JUSTICE (Jesuit University Students Together In Concerned Empowerment) is a Marquette University Student Organization dedicated to education and action surrounding social justice issues. We have led campaigns focusing on fair trade, gender equality, Sudan divestment, worker's rights, and other issues. Each year we hold a Social Justice Teach-In to promote awareness on campus, and send a group to Fort Benning, GA, for the annual School of the Americas Protest and Vigil.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Neat Stuff Happening Soon

Power of Word
The slam poetry group "Power of Word" will be performing tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 14) @ 5 PM in the AMU Ballrooms. The performance is a part of the Meet and Greet Event, which runs from 4:30-6. Power of Word is a very powerful performance group--it should be cool.

Housing Trust Fund
If you have a few hours free Tuesday (the 19th) morning, go to City Hall room 301B to support the Milwaukee Housing Trust Fund as the Zoning and Neighborhood Development committee will be voting on whether or not to approve the recommedations made by the Housing Trust Fund Task Force. The meeting starts at 9 AM, but the issue will most likely not be reached until 10:30 AM. The Housing Trust Fund is a push to provide affordable housing in downtown Milwaukee for people who need it--this is a very important social justice issue at work in our own community.

Sexual Violence Awareness Week
Sunday @ 5PM there will be an overhead picture taken in the central mall for Sexual Violence Awareness Week. People are needed to participate in the picture. If you can't make it on Sunday, make sure to check out the events throughout the week.

Mexican Independence Festival
This Sunday in Mitchell Park--sounds pretty cool to me.

SOA Puppetistas
A group will be coming together soon to start making puppetistas (large, paper mache puppets used as street art) for the Ignatian Teach-In/School of the Americas trip in Nov. A Marquette professor with experience in street art will be assisting the group. Stay tuned for specifics...


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