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CRS Fair Trade Sale

Handcrafted Fair Trade PotsAre you looking to get Holiday presents for your family, friends, and loved ones? Are you looking for fun, creative, and unique gifts? Then you should come Campus Ministry (located in Lower Swanson) November 26 – 30 between 9:00am and 4:30pm for the Justice and Peace Co-op’s Christmas Fair Trade Sale! Items include Scarves, bowls, jewelry, coffee, chocolate, decorations, and other items. Prices start at $5.

All of the gifts we are selling are made by low-income artisans from across the world who will be receiving a fair and just profit from the products we sale.

Fair trade is a system that not only aims to pay fair wages to small artisans and farmers in developing countries, but also creates long-term, direct trading relationships with the communities in order to foster sustainable development.

For more information about the sale, please contact Kim Berberich at kimberlyberberich@creighton.edu

For more information on Fair Trade, visit Catholic Relief Service’s Fair Trade page: http://www.crsfairtrade.org/

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CCSJ Weekly Update: Mar. 9 – Mar. 16

Featured Events:
Project Homeless Connect Omaha
Volunteers are still needed for Project Homeless Connect Omaha.

Project Homeless Connect Omaha is in need of about 70 more volunteers during the first shift (8:15 – 11:30 am). Volunteers will assist a homeless guest in filling out a basic in-take form and navigating the guest throughout the process of accessing professional services offered at the event. There are two time slots for volunteers to sign up for. For more information, or to register as a volunteer for the March 23rd event, please visit http://blogs.creighton.edu/ccsj/project-homeless-connect-omaha/volunteer-registration/

Events this week:
Empowerment Network Monthly Community Meeting
Omaha Table Talk Workshop: White Privilege
Film: Wretches & Jabberers
Film: When We Stop Counting
Roots of the Conflict Between Religion and Evolutionary Theory
Film: Cover Girl Culture
Campus Ministry Retreat Leader Applications Due
Presentation: Detainee Provisions of the 2012 Defense Reauthorization Act
Omaha Table Talk- The “Fig” Complex
The Secret Histories of Modern Torture
Women’s Summit
Ignatian Discernment Retreat

Events More than One Week Away:
Catholicism and Capitalism
Archbishop Leo Arkfeld, S.V.D. Exhibit and Lecture
Project Homeless Connect Omaha

Saturday, March 10
Empowerment Network Monthly Community Meeting
This meeting is open to the community, and features special guest Dr. Evelyn Walker, Medical Director for the Mississippi State Department of Health Offices of Health Disparities Elimination and Preventive Health. The focus of the presentation will be bridging the gap of health disparities issues with a health promotion and disease prevention implementation program. This event will take place from 8:45 am-11:30 am at the Omaha North High School Viking Center, 4410 N 36th St. For more information, please visit www.empoweromaha.com.

 Omaha Table Talk Workshop: White Privilege
This workshop will take place from 9 am-1 pm at the Neighborhood Center (115 S. 49th Ave), and will be led by Brenda Thompson, Serena Dacus, and Miriam Datya.

Monday, March 12
 Film: Wretches & Jabberers
In WRETCHES & JABBERERS, two men with autism embark on a global quest to change attitudes about disability and intelligence. Determined to put a new face on autism, Tracy Thresher, 42, and Larry Bissonnette, 52, travel to Sri Lanka, Japan and Finland. With intelligence, humor, hope, and courage, they dissect public attitudes about autism and issue a hopeful challenge to reconsider competency and the future. Between moving and transformative encounters with young men and women with autism, parents and students, Thresher and Bissonnette take time to explore local sights and culture; dipping and dodging through Sri Lankan traffic in motorized tuk-tuks, discussing the purpose of life with a Buddhist monk and finally relaxing in a traditional Finnish sauna. Along the way, they reunite with old friends, expand the isolated world of a talented young painter and make new allies in their cause. The film will be shown at Film Streams at 7 pm.

Tickets are FREE and can be reserved in advance by emailing Maggie Wood at maggie@filmstreams.org or visiting the box office inside Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater prior to March 5. A limited number of seats are available, so making reservations in advance is highly recommended.

Presented with the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities and Autism Society Nebraska and Autism Action Partnership, and funded in part by the Nebraska Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities. A panel discussion will follow the film, featuring Sara Taylor (Autism Action Partnership) and Rene Ferdinand (Autism Center of Nebraska).

