch their projects to the class and students select which projects to produce. This semester, 37 local…

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WR121-34 Publishes “Heritage | Origenes”

May 4, 2012
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Cover Photo of Heritage | Origenes Book

You can order a printed version of this anthology for $10. Click here for more information. Orders will close on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Students in Tamera Marko‘s WR 121-34 Bilingual Research Writing course (2011-12) at Emerson College have produced an anthology from eight of their course assignments: a proposition essay, a letter, an academic essay, a dream assignment proposal,…

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Hollow

April 30, 2012
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Hollow - An Interactive Documentary

In the spring of 2011, I traveled with the Emerson Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program as the student filmmaker to document their service along the Gulf Coast in Pensacola, FL. When I embarked on the trip, I expected to have a challenging shooting experience, but never anticipated my goals and worldview as a documentarian to transform. After…

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SLCA Sponsors Art Exhibit in Iwasaki Library

April 30, 2012
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Reference desk in the Iwasaki Library with art work in background.

by Suzanne Hinton The Office of Service Learning and Community Action invites you to view the art exhibit in the Iwasaki Library during April and May. The show consists of a series of photographs from work by Estephanie Vásquez, a multimedia artist from Medellín, Colombia. The work explores themes of industrialization and its brutal impact on local brick-makers and everyday…

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