Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Social Justice Trip to Chicago!

Hello! This month we took our LLC Trip to Chicago. We paired up with the Local to Global LLC and the Spanish House for this experience so that students could meet new people with similar interests. We were able to experience two cultural museums, the National Museum of Mexican Art and the DuSable Museum of African American History. Residents were also able to experience Pilsen, the neighborhood that the National Museum of Mexican Art was in. We were able to explore and experience authentic Mexican food!

Exploring the National Museum of Mexican Art

Students learned about African American history through recordings, artifacts, and videos

After the museums we were able to explore downtown Chicago and get dinner. Options to explore ranged from the Latino Film Festival to taking a picture at Cloud Gate (the Bean) to visiting the Chicago Cultural Center. Residents enjoyed the freedom to decide and choose their own adventure.

Until next time,
RA Sara and RA Jennifer

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