Weekly Update: November 12-18

Featured Events:

Spring Break 2013 Service & Justice Trips Applications Due

Applications for Spring Break 2013 Service and Justice Trips are due Tuesday, November 13th. A completed application consists of submitting the online application, signing up for an interview, and receipt of payment.

Service and Justice Trips are week-long trips (except 5 day local Omaha trips) over Spring and Fall break on which students serve and learn with one of several community partner hosts across the country. Two student coordinators lead a group of 6-14 students.During the trip, you will engage in a variety of service experiences, learnabout local social justice issues, and have a blast getting to know other Creighton students.

Application and application information: http://blogs.creighton.edu/ccsj/2012/10/spring-break-trips-2013-application/
Frequently Asked Questions: http://blogs.creighton.edu/ccsj/2011/09/service-and-justice-trips-frequently-asked-questions/

Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice Send Off
Help us send off the 22 students and 4 university faculty and staff members who will be traveling to Washington D.C. to participate in this year’s Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice.
All are welcome to attend and participate in the missioning prayer service and to offer encouragement to the group as they head to the IFTJ. The send off will be at 4pm on November 15th in Deglman Circle.

Events More than One Week Away:
Thanksgiving Feast for Students not Able to go Home

Service and Justice Opportunities
Saturday, November 10th

Ollie Webb Center, Inc. – Adult Lunch and a Movie
A volunteer is needed to serve lunch to and socialize with adults with disabilities from 12:15 – 3:15pm. Your meal is provided! If interested contact Lisa Dougherty at ldougherty@olliewebbinc.org.

Peace Vigil
Peace Vigil at 72nd & Dodge St in Omaha; parking lot on NE corner. This event will take place from 1:00-2:00pm and is a weekly event. For more information, contact Steve Horn 402.426.9068.

Monday, November 12th

Justice through Solidarity Week Info
Justice through Solidarity Week is a series of events sponsored by various groups and organizations on campus. The events included in this week are inspired and promote various social justice issues. Justice through Solidarity Week is sponsored and planned by the Peace and Justice Cooperative. For a full list of events, please visit the website: http://blogs.creighton.edu/ccsj/2012/11/justice-through-solidarity-week/

Justice through Solidarity Week – Jewelry Sale
NETwork Against Malaria will be having a sale of their handmade jewelry in order to benefit those in Africa who need bed nets. The sale will be from 10am – 2pm in the CCSJ (Harper 2067).

Justice through Solidarity Week – Honors Program Panel

The Honors Program is helping to sponsor a panel entitled “What is Social Justice?” Join Dr. O’Keefe from the Theology Department, Dr. Hawkins from the History Department, and Dr. Dilly from the Sociology & Anthropology Department for a discussion on where social justice interacts with society. People on both sides of the issue are welcome to come and voice their opinions. This event will take place in Harper 3028 from 5:30-6:30 P.M.

Justice through Solidarity Week – Worker Appreciation Pie Day
Justice Without Borders will be hosting a Worker Appreciation Pie Day to thank our wonderful workers while building relationship with them! Come to Lower St. John’s between 1-3:30 PM or 6-8:30 PM to sit down and eat some pie with wonderful people!

Omaha Together One Community November Training Session
This OTOC (Omaha Together One Community) November Training Session is where you will learn more about how to prepare for a meeting with a public official, how to ask questions during the meeting and how to evaluate the meeting afterward, and lastly, how to find out the facts you need to address problems that affect your communities. OTOC leaders will then meet with Jan Kauk who is the Executive Director of Heartland Workforce Solutions beginning at 7:30 p.m. There will be a short evaluation of the meeting with Ms. Kauk and beginning at 8:15 pm.

Heartland Workforce Solutions receives over $4 Million in federal funds each year to help dislocated workers and other job seekers find work and job training opportunities in this region. OTOC has worked for the last 18 months with HWS to improve their customer service and to provide advice as they chose a new location for their one stop center which recently opened at 58th and Ames. This session will take place from 7:00 – 8:30pm at First United Methodist Church located at 7020 Cass Street, Omaha.

Tuesday, November 13th
Spring Break 2013 Service & Justice Trips Applications Due

Applications for Spring Break 2013 Service and Justice Trips are due Tuesday, November 13th. A completed application consists of submitting the online application, signing up for an interview, and receipt of payment.

Service and Justice Trips are week-long trips (except 5 day local Omaha trips) over Spring and Fall break on which students serve and learn with one of several community partner hosts across the country. Two student coordinators lead a group of 6-14 students.During the trip, you will engage in a variety of service experiences, learnabout local social justice issues, and have a blast getting to know other Creighton students.

