This Week at Seattle University, 6/3-6/7

Written by Ryan Fallgren
June 3, 2013

Check out the different events and offerings taking place this week at Seattle University.?

Seattle Youth Sex Trafficking Awareness: Graduate Student Donation Drive
May 24-June 7
Loyola, Pigott, Student Center, Library, Admin Building

Students from EDUC 520 are hosting a drive for The Bridge Program, which provides critical services to minors who have survived being trafficked for sex. Boxes will be placed at various locations around campus for items to be collected. Items for collection are: feminine hygiene supplies, disposable razors, sleeping bags, athletic socks, spring/summer weight jackets, new underwear, African American hair care products, alarm clocks, hand sanitizer, backpacks, lip balm, and sunscreen. Please help us make an impact! If you have any questions about human trafficking or other ways you can get involved please contact Alison Gomez at

Mental Health Awareness Survey
5/28 - 6/8

Please help the Office for Wellness and Health Promotion and fill out a short 5 minute survey. Your feedback will be very valuable and help inform future programs and events. The survey will close June 8th. Also remember that you can stop by anytime (STCN 380) to talk to a peer educator about health and wellness topics or just to hang out!

Islamophobia: Presentation & Panel ? by CAIR ? Council on American-Islamic Relations
Thursday, June 6th
Wycoff Auditorium

Join CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) for a presentation on Islamophobia, the media and related hate crimes. CAIR-WA is the local Washington state chapter of CAIR serving the neighboring Northwest. CAIR is the nation?s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy group. Listen to personal testimonies by people who have experienced physical injury from hate crimes and egregious discrimination and join CAIR panelists in a discussion on their recent analysis of Seattle Times articles regarding Islamophobia. Learn how the use of racially and religiously loaded terminology by journalists result in physical assaults on real people.

Blood Drive
June 6th & 7th, 2013
10:00am to 4:00pm
Bellarmine Turnaround

When you donate blood, you are contributing powerfully to our community. You are offering a unique and priceless gift. This act of good- of love, kindness, compassion and generosity ? offers an intangible comfort to others, through your offering of your health and vitality to help save the lives of others. The truth is, the blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs. The people who will need your blood likely don?t know it yet. As a regular donor, you can impact the outcome of their upcoming emergency by ensuring life-saving support is ready when they need it. Knowing that we are here for each other, in this way, is deeply reassuring. This is a last blood drive of the school year, although we will be there regularly throughout the summer. We need blood donations during the summer months- when college and high school students are out of school we miss out on nearly 25% of our blood supply! Please donate. You make a difference for all of us.

Vesak Day ? Celebrating the Buddha?s Birth & Enlightenment
June 8th
Wckoff Auditorium

The whole of the Buddhist tradition traces back to the Buddha?s Enlightenment on the full moon night of the late Spring. Vesak is a celebration of this event. In some traditions, it is also the day of the Buddha?s birth and parinirvana (passing). Partnering with Wat Atammayatarama Buddhist Monastery, and the White Cloud Buddhist Society, the Seattle University EcoSangha will sponsor a Vesak Celebration on campus. This event is open to the public. It will increase greater awareness of the Buddhadhamma in Seattle and foster interaction within the Southeast Asian Buddhist community. Wat Atammayatarama will open the ceremony with a Dharma talk and chanting. A number of other sanghas will give short talks and/or lead the group in chanting or prayers of 10 minutes duration. After the Dharma talks and chanting, all will walk in procession around the Seattle University campus, chanting the Buddha?s homage. At the conclusion of the event, there will be a closing ceremony.