Tuesday, March 13
 Film: When We Stop Counting
What happens when a small town’s school system suddenly becomes 50% minority? Crete Public Schools in Crete, Nebraska, has an answer. Follow six Hispanic high school students in Crete, living their personal struggles and triumphs while bearing the pressure of their parent’s backbreaking sacrifice in hopes of achieving the American Dream. When We Stop Counting humanizes the issues of education, immigration, and most importantly, our future.

This film will be shown at 7 pm (networking begins at 6:30) at Aksarben Cinema (2110 S 67th St). Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students, and can be purchased online or at the Box Office. With questions, please email egilbert@adl.org.

Wednesday, March 14
 Roots of the Conflict Between Religion and Evolutionary Theory
This presentation is part of the Kripke Center Religion and Science Lecture. It is presented by Robert Richards, a professor from the Fishbein Center for History of Science and Medicine at the University of Chicago. It will be given from 7-8:30pm in the Harper Center 3028.

 Film: Cover Girl Culture
“Cover Girl Culture” is a 2009 documentary by ex-fashion model Nicole Clark exposing how media advertising and the cult of celebrity has negatively impacted teens and young women. There will be a panel discussion with invited faculty following the film preview. This event will take place from 7-8 pm in the Harper Center room 3023. This event is sponsored by the Kenefick Chair in the Humanities.

 Campus Ministry Retreat Leader Applications Due
Student leadership is a very important part of Campus Ministry at Creighton, and our retreat leaders are students who choose to take an active role in sharing their faith and their experience with fellow students. It is this peer-to-peer relationship that allows a healthy and vibrant faith community to flourish on our campus. The leadership roles vary, depending on the retreat, but Campus Ministry is generally looking for students with previous retreat experience, previous leadership experience, and a desire to accompany fellow students on the journey of faith. Campus Ministry is looking for retreat leaders for the 2012-2013 school year right now! All you have to do is fill out an online application form. Applications are due Wednesday, March 14 and applicants will be notified by the end of March.

For more information, please contact Jen Kennedy-Croft (jenniferkennedy-croft@creighton.edu) or Craig Zimmer (craigzimmer@creighton.edu), the Campus Ministry Retreats Team!

 Creighton Clean-Up Team Leader Applications
Creighton Clean Up is a day of service throughout the Omaha area and fundraiser benefitting the Community Partners of the Residence Halls. It’s not a day where we clean up Creighton’s campus, it’s a day where we go out and serve the community surrounding Creighton, and it’s awesome!
Participants will work in a team of 5-10 people with one team leader. There is an Opening ceremony before teams go into the community to participate in service work with a lunch and reflection following.
More information and to apply to be a team leader or participant: http://blogs.creighton.edu/ccsj/2012/03/creighton-clean-up

Thursday, March 15
 Presentation: Detainee Provisions of the 2012 Defense Reauthorization Act
The 2012 Defense Reauthorization Act became law in December 2011. Section 1022 provides for the US Armed Forces to take non-citizens into custody who are suspected of being terrorists. President Obama issued implementing regulations for Section 1022 at the end of February 2012.

Please join Amy Miller, Legal Director of Nebraska’s ACLU, as she explains the significance of these new detention authorities that have been provided to the President and the importance of monitoring how they are implemented. The national security and foreign relations implications of this new law are very real, and the danger of damaging civil liberties in the United States is worrisome. Ms. Miller will be joined by Professor Michael Kelly to participate in a question and answer session during the event.

This event will take place at 12:00pm in the Creighton University School of Law, Room 120.

 Omaha Table Talk- The “Fig” Complex
This discussion is titled “The ‘Fig’ Complex- How Fear, Ignorance, and Guilt Keep Us from Engaging.” This event will take place from 6-7:30 at the Neighborhood Center, 115 S. 49th Ave.

 The Secret Histories of Modern Torture
“The Secret Histories of Modern Torture” will be presented by Darius Rejali of Reed College at 7:00 p.m. in the Harper Center Auditorium.

Rejali will trace the development and application of torture techniques over the last century to reach startling conclusions. As the twentieth century progressed, he argues, democracies not only tortured more, and more indiscriminately, but in the United States, Britain, and France pioneered and exported techniques that have become the lingua franca of modern torture: methods that leave no marks. Under the watchful eyes of reporters and human rights activists, low-level authorities in the world’s oldest democracies were the first to learn that to scar a victim was to advertise iniquity and invite scandal. Long before the CIA even existed, police and soldiers turned instead to “clean” techniques, such as torture by electricity, ice, water, noise, drugs, and stress positions. As democracy and human rights spread after World War II, so too did these methods. Rejali takes up the challenging question of whether torture works and will also address what to expect of the Obama administration and the prospects for the future and prevention of torture international a decade after 9/11. Book signing and reception to follow the lecture. This lecture is sponsored by the Fr. Henry W. Casper SJ Professorship in History.

