The I.C. Plunge is only ONE MONTH AWAY!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The I.C. Plunge is only ONE MONTH AWAY!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The Congo Week CELL OUT takes place tomorrow!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Who Owns Your Water?
Loyola's Center for Urban Environmental Research and Policy (CUERP) and the University Libraries will kick off an environmental film series with the documentary "Flow," which examines the question "Who owns the water?" when it comes to the privatization of water by companies extracting ground water to bottle and sell.
"Flow" will be shown on October 22 at 6:30 p.m. in Damen Hall's Finnegan Auditorium, followed by a question and answer period with Dr. Mark Luttenton, Professor of Aquatic Ecology and Water Rights Expert from Grand Valley State University, Michigan. Dr. Luttenton has served as an expert witness in a case of the State of Michigan vs. Nestle (owners of Ice Mountain bottled water) for the past nine years, and he will discuss the issue with participants.
Free popcorn and licorice will be served. Bring your own drink (not bottled water, though). For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is an interesting article on the status of displacement camps in Kenya. The full article is here.
A Kenyan deadline expires on Friday for people displaced by post-election violence to leave their camps.
Two weeks ago President Mwai Kibaki ordered the closure of the camps, which at the peak of the violence were home to around 500,000 people.
But more than a year-and-a-half later there are Kenyans still living in tents some of whom are reluctant to leave.
Stanley Wanyoike said he will only leave if the president keeps his promise to give them land.
"We are ready to leave if the promise made by the head of state is fulfilled," said Mr Wanyoike, who was forced to flee his home with his wife and five children on 30 December 2007 - the night President Kibaki was controversially declared the winner of the election.
The government says you can't be given that money unless you pull down the tent. But if you pull down the tent you don't have anywhere to go
"That is being given a place to settle - some land. We are waiting to hear if we are to get land."
Early last year the agricultural showground in the town of Eldoret was home to almost 25,000 people. Less than 2,000 remain.
Each family has been offered 35,000 Kenyan shillings (about $470, £290) for leaving but to receive the money they have to dismantle their tent.
Tent is a generous word for leaky structures which are made out of shabby pieces of plastic sheeting and old sacks.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Here are the minutes from tonight's meeting. We have some really huge events coming up within the next few weeks, so stay posted for announcements!
Next Weeks IC Screening:
Next week, we will hopefully have over 100 people and popcorn and hot cider!
(WE MUST HAVE AT LEAST 80 PEOPLE! Tell EVERYONE you know!) Join the facebook group and spread the word, make the promotional flier your facebook profile picture!
7P.M. Galvin Auditorium Wednesday October 14th
BAKE SALE: There will be a bakesale to promote the screening on Wednesday the 14th, from 9 to 3pm in Damen. Contact Caitlin of you want to help at email@example.com or 248-390-2305. There will be a baking/craft party prior to the day of the screening at Madison and Caitlin's, stay posted for the date and time!
Also, be sure to wear your Invisible Children of Invisible Conflicts T-shirts the day of the screening.
Benefit Concert: The benefit concert has been moved to Spring Semester!
SFR Funding Reminder: All task groups MUST turn in funding requests to Kelsey 2WEEKS before any event…3 weeks to be safe!
Ourfairearth.com – our new contact with a great art dealership in Andersonville that showcases and sells Ugandan textiles and products. FIELD TRIP SOON!
A Makeover Movement to End Child Trafficking, a Mary Kay party in Zips Lounge Monday, October 12th at 7:30pm. New products, a free makeover and refreshments! ALL proceeds benefit Stop Child Trafficking Now!
List of restaurants that will donate food for IC plunge! Einstein’s, Panera, Halas for towels, Chipotle, Argo Tea, Campus foods? Ethiopian Diamond…GO FIND MORE!
Goodsearch.com donates money to Invisible Children every time you search.
Congo Week Announcements:
Congo Week Schedule
Monday: Documentary called White Kings, Red Rubber, Black Death. Tentatively scheduled for Damen at 7pm.
Tuesday: International Rights Lawyer speaking about Invisible Conflicts (probably will be in Damen also).
Wednesday: CELL OUT
Thursday/ Maybe Wednesday: Candle light vigil
Saturday: Cultural meeting with Loyola community
REMINDER: Anyone in task groups who need event posters email Arts and Media ASAP! Meghan, MWelham@luc.edu