Wednesday, February 24, 2015
Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.
Lord, let me follow Your example and serve those who are considered the “least” in our society. Amen
Saint John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us. Live Jesus in our hearts…forever!
On Friday, we will hear from Chris Crass – a longtime educator, and writer – who has written and spoken widely about anti-racist organizing, leadership to build visionary movements, and creating healthy culture for progressive activism. His talk will raise our awareness of injustice as a foundation to lift our spirits and aspire for social justice as a life-affirming, socially responsible, courageous pursuit.
Classroom Discussions Focus on Teen Homelessness, Dating Violence
Throughout the next couple days students will have the opportunity to hear multiple speakers in different classes on topics like teen homelessness and dating violence and prevention as part of our Social Justice Awareness Week.
Margaret Vohs from Tubman Family Crisis and Support Services, will present an interactive workshop helping 10th grade Theology students to identify characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships, types of abuse, dating red flags, and general information about Tubman services.
Angela Butel, Community Engagement and Leadership Specialist & Marty Roers, Parish and Community Education Leadership Manager for Catholic Charities, will conduct workshops on teen homelessness using true stories of homeless teens. This workshop in 11th grade Social Studies and 12th grade English classes will include an advocacy piece for students.
People experiencing homelessness and advocacy for the Dorothy Day Center. Using the SEEING, ANALYZING and ACTING model of Social Teachings, staff from the Dorothy Day Center will provide an interactive presentation on homeless people in Minnesota. This workshop for 9th grade Theology students will include an advocacy piece for students.
• Foot and hand warmers
• Deodorant for men and women
• Men’s boxers and briefs
• Feminine hygiene products, in particular tampons
Also, just a reminder that we do not give out chargers to students who need to charge their iPads during the day. You may leave your iPad in the LTC to charge and come back for it later. We do not replace chargers. A working charger was given to you and it is your responsibility to maintain and/or replace as needed.
- 82% percent of respondents believe that eating disorders are a physical or mental illness and should be treated as such, with just 12% believing they are related to vanity.
- 85% of the respondents believe that eating disorders deserve coverage by insurance companies just like any other illness.
- 86% favor schools providing information about eating disorders to students and parents.
- 80% believe conducting more research on the causes and most effective treatments would reduce or prevent eating disorders.\
- 70% believe encouraging the media and advertisers to use more average sized people in their advertising campaigns would reduce or prevent eating disorders.
The goal of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is to put the spotlight on the seriousness of eating disorders and to improve public understanding of their causes and treatments. By increasing awareness and access to resources, we can encourage early detection and intervention, which can improve the likelihood of full recovery for millions.
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