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April 13, 2006 - Hastings College to host Local and Global Community Week Connecting Across Borders
Hastings College student organizations are collaborating with Hastings area organizations to educate, advocate, and connect the community during Local and Global Community Week, April 19-21. The public is invited to attend the free events, all taking place on the Hastings College campus.
- 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, Wilson Center Auditorium - Showing of the documentary: “Dying to Get In: Undocumented Immigration at the U.S./Mexican Border,” a 39-minute film in Spanish/English with English subtitles. Following the film, Jerry Gill, director of the semester program at BorderLinks (a non-profit organization based in Tucson, Ariz., and Nogales, Mexico), will field questions regarding U.S./Mexico border issues.
- 7 p.m., Thursday, April 20, Hazelrigg Student Union - Hear testimonies of three individuals who have crossed a border and now reside in Hastings, and hear testimonies of college students who have worked with Mexican border concerns. David Jergensen, sophomore, son of Michael/Mary Jergensen, Curtis, Neb., will provide special music.
- 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, April 21, Daugherty Center - Students will call senators and congressional representatives to voice perspectives on immigration rights. Community members may also call. Scripts will be available.
- 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, April 21, Kiewit Gymnasium – Activities will culminate with a community-wide celebration, Fiesta es Unidad. The event will include: children’s games (with prizes); salsa, merengue and cumbia dance lessons (beginning at 7 p.m.); and authentic Mexican cuisine.
Hastings College students on the committee include:
- Jenna Buchli, sophomore, Ted/Kandy Buchli, Daykin, Neb.
- Beth Eager, junior, Jack/Carol Eager, Ashland, Neb.
- Molly Ericson, sophomore, Becky Ericson, Boulder, Colo./Ray Ericson
- Melissa Hayes, freshman, Patrick/Judy Hayes, Parker, Colo.
- David Jergensen, sophomore, Michael/Mary Jergensen, Curtis, Neb.
- Kelsea Jones, sophomore, Doug/Marla Jones, Auburn, Neb.
- Celeste Keeney, sophomore, Charles/Deborah Keeney, Kearney, Neb.
- Will Kramer, sophomore, James/Ann Kramer, Columbus, Neb.
- Meggan Lloyd, freshman, Rich/Monica Lloyd, Hastings, Neb.
- Chelsea LeMar, junior, Audrey Rogers, Westminster, Colo./Steve LeMar
- Christina Luster, freshman, Bradley/Deborah Luster, Greeley, Colo.
- Kevin Moffett, senior, Debra Moffett, Westminster, Colo./Robert Moffett
- Joshua O’Bannon, junior, Thomas/Cheryl O’Bannon, Longmont, Colo.
- Andre Stovall, senior, Keith/Rachel Stovall, Colorado Springs, Colo.
- Melissa Theesen, sophomore, Steven/Sally Theesen, St. Joseph, Mo.
- Nathan Tramp, freshman, Kelly/Linda Tramp, Norfolk, Neb.
- Jenny Wilson, junior, Robert/ Barbara Wilson, Hastings, Neb.
For more information contact Rev. Dr. Jean Heriot, Hastings College associate director of vocational discernment and service learning, at (402) 461-7770, or e-mail email@example.com, or Rev. Mary Stoops, Hastings College spiritual life advocate, at firstname.lastname@example.org.