Epsilon Pi Omega Observes UN Day 2014

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  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:10 AM
    Message # 3131905
    Jeanine Taylor (Administrator)

    Marking the 69th Anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter, this year's UN Day will celebrate Global Citizenship & Youth. Alpha Kappa Alpha is encouraging its chapters to engage our youth in topics that the UN addresses such as peacekeeping operations, promotion of women's rights and protection of the environment, as well as protection from deadly diseases such as Ebola. 


    -Become a member of UNA-USA by visiting www.unausa.org/AKAPartnership


    -Connect with @akasorority1908 and @UN to support "Girls Count" legislation and don't forget to use #AKA1908 and #AKA-UNDAY2014 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!


    -Participate in Film Screenings, to educate and promote dialogue.  A suggested film is 'Girl Rising'.


    Epsilon Pi Omega Sorors, what did you do to celebrate UN Day 2014?

  • Friday, October 24, 2014 12:53 AM
    Reply # 3132756 on 3131905
    Sharon N.

    I'm checking out the eye-opening and inspirational documentary Girl Rising.   Our world is gift that we must learn not to take for granted.  We need to do more than just observe today...we need to take the lessons, live by what we learn and grow. Each One..Teach at least One...

  • Friday, October 24, 2014 5:07 PM
    Reply # 3133223 on 3131905
    Jeanine Taylor

    Having a background in International Business and having had the ability to live abroad as a 21 year old, I'm happy this year's theme to celebrate the 69th Anniversary of UN Day is Global Citizenship and Youth.  It is important for youth to understand various cultures so that as we continue to become a globally diverse society, the youth will know how to perform and promote peace while working through cultural differences.  While I was not able to do something specifically at 12pm today, last night I had an opportunity to attend an event hosted by Global Glimpse that provides global education abroad to high school students in NYC and San Francisco via trips to the Domincan Republic, Nicaguara and Ecuador.  Speaking with students, I had an opportunity to learn about there experiences in these countries facing topics such as culture, politics, education, and global business.  

    I also plan to watch Girl Rising and will invite some of my Sorors over to watch.  For anyone who has Netflix, its streaming online :-)

  • Saturday, October 25, 2014 8:34 AM
    Reply # 3133409 on 3131905
    Deborah P.

    Although UN Day was yesterday, I managed to share ten facts and the significance and importance of the United Nations with a few college students.  Not surprisingly, they never really thought about the UN or its function. We read the ten facts about the UN discussed it together and they promised to share with their friends.

    I also forwarded the link to download the app to my fellow teachers.  The lesson plans are provided. All that is needed is the desire to share with the students the global issues the we are faced with in the 21 century..each one, teach one!

  • Sunday, October 26, 2014 12:22 PM
    Reply # 3133923 on 3131905
    Jeanine Taylor

    Adding on to what I did.  On Saturday I attended a program hosted by the United Nations Association-USA - Queens Chapter on the Refugee Crisis at the Queens Museum.  This discussion included a panelists from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, New York Immigration Coalition, Pax Christi and Queens College's Center for Ethnic, Racial and Religious Understanding.  This informative discussion provided the legal definition of a refugee:  People who are outside of their country of origin and who due to a fear of being persecuted for race, religion, nationality, or political opinion and cannot avail themselves to the protection to which they are entitled.  The forum provided information on various organizations that aim to assist refugees.  Additionally we heard from a recent Iraqi refugee studying at Queens College, whom due to her role as a translator working for a particular organization in Iraq found her life and the lives of her 3 sisters threatened.  This led to fleeing to Damascus, being forced back to Iraq and ultimately being able to come to the US, where they are now trying to assimilate into the US, while also dealing with the mental and emotional trauma of being refugees.

  • Sunday, October 11, 2015 2:41 PM
    Reply # 3572107 on 3132756
    Oh yeah Willits, those were the days, running the Triple. You were the ideal Fullback for that man, had we just puleld out a couple of those close ones, our team would be remembered different (not just as the 6th best Rushing Offense in Division III). Knox vs. Eureka. Always have mixed emotions when I look back. On one hand, our offense tended to put up some big numbers against, but on the other hand, one season ended there too. Good to see they are playing for something now!
  • Sunday, October 11, 2015 2:56 PM
    Reply # 3572129 on 3133923
    Do not over-practice or your arm will not work for the first pitch. practice this toormrow point your left hand at Gary, then take a step with your left foot and throw the ball and this transfer and twisting of the body will add power to your throw. Your right hand will finish where your left hand was. I have just taught you how to put your body into the throw gently.
  • Sunday, October 11, 2015 3:09 PM
    Reply # 3572133 on 3494853
    You're right, but even at a private insiotutitn college authorities don't have carte blanche to treat students to dole out punishment without due process. There are special rules that Greek houses follow and when we break the rules there are procedures that were written by the IFC and agreed upon by college officials. In bypassing a hearing and issuing a punishment without going through the proper channels, the administrators violated the contract that they themselves helped put into place. I'm sure that DKE broke rules and maybe they deserved their punishment, but the Deans selectively applying the rules sets a dangerous precedent. A contract implies an agreement between two parties; if Greek houses have to abide by the rules so should Leavitt, Williams, McEvoy et al. This is pure conjecture, but it seems like the school is just trying to reorganize Fox for general student housing. They denied Psi U the chance to reclaim their housing last year for no real reason and now they're trying to push DKE out. I hope that Greek alumni consider the school's malicious actions toward our community at large over the past several years when those begging phone calls and envelopes come every few months.Also, it's disgraceful that Leavitt feels the need to smear Tim Dunn every chance he gets. It's petty, unprofessional, and embarrassing to the Union community. As a man who holds one of the highest offices at Union, Leavitt should know better than to speak ill of his former employees in the student newspaper. The board of trustees tore Leavitt a new one at their meeting last spring. Apparently it was sad to see a grown man ripped apart like that. Half the trustees were in fraternities so hopefully they wise up and kick this joker to the curb.
  • Sunday, October 11, 2015 3:19 PM
    Reply # 3572141 on 3133409
    The awards shuold have been given out at Half Time! It would help for future giving to hear and see your Frat honored. Or for others to want to give next year to get noticed.
  • Sunday, October 11, 2015 3:39 PM
    Reply # 3572179 on 3131905
    Oh, and yes, the 'jobs prospects' from BOTH sides is ruilcdious. People want to work, need to work, and shouldn't have to be so 'obvious' as to protest about it, but they brought it on themselves, Democrat and Republican, alike, when they 'chose' to remove Glass-Steagal from protecting us. This was an obvious tactic for the rich to become richer off of other people's money, and making it, somehow 'legal'. (Sarcasm dripping) Shame on those that lobbied for it, those that passed it, and those that didn't 'fix it' when Elizabeth Warren told them 'HOW". (That would only have worked if "they" wanted it to work, right?) I guess "they" don't want stability in America, so, THANK YOU, Occupywallstreet, for speaking up.
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