Jennifer Wilson, a member of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, is a middle school teacher at Nativity Miguel Middle School in Buffalo, New York. She writes for NCR's Young Voices blog. Sign up for our weekly email so you don't miss any new content.

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Will there be only white people there?

I was happy that my students had agreed to go on a retreat focused on social justice and service. But I had not given much thought to the issue of diversity, of who would be on the retreat with them.