Day 3 Reflections
Posted on 07/18/2013 @ 10:35 AM
Our third day culminated in Israeli dancing which proved to be one of the favorite activities of the trip thus far. We practiced a myriad of dances and it was so much fun to try and dance to all of them!
We awoke on our fourth day and set out yet again to our respective service sites. My group went to Martha's table, a non profit organization that engages in "sustainable community service." We were able to hang out with the kids, who ranged from six months to five years. We read and played blocks and ran in the sprinklers. All the members of my group seriously enjoyed our time with the kids and we can't wait for Friday.
Our group then ventured into Georgetown, where we convened at the infamous Georgetown Cupcakes. We even met the woman who conceived the idea, Katherine Berman. We spent the next two hours walking around the area and enjoying the shops and restaurants. It was interesting, to me, to see the ways in which our group acted toward the homeless after our day in the park. By the end of our time in Georgetown, nearly every homeless person held a sandwich from our group, and many in our group went out of their way to smile at a homeless person.
We then went to Georgetown University ( after walking up the stairs used to film The Exorcist) and heard from two women from the Center for Youth Justice. They discussed the reasons for why youth should not be tried in adult courts and placed in adult prisons.
Finally, we went to the Kennedy Center and heard from a new, up and coming band, " Mission South." We enjoyed the band and the air conditioning! :-)