October Meeting Guide: Emergency Response

Just over one month into a new academic year, CRS Student Ambassadors have already made an impact on their campuses. Here are two examples - St. John’s University hosted Peace Week activities including an immigration panel, peace vigil and much more! Ohio State University advisor, Austin Schafer, had an Op-Ed published about supporting refugees. Keep tagging us on social media! (@crsuniversity #iammigration, #iamhumantrafficking, #iamclimatechange, #iamglobalhunger) We love seeing what is happening on campus!

October 2018

Key Theme: Emergency Response

Opening Prayer

Prayer for Indonesia

Community Building

  • Welcome any new ambassadors & do introductions
  • Suggested Icebreaker Question of the Month: Share the story of your name.

Catholic Social Teaching: Life & Dignity of the Human Person

  • Watch: CST 101: Life & Dignity of the Human Person
  • Reflect:
    • As people of faith who believe in Christ’s life, death and resurrection, why do we have a special call to ensure that every person’s life and dignity is respected? How can we live out this call?

CRS on the Ground: Responding to Crises Around the World


  • To honor World Food Day (Oct. 16), sign the I am Global Hunger Advocacy Alert. It is critical that we protect international food security programs in the Farm Bill.
  • You can make a gift to support the CRS Emergency Response in Indonesia. If you do any fundraising on campus - be sure to let us know by sending us an email ( 

Planning Time

  • Start mapping out your year with the 2018-2019 Calendar
    • Don't forget that October is Fair Trade Month! Check out these CRS Ethical Trade resources to learn more.
    • What are you doing for World Food Day (Oct. 16)? The "Act Now" section of the I am Global Hunger webpage has many tools for you to plan an event on campus.
  • What events/programs are upcoming? Do you have the resources you need? How can you incorporate advocacy?
  • Are you attending the Ignation Solidarity Network Teach-In (Nov.3-5)? Be sure to stop by the CRS table to say hi! We'll also be hosting a gathering for all current CRS Student Ambassadors. Keep an eye out for more information.

Closing & Next Steps

  • What are the action items that need to be completed before your next event or meeting? Have they been clearly identified and assigned?
  • Don't forget to check back next month for a new guide!

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