Charlottesville City Plunge

The Charlottesville City Plunge is a week of retreat in the city with the goal of growing in God’s heart for our neighbors. This year we will focus on our country’s education system. All students are welcome; those exploring a vocation in education fields may find it particularly relevant!

The horrific and deeply unjust historical treatment of minorities in our country is well known by many. But white Americans can be tempted to believe that racism or injustice is a thing of the past, “solved” by the Civil Rights Movement of the 20th century. Unfortunately, that is far from the truth, and the evidence of how far our country truly is from being a place of “equality for all” is nowhere better displayed than in our own education system. Wrought with racial disparity and unequal opportunity, from kindergartens to collegiate degrees, the U.S. education system continues to be a key battleground over issues of equal opportunity and rights. Over Spring Break, we will spend a week diving into this issue in the microcosm of Charlottesville. We will hear from local teachers and advocates, learn from documentaries, engage with Scripture, tutor in under-served schools, and grow in our understanding of the education disparity. As we do all this we hope to take faithful steps towards seeing God's heart for justice and deepen our understanding of the Gospel.

 

Cost: $75

Email Jerry for more information: jerry.maynard@intervarsity.org

Event type: 
Plunge (4-10 days)
Date: 
Sunday, March 8, 2020 to Friday, March 13, 2020
Max # of students: 
20
How to Apply: 

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Restricted to: 
UVA, TCC, VT, and NOVA students