[Salt-l] SALT Meeting Minutes 12/10/13
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).
Come to Mueller to pick out a logo and stay warm!! I know finals are coming up but get excited because so is our WRC with Grain of Rice Project!! Kickstart-Kibera is officially underway and we need your help! Thanks for all you do.Blessings,Grace--Grace ShemwellValparaiso UniversityCollege of Arts and Sciences 2014Christ College Honors College 2014Athlete, SALT Chair, ΣTΔ, Mortar Board
"Giving Game" with Jon BeharThe Hearth, Harre UnionYou're invited to attend a Giving Game event, sponsored by Valpo's Institute for Leadership and Service and The Life You Can Save, and hosted by philanthropic educator Jon Behar. Please RSVP, as there are limited seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.In this Giving Game, the 'players' will be presented with $1,000 and the choice between several charities. Players will be tasked with discussing and ultimately deciding where to donate the funds. This is not a hypothetical exercise - players will collectively decide where to give real money that will help real people."Giving Games spread awareness of highly effective charities, and resources that donors can use to make more informed choices. They also present players with a giving decision that requires strategic thinking. In order to make their choice, players need to think about what they value most, and why."Seats are limited for this event, so if you are interested in this unique opportunity, please RSVP right away to Alison DeVries, Community Engagement Coordinator for the Institute for Leadership and Service (email@example.com). If you know someone who would be especially interested in attending, feel free to pass on this information.A little more about Jon Behar and Giving Games:Jon Behar graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin College in 2001 with a double major in Economics and Government and a minor in Philosophy. He then spent ten years working in portfolio optimization and risk management in Connecticut at one of the world's largest hedge funds. Jon became interested in the potential for ordinary people to change the world in extraordinary ways through effective charitable giving after reviewing research from the charity evaluator GiveWell, and later served on GiveWell's board. In 2011, Jon moved to San Francisco and founded A Path That's Clear, a project devoted to spreading interest in effective philanthropy. APTC runs "Giving Games" at colleges around the world, engaging thousands of students in conversations about charity, and providing them with an opportunity to experience being a world class donor. Jon now works for The Life You Can Save, running Giving Games under their sponsorship to fight extreme poverty and improve the lives of the world's least fortunate people.
For-Profit Detention Center in NW Indiana: We Must Fight BackThe GEO Group recently purchased land in Hobart, Indiana, and is likely intending to build the Chicagoland immigrant detention center long sought by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). A new organization, Mass Incarceration and GEO Halt Team -- MIGHT -- was formed by Northwest Indiana residents opposed to the presence of the GEO Group, or any for-profit prison, in the region. They need your help! Sign this petition and your name will be added to the contact list for opportunities to engage in the struggle.Members of MIGHT recently discovered that members of the Hobart City Council have been meeting with GEO representatives for nearly a year, without sharing this information with the public. There will be a meeting Sunday, November 24th at 2pm at First Unitarian Church, at Fifth and Main in Hobart. For more information, contact Sara or Marcela at CRLN 773-293-3680; firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com.The 40 acre site is land once owned by the St Sava Church in Hobart, an ecologically important centerpiece of the Hobart Marsh complex, along 49th Street on the Gary/Hobart border. The proposal to build a detention center here would follow up on two recent attempts by another for-profit prison corporation, CCA, in Joliet and Crete, IL which were soundly defeated by organized communities. Such is now our charge.Media Coveragemade the front page of the Post Tribune:
http://posttrib.suntimes.com/23883306-537/hobart-residents-speak-out-against-possible-immigrant-detention-center.htmlNorthwest Indiana Times:http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/hobart/protesters-lash-out-against-any-detention-center-plans/article_f162c9d1-1eba-5a59-b023-237af3b3f9ec.htmlWBEZ:Best regares,Marcela HernándezOutreach OrganizerChicago New Sanctuary Coalition
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