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Hanna Wellish '12, a student in the JBS Environmental Health and Justice Program, creates a short video about the students' work with Worcester Roots.
JBS is an intensive and immersive experience and students should expect to be engaged in programming four to five days a week for most of the day.
Summer 2011, May 31 - July 22, eight weeks
During Weeks 1 and 2 of the program, all participants will meet together at the University of Mississippi, in Oxford, Miss. On Monday-Thursday of both weeks, classroom time will be divided into morning and afternoon sessions, and students will be expected also to attend periodic lunchtime film and speaker sessions.
During Weeks 3-7, students will divide into smaller groups on Mondays-Wednesdays to conduct interview and archival research in field sites around the state. Field work will be supervised by Brandeis faculty and graduate assistants, as well as by local community members. On Thursdays, the full group will convene in Oxford for debrief, analysis, and planning sessions.
In Week 8, the full group will again gather in Oxford, for morning and afternoon classroom sessions focused on integrating work across field sites and conducting analyses to further the work of the Mississippi Truth Project.
Note that this schedule is subject to change.