A Day of Learning is a Day of Service

Plunges are day long immersion experiences raising awareness of a social justice issue and making learning a form of service. Plungers visit places where social injustices are seen clearly and talk to people affected by them. Although participants may see injustice that can lead to hopelessness and apathy, they also are shown opportunities to live out one’s Christian faith through service and advocacy.

Homelessness Plunge/Sleep Out - Thursday, November 17, 2016

In partnership with Homefull, a local agency that works to provide services, solutions, and innovations for people experiencing hunger and homelessness. This experience will begin with a screening and discussion of the film Tiny, followed by a sleep-out in Dayton. This experience is designed to get a small snapshot of what it is like for a person experiencing homelessness on a daily basis.

Cost: FREE

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Criminal Justice Plunge- December 3, 2106

Criminal Justice Plunge

On this plunge, participants will experience a wide range of challenges and social justice issues that people who are or have been incarcerated experience. The day will include presentations, site visits, as well as a documentary screening in order to dive deeper into the life in the criminal justice system. 

“We are not yet free.  We have merely achieved the freedom to be free, the right not to be oppressed.  We have not taken the final step on our journey, but the first step on a longer and even more difficult road.  For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” –Nelson Mandela

Cost: $15

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Martin Luther King Social Justice Plunge - January 21, 2017

Students serving on the MLK Plunge

The MLK Plunge is an opportunity to serve in our community, dialogue about race relations in Dayton and explore how to advance justice in the spirit of Dr. King. Participants will participate in service projects in the city, meaningful conversations and a meal that will be provided.

Cost: FREE

Interfaith Plunge- Saturday, February 18, 2017

Join us for on an Interfaith Plunge! We will head to our neighboring city of Springfield, OH where we will join with fellow students from Wittenberg University  and the Hagen Center.  We will engage in awareness, advocacy and service around the issues of education, hunger and poverty. We will explore the city of Springfield and learn more about some of the agencies working on the grass roots level to make a difference in their community. We will leave campus promptly at 8:30 am and return to campus around 4:30 pm. Lunch is included. Cost: $15

Disability Rights Plunge - March 11, 2017

Check back for details on this plunge later. Thanks.

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Campus Ministry's Center for Social Concern

Liberty Hall 107 
300 College Park Ave. 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0408