Friday, March 16
 Women’s Summit
The summit is sponsored by the All-University Committee on the Status of Women. This year’s event entitled, “Inspire, Influence, Innovate” is a professional and personal development opportunity for Creighton students, faculty and staff. It will feature speakers, various break-out sessions as well as networking opportunities. For employees, the Summit can be a paid-work release day; however it requires prior supervisor approval. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Allison Taylor, co-chair of the 2012 Women’s Summit, 402-280-3794 or email at allisontaylor@creighton.edu. Register online at www.creighton.edu/women.

Saturday, March 17
 Ignatian Discernment Retreat
Fr. Paul Coelho and Michael Rossmann, SJ, will be putting on a one-day “Ignatian Discernment Retreat” on Saturday, March 17th. It will be held in the CCSJ in the Harper Center. It is open to all women and men and may be particularly helpful for those who will be making an important decision soon. Then again, as we all must make decisions on a daily basis, the material will be relevant to all. The link for the event is: https://www.facebook.com/events/310595165668512.

Upcoming Events:
 Catholicism and Capitalism
(Monday, March 19)
On Monday, March 19 from 12:30-1:30, all are welcome to a discussion in the Creighton Center for Service and Justice (Harper 2067) on Catholicism and capitalism. This brief article by Fred Kammer, SJ, JD, Director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University New Orleans, will serve as the basis for discussion. For more information, or to RSVP (so we know how many to expect), please contact Michael Rossmann, SJ at rossmann.michael@gmail.com or by calling (402) 280-1290.

Archbishop Leo Arkfeld, S.V.D. Exhibit and Lecture
(Thursday, March 22)
The Archbishop Leo Arkfeld, S.V.D. Exhibit and Lecture commemorates the spiritual life and work of a native of Butte, NE who served the people of Papua New Guinea and was internationally known as the “Flying Bishop”. Due to the generous donation of the Arkfeld and Ohlinger families, the Office of Multicultural Affairs has acquired over 50 pieces of sculptures, jewelry, and other cultural objects. Originally gifts from indigenous tribal leaders to Archbishop Arkfeld S.V.D., these cultural artifacts along with photos from the Archives of the Society of the Divine Word comprise this exhibit. As part of this evening, Father Vince Ohlinger, S.V.D. a nephew of the Archbishop who will be lecturing on the personal life and work of Archbishop Arkfeld and Father Adam McDonald, S.V.D. will lecture on the Society of the Divine Word’s mission to Papua New Guinea. This event will take place on March 22, from 6-8 pm, in Harper Center Room 3028 and 3006.

 Project Homeless Connect Omaha
(Friday, March 23)
Volunteers still needed for Project Homeless Connect Omaha. Project Homeless Connect Omaha is in need of about 70 more volunteers during the first shift (8:15 – 11:30 am). Volunteers will assist a homeless guest in filling out a basic in-take form and navigating the guest throughout the process of accessing professional services offered at the event. There are two time slots for volunteers to sign up for. For more information, or to register as a volunteer for the March 23rd event, please visit http://blogs.creighton.edu/ccsj/project-homeless-connect-omaha/volunteer-registration/

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CCSJ Weekly Update: Mar. 2 – Mar. 12

This Weekly Update covers March 2-16th. Due to spring break, the next Weekly Update will be sent on March 12.

Events this week:
CRS Fair Trade Pre-Sale
Film: See What I’m Saying
Volunteers Needed for Hand-in-Hand
Women’s Work in Our Lives
“Roots of the Conflict Between Religion and Evolutionary Theory
Film: Cover Girl Culture
Campus Ministry Retreat Leader Applications Due

Events More than One Week Away:
The Secret Histories of Modern Torture
Women’s Summit 2012
Project Homeless Connect Omaha

