Social Action Leadership Team

The Social Action Leadership Team (SALT) is the Spirit-led social justice ministry of the Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University in which students in community seek to embody the Christian call to be the ‘salt of the earth’ (Matthew 5:13).

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

[Salt-l] SALT Super Stellar Service Strikes Again

Hello SALTers! 

Hope that your week has been nothing short of wonderful. Just a friendly reminder that we are still in need of at least four people to sign up for Cafe Manna tomorrow, especially for the 5:30-7:00 shift. Please volunteer for this below if you are available during these times! Cafe Manna is one of the many integral ways that St. T's impacts our campus and community, and your involvement is greatly appreciated.  


Additionally, if you are interested in GED tutoring opportunities with Porter County Jail and did not get a chance to sign up at the meeting, please do so here. We are especially in need of those with Friday morning availability, and also need more male volunteers in an effort to create gender-balanced tutoring teams. This is a new and unique type of partnership that I realize many of us have no background or experience with, and as such I would highly recommend stepping outside of your comfort zone and getting involved if at all possible. Feel free to pull in friends who may be interested as well! We are planning on beginning next week, so please enter your information here by this Friday, 2/5. 

https://docs.google.com/a/valpo.edu/spreadsheets/d/1aGYdvIkjB1Gd94zcMIErx3ZZJd8TpnfvrAPtiFWTMyw/edit?usp=sharing 

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. Thanks for all that you do and have a great rest of your night!  

Emily 
--
Emily Owens 
Valparaiso University '18 
Social Action Leadership Team; Service Coordinator, Treasurer 

[Salt-l] Hope to see you there!

Hey all,

"I'm Willing to be Fired" is happening in one hour! Come learn about labor unions and organizing happening within 30 minutes of where we are! 

The event is Core 5th Hour approved and very SALTy. 

Peace,
Shannon


--
Shannon Segin
Valparaiso University | 2016
SALT Chair


[Salt-l] Interfaith Prayer Vigil // This Friday

Hello Friends,

Just wanted to send a reminder about signing up for the Interfaith Prayer Vigil at Broadview Deportation Center this Friday. If you want to witness and participate in worship focused on Social Justice, I highly encourage you to attend. The vigil is put on by the Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants.​​ Rides will be provided.

The Sign Up is attached to this email. We will meet at the Chapel at 5:30 AM and return between 10:00 - 10:30 AM. If you have any questions please let me know.

Peace,

Cogan

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

[Salt-l] SALT Minutes 2/216

Hi SALTers, 

Announcements: 
"Im willing to be Fired"--standing up for workers in Northwest Indiana 
    -Tomorrow Feb. 3 at 7-8:30 in the Brown and Gold Room
    -Cookies and hot chocolate will be provided 

Submit to the VIA!:

Have you had a recent social justice related experience while traveling either in the states or abroad? The VIA, SALT's social justice oriented magazine, would love to hear about your experiences and publish them in the form of photography, art, prose, poetry or other creative expressions in the next issue. They can be national or international, through Valparaiso University travel programs or independently. Sharing these experiences would be a great way to share your experience, and motivate other students to learn about traveling and promoting social justice awareness.

Submissions are due by March 18 and would be greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions contact: valparaisointeraction@gmail.com or talk with Rachel Briegel, Kortney Cena, or Victoria Bruick

Submit your work here: https://form.jotform.com/52561338334151

Volunteer Opportunities: look at google form that Emily Owens sent!

Social Justice and Worship: check the sign up that Cogan sent out!

Devotion: 
-Hebrews 12:28-29
-Even when we feel broken and lost God continues to love us and He is  
unshakeable

WRC
-Coffeehouse volunteers needed: 2 MCs, and guitar skills for SALT song.
-Color for a Cause: registration is now open! Go on the Facebook page and share it!
-Letter Writing: bring addresses to send letters about our WRC!

