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!
Key Theme: Emergency Response
- 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
- 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
- Watch: CRS - Rohingya Refugee Emergency Response
- Read: Earthquake & Tsunami in Indonesia
- Read: Typhoon Mangkhut - Phillippines
- Read: Kerala Floods - India
- Review: Global Emergency Update
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Start mapping out your year with the 2018-2019 Calendar
- 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!