Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Steps against social injustice event March 15

Five Stetson University student organizations and the university’s Cross Cultural Center will hold a free public event – named “Silent Steps” – designed to raise awareness of social injustices experienced by people around the world.
The event will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Hollis Center, 602 N. Bert Fish Drive, DeLand.
Silent Steps is a collaboration between five student organizations on campus – the Oxfam Club, the Wesley House, Greek Intervarsity, Invisible Children and C.A.U.S.E. (Campaign for Adolescent and University Student Empowerment) – along with the Cross Cultural Center.
Intended to raise awareness of social injustices, Silent Steps is a “walk-through museum” comprised of five rooms, each representing a different issue.This year, the event will focus on HIV/AIDS, hunger, religious persecution, youth issues (foster care) and lack of education.
As viewers arrive in the Quad/Palm Court, they will be led into Elizabeth Hall in groups of 10 where their senses will be engaged. Each room will allow the viewer an opportunity to step into the shoes of others for 30-45 minutes, experience the result of injustices and ultimately encourage the observer to become active in positive solutions.
“To move outside your comfort zone and relieve yourself from inexperience is the first motion to bettering the world you are surrounded by,” said the event’s coordinator, student Carolina Brazelton. “This motion is made possible at Silent Steps.”
To gain more understanding of this event, view the inspirational promotional video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh1hkdvMpjA&feature=youtu.be.
For more information about the event, contact Brazelton at (904) 716-6901 or cbrazelt@stetson.edu.

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