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Added Nov 15 2017

Northeastern Illinois University​
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week​

Wednesday, November 18th:
3:30pm-7:30pm - Trip to A Just Harvest
Every night A Just Harvest​ feeds a nutritional dinner to anyone in need. Join a group of students going to this community kitchen to serve a meal (Space is limited so please RSVP).

http://neiu.edu/university-life/sites/neiu.edu.university-life/files/documents/2015/11/Hunger%20Week%20Family%20Sponsorship%202015.pdf

Each year, one week before Thanksgiving, the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness co-sponsor National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week​. During this week, Northeastern takes part in a nationwide effort to bring greater awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness in Chicago and around the world.

    http://neiu.edu
  • Michael Archangel Donald Trump - A compulsive liar.

    @Trudy Leong - Thank you for that very timely announcement for a most worthy initiative.

  • Trudy Leong Student Trustee, Northeastern Illinois University

    Saturday, November 18, 2017
    10 AM – Noon
    Meet in Parking Lot F
    NEIU Gives Back Food Distribution
    Meet up at campus and pick up your box of food to take to A Just Harvest for the family you sponsored for Thanksgiving.

    https://www.facebook.com/NEIUSLD/photos/a.367517696663445.92235.237094739705742/1507315859350284/?type=3&permPage=1

  • Bill Morton President, Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce

    This was the feel-good event of November 2017. Thank you to all involved in helping others less fortunate than ourselves!

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    It would have been helpful to post in the neighborhood where it actually occured

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    But that wouldn't get him the publicity he's looking for, Robin.

  • Trudy Leong Student Trustee, Northeastern Illinois University

    A Just Harvest is a Rogers Park institution that inspires Northeastern Illinois University Student Leadership Development staff and students.

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Trudy - I understand that. I don't understand why you would not promote a worth event in the neighborhood where it took place; this would drive the most community participation.

  • Rob

    robin - where would the self fluffing promotional value be in that?

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Rob - I guess I'm not quite as cynical as you are.

  • Trudy Leong Student Trustee, Northeastern Illinois University

    Posting in Rogers Park helps Rogers Park neighbors appreciate A Just Harvest’s impact and helps inspire.

  • Michael Archangel Donald Trump - A compulsive liar.

    @Trudy Long- Ok, I am sure that was the rationale.

  • Score:

    Trudy: +1/2 (one point for unquestionable humanitarian content of post, minus half a point for failure to counter Robin's cogent question)

    Robin: +1/2 (effectively casts doubt on the motivation of the original post, yet does so by asking an effective, constructive question, no direct attack)

    Bill Morton: -1 (by making a cameo appearance in the thread, reinforces the perception that Trudy's post is promotionally-oriented, thereby undermining Trudy as well as himself)

    Helen/Rob: -1/2 (despite adequate argumentation level, both fall into the trap of appearing to attack a humanitarian initiative and questioning the motives of an innocent do-gooder)

  • Trudy Leong Student Trustee, Northeastern Illinois University

    This post is relevant to both Rogers Park and North Park neighborhoods. EveryBlock neighbor post and comment activity in Rogers Park far outpaces that of North Park. The post captures a wider reach in Rogers Park. Thank you for all Rogers Park engagement.

    https://chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/oct30-are-there-any-people-here-8361675/

    https://chicago.everyblock.com/locations/neighborhoods/north-park/?start=201710311301&only=announcements

  • Michael Archangel Donald Trump - A compulsive liar.

    @Trudy Leong - Not sure what point you are attempting to make with your last comment and the relevance of the two links you supplied.

    Certainly the OP had merit and was worthy of discussion. However, the content of your OP was heavily weighted in favor of promoting the NEIU sponsored project with only a passing reference to Just Harvest. A question was posed to you as to why you posted in Rogers Park as opposed to the areas more immediate to NEIU. You replied that you were attempting to highlight the role of Just Harvest, a Rogers Park entity. All of that is fine Trudy but if you really wanted to raise the level of awareness of Just Harvest for Rogers Park neighbors, it may have been better to discuss that in the OP rather than attempting to engage in a little revisionist history when the question of self-promotion is raised.

    Perhaps it can be handled a little better in the future and we should not let the issue of motives to detract from the overall goal, do you not agree?

  • Phill Lucille, give me strength.

    Very good post, Trudy Leong! Thank you.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    It's really quite shameful the way this intern is being used

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