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SPRING 2016

Join us for a TED Talk, Tuesday, February 16th, 2016.

Lunch and great discussion provided.

Email the McCarthy Center at mccarthycenter@csbsju.edu to reserve your spot. Space is limited so you must RSVP! 

Topic: "Human Trafficking is all around you. This is how it works."

Where: The McCarthy Center (Simons Hall 136, SJU). When: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Join us for a luncheon and discussion! We will be viewing Noy Thrupkaew's TED Talk on Human Trafficking. Behind the everyday bargains we all love - the $10 manicure, the unlimited shrimp buffet - is a hidden world of forced labor to keep those prices at rock bottom. Noy Thrupkaew investigates human trafficking - which flourishes in the US and Europe, as well as developing countries - and shows us the human faces behind the exploited labor that feeds global consumers.

 

  

 

                                                  GREAT OPPORTUNITY! 
                                         Volunteer Advocate Program

Purpose: The purpose of a trained volunteer advocate is to support and advocate for the rights and
self-defined needs of survivors of sexual violence and their friends, families, and other concerned
persons on the Central MN Sexual Assault Center's (CMSAC) 24-hour crisis phone line and in person
at area hospitals, law enforcement centers, and other community locations.
When? 40-hour sexual assault advocate trainings are offered by CMSAC twice a year, in fall and
spring.  Next 40-Hour Training Begins February 29, 2016.  Call 320-251-4357 or email
Renae rlockerby@cmsac.org for more info.
Volunteering as an advocate is both a challenging and rewarding way to give back to the community.
Many of our volunteers have identified that empowering survivors to heal from the crisis of sexual
violence is a very fulfilling experience. CMSAC's volunteer advocacy program will help individuals
grow personally and professionally in many ways.  Through participation in our volunteer advocate
program, individuals will develop and refine:

  • Crisis intervention skills
  • Verbal and written communications skills
  • Skills in working with a team of multi-disciplinary professionals, such as with law enforcement,
    hospital staff, social workers, and other services providers
  • Social action skills
  • Knowledge of all forms of sexual violence
  • An understanding of sexual violence as a product of rape culture

Here is the link with more info such as purpose, responsibilities, requirements, the application,
and other volunteer opportunities.  http://cmsac.org/volunteer-application/


 



The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler is coming to CSB this Feb. 14!  This
public reading will be performed by CSB students as a benefit for the non-profit
V-Day. Ensler started V-Day to work toward achieving an end to violence against
women
throughout the world. V-Day events feature performances like
The Vagina Monologues in an effort to inform people about this global issue and raise
funds for the V-Day mission. CSB will be collecting donated goods for Anna Marie's
Alliance, is a private non-profit corporation dedicated to providing safe shelter,
support, and referral services for battered women and their children. The Alliance
also works with the community on systems change and violence prevention.
Visit http://www.annamaries.org/donate/needed-items to see a list of needed items.


Join the Institute for Women's Leadership and Intercultural and International
Student Services for a Circle of Understanding discussion of body politics on
February 23, from 7-8:30 p.m. in Gorecki 204B. Please RSVP by clicking on the image above.

 

SheFest
This event will showcase a variety of talented Bennies with performces in music, spoken word, dance ands other forms of art. SheFest will celebrate the uniquie talents Bennies have.
*More information to come soon.