by Jane Terry
Emma Donovan, Religious Studies major, and other MSU students were in Clarkston, Georgia, a city north of Atlanta, as part of a Service Learning Spring Break experience in March. Inspired by the MSU GEP 101 Common Reader for 2012, Outcasts United by Warren St. John, the students were slated to work with refugees; one of their first tasks was to help in the Jolly Community Garden in Clarkston. Community members and students often had difficulty understanding one another, but facial expressions, smiles, and working together eased the language barrier for everyone. This experience was followed by a visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Museum.
Ms Donovan, a member of Team KEBJ, sent a link to their community blog and you may read about her and the other students’ experiences here: http://msuservicelearningexperience.wordpress.com/