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#LibertyCityUnveiled: U-Serve 2019 drives collaboration across cultures

By Silvia Alvarez

#LibertyCityUnveiled: U-Serve 2019 drives collaboration across cultures

By Silvia Alvarez
As part of U-Serve 2019, the students will create an installation for the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center in Liberty City.

Gabriela Metellus, a freshman at William H. Turner Technical Arts High School, remembered a day in elementary school when a classmate accidentally stabbed herself with a pencil and then blamed it on her.

“I could not find the language to say that it was not me,” said Metellus, who had recently arrived from her native Haiti and was learning English. That memory stayed with her.

She was telling her moving story to University of Miami School of Architecture students Lucas Rosen and Benjamin Klinger during a meeting of high school students and UM students on March 18, the first day of the School’s 2019 U-Serve, an annual community service event when the School offers its design services to the community.
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