Service-Learning Week in progress

Service-LearningIt's Service-Learning Week! So what exactly does that mean? According to the National Service-Learning Clearing House, service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities. At Concordia, we want to be an example of doing good, and showing love and compassion to our neighbors is one way that we do that. Check out the schedule of events below!

Service-Learning Week Schedule


Monday, November 5: Learning about Our Global Neighbors

Spin the Global Knowledge Wheel | 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Between C and D
In order to seek justice with our global neighbors, first, we need to know more about the world in which we live. Stop by the S-L Week Table to test your knowledge about other societies!

Service Opportunity: Reveal Food Pantry and Resource Center | 6:30-8 p.m.
Join us to volunteer in our community. We help with food and clothing distribution.


Tuesday, November 6: Serving with Our Global Neighbors

Experience the Walk for Water | 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Between C and D
Every day at CTX, we think little about access to clean, safe water. In other parts of the world, water scarcity is a significant issue. Learn more about the work of our service partner, Water to Thrive, and see how far you’d be able to transport water, if needed. Donate to the CTX well campaign to help fund a fourteenth well in rural east Africa. T-shirts will be on sale for five dollars.

Service Opportunity: Supper Club at Foundation Communities | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Join us for Supper Club where we’ll serve a meal and meet our neighbors as Cardinal Point, an apartment complex affiliated with Foundation Communities. Volunteers are need to help with the setup for the meal and to eat and visit with those who attend from Cardinal Point.


Wednesday, November 7: Serving with Refugees

The World Comes to Austin | 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Between C and D
Injustice in different part of the world leads people to flee their homes to find safety in another country. Those who come to Austin as refugees have to build a new life in an unfamiliar place. If you had to leave your home, what would you take with you? Learn more about the experience of new refugees settling in Austin and the work of Refugee Services of Texas.

Robert C. Greene Endowed Lecture in Service-Learning Speaker—David Kilgour, Woodrow Wilson Fellow | 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. Auditorium, Bldg A
Hear from a human rights activist and former member of the Canadian Parliament about why you should be concerned about what is happening to our global neighbors and how you can engage in the justice issues around the world.

Service Opportunity: Refugee Services of Texas | 5-7:30pm
Visit the offices of Refugee Services of Texas to learn more about their important work with refugees and to help with different tasks in their warehouse. We will grab food together after the event.


Thursday, November 8: Becoming Aware of Global Injustice

What in the World is Happening? | 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Between C and D
It’s easy to be so focused on our everyday lives that we know little about the serious issues facing our global neighbors. What are critical global issues? What do you know about injustice around the world?

Justice Issue Lunch | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. F-201
Join David Kilgour for a lunch discussion about his work to create awareness about the issue of organ pillaging in China, for which he was awarded the 2009 Human Right Prize of the International Society for Human Rights. A light lunch will be provided.

Service Opportunity: Brookdale Assisting Living | 6-7:30 p.m.
Join us to talk and play games with our local area senior citizens! We usually play card games, board games, dominoes and put together puzzles.

A Moment of Silence, by Mohammad Yaghoubi | 7:30 p.m., Black Box Theatre
One of the most beloved Iranian plays of the last 30 years—a surreal, poetic and surprisingly comic meditation on Iran’s turbulent history.


Friday, November 9: Responding to Our Global Neighbors

Now What? | 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Between C and D
Having learned more about the needs of our global neighbors, what can you do in response? You may be called to engage in the world through your future vocation, but even now, you can volunteer with organizations working for justice and stand up for our global neighbors. Come by the table to take a small action today—sign a petition, make a call, take a selfie!

A Moment of Silence, by Mohammad Yaghoubi | 7:30 p.m., Black Box Theatre
One of the most beloved Iranian plays of the last 30 years—a surreal, poetic and surprisingly comic meditation on Iran’s turbulent history.


Saturday, November 10

Tornado Trail Work | 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Enjoy serving in nature and help to beautify the campus!  Meet at the entrance to the Tornado Trail next to the Gym. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Breakfast tacos and water will be provided.

A Moment of Silence, by Mohammad Yaghoubi | 7:30 p.m., Black Box Theatre
One of the most beloved Iranian plays of the last 30 years—a surreal, poetic and surprisingly comic meditation on Iran’s turbulent history.


Sunday, November 11

A Moment of Silence, by Mohammad Yaghoubi | 7:30 p.m., Black Box Theatre
One of the most beloved Iranian plays of the last 30 years—a surreal, poetic, and surprisingly comic meditation on Iran’s turbulent history.

There are still numerous things left to sign up for. Go ahead, add your name to some of the events. You'll feel better when you do. 😉

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Nov. 05, 2018 by Ashley Sava
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