TAKING IT TO THE STREETS
Members of Trinity’s student-led Social Justice Chapter walked in solidarity with others from 15 countries on Saturday, October 21 to raise support for abandoned children in war-torn northern Uganda. The event was part of a national initiative called “The GuluWalk.”
“The evening was awesome,” said Brian Hansen ’07 of Oostburg, Wisconsin. “We met so many other students who are as concerned about kids across the ocean as we are. We are a generation working to bring peace.”
The GuluWalk attracted 120 Chicago participants to stroll the six mile route from Wrigley Field to the intersection of State and Roosevelt. Trinity walkers found support in several faculty members who encouraged them with donations and kind words, showing the College’s commitment to engaging the world as co-redeemers with Christ.
“We are overwhelmed with the support we received from faculty alone,” said Social Justice Chapter chair Allison Backous ’07 of Sauk Village, Illinois. “It was a boost to our cause to know that our College is behind us.”
Freshman Kendra DeBoer of South Holland, Illinois was also encouraged by the number of her peers who chose to walk for peace. “I am so glad I attend a college that has supported this type of demonstration.”
“I was proud to walk with my school and represent Trinity in this important act of advocacy and peacemaking,” said Esther Peters ’07. “It was so encouraging for the Social Justice Chapter to welcome many freshmen on this mini-pilgrimage; I hope it helped to open their eyes to God's call for justice as well as how students should be concerned for our brothers and sisters across the oceans.”
The Social Justice Chapter has been seeking new avenues of advocacy ever since students participated in a similar event last April called The Global Night Commute. Both events have sought an end to genocide in Africa.
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