Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Big "Thanks!" to the students of the University of Rochester and their Newman Center for hosting two speakers on Friday, March 16. The group was in Baltimore for an Alternative Spring Break working in local schools and food pantries while learning about life in Baltimore City.
Mark and Garry shared their experiences with homelessness and battling poverty growing up to confronting the same issues in adulthood while raising a family.
"What can university students do?" was one of the big questions. What our speakers decided was to volunteer, get to know people that are different from yourself. Share your ideas and talk about issues in our society! People become marginalized because they become ignored. Ignoring problems does not make them go away. This group has already taken such large strides toward change simply by spending their spring break in Baltimore working to create change.
Thank you for your service, and thank you for your wonderful questions! We hope you had a wonderful time in Baltimore! Come back and visit!

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