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Justice Club collects, distributes coats for Tahoe’s families

photo 5On Dec. 18, 2013 Sierra Nevada College’s newly founded Justice Club distributed over 150 items of warm winter clothing to underprivileged families in the Kings Beach area.

The Justice Club hosted a coat drive at various locations throughout Incline Village, including Sierra Nevada College, Raley’s and IV Coffee Lab for a month in the fall. The quality and quantity of donations far exceeded the clubs’ goals and provided an array of items, such as women’s ski coats and professional blazers, children’s snow onesies, and men’s technical backcountry ski gear.

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Peace Center inspires Social Sustainability students

 
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Students from the Society and Sustainability capstone course and the Justice Club listen to passionate opinions by members of the Nevada County Peace Center.

By Kelly Benson
Junior

Students in the Society and Sustainability capstone course and members of the Justice Club joined Professor Brennan Lagasse on a field trip Nov. 19 to meet with members of the Nevada County Peace Center.

This trip gave students the opportunity to see first-hand how the topics of justice, peace, and equality could transfer from classroom discussion to real world examples. For several hours different members of the Peace Center spoke on their topics of interest, ranging from climate change, GMO labeling, activism in the form of non-violence, action through artistic expression, and changes in policy. It was evident that the speakers were very passionate about their work, and excited to share with a group of young, motivated students.

Samantha Van Ruiten, a student in the capstone course shared, “I’m inspired by the actions and knowledge of the ladies at the Peace and Justice Center in Nevada City. I think it is important to see and interact with those type of organizations, because it’s one thing to discuss this in class but another to meet and talk to people who are involved and a part of these social movements.”

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