The College supported World Food Day on Oct. 24 and its mission of #ZEROHUNGER. To start the day, the College cut the ribbon on its new community garden, named Grady's Garden. The Food Day Expo featured healthy snack samples, guidance on how to eat a full meal on a budget, as well as a raffle prize and giveaways. Students led the Harvest Day Festival, sharing their take on autumn’s best-baked goods and crafts. The Culinary Arts program demonstrated how to cook up creative meals from budget-friendly ingredients. To support awareness and help end undernourishment, members of the College community donated non-perishable food items. The Food Day Expo was organized by the College‘s Food Collaborative, which is dedicated to addressing our students' basic needs while providing resources for success.
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The College's MarcDavid LGBTQ Center celebrated its official opening on Friday, Oct. 5, followed by a festive recognition of National Coming Out Day with an interactive drag show on Thursday, Oct. 11, featuring performances by local drag queens. The Center provides support and resources to LGBTQ students, and offers events and educational opportunities that will benefit all members of the College community. The Center is a critical step forward as we advance our efforts in creating an inclusive learning environment for the entire College community.
The College marked its third annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day with a series of events on Thursday, Oct. 11. The day began with stories from a trafficking survivor. Other sessions included fair trade and its impact on human trafficking, how law enforcement and the courts are working together to combat human trafficking, and screenings of the documentary, "Not My Life," a film that depicts the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. Faculty, staff and students gathered outside the Bonnell Building at 11:30 a.m. for the Campus Walk for Awareness: Red Sand Walk (#RedSandProject). Molly Gochman, artist and activist, started the Red Sand Project with the intent of raising awareness of human trafficking and exploitation. By utilizing red sand as a medium, participants are reminded of those suffering this form of modern day slavery.
September 25 may have brought rain, but that didn't dampen anyone's spirits at the Black and Gold Bash. Students took a break between classes to have a bite to eat, have a little fun and learn more about student clubs and organizations, and support services at the College.
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