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Breast Cancer Awareness
In an effort to Raise Awareness about
Breast Cancer on Campus, and to raise awareness about the Annual
Breast Cancer Walk taking place on October 21st, 2012 this
year, the department of Campus Ministry in conjunction with
Students for Global Justice and Team RV will be coordinated a
The Breast Cancer Awareness
High-Heel-A-Thon took place on Thursday, October 4th at 1:50pm on
the Great Lawn.
Men: Are invited to join us as participants
in the walk-a-thon, with a little twist; all laps must be completed
in High Heels! The man, who walks in heels for the most laps, will
win a prize. The man who raises the most money for the Breast
Cancer Cause will also win a prize!
Women: Are invited to help in
the collection of High-Heels for the big event! There will be
collection baskets placed in the Montgoris Lobby and in the Campus
Ministry Main Office, Marillac Hall room 239. Bins will be
available from October ! Please drop off those heels. The donated
heels will go to St. John's Bread & Life.
THANK YOU! We thank all those who
contributed towards raising $120.00 for Breast Cancer Awareness.
All proceeds will be donated to American Cancer Society in support
of thier efforts to aid women and find a cure!
A Special THANK YOU is extended to all of those who participated
in Hunger Awareness Month 2012! It was a beutiful success and
students from all walks of life and corners of the University
united to share in experience, knowledge, and solidarity of the
Housing and Hunger issues that people face locally and globally.
Some key features of this academic years HUNGER AWARENESS MONTH
Students 4 Global Justice: Swipe Away Hunger
Monday, November 5th, 2012 and November 29th, 2012
12pm-4pm @ Marillac Café & 3pm-6pm law School Café
The Line: S4GJ Movie Night
Sunday November 4th, 2012
7pm @ Sodano Coffee House
#100 Hours of Poverty
Saturday, November 10th, 2012 through Wednesday, November 14th,
2012 @ 12:30pm
Congratulations to all of those who participated in the social
media experience of #100 hours in solidarity with individuals who
participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
formerly known as food stamps.
Students 4 Global Justice : Ken’ya Help?! Fundraiser
Monday, November 12th, 2012
11am-3pm @ D’ Angelo Starbucks Lounge Area
Students 4 Global Justice: #100 Hour Reflection Cafe
Monday, November 12th, 2012
5pm-6pm @ St. Thomas More Church Conference Room
100 Hour Celebration
Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
12:30pm-2:00pm @ D’ Angelo Center 128
Sally Cooper, Director of City Harvest Healthy Neighborhoods
program will be the Keynote Speaker of this event.
Sleep out for the Homeless
Thursday, November 15th, 2012
9pm @St. Thomas More Church
Hunger Awareness Month Advocacy Day
Friday, November 16th, 2012
11am-3pm @ D’ Angelo Center Living Room
Fireside Chats: Image-ine that!
Monday, November 26th, 2012
7:30pm @ St. Vincent’s Lounge
Other Service Opportunities:
Student Group:Students 4 Global Justice & Students for
DATE: Saturday November 10th
TIME: 7:45 am Departure 9:00am-4:30pm
SERVICE LOCATION: St. John's Bread and Life
Service Type: Toy and Food Drive for the Holidays
Campus Ministry “Card making”
DATE: November 12th, 2012
SERVICE TYPE: Card-making
Some other initiatives that have taken place in the Fall
semesters are listed below!
The St. John’s Community assembles to
experience a “taste” of poverty. Dinner is served according
to economic class assigned as students enter. Student
reflection on poverty both domestically and internationally along
with other exercises are presented to immerse students into the
challenges of poverty.
During 2009’s Hunger Banquet, guest speaker
Janet Kalish, a “Freegan,” was welcomed and educated on the lives
of men and women who employ alternative strategies for living based
on limited participation in the conventional economy and minimal
consumption of resources. Freegans embrace community,
generosity, social concern, freedom, cooperation, and sharing in
opposition to a society based on materialism, moral apathy,
competition, conformity, and greed. A high school teacher, Janet
was able to share the stories of her community, shed light on
issues of poverty, and the means by which community can bring about
social justice and equality through the efforts made by each
individual, however small.
During 2010's Hunger Banquet, 2 speakers
joined us from the Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing
to speak to their experiences working with, and being victims of
the affordable housing crisis. They enligntend St. John's students
on the plight of homeless members in the metropolitan area, and
gave compelling stories that put a new face on homelessness.
Last year, on November 15, 2011, in the
D'Angelo Center Room 416 C at 6 p.m., Campus Ministry and Student's
for Global Justice will once again host THE HUNGER BANQUET. We have
another interesting speaker joining our community to educate us on
the issues of homelessness and hunger here and abroad. Stay tuned
for the announcement of the speaker.
Rice for Life
“Every grain of rice is essential in the
fight against hunger.” The Department of Student Wellness
(SWELL) in collaboration with Campus Ministry invite student to be
a part of the fight against hunger. By visiting www.FreeRice.com, students have
the opportunity to help feed hungry people and educate themselves
at the same time. Run by the United Nations World Food
Program, FreeRice.com will donate 10 grains of rice to countries
that need it most for every trivia question answered correctly on
the website. Though 10 grains may seem like a small amount, it is
important to remember that while you are playing, thousands of
others are playing at the same time. This joint effort makes
a difference! In 2008, 43,942,622,700 grains of rice were donated
through FreeRice.com to help end world hunger.
Pig Out for Poverty
The Pig Out for Poverty drive is a
campus-wide campaign to combat hunger through student, staff, and
faculty visibility on the St. John’s University campus. 200
pig banks are carried throughout the day to collect money to aid in
fighting poverty. Proceeds go directly to Catholic Relief
Services and are used as micro loans to purchase real pigs for men
and women in a small village in Guatemala.
Special guest Elvis the Pig makes an
appearance on the Great Lawn each year from 11-2pm to help collect
donations, free and willing to take pictures with everyone.
“Believe in the Power of Change."