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MSW student is raising awareness

klemme_mswOn any given night in Minneapolis there are 9,300 people who are homeless and in need of a place to stay. Half of the homeless are children. The numbers reflect a serious lack of affordable housing and livable wage jobs, income disparities, and children at risk, right here in our community.

These are the issues Katie Klemme ’09 is exposed to every day as a master of social work student at Augsburg. Klemme’s internship has partnered her with Simpson Housing Services, in Minneapolis, a program that has provided shelter, affordable housing, and support services to men, women, and children for more than 25 years. Continue reading “MSW student is raising awareness”

Alternative spring break—homelessness and hunger

alt_spring_breakMarie Sager has different spring break plans than most Auggies. Instead of heading home for the week or taking a trip to a sunny beach, Sager will spend her time in Minneapolis participating in Augsburg’s third annual “Minneapolis Alternative Spring Break.”

But even this has changed for 2009.

“In the past, it was more of a chance to get to know Minneapolis,” Sager said. “This is the first year we have a theme.”

The theme this year is “Homelessness and Hunger,” and from March 16-18, participants can take part in one or all of the free events, including volunteer work, a dinner out and trip to the Science Museum of Minnesota, or even a tour of Simpson House. Alternative Spring Break is sponsored by the Center for Service, Work, and Learning, Campus Ministry, and LINK. Continue reading “Alternative spring break—homelessness and hunger”

Native American Film Series features Randy Redroad

NA_filmsThe Augsburg Native American Film Series will feature two films by Randy Redroad, the son of a Cherokee mother and an Irish/German father who grew up in Texas. See 133 Skyway and The Doe Boy on Wednesday, Nov. 12 beginning at 6 p.m.

The Augsburg Native American Film Series grew out of a love for film and a desire to increase the number of venues for Native American filmmakers in Minneapolis. The energy that drives the series is based on a commitment to affecting the world through artistic collaboration and a belief in the power of film to inform, affect, and stimulate vastly different groups of people. Continue reading “Native American Film Series features Randy Redroad”