New Orleans, Louisiana
Saturday, December 9th - Saturday, December 16th, 2017
This immersions focuses on understanding the history and current reality New Orleans as well as the impact of Hurricane Katrina. SCU students will work with Saint Bernard Project (SBP) to reconstruct homes for families impacted by Hurricane Katrina and the recent EF3 Tornado. SBP team members will guide our group as they work on general construction, mold remediation, drywall hanging, or completion of finishing touches on a home, and everything in between. Race and class injustices will be better understood as the group learns about the hurricane evacuation process, as well as in the city planning for New Orleans. Students will meet with local organizations and leaders to learn about community needs. While most of the week will be spent working with SBP the group will visit other organizations and groups that may include: Whitney Plantation Museum, Jesuit Social Research Institute, Preservation Hall, Good Shepherd School, and Jesuit Volunteers.