Sunday, January 25, 2009

Global Aid---(Multimedia Assignment # 1)

This is a photo of Ranald Sylla, a DePaul Student who was participating in an event put together by the DePaul Humanities Centers on Friday, January 23rd. The event was held to raise awareness for human rights in response to recent tragedies such as the Gaza and Israel conflict. The event was held in the Student Center Atrium at 12:00-3:00p.m.

Ranald was using her booth to ask students and staff members to donate any school items that they may have in order to help fund and provide for schools in Africa. While I was at the booth she instructed me to sign a mailing list that would provide me with all of the donation locations and days that these locations would be taking donations. When I receive this information I will make an update to this Blog with the correct info.

This is a photo of Samantha Kaminski and Andrew Olsen. Samantha and Andrew are both students at DePaul and their booth had two main focuses. They wanted to both raise awareness and discussion on the current fighting in Gaza, and they had a petition that would be sent to Senator Hillary Clinton in order to shut down the S.O.A. The S.O.A. which stands for School of America’s, which is a group that trains Latin American military officers through the United States Army. The S.O.A. has been protested by many civil rights activists and Samantha and Andrew are only two of them

This is a photo of Frannie Boehnlein (left) and Daviree Velazquez (right) who is the president of UNICEF’s Chicago Chapter. Frannie and Daviree were representing UNICEF’s first and only Chicago chapter. UNICEF stands for the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, which helps bring aid to children who are in need across the world.

Daviree showed me one of their flyers that was advertising their upcoming event at DePaul. The event is on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 from 6:00-7:00 in Munroe Hall Rooms 114 & 115. This events purpose is to introduce UNICEF to other DePaul students and staff and to show how it can benefit DePaul and the world. The upcoming event has a Facebook group and the URL for the event is . If you have any questions they can be reached at or Deviree Velazquez can be contacted at .

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