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Social Concerns Seminar:

Urban Poverty and Causes of Homelessness

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Size: 12 students

Location: Portland, Oregon

Immersion Dates: January 4–11, 2014 (winter break)

Fee: $175

 

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APPLICATION PROCESS

  • APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED.
    • Acceptance for this seminar is on a rolling basis.
    • Application review will begin July 1, 2013.
    • The deadline for application is October 18, 2013. Please note: Since acceptance is on a rolling basis, the seminar may fill before the application deadline.
    • There will be no late admittance for this seminar.
    • Only students who are in good academic standing with the University are eligible for participation.
    • By submitting the application, you confirm you are in good academic standing with the University.
    • Social Concerns Seminar placements will be posted on the following webpage once confirmed.
    • You will receive email notification when the site has been updated.

SEMINAR FEE

  • $175 covers food, housing, and supplies—it will be assessed through student accounts in March or April.
  • If you are accepted into the seminar and decide not to participate after November 9, 2013, you will be charged the full seminar fee.

 

ADDITIONAL EXPENSES

  • Students pay for transportation to and from Portland, Oregon.

 

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2013–2014 CALENDAR

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OVERVIEW

  • Over 16,000 people, including more than 2,000 children, live without adequate food and shelter in the state of Oregon. Although the city of Portland, Oregon manages to provide shelter for almost half of this population, the number of individuals affected by poverty and homelessness continues to rise. This seminar examines the many myths associated with homelessness and explores the larger cycle of urban poverty from diverse interdisciplinary perspectives. Adopting a stance of solidarity and service, students will encounter the lives and stories of individuals affected by homelessness.
  • During the week long immersion, students will visit social service agencies, non-for-profit groups, and faith-based outreach initiatives that provide relief to people living on the streets of downtown Portland. Particular attention will be paid to assessing the role of the Catholic Church in relation to poverty alleviation in this area of the country.

 

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CONTACTS

 

Melissa Marley Bonnichsen

Seminar Director

 

 

 

 

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