Friday, March 2
 CRS Fair Trade Pre-Sale
For the past three years, the Peace and Justice Cooperative, in collaboration with the Creighton Center for Service and Justice (CCSJ), has sponsored a Fair Trade Sale. Catholic Relief Services has partnered with SERRV, which strives to eradicate poverty through marketing the handcrafts and foods of small-scale artisans and farmers in developing countries.
This semester, we are excited to offer pre-ordering of these products which allows you to choose the exact items you would like to purchase (you will be notified if we are unable to fill any portion of your order). In addition, you will pay NO shipping fees!
Please visit the SERRV website to browse the products and then fill out the survey* providing the item number of the product(s) you wish to purchase. (example: Item # 06380).
*In filling out the survey, you are committing to purchase the item(s) you list.
Pre-ordering will be open through Friday, March 2nd.
Payment will be accepted at the time of pickup. We will only take Cash or Check (made out to the Creighton Center for Service and Justice).
For more information, please visit the CCSJ’s website, or contact Kim Berberich.

Monday, March 5
 Film: See What I’m Saying
An inspirational documentary following four well-known entertainers in the deaf community (a comic, a drummer, an actor, and a singer) as they attempt to cross over to mainstream audiences. Chronicled with rare intimacy and candor, SEE WHAT I’M SAYING is the first open captioned commercial film in American history. At the same time, it opens the door to deaf culture, allowing the sign language in the film to be accessible to all audiences. A panel discussion will follow the film. Tickets are FREE and can be reserved in advance by emailing Maggie Wood at maggie@filmstreams.org or visiting the box office inside Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater prior to March 5. A limited number of seats are available, so making reservations in advance is highly recommended. Presented with the Meyer Foundation for Disabilities and Nebraska Hands & Voices, and funded in part by the Nebraska Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities.

Volunteers Needed for Hand-in-Hand
Attention Volunteers Interested in Hand-In-Hand! We need student partners for this year’s event!

What is a partner? A partner is a friend who partners with one of our guests from the Omaha community that has a developmental disability and shares life with them for the event. Together, you’ll enjoy games, crafts, food, and even some karaoke! To sign up, please go to the Camus Ministry Website link:
http://www.creighton.edu/ministry/campusministry/ab/handinhand2012/index.php

If you have questions, please contact:
Martha Earney-  marthaearney@creighton.edu
Anna Lewandowski-  annalewandowski@creighton.edu
Deadline is March 5th!!!!

Tuesday, March 6
 Women’s Work in Our Lives
Becky Nickerson and Luz Colon-Rodriguez invite members of the Student Life Division to join them in a roundtable reflection on the impact of women in their lives during this Women’s History month. All participants are encouraged to share a brief reflection on the women who have impacted their lives. Please bring your lunches! Participation is limited to 10; please contact Luz Colon-Rodriguez at lrodriguez@creighton.edu to reserve your place. This event is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and will take place from noon-1pm in Harper Center 3026.

Wednesday, March 14
“Roots of the Conflict Between Religion and Evolutionary Theory”
This presentation is part of the Kripke Center Religion and Science Lecture. It is presented by Robert Richards, a professor from the Fishbein Center for History of Science and Medicine at the University of Chicago. It will be given from 7-8:30pm in the Harper Center 3028.

 Film: Cover Girl Culture
“Cover Girl Culture” is a  2009 documentary by ex-fashion model Nicole Clark exposing how media advertising and the cult of celebrity has negatively impacted teens and young women. There will be a panel discussion with invited faculty following the film preview. This event will take place from 7-8 pm in the Harper Center room 3023.

This event is sponsored by the Kenefick Chair in the Humanities.

 Campus Ministry Retreat Leader Applications Due
Student leadership is a very important part of Campus Ministry at Creighton, and our retreat leaders are students who choose to take an active role in sharing their faith and their experience with fellow students. It is this peer-to-peer relationship that allows a healthy and vibrant faith community to flourish on our campus. The leadership roles vary, depending on the retreat, but Campus Ministry is generally looking for students with previous retreat experience, previous leadership experience, and a desire to accompany fellow students on the journey of faith.

Campus Ministry is looking for retreat leaders for the 2012-2013 school year right now!  All you have to do is fill out an online application form.  Applications are due Wednesday, March 14 and applicants will be notified by the end of March.

For more information, please contact Jen Kennedy-Croft (jenniferkennedy-croft@creighton.edu) or Craig Zimmer (craigzimmer@creighton.edu), the Campus Ministry Retreats Team!

Upcoming Events:
 The Secret Histories of Modern Torture
(Tuesday, March 15)
“The Secret Histories of Modern Torture” will be presented by Darius Rejali of Reed College at 7:00 p.m. in the Harper Center Auditorium.

