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Local Event/ Documentary: The Homestretch

homestretchOpen to the Public

This Event DOES count as extra credit for my HDFS 2367 (Reflection Assignment)

Time: Thursday, March 12, 2015 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Location: Alonso Family Room in the Student Life Multicultural Center

The Student Life Multicultural Center sponsors Community Cinema in collaboration with PBS and Independent Lens.  Community Cinema features screenings of documentaries open to all students, staff, faculty and community members. Community Cinema focuses on bringing together organizations, students and community members to learn, dialogue and get involved in key social issues of our time.

Join us as we watch and discuss The Homestretch. Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, they recover from the trauma of abandonment to create new, surprising definitions of home.

This event also counts toward your D.I.C.E. Ally Certificate (SJE OR H&A) so be sure bring your D.I.C.E. card or request one if you don’t already have one.

Contact for info: Jaz Mickey

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Star House Drive (Deadline March 8th)

An open letter to my students,
This is an opportunity for you to make a difference in the life of someone who has not been as fortunate as you. Some of you have dealt with homelessness in your lifetime, but most have not. I received the following email and wanted to be certain that all of you received it. This isn’t about extra credit or even about our classes, this is about a real need in your community. Please consider bringing in something (even just a tube of toothpaste or some hair care products if that’s all you can pick up) . See below for dropoff location in Campbell Hall. If you are interested in Star House, visit their site and/or view the short video at the end of this post.
Dear Students,
As you may know, our very own Natasha Slesnick is the Director of the Star House, which provides a safe place for homeless youth ages 14-24. Here, youth are provided with basic needs and social resources such as education, employment, healthcase, and housing services in the local community. More importantly, the Star House provides these youth with hope, care, and support during their time of need.
As part of an effort to forge an ongoing service commitment to the Star House, the GSO would like to invite you to bring the items listed below to 135 Campbell Hall THIS WEEK. We will wrap up the donation drive on Friday, March 8th and will deliver the items shortly thereafter.
Donation Ideas:
student clothing,food,bus passes,socks,underwear,toiletries,coats,back packs,sleeping bags, movie tickets ,MP3 players, etc

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