Announcements from Katie!
-If you're on Facebook/instagram/twitter like the page and share it with your friends~
-Like Color for a Cause page too!
-Spam everyone with notifications about this!

Power Clap!!

Have a great week!

Peace,

Kendall Kartaly
SALT Secretary



[Salt-l] Letter Writing Tonight at 9:30!

Hey SALTers!

Great job at Kickoff Sunday and for all your work so far on our WRC! You all are great.

We're kicking off another aspect of the campaign tonight, so get excited. Please bring addresses of friends, family, pen pals, or whoever you think might be interested in the work you are doing this semester. We will be sending them letters to educate them about The Hope Underground and to ask them for their support.


Blessings, 
Katie

--
Katie Bernabei
Valparaiso University Class of 2016
Candlelight Mission and Vision Coordinator
SALT World Relief Campaign Chair

[Salt-l] Fwd: SALT and LDA Help​

Anyone able to help out the LDA?

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James Wetzstein
University Pastor

james.wetzstein@valpo.edu
office: 219.464.6794
mobile: 219.405.0630
https://www.facebook.com/james.wetzstein

see when I’m free @
http://tinyurl.com/pj-valpo


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Lindsay Fertig <lindsay.fertig@valpo.edu>
Date: Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 9:04 AM
Subject: SALT and LDA Help
To: "James Wetzstein" <James.Wetzstein@valpo.edu>

Pastor Jim, 
I am in need of some help moving the furniture at the LDA so that the flooring guy can start putting down the new flooring on Thursday. 
I am the only person in the office this week, and while I believe I am mighty I will not be able to move all of the furniture by myself. Do you know anyone from SALT who would be willing to help move furniture for an hour? 

Faith & Service in Christ,

Lindsay Fertig
Deaconess Intern for
Development and PR
Lutheran Deaconess Association
1304 LaPorte Ave
Valparaiso IN 46383
      
      www.theLDA.org
        219-464-6925

Saturday, January 30, 2016

[Salt-l] Kickoff Sunday at 10am!

Hey SALTers!

Just a reminder that things are heating up tomorrow as we kick off our campaign at the Chapel at 10am. I hope to see you all there!

Come early to get your t-shirt from Pastor Jim's office.

Peace,
Katie

--
Katie Bernabei
Valparaiso University Class of 2016
Candlelight Mission and Vision Coordinator
SALT World Relief Campaign Chair

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

[Salt-l] Super Stellar SALT Service Opportunities

Hey SALTers! 

Hope that you're all having the happiest of Wednesdays, and that the week has been treating you splendidly. I have updates on a few service opportunities that I hope you will consider pursuing, as both are phenomenal ways to connect with our community as well as causes you may be passionate about. 

First off, SALT will be serving at Cafe Manna next Thursday, February 4th. For those unfamiliar with the program, Cafe Manna is organized through St. T's and runs on a weekly basis in order to help provide meals for community members in need. It operates in two shifts, from 4:15-5:30 and 5:30-7. If you'd like to help out but the shift times don't quite fit with your schedule, you are also welcome to come and go as you are able. Be sure to sign up for this below! We are looking for 6-8 people per time slot. Further details will be provided at next week's meeting for those who volunteer.  


Also, if you are at all interested in the GED tutoring program mentioned a few weeks back, please fill out the following Doodle poll so that we can work to coordinate class times and rides. This program is part of our newly established partnership with the Porter County Jail, and we are hoping to begin sessions within the next few weeks! The poll is not a definitive commitment to any particular day or time, but your input is valuable so that their class times can be scheduled most effectively around when we can provide available personnel. More information to follow on this next week when times are finalized. http://doodle.com/poll/3k7exvrb66ur8cby

If you have any questions at all regarding either of these, please don't hesitate to contact me. Simply put, you people are the greatest; thank you for your passion and compassion in all that you do. 

Peace, 
Emily 

Emily Owens 
Valparaiso University '18  
Social Action Leadership Team, Treasurer, Service Coordinator 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Re: [Salt-l] SALT Minutes 1.26.16

One last addition! Sorry for all of the emails. 