Rejali will trace the development and application of torture techniques over the last century to reach startling conclusions. As the twentieth century progressed, he argues, democracies not only tortured more, and more indiscriminately, but in the United States, Britain, and France pioneered and exported techniques that have become the lingua franca of modern torture: methods that leave no marks. Under the watchful eyes of reporters and human rights activists, low-level authorities in the world’s oldest democracies were the first to learn that to scar a victim was to advertise iniquity and invite scandal. Long before the CIA even existed, police and soldiers turned instead to “clean” techniques, such as torture by electricity, ice, water, noise, drugs, and stress positions. As democracy and human rights spread after World War II, so too did these methods. Rejali takes up the challenging question of whether torture works and will also address what to expect of the Obama administration and the prospects for the future and prevention of torture international a decade after 9/11.
Book signing and reception to follow the lecture. This lecture is sponsored by the Fr. Henry W. Casper SJ Professorship in History.

 Women’s Summit 2012
(Friday, March 16)
The summit is sponsored by the All-University Committee on the Status of Women. This year’s event entitled, “Inspire, Influence, Innovate” is a professional and personal development opportunity for Creighton students, faculty and staff. It will feature speakers, various break-out sessions as well as networking opportunities. For employees, the Summit can be a paid-work release day; however it requires prior supervisor approval. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Allison Taylor, co-chair of the 2012 Women’s Summit, 402-280-3794 or email at allisontaylor@creighton.edu. Register online at www.creighton.edu/women

Project Homeless Connect Omaha
(Friday, March 23)
Volunteers still needed for Project Homeless Connect Omaha.

Project Homeless Connect Omaha is in need of about 150 more volunteers during the first shift (8:15 – 11:30 am) and 40 more volunteers during the second shift (11:15 am – 2:30 pm). Volunteers will assist a homeless guest in filling out a basic in-take form and navigating the guest throughout the process of accessing professional services offered at the event. There are two time slots for volunteers to sign up for. For more information, or to register as a volunteer for the March 23rd event, please visit http://blogs.creighton.edu/ccsj/project-homeless-connect-omaha/volunteer-registration/

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Creighton United Students Against Sweatshops

Creighton United Students Against Sweatshops
announces its first informational meeting!

THIS THURSDAY, March 15th, 2012
Harper 2060, 8:30 pm

Interested in any of these things? Want to join a Nationally affiliated vocal student organization?
We’d love to meet you.
Don’t miss our interest meeting!

All levels of interest and experience welcome.
Questions? Contact jocelynwu@creighton.edu or carissasmith@creighton.edu

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CRS Fair Trade Pre-Sale

Looking for an awesome Mother’s Day or Graduation gift? You know you want to purchase some awesome Fair Trade items! And we made it super easy for you this year!

For the past three semesters, the Peace and Justice Cooperative, in collaboration with the Creighton Center for Service and Justice (CCSJ), has sponsored a Fair Trade Sale through Catholic Relief Services to promote and support our brothers and sisters in other countries. Catholic Relief Services is partnered with SERRV, an organization dedicated to eradicating poverty through marketing the handcrafts and foods of thousands of small-scale artisans and farmers in Africa, Asia, Latin America and other developing countries. SERRV strives to pay fair wages while creating long-term, direct trading relationships with the communities in order to foster sustainable development. SERRV purchases the products at prices set by the artisan/farmer partners, and minimally marks up the price. But most of the money raised, goes directly to the communities who created the products.

This semester, we are very excited to announce the option of pre-ordering these products! These products would be perfect as a Mother’s Day, Graduation, or any other Gift! By pre-ordering, you will be able to choose exactly what item you would like (we will notify you if we will be unable to fill any portion of your pre-order). In addition, by ordering items through this sale, you will NOT pay shipping fees!

Please visit the SERRV website at www.serrv.org to browse the products. When you find something you would like to purchase, please fill out the survey below* and provide the item number (example: Item # 06380). www.surveymonkey.com/s/CH7L3JG
*In filling out the survey, you are committing to purchase the item(s) you list.

Pre-ordering will be open through Friday, March 2nd.

There are two pickup dates and locations to choose from:
Creighton Hall 106 – Thursday, April 12, 2-4pm
CCSJ (Harper 2067) – Friday, April 13, 2-4pm



Payment will be accepted at the time of pickup. We will only take Cash or Check (made out to the Creighton Center for Service and Justice).

