Last Friday a group of interns at Mayer Brown lead by Joe Seliga visited the Marquette Park neighborhood. The group went on a thorough tour of the area, and concluded their trip with a Lunch at SWOP to meet the team and learn about the organization. Seliga, who grew up in the area, brought a delicious lunch from Mezquite Pollo Express. Over lunch, the group discussed SWOP’s initiatives and goals, as well as its history, and the Mayer Brown interns were able to ask questions about the organization.
After lunch, they followed in the footsteps of many SWOP lunches by splitting up in to one-offs. One SWOP person paired up with one Mayer Brown, and they learned more in depth. SWOP likes to do this for each of their lunches because one-on-one interactions require more personal understanding and people can empathize more with each other in these situations. Jeff Bartow Concluded the lunch with some final remarks about ways to bring people together, and with that the group left. The lunch was a success, and SWOP looks forward to seeing the people from Mayer Brown again!