We will be meeting at 7pm Thursday and 3pm Saturday to finish the display in the chapel for Kickoff Sunday. 

Peace,
Shannon

On Tuesday, January 26, 2016, Katherine Bernabei <katherine.bernabei@valpo.edu> wrote:
Hey all!

Thank you so much for all of the work you are doing and have done so far. This campaign is going to be great, and I am so excited to be working with all of you.

Just a few quick notes:
  • If you want to get creative, come help the education work on the Black Box Display for Sunday. They will meeting at 7pm on Thursday and 3pm on Sunday in the Chapel. Come and go as you please. Thank you for helping with this!
  • The case statement is attached- please read it and feel free to use it when you talk to people about The Hope Underground. 
Thank you for all you do, and see you Sunday!

Blessings, 
Katie


On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 11:02 PM, Kendall Kartaly <kendall.kartaly@valpo.edu> wrote:
Hello SALTers! 

Here are the announcements for this week!: 

-Pathways to Purpose: 
Stuart Diamond: 5:30pm TOMORROW! 

-Civic Reflection Saturday: Is service good?
10:30 am

-T-Shirts will be in Friday

-"I'm Willing to be Fired"-Standing up for workers in Northwest Indiana
Wednesday February 3 @ 7-8:30pm in the Brown and Gold Room 

-St.T's and Pancake Dinner 
January 27th @ 8:30 at St. T's 

-Valpo Students for Flint (water crisis): 
Collect water donations and deliver them on Saturday, January 30
If you'd like to go sign up at ValpoUnitedforFlint@gmail.com
Donate cases, jugs, and/or containers of water
Cash, credit, or debit donations will not be permitted. 

article regarding the water crisis in Flint will be sent as soon as possible!  


One on Ones: meet with someone new in your group and enjoy intentional conversation! 

Devotion: 
Jeremiah 30:17

WRC: 
-Kickoff Sunday this Sunday
-Coffeehouse-February 13th (invite everybody you know! If you want to perform let SALT know!) 
-Stickers! 
-Case Statement 

Remember that you each have unique gifts to fulfill the glory of God! 

And if you haven't seen Star Wars, you should see it :) 

Peace, 

Kendall Kartaly
SALT Secretary



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--
Katie Bernabei
Valparaiso University Class of 2016
Candlelight Mission and Vision Coordinator
SALT World Relief Campaign Chair


--
Shannon Segin
Valparaiso University | 2016
SALT Chair


Re: [Salt-l] SALT Minutes 1.26.16

Hey all!

Thank you so much for all of the work you are doing and have done so far. This campaign is going to be great, and I am so excited to be working with all of you.

Just a few quick notes:
  • If you want to get creative, come help the education work on the Black Box Display for Sunday. They will meeting at 7pm on Thursday and 3pm on Sunday in the Chapel. Come and go as you please. Thank you for helping with this!
  • The case statement is attached- please read it and feel free to use it when you talk to people about The Hope Underground. 
Thank you for all you do, and see you Sunday!

Blessings, 
Katie


On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 11:02 PM, Kendall Kartaly <kendall.kartaly@valpo.edu> wrote:
Hello SALTers! 

Here are the announcements for this week!: 

-Pathways to Purpose: 
Stuart Diamond: 5:30pm TOMORROW! 

-Civic Reflection Saturday: Is service good?
10:30 am

-T-Shirts will be in Friday

-"I'm Willing to be Fired"-Standing up for workers in Northwest Indiana
Wednesday February 3 @ 7-8:30pm in the Brown and Gold Room 

-St.T's and Pancake Dinner 
January 27th @ 8:30 at St. T's 

-Valpo Students for Flint (water crisis): 
Collect water donations and deliver them on Saturday, January 30
If you'd like to go sign up at ValpoUnitedforFlint@gmail.com
Donate cases, jugs, and/or containers of water
Cash, credit, or debit donations will not be permitted. 

article regarding the water crisis in Flint will be sent as soon as possible!  


