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The official monthly newsletter of the Social Justice Living-Learning Community at The Florida State University.

Keeping you informed, prepared, and connected to your new world of social justice happenings in the Florida State community.

Upcoming Events

DIVERSITY DIALOGUES Diversity Dialogues is a program designed to encourage discussion about diversity and multiculturalism at Florida State. This year, Diversity Dialogues will be facilitated by the Center for Multicultural Affairs staff and is open to ALL students, faculty and staff, requiring registration. Dialogues will occur on 10/20,11/17 and 12/1 from 5pm until 6:30pm in Suite 3100 of The Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement. If you have any questions please contact Amber E. Hampton, Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs, at aehampton@admin.fsu.edu.

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SERVICE SOCIAL On Saturday, 10/23 we will be bringing a team of SJLLC students to volunteer with Hope Refuge House in Tallahassee. Alongside 200-300 individuals who are experiencing homelessness, we will be serving food and having some great conversations. Afterwards we’ll be heading over to Bruster’s Ice Cream!

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WITHOUT WORDS COMMITTEE & VOLUNTEER DRIVE Without Words is a museum-style exhibit that brings awareness to social justice issues that take place in our own community as well as around the world. On October 6th from 6pm-9pm everyone is welcome to come out to The Center to learn how to join a committee or volunteer at the event. For more information go to thecenter.fsu.edu

occurring on campus. FSU Lectures lists events from all disciplines and is open for submissions. To view the calendar, go to lectures.fsu.edu

Spring semester to Orlando, FL. One organization that we will be working with is Give Kids the World, but we are still needing recommendations of service sites in the Orlando area. If you’d like to get involved in planning or simply learn more about this retreat, your SJLLC student contact is Amy Correia at abc09g@fsu.edu and your TA contact is Juan Mendizabal at jm08y@fsu.edu.

Danae has started a team and would love for everyone to get involved. She asks that everyone donate ten dollars in order to officially start up this team and register with Relay for Life at FSU. Contact Danae at dv10@ fsu.edu to get involved.

SUMMIT ON RACE, CULTURE, AND HUMAN RELATIONS Save the date for the Mayor’s Summit on Race, Culture, and Human Relations, to be held on October 25 through 26 at the TallahasseeLeon County Civic Center. The event will include keynote speakers, FSU LECTURES workshops, education, continuing FSU Lectures is a new calendar education credits, evening events, created by students to keep track of and community building. For more all of the non-course-related lectures info, email maria.heller@talgov.com.

RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM SPRING RETREAT Some of your SoJust family is planning A few fellow SoJusters will a retreat for the first weekend of the be organizing a Relay for Life team for this coming Spring.

NEWSLETTER INPUT Have anything to add to the monthly SoJust...CONNECT? Contact Amy at aderringer@admin.fsu.edu.


Alumni Shoutout Ryan Chiarello

(Sophomore) was recently sworn in as the Assistant In the Spotlight Director of the Office of Servant Leadership, GOOD is a a bureau of the Student collaboration of individuals, Government Association at Florida businesses, State. This office facilitates leadership andnonprofits learning specifically by way of doing pushing the service. As a student-led initiative world forward. Since 2006 they’ve launched this fall, been making a magazine, videos, and we’re so proud that our events for “people who give a damn.” SJLLC Alumnus, Ryan The company has garnered praise for Chiarello, is playing its unique editorial perspective and a large role on this fresh visual aesthetic and is quickly leadership team. positioning itself as a significant new Julie LeBlanc voice in our culture. To learn more (Senior) is the Director about GOOD visit their website at of Alternative Break good.is or stop by Amy ’s desk at The Corps at Florida State. Center to take a look at some past This organization GOOD magazines. provides opportunities for students to serve, learn, and travel on a budget during weekends, winter break, spring break, and the summer term. As an entirely student-led group, Julie works Birthday Line-Up with undergraduate and graduate students to plan, prepare, and launch almost 20 alternative break OCTOBER SEPTEMBER trips per year. She is Jordan - 10/2 Ale - 9/3 a true example of an Christian C. - 10/3 Meghan - 9/10 active citizen in our Ameer - 10/7 Amy - 9/16 FSU community and Womack - 9/25 we’re honored to have her in our SoJust family.

“I have an alternative goal of becoming an actor/performer.”

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Just a little bit about...

Angelie

Jessica

Seaira

teaching assistants

Live-in Buddies

Favorite Movie: Dancer in the Dark Juan

Buddy coordinators

the SoJust Vision Team

“Beeping and tapping noises are my biggest pet peaves!”

Sean

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Favorite Snack: Special K Bars

“Don’t compromise yourself, you’re all you’ve got.” - Janis Joplin

Ioana

Secret Hobbies: Painting and Aikido


SoJust...CONNECT! - October 2010