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On April 4th, Albers students organized Seattle University's participation in International Mine Action Day, which commemorated the 14th anniversary of the International Land Mine Treaty. Since its initiation, 165 nations have signed the treaty and 36 have not, including the US. The theme of the day was "Lend Your Leg for a Mine Free World."
The day included a gathering of over 150 students, faculty, and staff in the PACCAR Atrium for a picture of symbolic support for land mine victims - everyone rolling up their right pant leg to "Lend a Leg." Here is the shot:
This was followed by a showing of the film, "The Eyes of Thailand". The film focuses on two elephant land mine survivors.
Our campus participation in International Mine Action Day was inspired by the visit of Tun Channareth to our campus nearly two years ago. Channareth received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to ban landmines, and was here to receive an honorary degree from the university.
The students did a marvelous job of organizing the event. Nine Albers student organizations collaborated with nine student organizations from other parts of campus. In doing so, they showed that collaborating with others can lead to a more successful result! Kudos to them!
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