Calendar of Events 2009-2010

February

15 5:30PM
Love: In Black & White
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Brennan 502
19 10:00PM
Film: Chris Rock’s Good Hair
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DeNaples 401
20 5:30PM
MLK Dinner
Keynote speaker: Dr. Boyce Watkins

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Brennan 509
28 6:30PM
Film: Gandhi
Brennan 228

March

1 7:30PM
Film: Gandhi
DeNaples 401
2 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Discussion: "Women saying Yes to Power: personal, Rwadan and global experience"
With Shirley Randell

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Brennan 500
9
Film: "The Ache Indians of Paraguay"
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10 6:30PM - 7:15PM
Romero: Journey to Sainthood
Presentation and Discussion
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Brennan 228
25
Film: "Tree of Knowledge" and "Indian Dem"
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April

9 3:00PM
Death Row Survivor Tells His Story
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Collegiate Hall, Redington
14 9:00PM - 6:00AM
Solidarity Sleep-out / Solidarity Fast begins
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DeNaples Center Patio
15
Film: "Scars of Memory"
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15 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Social Justice Jam / Open-Mic
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DeNaples Center, first floor dining area
19-23
Earth Week
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Various Venues
20
Education for Justice Teach-In on FOOD
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Various Venues
23 11:00AM-10:00PM
United Students for Fair Trade Vendor Fair
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Dionne Green
29 11:30AM
Rev. Dean Brackley, S.J. receiving the Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Award for Distinguished Contributions to Ignatian Mission and Ministry
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TDC Ballroom
29 4:30PM-7:00PM
Take Back the Night
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Dionne Green
29 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Musical Performance: Inka Wasi
an acclaimed musical group specializing in Andean educational and musical performance
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Redington Hall


May

6 4:00PM
Henry George Lecture: Jonathan Morduch Microfinance and Economic Justice
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June

4-6
Jesuit University Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN)
Workshop for undergraduates
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Georgetown University


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V.I.T.A. STUDENTS RECOGNIZED

According to an estimate by the Internal Revenue Service, Kania School of Management students contribute the equivalent of $500,000 worth of labor each year through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). During the 7-week program coordinated by Joe Hammond of the Accounting Department, students help local low-income and elderly people complete their tax returns. In 2007 the University’s VITA program received a commendation from the IRS for “your commitment, exceptional achievement in promoting e-filing, and outstanding contributions to the communities you serve.”

Over the last several years the number of people served by VITA students has increased steadily. More difficult to measure is the value to the students who participate. Not only does the program provide the opportunity to apply what they are learning in the classroom, but it can deepen their understanding of those who struggle economically. One student’s question, “How can they live on that income?” invites further reflection on how our society is structured.

 

 

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