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Hey, HRF Community!
Before we began the core of this meeting, our president Lamisa spoke about our Forum’s future! Here’s a timeline of events:
EXCLUSIVE GENDERCIDE EXHIBIT TOUR
Saturday, February 11th from 11AM-1PM
Fashion Industry Gallery 1807 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX
Learn about the Gendercide Awareness Project: http://www.gendap.org/index.html
Our collaboration with Room to Read ends Wednesday, February 15th! Be sure to log your hours-- reaching our goal can make a global difference in the lives of females who don’t have the same access to education as we do.
HUMAN RIGHTS FORUM FEBRUARY PHOTO CHALLENGE: #RightToRead
Wednesday, February 8th to Tuesday, February 14th
Post a picture of your favorite book that follows the criteria listed below.
In your caption, tell us why it’s your favorite book!
Day 1: Favorite Book with One Word Title
Day 2: Favorite Book about Black History
Day 3: Favorite Book by Female Author
Day 4: Favorite Book by International Author
Day 5: Favorite Historical Fiction
Day 6: Favorite Tear-Jerker
Day 7: Favorite Literature You Studied in Class
SCHOOL-WIDE GOLDEN DOOR FOOD PANTRY
(in partnership with Senior Exec, NHS, and Interact Club)
This Food Pantry is meant to help students of our school who are in need of extra food and toiletries at home! Boxes will be spread around the school in all classrooms. Students and teachers can donate non-perishable food items and personal hygiene items to a nearby classroom or to Mrs. Perkins in the counseling office!
Donating 6 items = 1 service hour!
AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN
Sunday, February 19th from 3-4PM
Josey Ranch Lake Public Library 1700 Keller Springs Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006
Come be a part of living history! This Read-In is to celebrate Black History Month. All are welcome to learn about African American authors, stories, poems, and songs. Special guests will read selections aloud for the audience. (Free books will be given to teens and light refreshments will be provided!)
CAFÉ CHAT MEETING
Friday, February 24th at 7:30AM
NW225 Ms. Behnisch’s Room
Come meet English language learners and make them feel welcomed at NSHS. We always play fun games. Also, please bring breakfast foods to share!
UPSTANDING GUEST SPEAKER SERIES: BE PROJECT
Wednesday, March 8th right after school
NW117 Community Room near Cafeteria
Nicole Head from The Family Place’s Be Project will be speaking to us about how we can help domestic violence and bullying victims!
Learn more about the organization here: http://familyplacebeproject.org/
In the wake of the threats to defund Planned Parenthood in Texas’ Medicaid program, the recent travel ban against Muslims, the plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, our Forum decided to put matters into our hands, seeking change by writing letters to our representatives and demanding for our opinions to be voiced. Typing away on our Chromebooks, we emailed big-names such as Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, our two Texas U.S. Senators. We wrote about how valuable Title 1 funding and Pell Grants are to us, as well as how scared we are of open carry laws and easy access to assault rifles. We hope that with this meeting and letter writing campaign, our members have realized their power in influencing those who may not be so far from our reach!
You can find many resources (including addresses and emails) of our local, state, and national representatives. Emailing them is great, but you should also take the time to handwrite letters and mail or deliver them yourself! You are a citizen with a voice that needs to be heard.
Resources here: http://humanrightsforum.weebly.com/2016-2017-projects
We hope to see you at our next Café Chat meeting on February 24th, 2017 in NW225!