We will send an update with your order status and pickup information as we get closer to the pickup time

Thank you so much for your support!

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CCSJ Weekly Update: Feb. 27 – Mar. 5

Featured Events:
 Inextricably Bound: Creighton University and North Omaha
Willie Barney, Executive Director of the North Omaha Empowerment Network and the 2012 Creighton University Martin Luther King President’s Legacy Award winner, will be speaking on the connection between Creighton University and the North Omaha community.
The talk will take place on Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the Harper Center Ahmanson Ballroom and will be followed by a networking reception.
The talk will focus on how the bond between Creighton University and North Omaha can be strengthened and better developed.
Key topics include: the historical context; the “great divide” of Cuming Street; the State of African-Americans and North Omaha; the current relationships between Creighton University, African-Americans and North Omaha; and the future promises and possibilities of a united Creighton University and North Omaha.
This talk is free and open to the public!
Creighton Sponsors: Affirmative Action Office, Community Relations Network, Creighton Center for Service and Justice, Creighton Legal Clinic, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work.

Spring Break Service Trips Send-Off Service
Beginning Friday, March 2nd, 175 Creighton Students will embark on a journey to 22 host sites across the country. They will spend a week with their hosts completing service while living in community with the host and each other.

Show your support for these 175 students by attending the Send-Off Service Thursday, March 1st at 9:00pm in St. John’s. The service will be followed by a fair trade hot chocolate social in Lower St. John’s.

Events this week:
Project CURA Savor the Flavor Dinner and Fundraiser
CUASA Annual Soul Food Dinner
Justice Walking 2012-2013 Applications Due
Blacks in Cinema and Black Theater
Film: AbUSed
Film: “Healing Through Remembring: We Are Not Afraid”
Spring Break Service Trips Send-Off Service
Volunteer Registration Deadline Hand-in-Hand
Inextricably Bound: Creighton University and North Omaha
Women’s Words of Wisdom
Volunteers Needed for Ollie Webb Center
CRS Fair Trade Pre-Sale

Events More than One Week Away:
Campus Ministry Retreat Leader Applications Due
The Secret Histories of Modern Torture
Project Homeless Connect Omaha

Friday, February 24
Project CURA Savor the Flavor Dinner and Fundraiser
Project CURA is a Creighton School of Medicine organization that sends medical supplies and students around the world to provide free medical care to the native population. The Savor the Flavor Dinner and Silent Auction is the primary fundraiser. Join CURA for this silent auction and enjoy ethnic food from each CURA country. The featured speaker for this event is Dr. Theresa Townley. The dinner will take place from 6-9 pm in the Harper Center Ballroom. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for students. Cocktail attire required. For more information, please visit http://medicine.creighton.edu/projectcure/index.html.

Sunday, February 26
CUASA Annual Soul Food Dinner
Come and join Creighton University’s African American Student Association for food, fun, and entertainment. This event will be in the Harper Center Ballroom on 20th and Cass St. on Creighton’s campus.Tickets are on sale now.
Student tickets are $12 and Non-students are $16, tables are $100 and seat 10 people. Invite your family and friends for a night they will not forget. This event will take place on Sunday, February 26, 2012 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
For more information, please contact Luz Colon-Rodriguez at lrodriguez@creighton.edu or (402) 280-2819.

Monday, February 27
Justice Walking 2012-2013 Applications Due
Justice Walking will be open to a group of twelve to fifteen students who will be trained as volunteers for AseraCare Hospice.  For an entire year, students will continue this service of compassion and focus on the social issue of poverty.   The  students will have the opportunity to build community as they serve together, share their challenges and consolations, and experience a service/immersion trip building for Habitat for Humanity during their fall break.

The focus for the year will be “poverty” and students will be invited to cross borders in respect to the poor.  Who are the poor among us?  How do we stand in solidarity with the poor and exercise preferential option for the poor?  What are the socio-economic, political and religious factors that are operative in our awareness and concern for the poor?  What implications does our journey with the poor have on our personal and communal spirituality as well as our vocational discernment?
To learn more, or to apply, please visit: http://www.creighton.edu/ministry/campusministry/ff/justicewalking/jw201213/index.php.