Application and application information: http://blogs.creighton.edu/ccsj/2012/10/spring-break-trips-2013-application/
Frequently Asked Questions: http://blogs.creighton.edu/ccsj/2011/09/service-and-justice-trips-frequently-asked-questions/

Justice through Solidarity Week – “Go Bananas!”
“Go Bananas!” Learn more about the impact of purchasing Fair Trade bananas on growers. Come for the movie Banana Split and stay to sign a petition to get Fair Trade bananas on campus. The movie and petition signing will be from 6:00 – 8:30pm in Harper 2066.

Wednesday, November 14th

Justice through Solidarity Week – Letter-Writing Campaign
Be a voice for change! Join the CCSJ’s advocacy team for a letter-writing campaign about hunger. Stop by the CCSJ (Harper 2067) anytime between 6:00 – 7:30pm to participate in the campaign.

Intercultural Expo
Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Multicultural Advisory Council. Join Creighton University cultural organizations as they share and present to you ethnic cuisines, entertainment and much more! Stop by for a great lunch! Jay Bucks will be accepted. This event will take place in the Skutt Ballroom from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

“Healthcare Inequalities in the Elderly: Ethics and Quality Improvement” lecture
This is a Center for Health Policy and Ethics event and a part of the Clinical Ethics Series in Conjunction with Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. The lecturer is John R. Stone, MD, PhD, Professor, Center for Health Policy and Ethics. This event will take place from 12:00-1:00pm in Morrison Seminar Room located at 601 N. 30th Street.

Sociology in Action Brown Bag Series
We present “Sociology In Action”! This is brown bag speaker series featuring local sociologists putting sociology to work in the world. All students, faculty, staff and interested parties are welcome. It’s a free event. Feel free to bring lunch with you and meet wonderful Sociologists! Justin Farrell, Ph.D candidate Notre Dame, will be speaking on the topic: ‘Spill, Baby, Spill’: Moral Shock and Altruism in the Aftermath of the 2010 BP Oil Spill”. This event will take place from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm in Skutt, Room 105.

Thursday, November 15th

Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice Send Off
Help us send off the 22 students and 4 university faculty and staff members who will be traveling to Washington D.C. to participate in this year’s Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. All are welcome to attend and participate in the missioning prayer service and to offer encouragement to the group as they head to the IFTJ. The send off will be at 4pm on November 15th in Deglman Circle.

Justice Through Solidarity Week – Counting Trash
Counting trash with the Sustainability Council. Harper Center loading dock, 4:30pm.

Courageous Voices: The Battle of Whiteclay
This Courageous Voices conversation will focus on Whiteclay. The Battle for Whiteclay is a documentary concerning the Oglala Sioux Tribe and activists’ efforts in ending the heavy presence of alcohol in the nearby residence of Whiteclay. Courageous Voices is a program series that will focus on fostering constructive dialogue about some of society’s most contentious issues, including but not limited to: race, religion, sexual orientation, and conflicts throughout the world. We invite students, faculty, and staff to participate. For more information or if you are interested in participating please contact Luz Colon-Rodriguez at LRodriguez@creighton.edu. This event will take place in Harper 3029 from 7:00pm-8:00pm.

Friday, November 16th

3rd Toilet Paper Drive Be Collection
Toilet Paper is one of the most needed items in shelters. Please help us fill this need for the Siena Francis House. Just drop off one or many packages of TP on your way to work from 7:30am – 8:30am at the Parking garage under Health Sciences Library – right off of Burt. We will even come to your car and get your items. This drive is sponsored by the Staff Advisory Council.

Sustainability Council Meeting
The goal of our organization is to bring effective sustainability strategies to Creighton University, integrating this important movement into what we teach, how we live and work at the University and extending this to our daily lives. This event will take place at 2:00pm – 3:00pm in the Union Pacific Room in Lower Reinert Alumni Library. To find out more go to http://www.creighton.edu/about/sustainability or find us on Facebook by searching for “Creighton Sustainability”.

Upcoming Events:

Thanksgiving Feast for Students not Able to go Home
Wednesday, November 21

The annual Turkey Dinner with all the fixings, desserts, and plenty of good company will be served to CU students not able to make it home for Thanksgiving! Vegetarian dishes are also available. Over the years students have truly enjoyed and appreciated this feast! Sponsored by Creighton Campus Ministry, St. John’s Parish and the Jesuit Community. The dinner will take place from 5:00 – 6:30pm in Lower St. John’s Church.

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