Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tuesday, April 22nd

Today was a very exciting day! First, we had a Q&A with the director of a documentary we watched. His name is Fred Kuwornu, his film discussed the issues of not granting citizenship to immigrants, especially for those who were born in Italy. It was insightful to listen to his views and hear why he had to focus on the benefits of gaining citizenship and why he chose not to include things like multicultural education in his documentary. Following the Q&A, we got to meet Stephanie who will be teaching our class for the rest of the quarter! We are sad that Manka is leaving on Thursday, but excited to finally meet Stephanie.

After class, I went grocery shopping with a few of my classmates (trying to save money, eat less carbs, and cook in the apartment during the weekdays!) I bought some meat, veggies, fruit, and snacks. I was also able to sit at the apartment and relax a little, and turned in a job application before our group dinner tonight! Normally, if it was sunnier out, I would have gone on a walk or brought a book along with me to the park or something, but it was cloudy and had a little rain today.

Tonight we had our group dinner at Manka's apartment, since it was her last group dinner with us. Stephanie and some of the teachers and the principal of our service learning schools joined us as well. Manka got take out and we ate at her apartment. There was different food than just pizza and pasta and it was delicious! We had bread, mozzarella, prosciutto, chicken salad, a salad with grains and vegetables, broccoli, artichokes, strawberries, hazelnut wafers, cake, and beverages. (SO YUMMY!) Ate a lot, mingled with people, it was nice. :) After dinner we took Manka to one of the girls favorite gelato shop by our apartments in Trastevere. It was a good way to end the night.


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