S.G.A. Social Justice in Action Learning Series.

Parallel Lives: A Mentor and Mentee Act for Social Justice
March 18, 2015
Pugh Center, 7 p.m.

What happens when a mentor and his former mentee meet to talk about influence, purpose, and social justice? A discussion like no other ensues…

Dr. Chris Myers Asch is the Chris is a graduate of Duke University with a Ph.D in American History from the University of North Carolina, and an alumnus of Teach For America. He co-founded the Sunflower County Freedom Project in 1998 and the U.S. Public Service Academy initiative in 2006, and is the author of The Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer (2008).

Mr. Chis Perkins is a graduate of the Sunflower County Freedom Project, and is a graduate of Berea College. He is currently the manager of Volunteer Recruitment and Development at Higher Achievement.

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REMINDER: SGA 2015-2016 Debate TONIGHT

Join us this TONIGHT, March 12th for the 2015-2016 SGA Election Debates at 8pm in Ostrove (Diamond)

Candidates for student body President and Vice President, as well as Treasurer, will be debating policy issues related to their campaigns. Questions will be provided by the Colby Echo, with time for student body questions near the end of the program.

Come out, be informed, and take an active roll in selecting your student government for the 2015-2016 academic school year.

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Polar Bear Dip This Saturday!

This Saturday is the annual Alfond Youth Center Polar Bear Dip! Every year, groups of Colby students attend the Polar Bear Dip to help fundraise for the Alfond Youth Center, and to spend a short afternoon participating in a great event alongside the Waterville community.

This event helps fund the AYC’s Kids’ Kitchen, which serves over 40,000 hot meals a year to approximately 200 children on a daily basis. About 67% of the children receiving a meal after school say this is the last meal of the day for them.

We would love to send some Colby students over for the event! The plunge takes place at 11AM at the Oakland Snow Pond Swimming Area. It’s a great way to finish off the day after Doghead morning, or to participate in an alternative activity for the day.

For more information and to register, go here:
http://clubayc.org/index.php/news-and-events/shamrock-shiver-dip.html

If you have further questions are are in need of taxi vouchers for transportation, contactcvc@colby.edu!

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Story Time Tonight (March 8th) at 9pm!

Join us this tonight at 9pm in Page for Story Time with Tionna Haynes.

Story Time is an SGA-led initiative aimed to further our discussion of multiculturalism. It’s an opportunity for a member of our community to tell their story. Story Time has very quickly become one of Colby’s best traditions!

Free Cookies provided!

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Powderpuff and Dodgeball- SIGN UP!!!

Goooooooood Morning Mules,

There are two excellent opportunities to get involved and have some fun in the short term and later in the spring.

1. MedLife Dodgeball Tournament:
-THIS SATURDAY March 7th
-Saturday 3/7 starting at 5 in the gym
-Teams of 6 for $15
-Prizes for first second and best costumed team
-Pizza sponsored by campus life

All proceeds go to Medlife and organization that fundraises money to
send mobile clinics to under developed countries to provide
sustainable health care

Email Noah Tocci for more info.

2. 4th Annual Charity Powderpuff Game hosted by Colby Football
-Game takes place Friday, May 1st, 2015 on the football field
-All profits from the event benefit Maine General Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care
-Working with Grace Baldwin ’16 and the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation.

Swing through the Spa on either of the dates listed below to sign-up and purchase your T-Shirt for PowderPuff and/or to join the Gift of Life Bone Marrow registry. T-shirts are $10 and can be paid for via cash, Colby Card, or Venmo.

Tabling dates and times:
-Wednesday, March 4th
-Friday, March 6th
-Tuesday, March 10th
-Thursday, March 12th
-Wednesday, March 18th

All tabling times are from 11am-1pm. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Zach Padula ’15 (zapadula@colby.edu), Carl Lipani ’17 (cclipani@colby.edu), or Grace Baldwin ’16 (gbaldwin@colby.edu).

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