Anyways, back to the original topic of the post: Immersion Weekend! MCPC had our second Immersion Weekend and it started off with Cecil B. Moore Freedom Fighters talking to us about who they are, who Cecil B. Moore was, and their vision that they still have today. It was an eye-opening session that made a lot of us more sensitive to the rich history this city and North Broad Street holds. The second day we did a tour of key historical sites led by the Freedom Fighters and then we continued on by attending a session about the Latino community by Pastor Efrain Cotto. Then, we ended the weekend by having discussions about the common reading, Welcoming Justice by Marsh and Perkins.
I’ve noticed, as a foreigner in this country, that civil rights has always been a very sensitive topic to some. Different people have different opinions and different methods of approaching the issues today. This weekend played a part in reminding myself that everyone is equal, yet it definitely doesn’t always seem that way.
But all in all, the weekend was great (mostly) because of cheesesteaks and gelato! *insert extreme excitement and fat here* For more information and details about the two rival cheesesteak restaurants, check out the latest issue of the Broad Street Journal.
Capogiro has THE best gelato, so I’ve heard! Make sure you head over there for dessert sometime after cheesesteak! Don’t worry about the calories; that’s what the gym is for.
Our very beloved beautiful ladies of MCPC at the park in front of Geno’s Cheesesteaks.
Also, there is EXACTLY ONE MONTH left until the grand finale! Keep your head up and eyes open for more fun stuff going on in MCPC as we sprint the last few weeks! <3