Dordt College News

It's Justice Week at Dordt College

April 12, 2010

Justice Week

The Justice Matters Club at Dordt is hosting a series of events on campus April 12-16 to raise awareness and promote advocacy in things pertaining to issues of justice.

A letter-writing tent will be open the entire week, at which students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to write a letter on behalf of the world’s hungry.

Daily themes and a schedule of events are as follow:

Monday, April 12: Unplugging Our Lives

Professor Nick Breems will speak at the letter-writing tent at 7 p.m. on the ever-expanding role of technology in our day-to-day lives, followed by dessert and discussion.

“Unplugged” games and activities will be at 8 p.m. in the Eckardt Lounge.

Tuesday, April 13: Food & Agriculture in America

Local food producer John Wesselius will discuss natural and organic farming practices at 7 p.m. in the Science and Technology Center lecture hall S101. His talk will be followed by a screening of the documentary film Fresh.

Wednesday, April 14: The Proliferation of STUFF

A free garage sale will be held in the De Yager Student Activity Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop off your unwanted clothes, books, items — anything that’s cluttering your life — and take anything you think you can use. All unclaimed items will be donated to Melissa’s Hope Chest.

The short film The Story of Stuff will be shown at 7 p.m. in the De Yager Student Activity Center and will be followed by discussion.

Thursday, April 15: Loving Our Neighbor

A potluck dinner will be held in the Northwest Commons at 5:30 p.m., followed by a discussion by Pastor Gianni Garcia and Duane Postma about what it means to “love your neighbor.”

The Justice Matters Club invites everyone to participate in these events.

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