Drug Policy Week

Monday, April 27th:
12:00 pm – Walk of Solidarity (meet at the info desk)
7:00 pm – Kathie Kane-Willis speaks about the War on Drugs on the OC

Tuesday, April 28th:
4:00 pm – Iowa, Fields of Opportunity: Industrial Hemp Educational Lecture in MLK
7:00 pm – Let’s Talk! Kathie Kane-Willis and James Kowalsky lead a talk-back about drugs and drug policy on the OC

Wednesday, April 29th:
7:00 pm – Lobbying and Outreach Workshop in Shaw Lounge

Find out more, here!

Thursday, April 30th:
7:00 pm – Exploring the Future of Psychedelic Therapy. Panelists include Shannon Clare Petitt of MAPS and Patrick Keatly, an entheogenic guide

Friday, May 1st:
7:00 pm – Showing “The House I Live In,” a film revealing the true face of the War on Drugs. In Merner lounge

Saturday, May 2nd:
3:00 pm – Harm Reduction Workshop lead by Mitchell Gomez of DanceSafe. On the OC
7:30 pm – Harm Reduction Rave!!! Come learn practical harm reduction tips and get your rave on with DJ Bryan Walsh. CAYA (Come As You Are). On the OC

Weekend Events

Friday, April 24th

Saturday, April 25th

Sunday, April 26th

Spring Carnival

Springtime is here and what better way to celebrate than inflatables galore?! PAAC Novelty Events’ Spring Carnival is the best time to let your inner child play in our Rock Climb Obstacle Course, Velcro Wall, and Bungee Run/Joust Combo inflatables. There will be tons of fun sticking to the walls or challenging your friends to a duel! Plus cotton candy and other snacks will be provided!

Saturday, April 25

11 AM – 3 PM

Outside Small Sports Center


RSVP on the Facebook Event

?s: HSchomberg16 or EAndrulis16

Student Org Wrap Up

Congratulations on finishing BudgetFest and planning your programs for next year!

Can you believe we only have two weeks left?  Finals are coming up two weeks from today and then you will pack, head out, and we’ll come back together next fall to start the next academic year.

I wanted to make sure we had a few general reminders out there to help us end the year strong.  This email will be a bit long, but will cover some really important information, including:

  • Making reservations for next year
  • Purchasing office supplies
  • Purchasing reminders
  • Accessing your copy card
  • Student Org closet access
  • Contracts for next year
  • Activities Fair reminder

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Abrazos: a film by Luis Argueta

Cornell College is pleased to host award winning filmmaker, Luis Argueta (The Silence of Neto, abUSed: The Postville Raid) to present his new documentary, ABRAZOS.

ABRAZOS tells the transformational journey of a group of U.S. citizen children who travel from Minnesota to Guatemala to meet their grandparents for the first time. After being separated for nearly two decades, these families are able to share stories, strengthen traditions and begin to reconstruct their cultural identity. There are 4.5 million US Citizen Children living with at least one undocumented parent. This is the story of 14 of them.

Nina Douglas, the Senior Social Worker at Harvard Medical School says the film, “ABRAZOS lets the subjects share their story in a simple, powerful way…there are no ‘experts’ providing statistics or historical background. The realities of separation due to immigration for these (and millions of others in the US and outside) are conveyed directly through the Guatemalan families’ experiences.”

Even though they are entitled to the same rights and freedoms as all Americans, many of these children are growing up with the constant fear of separation from their parents. In addition, never having met their grandparents or other family members, they don’t have a clear sense of who they are and their heritage. All of these things negatively impact their welfare and that of society. ABRAZOS resonates with the lives and family histories of every American citizen no matter where they come from.

The presentation ABRAZOS will take place on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. in Hedges in the Commons. It will include an introductory talk by Mr. Argueta, a screening of the complete film, and a Q&A session.

To learn more about the film please visit: abrazosthefilm.com

This event was made possible by the generous contributions of Ethnic Studies, Latin American Studies, History, the Chaplain’s Office, and LACE.