Tuesday, February 28
Blacks in Cinema and Black Theater
John Beasley will present “Blacks in Cinema and Black Theater” on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Harper Center, room 3023. Beasley is an Omaha actor and the founder of the John Beasley Theater and Workshop. He is best known for his role as Irv Harper on the TV series Everwood and his recurring roles on CSI, Millennium and The Pretender. He also starred in The Sum of All Fears, The Apostle, The Mighty Ducks, The Rock and the remake of Walking Tall. He is currently starring on the sitcom Have Faith and will be producing a biopic of Marlin Briscoe called The Magician with Barry Josephson, Doug Falconer and others.

Wednesday, February 29
Film: AbUSed
“AbUSed: The Postville Raid” documents the effects of the largest and most expensive immigration raid in the history of the United States, which occurred in the small town of Postville, IA. Over the course of four days, immigration enforcement shackled and processed nearly 300 workers in group proceedings that violated due process. Through a series of personal narratives, this film examines this brutal process and the effects the raid left behind on a devastated community.

This free showing will take place at the Mary Riepma Ross Theater at 313 North 13th St, Lincoln, NE at 6:00 pm. This event is hosted by Nebraska Appleseed, the Lincoln Chapter of NAACP, the Progressive Student Coalition, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Institute for Ethnic Studies.

Thursday, March 1
Film: “Healing Through Remembring: We Are Not Afraid”
The Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, Creighton University School of Law, and Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater will present “Healing Through Remembering: We Are Not Afraid” and “We Carried Your Secrets.” The screening will be followed by a conversation with Declan Keeney.

Keeney joined the BBC at the age of 21 and worked in England and Europe, based mostly in Belfast, for 13 years. He trained with the SAS.Metropolitan Police in London to work in hazardous environments (i.e. war zones) and public order situations (i.e. riots). He did a significant amount of work covering the Drumcree Street Protests, Holycross Primary disputes in the Ardoyne and the Shankhill Loyalists feuds in Balfast. Later, he trained as a broadcast cameraman journalist at the famous BBC Bristol Journalism Centre where he transitioned to a producer and director. Keeney was present for the signing of the Good Friday agreement. After working for the BBC, Keeney took a faculty position at Film Studies, Queen’s University Belfast, one of the top 20 universities in the United Kingdom (Russell Group). His current research involves post conflict and post war documentary, dealing with issues of truth recovery, storytelling, representation in post conflict societies and the role of film art in social justice, social change and transitioning of divided communities.For more information, contact Don Doll at dollsj@creighton.edu.

 Spring Break Service Trips Send-Off Service
Beginning Friday, March 2nd, 175 Creighton Students will embark on a journey to 22 host sites across the country. They will spend a week with their hosts completing service while living in community with the host and each other.

Show your support for these 175 students by attending the Send-Off Service Thursday, March 1st at 9:00pm in St. John’s. The service will be followed by a fair trade hot chocolate social in Lower St. John’s.

Volunteer Registration Deadline Hand-in-Hand
Creighton Campus Ministry welcomes you to join us for Hand-in-Hand 2012! Be part of the fun as we welcome Omaha-area adults with developmental disabilities for an afternoon of food, fun and being together! Hand in Hand is March 25, from 1:00 -  4:00pm. The volunteer registration deadline is March 1st. For more information: http://www.creighton.edu/ministry/campusministry/ab/handinhand2012/index.php.

 Inextricably Bound: Creighton University and North Omaha
Willie Barney, Executive Director of the North Omaha Empowerment Network and the 2012 Creighton University Martin Luther King President’s Legacy Award winner, will be speaking on the connection between Creighton University and the North Omaha community.
The talk will take place on Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the Harper Center Ahmanson Ballroom and will be followed by a networking reception.
The talk will focus on how the bond between Creighton University and North Omaha can be strengthened and better developed.
Key topics include: the historical context; the “great divide” of Cuming Street; the State of African-Americans and North Omaha; the current relationships between Creighton University, African-Americans and North Omaha; and the future promises and possibilities of a united Creighton University and North Omaha.
This talk is free and open to the public! Creighton Sponsors: Affirmative Action Office, Community Relations Network, Creighton Center for Service and Justice, Creighton Legal Clinic, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work.

 Women’s Words of Wisdom
Women’s Words of Wisdom, coordinated by the Eileen B. Lieben Center for Women, is the kick-off to Women’s History Month. This year’s theme for Women’s History Month is Women’s Education, Women’s Empowerment. We hope to educate and empower the Creighton community through the stories of inspiring and influential women throughout history.  This celebration includes voices from Creighton students, faculty, and staff sharing about a diverse range of women that inspire them.  The showcase will begin at 7:30 pm in the Harper Center Auditorium and will be followed by a reception in Harper Center room 2066.  For more information, please contact Elizabeth Boos at elizabethboos@creighton.edu.

