I have been working on a series of community-campus summits and workshops this semester. But tomorrow, weather permitting, we'll be able to see a true physical manifestation of that connection.
Students from Booker T. Washington Elementary School in Champaign, IL will march to the University of Illinois Campus. At around 2:00 pm, they will march to the Quad, pass by our Foreign Languages Building, round the corner by the cultural studies buildings, and finish up at Krannert Center for the Peforming Arts. (See a campus map.)
This is a very powerful image for Spanish community-based learning. Normally our students leave campus and "trek" to the community organizations. Tomorrow, the community is coming to us!
Click here for more information about the march.
I would like to encourage all UIUC Spanish students to make a point of finding the students during their march to cheer them on. In particular, our SPAN 232 students should do their best to meet the students and encourage them.
As soon as I find out what the final plans are for tomorrow (according to the weather conditions) I will post that information here.