Author Archives: Sarah Hanan

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Reflections: Our purpose as travelers

One of the essential elements contributing to the transformative character of this immersion was the leadership of Dr. Carlos Cardoza-Orlandi, Professor of Global Christianities and Mission Studies at Perkins School of Theology. The scope of his knowledge about a constellation … Continue reading

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The Lorraine Motel

An update from Alexandra, a junior majoring in history and human rights with a minor in Arabic:

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STEMPrep in San Juan

Thirty-five SMU science and engineering students are spending spring break 2014 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where they are attending the Minority Trainee Research Forum. Students will present 15-minute research presentations at the scientific meeting. Participants are members of the STEMPREP Project at SMU, a mentorship and internship program for minority students interested in S.T.E.M, medicine and biomedical research careers. The trip is led by Charles Knibb and Moses Williams, research professors of teaching and learning at the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. Continue reading

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A new National Historic Landmark

An update from Kayla, a sophomore human rights and economics double major:

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‘Thank you’ to those who led the way

An update from Denice, a graduate student in Liberal Studies, with an emphasis on social justice and human rights: The poem “Hands,” by previous SMU Civil Rights Pilgrim Chrysta Brown, brought the events of the past to the forefront of … Continue reading

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Our journey home

I thought the adventure was supposed to be in Cuba. Although reflections on my last night in Cuba kept me awake until after 1:30 a.m., my energy was not diminished when I awoke at 6:30 a.m. My friends across the … Continue reading

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Beyond boundaries, a larger world view

Tomorrow we head back to the U.S., which means this is our last full day in Cuba (and I do mean full day!). Notwithstanding the many activities in our schedule, I have from time to time been enjoying short forays … Continue reading

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France and the Holocaust

An update from Candice Bledsoe, the founder and director of the Cutting Edge Youth Summit and a fellow for the Texas Project for Human Rights Education: The pilgrimage to experience learning about France and the Holocaust has been profound and … Continue reading

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Civil rights movement isn’t over

An update from Jillian, a senior anthropology and human rights major: As our trip comes to an end, I find myself very challenged by the ironic juxtaposition of the history of the Civil Rights Movement and the real-time condition of … Continue reading

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Bearing witness today

An update from Amber, a junior political science and human rights major: When I decided to come to France with the Human Rights group, I didn’t really know what to expect. As a Human Rights major, I have been exposed … Continue reading

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