Friday, March 2
Volunteers Needed for Ollie Webb Center
The Ollie Webb Center is offering a Disability Awareness Training entitled, “Awareness: The Key to Friendship.” This program is directed towards elevating elementary student’s awareness of and sensitivity to the day-to-day obstacles faced by people with disabilities. Through the program, each student will experience a learning disability, hearing impairment, physical disability, and visual impairment by engaging in four different activity centers. Eight volunteers are needed to assist with running the centers.  This event would run from 9-11 am at Patriot Elementary School. If you are interested in assisting, please RSVP to Lisa Dougherty at ldougherty@olliewebbinc.org.

 CRS Fair Trade Pre-Sale
For the past three years, the Peace and Justice Cooperative, in collaboration with the Creighton Center for Service and Justice (CCSJ), has sponsored a Fair Trade Sale. Catholic Relief Services has partnered with SERRV, which strives to eradicate poverty through marketing the handcrafts and foods of small-scale artisans and farmers in developing countries.
This semester, we are excited to offer pre-ordering of these products which allows you to choose the exact items you would like to purchase (you will be notified if we are unable to fill any portion of your order). In addition, you will pay NO shipping fees!
Please visit the SERRV website to browse the products and then fill out the survey* providing the item number of the product(s) you wish to purchase. (example: Item # 06380).
*In filling out the survey, you are committing to purchase the item(s) you list.
Pre-ordering will be open through Friday, March 2nd
Payment will be accepted at the time of pickup. We will only take Cash or Check (made out to the Creighton Center for Service and Justice).
For more information, please visit the CCSJ’s website, or contact Kim Berberich.

Upcoming Events:
 Campus Ministry Retreat Leader Applications Due
(Wednesday, March 14)
Student leadership is a very important part of Campus Ministry at Creighton, and our retreat leaders are students who choose to take an active role in sharing their faith and their experience with fellow students. It is this peer-to-peer relationship that allows a healthy and vibrant faith community to flourish on our campus. The leadership roles vary, depending on the retreat, but Campus Ministry is generally looking for students with previous retreat experience, previous leadership experience, and a desire to accompany fellow students on the journey of faith.

Campus Ministry is looking for retreat leaders for the 2012-2013 school year right now!  All you have to do is fill out an online application form.  Applications are due Wednesday, March 14 and applicants will be notified by the end of March.

For more information, please contact Jen Kennedy-Croft (jenniferkennedy-croft@creighton.edu) or Craig Zimmer (craigzimmer@creighton.edu), the Campus Ministry Retreats Team!

 The Secret Histories of Modern Torture
(Thursday, March 15)
“The Secret Histories of Modern Torture” will be presented by Darius Rejali of Reed College at 7:00 p.m. in the Harper Center Auditorium.

Rejali will trace the development and application of torture techniques over the last century to reach startling conclusions. As the twentieth century progressed, he argues, democracies not only tortured more, and more indiscriminately, but in the United States, Britain, and France pioneered and exported techniques that have become the lingua franca of modern torture: methods that leave no marks. Under the watchful eyes of reporters and human rights activists, low-level authorities in the world’s oldest democracies were the first to learn that to scar a victim was to advertise iniquity and invite scandal. Long before the CIA even existed, police and soldiers turned instead to “clean” techniques, such as torture by electricity, ice, water, noise, drugs, and stress positions. As democracy and human rights spread after World War II, so too did these methods. Rejali takes up the challenging question of whether torture works and will also address what to expect of the Obama administration and the prospects for the future and prevention of torture international a decade after 9/11.
Book signing and reception to follow the lecture. This lecture is sponsored by the Fr. Henry W. Casper SJ Professorship in History.

 Project Homeless Connect Omaha
(Friday, March 23)
Volunteers still needed for Project Homeless Connect Omaha.

Project Homeless Connect Omaha is in need of about 150 more volunteers during the first shift (8:15 – 11:30 am) and 40 more volunteers during the second shift (11:15 am – 2:30 pm). Volunteers will assist a homeless guest in filling out a basic in-take form and navigating the guest throughout the process of accessing professional services offered at the event. There are two time slots for volunteers to sign up for. For more information, or to register as a volunteer for the March 23rd event, please visit http://blogs.creighton.edu/ccsj/project-homeless-connect-omaha/volunteer-registration/

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