One on Ones: meet with someone new in your group and enjoy intentional conversation! 

Devotion: 
Jeremiah 30:17

WRC: 
-Kickoff Sunday this Sunday
-Coffeehouse-February 13th (invite everybody you know! If you want to perform let SALT know!) 
-Stickers! 
-Case Statement 

Remember that you each have unique gifts to fulfill the glory of God! 

And if you haven't seen Star Wars, you should see it :) 

Peace, 

Kendall Kartaly
SALT Secretary



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--
Katie Bernabei
Valparaiso University Class of 2016
Candlelight Mission and Vision Coordinator
SALT World Relief Campaign Chair

[Salt-l] SALT Minutes 1.26.16

Hello SALTers! 

Here are the announcements for this week!: 

-Pathways to Purpose: 
Stuart Diamond: 5:30pm TOMORROW! 

-Civic Reflection Saturday: Is service good?
10:30 am

-T-Shirts will be in Friday

-"I'm Willing to be Fired"-Standing up for workers in Northwest Indiana
Wednesday February 3 @ 7-8:30pm in the Brown and Gold Room 

-St.T's and Pancake Dinner 
January 27th @ 8:30 at St. T's 

-Valpo Students for Flint (water crisis): 
Collect water donations and deliver them on Saturday, January 30
If you'd like to go sign up at ValpoUnitedforFlint@gmail.com
Donate cases, jugs, and/or containers of water
Cash, credit, or debit donations will not be permitted. 

article regarding the water crisis in Flint will be sent as soon as possible!  


One on Ones: meet with someone new in your group and enjoy intentional conversation! 

Devotion: 
Jeremiah 30:17

WRC: 
-Kickoff Sunday this Sunday
-Coffeehouse-February 13th (invite everybody you know! If you want to perform let SALT know!) 
-Stickers! 
-Case Statement 

Remember that you each have unique gifts to fulfill the glory of God! 

And if you haven't seen Star Wars, you should see it :) 

Peace, 

Kendall Kartaly
SALT Secretary


[Salt-l] Meeting Tonight at 9:30pm

Hey SALTers,

It may not seem like it outside, but things are heating up! With our WRC Kickoff this Sunday at the Chapel, we have lots to do. We will meet tonight at 9:30pm in the Helge Center to continue our WRC committee work. 

I look forward to seeing you there!

Peace,
Shannon


--
Shannon Segin
Valparaiso University | 2016
SALT Chair


Monday, January 25, 2016

[Salt-l] Interfaith Prayer Vigil // Friday February 5

Hello Salters,

and Happy Monday! I hope that your week is off to a great start and you are excited about the awesome WRC we have this semester.

On Friday February 5 I am organizing a group of students to go to an Interfaith Prayer Vigil put on by the Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants (ICDI). A group of students and faculty went last semester; everyone greatly enjoyed the experience and thought it to be very insightful. This time we will also be meeting up with a group of students from Dominican University in Chicago.

Here is how ICDI describes the Vigil: Every Friday morning at 7:15 AM, people of faith join together in a prayer vigil at Broadview Immigration Processing Center (1930 Beach St., Broadview, IL) to support those who are in the immigration deportation process, the families of those being deported, and to be a public witness to the injustices of our immigration system.  An interfaith prayer service is held on the first Friday of every month.

Because it is so early in the morning, we will have to leave at 5:45 AM from the Chapel. Rides will be provided and we will return between 10:00 and 10:30 AM. 
If you are interested in going, please put your name in the Google Sheet attached to this email. Spread the word and invite friends.


God's Peace,

Cogan Blackmon​
​    

[Salt-l] Yearbook Photo Today!

Hi SALTers,

Just a reminder that we will be taking our yearbook photo today at 7pm in Kallay Christopher. Those of you that have extra SALT shirts, please bring them. 

And to everyone, bring your smiles!

