College students ask you to help 'reduce power blindness'Tuesday, March 19, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
SOCIAL SERVICE WORKER - NATIVE SPECIALIZATION PROGRAM
HOPE Campaign (Helping Our Poverty End)
Do you believe in equality, social justice and the potential of social transformation?
The social service worker - native specialization students at Sault College would like you to show your support.
Students are busy working on a semester-long project, Helping Our Poverty End (HOPE Campaign) to raise awareness on the issue of poverty in Sault Ste. Marie.
The capacity building for communities class will be teaming up with the Riuniti Banquet Hall to host a dinner event to raise awareness and mobilize community members on April 4, 2013.
Tickets are on sale for $25 and can be purchased by e-mail or by calling 705-759-2554, ext. 2483.
Profits from the dinner event will provide two annual scholarships at Sault College for two students seeking high education, who have experienced poverty and have overcome obstacles to accomplish their academic goals.
Additional fundraising profits will provide support local and non-profit organizations providing crucial necessities to our community members.
Poverty is not a choice.
Please join us to acknowledge and raise awareness that poverty is everyone’s problem.
From a systemic perspective, we understand band aid solutions or short term, quick fixes do not address the underlying causes perpetuating the cycle of poverty.
As such, this project aims to raise awareness with all citizens of Sault Ste. Marie.
A cooperative community is a healthy community.
Show your support to reduce power blindness.
Even a small effort to mobilize a community can go a long way, and capacity building is about taking on the endless work to address oppressive forces that separate us as a community.
Join us Thursday, April 4 at the Riuniti Banquet Hall.
Students are learning that it takes the entire community to ultimately assist individuals and families in transforming their lives out of the poverty cycle.
Investing in long-term solutions like affordable housing, universal childcare, accessible health services (including mental health), educational supports, prevention programs, etc. cost less than what taxpayers are contributing to now maintaining the reality for living in poverty today.
We would like to thank community members, businesses and organizations for your donations and support throughout the HOPE campaign.