Category Archives: New Orleans 2011

Reality Check

I also have left New Orleans asking more questions than having answers. On the surface it seems like such a simple problem to fix: restore and build homes that have been lost but the problems that we have seen and … Continue reading

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More questions than answers: Race and response in New Orleans

Calgary Serves programs provide students with opportunities to explore issues in our world today through volunteer work. Lectures, community visits and group discussions prepare students to develop a more complex understanding of the issues; in cases such as the program … Continue reading

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Last day on the rebuild

Tomorrow we’ll head to the Gulf Restoration Network to learn more about the marshlands and fragile ecosystem around New Orleans, devastated by the Hurricane and the oil spill. After that, the group will see some of New Orleans by touring … Continue reading

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Our group is working on a home in Violet, St. Bernard Parish. The owner moved away before the storm, and was unable to return for some time. She stayed with other family members and her husband, but he grew ill … Continue reading

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A evening about Food Security

This one is for my Meal Exchange friends at home; tonight we joined an incredible event with Nat Turner of Our School at Blair Grocery (OSBG), John Besh (uhm, a restaurant god in NOLA and he uses fresh produce from OSBG), students … Continue reading

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We’re here!

We’re here! We have a few bumpy flights from Calgary to Houston and then finally to New Orleans, but we’re here! Our cab driver, Norman, was a very informative, very appreciative man. He told us the story about how the … Continue reading

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Hello Lovelies! I’m Shakira.

My name is Shakira and I am in my third year of Communication Studies with a Minor in Indigenous Studies. I am so very excited for this trip. I remember Erin coming into my General Studies 407 class and mentioning … Continue reading

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Hey, I’m Jill

Hey everyone, I’m Jillian Wingerter and I’m one of twelve lucky students going to the Calgary Serves Canada rebuilding project in New Orleans. I used to love volunteering in high school but haven’t done as much while at university so … Continue reading

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Hi, I’m Elyse.

Hi there, my name’s Elyse Merriman, and I’m taking part in Calgary Serves Canada: Rebuilding New Orleans project this reading break.  I’m a fifth year international relations major with an interest in anything that has to do with volunteering, service … Continue reading

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Helping Hands

Hi Everyone! My name is Laura Taylor. I am a first year student in the U of C Education program however this is my fifth year at the U of C. I am the student program assistant for the Rebuilding … Continue reading

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