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48: A Slum Experience

“48” Retreat General Information

Our fifth annual “48: A  Slum Experience” will be held MLK weekend – January 14-16, 2017! This annual retreat gives students and leaders an opportunity to experience life how many  of our brothers and sisters in America live every day.  For 48 hours, participants live in SIFAT’s simulated American Slum and are challenged to interact with characters played by staff and volunteers in order to meet their basic needs of food, water, and shelter. After the experience, participants are challenged to reflect on what their new connection with the people who live so close to them. This event is one of our most challenging experiences, and it is a great opportunity for connecting students to the lives of those in oppressive poverty that they may never get to experience otherwise.

    • L&S 48 Retreat FlyerSIFAT 48
    • Dates: January 14-16, 2017
    • Start Time: Saturday, January 14 at 11:00am (48 hours will begin at noon on Saturday)
    • End Time: Monday, January 16 at 1:00pm (48 hours will end at noon on Monday)
    • Cost: $65.00 per participant
    • Registration: Email to register!

Interested in volunteering to be a part of the “48: A Slum Experience” 2016 Retreat Staff? Download the application below to apply!

L&S 48 Retreat 2016 Staff Application

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