Dr. Jennifer Harrison
Faculty Specialist, Coordinator of Field Education, Professor
WMU School of Social Work
Faculty Director: Community Health and Permaculture in Guatemala
In Bangalore for another great day now that the rains are over from the cyclonic effect in Chennai. The menfolk wore ties but still had fun with them. We went to Infosys and saw their amazing campus and building and heard from Suja Warriar about the impressive corporate and personal work they are doing in social justice, from helping with tsunami relief to installing micro grids to electrify villages in the Himalayas. As Suja says, some projects like addressing hunger in the immediate community are “low hanging mangos” Suja shared not just a PowerPoint but as she said when sometimes she only has one slide “I have some power and I have some points, so let’s see how that goes.” Then off to Titan Watch to hear about their production processes and environmental sustainability with a goal of carbon neutral for the whole facility by 2018 and their use of everything from wind and solar to anaerobic composting of food waste in the making of the world’s thinnest watch which Sam is now the proud owner of.
After returning to Christ University we got to attend an amazing dance and music production with Bollywood to acapella men’s ensembles and all of the students had a dance party on stage afterwards. Pretty sure we met the new Khaleesi, mother of dragons, in one number.