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Sex Trafficking Discussion and Film at ACM PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Courtesy, Gil Hazelwood, ACM PR Office   
Wednesday, 04 May 2011 08:27

Sex trafficking, a global problem with a significant U.S. component, will be examined Thursday, May 5 with the screening of the feature film “Taken” and a talk by a veteran in efforts to curb violence against women.

The Sociology of Gender Roles class is sponsoring this afternoon event to create greater awareness of a key human rights issue. It takes place from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the College Theatre.

Information tables will be staffed from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and a door prize will be awarded. ACM’s Student Government Association has lent funding support.

The students got the idea for this focus on human trafficking after Gloria Martin spoke to them about the problem. She retired in 2008 after a long career working to stem violence against women, ...

Foundation Sponsors Feline Neuter Clinic PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Becky McClarran   
Monday, 02 May 2011 06:35
Frostburg-Area Feed the Need Food Drive PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kaitlin Bensley   
Monday, 25 April 2011 19:21
Former Local Resident Bicycling for Children PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Henry   
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 22:06

Allan GrubbFormer LaVale resident, Allan Grubb is bicycling 600 miles to help special needs children gain adapted playground equipment and bicycles.

Already one hundred miles into his trek, Allan spoke of his goal to raise money for Battle Monument School, a Baltimore facility for children with special needs so playground and bicycling equipment could be purchased and/or updated. Allan worked at the school and formed an attachment to the school and the students. "It's been a great job. These kids do amazing and inspiring things. They face a lot of challenges, but they need those challenges."

Grubb was inspired to help raise funds for the school's playground while playing basketball with some of the students. "We were playing basketball and there was no hoop. Take something like ...

ACM's Volunteer Center and Peace Studies Part of Japanese Relief Effort PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gil Hazelwood, ACM News Service   
Thursday, 14 April 2011 21:27

japanbenefitpapercranesapril11.jpegAllegany College of Maryland’s Volunteer Center and its Peace Studies and Volunteer clubs are participants in Paper Cranes for Japan, an international fundraiser to benefit victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Students Rebuild, an organization that mobilizes young people for action on global issues, has partnered with the Bezos Family Foundation to donate as much as $200,000 to disaster relief in Japan.

The effort involves students making a crane by origami, the traditional Japanese art of folding paper. For each paper crane made the foundation, begun by creators of Amazon, the worldwide e-retailer, will donate $2 to Architecture for Humanity, which is working to help rebuild the affected area of Japan.

Cranes hold special significance in Japanese ...


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