Hello Wonderful Activists & Community Service-Lovers!
This is just a friendly reminder that we have a meeting tonight from 8 to 9 PM in Walker 416! Here are a few things we'll be going over:

- President Pelton "thank you" card & EPSJ swag gift
- Committee Updates
- Brainstorm how we can end the semester with a bang!
- Brainstorm more community service projects for next year
- Women's Rights event in April
- ESSA support

Also, check out this message about a volunteer opportunity for tonight from 7 to 8 PM: 

Hey EPSJ!I am interning at the League of Conservation Voters trying to get Ed Markey elected in the upcoming special Senate election. Our main focus is environmental issues, but Ed Markey also supports social issues including gay marriage and a woman's right to choose. Essentially he is a champion on all issues Democratic. We are holding a phone bank on campus this Wednesday from 7-8 in the Campus Center (room TBA) and we need about 7 volunteers to come out and help. We have free pizza, tshirts, and water bottles for the volunteers. We can also sign off on volunteer hours, if needed.

If anyone can go - that'd be awesome! Free food and fun!

Peacefully,

Dylan Manderlink & Christian Bergren-Aragon
 
Great meeting on Wednesday, thank you to all those who could make it! We had a wonderfully informative speaker from TFA come talk to us about the corps and the impact of the program on lower-income schools. Here is some important information to know before next week:

  • Please email me at dylan_manderlink@emerson.edu if you can come to the Racial Justice Story Circle Program on Wednesday April 3rd from 7 to 8 PM (then we can head to our meeting). It will be in L151. We really need EPSJ representation there!
  • On Monday April 1st we have a documentary screening hosted by LiNK: Liberty in North Korea in L151 (Time to be Announced, but plan on it being at 7 PM...we're trying to move it to 8 PM because of an Emerald Empowerment event)
  • On Tuesday April 2nd at 8 PM in Walker 202 we are co-sponsoring a screening of "The Invisible War" (a documentary about sexual assault in the military) with Kappa Gamma Chi
  • At our next Wednesday meeting (April 3rd) we will be having a speaker from Cradles to Crayons come speak to us!

We have a lot going on next week, so if you can, please try to make it to as many events as possible and show your support.

Our merchandise has arrived and we will be handing it out to you for FREE at our next meeting! If you want to hear about Cradles to Crayons and get some awesome EPSJ swag, be sure to be at our Wednesday meeting from 8 to 9 PM in Walker 416!

Remember to email me (dylan_manderlink@emerson.edu) about getting involved in the racial justice story circle. This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved in a significant conversation and societal dialogue with professionals and Emerson faculty. 

Peacefully,

Dylan Manderlink & Christian Bergren-Aragon

P.S Only 2 more Emerson's AIM to End Violence events left! The "Bully Plays" with Kidding Around at 5-6:30 PM tonight in the MPR and the letter writing event on Saturday March 30th from 12 to 4 PM in the MPR! Please continue to show your support! 
 
  • Community Service Committee: Anyone really computer and design savvy? We need help designing the volunteer opportunities brochure we're putting together to put around campus! Let us know! Or email Gina Brindisi at gina_brindisi@emerson.edu.
  • Women's Rights Committee: "The Invisible War" screening will be held on April 2nd in Walker 202 at 8 PM
  • Aside from committee updates....we also watched an awesome Colbert clip about a social justice movement happening in the Catholic church spearheaded by some super cool feminist nuns. We actually watched a different clip than the one I had intended to show you so...here's a link to the one I originally wanted to show: http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/415112/june-11-2012/radical-feminist-nuns---simone-campbell
  • April 1st is the LiNK: Liberty in North Korea documentary screening in L151 at 7 PM
  • Our Bikes not Bombs volunteer night is on Thursday April 4th from 7 to 10 PM
  • Monday April 8th - there is an Immigration Day event happening at the State House. Here is the link to that: https://www.thedatabank.com/dpg/379/personal2.asp?formid=meet&c=2428942
  • April 12th at 7 PM in the Bill Bordy is our EmTalks debut! Let Becky Brinkerhoff know if you want to participate and perform a Ted-Talk like lecture!
** TOMORROW we are volunteering at the Women's Lunch Place in 2 waves - 11 AM to 1 PM or 12 PM to 2 PM. Please email me if you are interested in volunteering! We need more help! Email me atdylan_manderlink@emerson.edu
The address of the Women's Lunch Place is 67 Newbury Street! SUPER close by!


Internship opportunity: The Boston-based global non-profit, Peace in Focus, trains youth from underserved and post-conflict communities to be creative peacebuilders and leaders using photography and grassroots media tools. They are looking for a social media summer intern to help with blogging, maintaining their twitter, and helping with their internet presence. They commitment is 10 to 15 hours a week and their office will be in Roxbury. Email info@peaceinfocus.org by 3/22 with your resume and application form  http://bit.ly/WR4mHH to apply!

Peacefully,

Dylan Manderlink & Christian Bergren-Aragon

P.S Help us get to 300 "likes" on facebook by the end of the semester! If you haven't liked us on facebook already, please do so! Spread the word to your high school friends, college friends, and family! Help us expand our internet outreach! 

 

  • Committee Updates! We are SO excited for the Arts for Social Change gallery, "The Invisible War" documentary screening, and Emerson's AIM to End Violence campaign week! Can't wait to start things up again after spring break!
  • We are ordering EPSJ merchandise - coffee to-go mugs and tumblers (cold drink to-go cup things...) GET EXCITED. We will be handing them out to members for free as well as anyone who wants some EPSJ gear!
  • Promote EPSJ on facebook! Get your friends and FAMILY (yes, extended family...third cousins, fifth cousins...cousins you don't even know) to "like" Emerson Peace & Social Justice on facebook! But seriously...we want to extend our presence and outreach!