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).

Thursday, October 30, 2014

[Salt-l] We need Bakers!

Hey Salters!

The Serving Up Social Justice passion group is looking for volunteers to donate baked goods to our Soup Cook-off event on November 8th.

 If you are interested in baking goods for the event please contact Nick at james.wottowa@valpo.edu by Sunday, November 2nd and he will send you more information.

If you aren't interested in baking but you still want to help, here are the details for our event:

Title: Students Serving Up Social Justice, Soup Cook-off!
DateSunday November 8th, 1-3pm
Place: The Gandhi-King Center
Description: Students and the public can come taste and vote on HOMEMADE soups made by VU's faculty, students, and alumni. Through donation, they can vote on which soup they feel is the best, and at the end of the event, the soup with the most money wins. The Cookoff will help raise awareness about poverty in Porter County, and all donations will go towards hosting a dinner for the residents of Neighbor's Place in Downtown Valparaiso.

Hope to see you there!

Faith Briggs

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

[Salt-l] SALT Meeting Minutes 10/28/14

Minutes:
Announcements:
-Amy from Grain of Rice Project Next Week 9:00pm
-Advent Vespers Photo Contest
-MLK Day Student Coffee House Celebration Planning
MLK Celebration - There is a need for students to join the planning committee and help plan the 2015 Student Coffee House Celebration. This is a great way to cultivate leadership and planning skills. Please consider bringing your energy, creativity, and dedication to this awesome committee! Please contact Jessica.Wilson2@valpo.edu by October 29th if you are interested.
-IJM Representative Thursday 6:30pm in Mueller Hall
-WRC RFP Review Saturday at 11:00am in our home! (the hearth..)
-Harvest Party Saturday 4-6pm at the Chapel
-"Straight Cash Homey"- Katie B.
Reminder that you have to fill out the link BEFORE spending the money for your passion groups. You need to have approval from Katie first!
-Passion Group Events:
Nov. 8th from 1-3pm Gandhi-King Center Soup Cook-Off. Donate to your favorite soup to have it win! Money goes to Neighbors Place.
Nov. 9th at 2pm in the Hearth interfaith dialogue
- Please submit your passion group blurb to the SALT Shaker editors.

SALT Shirt Voting:
Maroon Colored Long Sleeve Shirt!
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Passion Groups:
Finalized events with your passion groups!

One on Ones

Have a great week!
Ashley Long

Monday, October 27, 2014

[Salt-l] Oxfam America Lunch Wed. @ 12:00

Hello friends,

Below is an amazing opportunity. And free food. Enjoy.



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

[Salt-l] SALT Meeting Minutes 10/21/14

Minutes:
*Pepper on the giving games tonight at 9pm
Red Cloud Indian School, Vision for Kenya, and Concordia
-Donated $350 to Red Cloud Indian School!

Announcements:
-Not Born for Porn Pepper at 9pm

-Advent Vespers Photo Contest

-Fast-a-Thon Oct. 27th All Day, Dinner @ 6:00pm Community Room
Must RSVP for this event to get the free dinner by emailing  vumsa@valpo.edu by Wednesday, October 22
-Spring Break trips announced!
Trips for Spring Break 2015
-Christian Appalachian Project, KY- Home construction and repair (Faith Based Trip)
-Little Rock, AR- Tornado relief and other community work
-Gulf Port, MS- Habitat for Humanity, home construction
-Harvey, IL-  Addiction recovery and after school programs (Faith Based Trip)     -Rosebud Indian Reservation, SD- Native American cultural experience and home repair
-Pearlington, MS- Home repair and construction (Experienced Service Trip Volunteers)
-Trail of Tear State Park, Jackson, MO- Hiking trail maintenance and picnic construction
-Memphis, TN- Urban Service Trip (Greek Life Trip)
-New Orleans, LA-  Urban Service (Freshman Trip)
*** There is a discount for those who decide to be group leaders which is $40 off. Applications are due Dec. 4th

-MONEY- Let Katie know if you will be using your money for Passion groups. If you don't let her know before you make your purchase, you cannot be reimbursed!

-Crop Walk Update: about $4,000 was raised and about 75 people came to the event

-Believe Me: Showing is Monday Oct. 27th at 8pm in Ballroom A- Invite Friends on Facebook!! Here is the trailer for the movie:http://believemefilm.com/videos/believe-official-teaser-trailer-2014/

-Prayer and Devotion

Reflection within Assigned Groups

Have a great and restful fall break!! See you Tuesday Oct. 28th,
Ashley Long
SALT Secretary



[Salt-l] Giving and Reflection

Hello Friends,

You are almost there. 

But take a break from studying tonight and come to SALT. 

At 9:00 we are deciding where we want to give away $350. It's fun and good practice for the World Relief Campaign. 

At 9:30 we are meeting and reflecting on what we've been doing so far. 

Hope to see you all there. You're awesome. 

Peace,

Caleb

Monday, October 20, 2014

[Salt-l] Reminder to Submit Your Photos

Hello Friends,

Don't forget that you have an opportunity to have one or more of your photos seen by thousands of people at the Advent Vespers Service.

Tell the story of how you care for creation and our neighbor through photography. The attached documents introduce the themes that your photos could address. 

If you have one or more, drop them off in a storage device at Aimee Tomasek's office on the second floor of the VUCA. Let me know if you have questions and I look forward to seeing your photos in the Advent Vespers Book in December. 

Peace,

Caleb

Friday, October 17, 2014

[Salt-l] LAST MINUTE MOVE



Anna and I have decided to move our bake sale to Sunday October 19th due to major scheduling conflicts that have come up. Same time, 12:30-3:00. I am so sorry about the inconvenience. If you want to work at it still that would be awesome, if you cannot that is totally fine. However please continue baking and contributing however you can!
If you urgently need to contact us about it my number is 2604331760 and Anna's is 7086685667.
Thank you! Sorry again!


On Thursday, October 16, 2014, Caleb Rollins <caleb.rollins@valpo.edu> wrote:
> Hello Friends,
> Don't forget that the Fall Career Fair is tomorrow in the Union Ballrooms from 10-2. Get to know organizations fighting for social justice and how you can join them in their causes. 
> Our friend Meghan from the Peace Corps will be there if you have any more questions for her. Have a great night and let me know if you have any questions. 
> Peace,
> Caleb

[Salt-l] LAST MINUTE MOVE

Anna and I have decided to move our bake sale to Sunday October 19th due to major scheduling conflicts that have come up. Same time, 12:30-3:00. I am so sorry about the inconvenience. If you want to work at it still that would be awesome, if you cannot that is totally fine. However please continue baking and contributing however you can!
If you urgently need to contact us about it my number is 2604331760 and Anna's is 7086685667.
Thank you! Sorry again!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

[Salt-l] Career Fair Tomorrow

Hello Friends,

Don't forget that the Fall Career Fair is tomorrow in the Union Ballrooms from 10-2. Get to know organizations fighting for social justice and how you can join them in their causes. 

Our friend Meghan from the Peace Corps will be there if you have any more questions for her. Have a great night and let me know if you have any questions. 

Peace,

Caleb