Education for Sustainability: Monday November 6, 3:00-5:00

SustainableFutureStory written by: Jessica Dunahoo

The Student Education Association (SEA) and Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society (KDP) at Governors State University are organizing a political action event, Education for Sustainability, on Monday, November 6th, 2017 from 3:00-5:00pm in the E-lounge. This event will include guest speakers on homelessness, domestic violence, long-term illness and disasters. The speakers will focus on children and families who are having personal difficulties or are in traumatic situations and discuss how these circumstances affect their learning, health, and well-being.  Additionally, they will provide strategies for educators, social workers, and psychologists on working with these populations. This is extremely beneficial to future and current teachers and psychologists, who will be equipped with new knowledge and ways of thinking which are necessary to improve our community. Michelle Westergaard and Brianna Fabsits, student leaders of SEA and KDP, are planning and organizing this event with the assistance of Dr. Megan McCaffrey and Dr. Marlon Cummings, faculty advisors for the SEA and KDP.

houseHomelessness

According to Covenant House, 194,716 people were homeless in 61,265 families with children, representing 35 percent of the total homeless population in 2016.

heartLong-Term Illness

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 3.2% of children aged 5-11 have missed 11 or more days of school in the past 12 months because of illness/injury.

crossNatural Disasters

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention expresses that children experience more mental stress from disasters as a result from feeling less of a sense of control.

domesticviolenceDomestic violence

According to the Domestic Violence Roundtable, 3-4 million children between the ages of 3-17 are at risk of exposure to domestic violence each year.

To RSVP, contact Michelle Westergaard, mwestergaard@student.govst.edu.

For more information, contact Brianna Fabsits, bfabsits@student.govst.edu.

#HashtagLunchbag Today!

SU’s Student Education Association (SEA) is organizing #HashtagLunchbag, a community service event taking place Tuesday, October 24 from 3 – 5 p.m. in the G-wing atrium and lobby.

A nationwide event, #HashtagLunchbag is a humanity service movement showcasing the benefits of paying it forward.

 

#Hashtag Lunchbag Event on October 24, 2017

#Hashtag Lunchbag

Join SEA & KDP in packing bagged lunches for those in need!  Volunteer or donate items!

 Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 3:00-5:00 PM in the G Atrium/Lobby at Governors State University

#HashtagLunchbag is a national movement started in Los Angeles which aims to empower humanity with the tools to create & benefit from organized acts of love.  www.hashtaglunchbag.org

We will join the movement by packing lunches which will be delivered to a local homeless and domestic violence shelter. All are welcome to help!

Donations needed by Friday, October 20th: individual bags of chips, individual bags of cookies or crackers, individual mayonnaise packets, individual mustard packets.  Place all donations outside Dr. Katy Hisrich’s office, G236. 

For information, to donate, or to volunteer, contact Stephanie Henning, shenning@student.govst.edu

More information: flyer, #Hashtag lunchbag 10.24.17 – SEA vF 

~This event is sponsored in part by an IEA grant awarded to SEA. It is organized by Brianna Fabsits, Stephanie Henning, and Dr. Katy E. Hisrich.  #IEAHelpsOut~


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#HashtagLunchbag

Story written by: Erin Peterson 10/2/17
The Student Education Association (SEA) at Governors State University (GSU) is organizing a community service event, #HashtagLunchbag, on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 3-5pm in the G Atrium/Lobby.  This event is sponsored by an Illinois Education Association grant.  Not only is this a local event, but it is also a nationwide event.  #HashtagLunchbag is a humanity service movement dedicated to empowering and inspiring people by showing the benefits of paying it forward.  We will be creating bagged lunches, complete with sandwiches and snacks.  Lunches will be delivered to local homeless and domestic violence shelters.  Being involved with this event is a great community outreach experience for all students, staff, and community members.  All are welcome to volunteer.  Visit the website at: http://www.hashtaglunchbag.org

For more information and to get involved, contact Brianna Fabsits bfabsits@student.govst.edu, Stephanie Henning at shenning@student.govst.edu, or Dr. Katy Hisrich at khisrich@govst.edu.

#FutureTeachers at GovSt Host #HashtagLunchbag Event to Help Local Domestic Violence Shelter — funded by a grant from #IEA

The Student Education Association at Governors State University (#SEAatGSU) is hosting a #HashtagLunchbag Event to help people at local homeless shelters and domestic violence shelters.  This event is funded by a grant from the Illinois Education Association (#IEA). Dr. Katy E. Hisrich (Assistant Professor in Education) and Erin Peterson (Student Leader of SEA and Student in Early Childhood Education) are organizing and leading this event.

Volunteers will make sandwiches and cards, as well as pack the bags.  We welcome students, faculty, and staff at GSU, as well as members of the community.

This event takes place on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 3-5pm at Governors State University in the southern suburbs of Chicago, IL.  To RSVP or for more information, contact Erin Peterson: epeterson@student.govst.edu

#IEAHelpsOut #IEAFutureTeachers #GovSt #NEA #FutureTeachers #communityservice #HandsOutToBuildUp

Post on HashtagLunchbag Website: http://www.hashtaglunchbag.org/katyhisrich/_futureteachers_at_govst_host_hashtaglunchbag_event_to_help_local_domestic_violence_shelter_funded_by_a_grant_from_iea#_=_

http://www.hashtaglunchbag.org