January 2020 De Colores

Sunday, January 19, 2020 5:00pm

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Since 1985, LMU students have been making the 145-mile journey to Tijuana, Mexico through the De Colores program. These monthly faith-based service-immersion weekends are grounded in the values of accompaniment, solidarity and community. Student participants leave behind the comforts of the LMU campus (including cell phones) and step into a different reality. Students have the opportunity to work on a construction project to help build a home for a local family in the community of El Florido in Tijuana.  After our time with the community, students have the opportunity to share a meal at Casa Del Migrante, an organization that provides basic human services to deportees, displaced persons, migrants in transit or refugees. Throughout the weekend, students will be invited to reflect on the experience. These weekends can be a transformative encounter of stepping beyond borders; physical, cultural, linguistic, and personal. Our hope for all student participants is that they return home with a more informed awareness of some of the world's greatest injustices and a deeper sense of gratitude. Please note that these De Colores weekends are only open to LMU Undergraduate students.

The Jan. 2020 De Colores student applications may be accessed here.

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