Here are some great things to do this week. Unfortunately, the talk on Native American Identity was cancelled, and I am too slow to post about the talk on Hmong Lao in Thailand. However, there are still some interesting and – more importantly – valuable things you can do to learn and help the community.
Social Work students have been working to organize events in honor of Anne Kok and to bring awareness to homeless issues. Since we have been talking about shantytowns, these seem particularly relevant for students in my Cross-Cultural class.
UW-Green Bay Habitat for Humanity holding Shanty Town fundraiserA “Shanty Town” fundraiser sponsored by the UW-Green Bay Habitat for Humanity chapter will dramatize the plight of the homeless. The Shanty Town event is set for Friday evening, April 25, through Saturday morning, April 26, at Bay Evangelical Covenant Church, 2280 Nicolet Drive. For details, or info on how to take part, visit http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/archive/2008/08-99.htm
Panel Discussion on Homelessness
“The public is invited to a panel discussion on homelessness in Green Bay to take place at The Salvation Army, 626 Union Ct., at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6. Panelists include a longtime community advocate/activist, a school social worker from Green Bay Area Public Schools, and a client of the social service community. The panel will be moderated by Kathy McMurray, president of the Brown County Homeless and Housing Coalition. Marc Seidl at email@example.com has more info.”
Word goes out on ‘Jam for Justice’ to benefit Freedom HouseStudents attending UW-Green Bay, in cooperation with the Ecumenical Center, are planning a Jam for Justice concert to benefit the Freedom House family homeless shelter located near campus. The event will be held Friday, May 2 and begin with a free simple supper at 5 p.m. and speakers from Freedom House. Organizers say the evening will continue with live music performed by UW-Green Bay students and faculty and performers including Finding Faith Band, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Good News, Joey Cox, Dave Sponholz, Zack Davoodi, Mike Casey and more. For info or contribute, call Jan Scoville, director of the Ecumenical Center, at 465-5133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission to the Jam for Justice is an item you no longer want that could be used by homeless families getting a “hand up” from Freedom House. A list of items Freedom House needs can be found at http://www.freedomhouseministries.org/needs.html