Global Youth Service Day was established in 1988 to both celebrate and mobilize the millions of young people who improve their communities through service. Since its founding it has become the largest service event in the world being celebrated in over 100 countries. This year Indiana University will be participating in GYSD giving IU students the opportunity to give back to the Bloomington community. On Friday, April 26th there will be a handful of service events available to participate in…so take a break from studying to give back to the community who provides such a great home for IU!
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Arbor Day at Bryan Park
Ignite your environmental consciousness by volunteering on Arbor Day. Bloomington was recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation in 1984 as Indiana’s first Tree City USA. Bloomington has each year since 1984 successfully met all the criteria necessary to keep its Tree City USA designation. Take part in the 2013 Arbor Day festivities when we pot 100 seedling for future planting, plant 20 new trees in Bryan Park, and mulch existing park trees.
Arbor Day Tree Distribution
Distribute Trees at Bloomingfoods East to help beautify the Bloomington community.
The Back Street Mission
The Back Street Mission is dedicated to serving the homeless and people with spiritual or physical needs in the Bloomington community. Come work at their “soup kitchen” Geno’s Caffeteria on April 26th a serve a hot meal to a person in need.
The Middle Way House
Middle Way House envisions a community where individuals live free from violence and the threat of violence; a community characterized by equality between women and men and social and economic justice; a community where everyone’s contribution is honored and individual and group differences are valued; a community where everyone is adequately fed, housed, educated and employed; a community that provides opportunities for meaningful participation, personal growth, and creative expression. For more information please visit http://middlewayhouse.org.
Shalom Community Center
Shalom Community Center is dedicated to aiding and empowering people experiencing homelessness and poverty. They envisions a community that honors every person’s fundamental right to sustenance, a safe home, quality health care, and meaningful work. We see ourselves as a key leader in providing the full range of support and services for people dealing with poverty and homelessness in South Central Indiana. Volunteers will aid the Shalom Center in finishing their construction project!
First fifty people to sign up will receive a free t-shirt! After that, they’ll be $5.
Click through to vote for your favorite fan art! Winners from each category will receive a pair of tickets to the Little 500 show next week. Let’s go!
All Indiana University students are encouraged to create and submit up to two pieces of fan art on the topic of the artists of this year’s Official Little 500 Show: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Talib Kweli, and Wale
Highest voted submissions will win pairs of top-tier tickets to the show!
So, here are the rules:
• Each piece of artwork must fall into one of the following categories and be submitted in specified formats: visual (.png, .jpg, .gif), audio (.mp3, .flac, .aac), or video (.mp4, .flv, .mov)
o Visual work must not exceed 900 pixels in width
o Audio and video work must not exceed 30 seconds
• These categories simply serve to regulate voting and prize awarding; Union Board encourages students to produce their best, most interesting works
• Nothing lewd; come on now
• Examples of fan art platforms: fan-directed music video, video “mash up,” audio remix, photographed nail art, t-shirt design, painting, sculpture made of toothpicks, animation, magazine-collage, memes, cartoons, graphic design, whatever
• Individuals with highest number of votes per category will receive a pair of tickets to the Little 500 Show in the top-tier, along with having their artwork displayed appropriately on Union Board social media
• Entries will be accepted at email@example.com with “Fan Art Contest Submission” in the subject line and the following information in the e-mail
o Area of study:
o Title of work:
o Tell us about your work (200 words or less):
➢ Then don’t forget to attach your entry to the e-mail
➢ If submitting a video, please also attach a desired video still for use as a thumbnail
• Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 5, 2013 at 11:59pm Deadline has been extended through Monday, April 8!
• All accepted submissions will be posted to a page on the Union Board website where students will vote for the work per category they think is deserving
• All accepted submissions will also be posted to the Indiana Memorial Union Board Facebook page with artist information and description, and a link to the Union Board website where votes will be counted
➢ Only votes submitted at www.ub.indiana.edu during the voting period (April 8-10, 2013) will be counted as votes toward this contest
➢ Note: Facebook ‘likes’ are a wonderful show of support, and we encourage ‘sharing’ your favorite works of art on Facebook, but they don’t count as votes
• Voting begins Tuesday, April 9, 2013 and ends Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 11:59pm
• Winners will be announced Friday, April 12, 2013
Tuesday March 26th, Sandra Fluke, a social justice advocate of reproductive rights issues, spoke at the Whittenberger Auditorium in the Indiana Memorial Union.
Fluke is an American attorney and women’s rights activist who co-founded the New York Statewide Coalition for Fair Access to Family Court, which “successfully advocated for legislation granting access to civil orders of protection for unmarried victims of domestic violence.” She was also a member of the Manhattan Borough President’s Taskforce on Domestic Violence and worked for Sanctuary for Families, which aids victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.
Fluke is commonly known for her Congressional speech on contraception mandates in February 2012. At the discussion, which was about whether insurance should have a contraception mandate, Fluke wanted to testify to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the importance of requiring insurance plans to cover birth control.
Republicans refused to allow Fluke to testify which resulted in her later speaking to only House Democratic members. After the Congressional speech, Rush Limbaugh referred to her as “slut” and “prostitute” for her beliefs. After being criticized for his remarks, Limbaugh apologized but Fluke rejected his apology.
She later went on to support President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012 and was a featured speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, where she addressed the different visions of the role of women in the election.
At, “Making Your Voices Heard,” Fluke gave a lecture followed by a short question and answer session. The event, which was free, was also open to all IU students and members of the Bloomington community.
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