Author Archives: Elizabeth

Valedictory Speech

The last four months in India have taken all of us in SJPD to a wide variety of locations, introduced us to inspiring people working for social justice, and built a wonderful, supportive community around us. Even after so many … Continue reading

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Shedding Clothes, Tackling Inequality

Monday evening I met my first naked monk. Yep, you read that right. Naked. I tried to be open minded about the situation, but no matter how hard I tried, it was still a little uncomfortable to sit right in … Continue reading

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Why I Shouldn’t Have Traveled to India

I tossed and turned precariously on my small, thinly padded mat that suspended me eight feet above the train floor. Every hour, the stench of dense pollution and my protesting lungs woke me up.  Even after covering my nose with … Continue reading

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Now What?

We have entered the storming period of our experience in India. Group dynamics should be at an all time low, and snide comments, gossip, and cattiness running rampant. But so far, the storming period for our group doesn’t involved frustration with one … Continue reading

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Actions Transcending Words

“Jack and Jill went up a hill to fetch a pail of water, Jack fell down and broke his crown, and Jill came tumbling after,” recited an Indian student with beautiful dark eyes and a thick braid that fell to … Continue reading

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