See you tonight,
Shannon 


--
Shannon Segin
Valparaiso University | 2016
SALT Chair


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

[Salt-l] 1/19/16 SALT Meeting Minutes

Hello SALTers! 

I hope you all are doing well! Here is what we spoke about: 

Announcements: 

-Rev. Wayne Meisel, Director of the Center for Faith and Service at McCormick Theological Seminary: student movements are a critical part in how we change, connecting faith and service

-"I'm Willing to be Fired"--Standing up for Workers in Northwest Indiana 
    -Wednesday, Feb 3 at 7-8:30 pm in the Brown and Gold Room 
    -Cookies and hot chocolate will be provided 

-SALT Yearbook photo: Monday Jan. 25 at 7pm in Kallay Christopher 
-T-Shirt ordering! Pay online it is closing at midnight! Link Below! 

Volunteering Opportunity for VU Ballroom Dance Team: January 30th, 7:30 am-6:00 pm helping with registering and papers! Contact Megan for more information at megan.dean@valpo.edu 

Applications for AIA are open! Consider applying! 

Devo: Kid President! List of Awesome Things--Colossians 3

WRC Updates: 
January 31: Kickoff Sunday! 
-Sign up to volunteer: see Victoria Bruick or email her at victoria.bruick@valpo.edu
-February 13th-Coffeehouse 
-February 17th-WRC at Celebrate 
-Stickers! 

Thanks guys and remember to love and serve the Lord in all that you do! 

Peace, 

Kendall Kartaly
SALT Secretary

[Salt-l] Juvenile advocacy in Missouri

Hey SALTers, 
If the subject line caught your attention, please read on.
Grace was SALT chair her senior year at Valpo.
Pr.  Jim 

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Shemwell, Grace E. (MU-Student)" <grace.shemwell@mail.missouri.edu>
Subject: Social Justice Project
Date: January 19, 2016 at 12:28:43 PM CST

I'm halfway through law school and working at my school's family violence clinic while simultaneously working as a paralegal/clerk for the juvenile officer in Boone county (Columbia, Mo). Due to the numerous potential conflicts of interest with taking on the normal case load for the school's clinic (usually orders of protection, many involving juveniles, who are the clients at the Juvenile Office), I'm instead taking on a myriad of social justice legislation initiatives.

The goal is to get some good legislation proposals to the house/senate of Missouri before their term is over. I'm putting out feelers for ideas from anyone who knows about issues in Missouri arising out of juvenile/family/domestic violence/elder abuse law.

So far I only have a proposal for the formation of a committee to address constitutional conflicts with the current juvenile code (re: the DOJ report on St. Louis Family Courts), and a proposal for a protective no-bail/no-bond 24-hour hold on persons accused of domestic violence who rise to the level of probable cause for arrest (currently anyone with the money can bail out immediately and head right back to the home where the violence occurred). 

If you could forward my email to SALT and anyone else who may have ideas, I'd really appreciate feedback! They can contact me at grace.shemwell@mizzou.edu or grace.shemwell@valpo.edu.


+++++
James Wetzstein
University Pastor
james.wetzstein@valpo.edu

Helge Center, Room 117
office: 219.464.6794
fax: 219.464.5049
mobile: 219.405.0630 

see my calendar @ 








[Salt-l] Meeting Tonight at 9:30

Hello SALTers,

Tonight we will meet at our usual time, 9:30pm in the Helge Center to continue our World Relief Campaign! 

As a reminder, there will be a wonderful event hosted by the Institute for Leadership and Service from 7-9pm in the Multipurpose Room where we meet. Dr. Wayne Meisel has written for The Huffington Post and many other accredited sources, and he will lead the session. There will also be a panel of guests that have first hand experience with various service year programs (Lutheran Volunteer Corps, Teach for America, etc). It is going to be a great time, and I hope to see you there. 

Peace,
Shannon


--
Shannon Segin
Valparaiso University | 2016
SALT Chair