Students return to discuss New Orleans service trip

Two Bates College students who traveled to New Orleans during February break to work on construction projects with Habitat for Humanity will discuss their experience at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in the Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, Bates College.

While volunteering in Louisiana with two Maine Campus Compact leaders and six students from the University of Maine System’s Orono and Farmington campuses, Michael Wilson of Groton, Mass., and Brooke Miller of Arlington, Va., met with residents affected by the hurricane.

Offering a summary of the events following Hurricane Katrina and a discussion of current relief efforts, Wilson and Miller will present a sketch of the political and social issues attending the disaster, a report on what they accomplished and “a sensitive reflection on suffering and service to connect our trip to issues in Maine,” says Wilson.

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