Call to Action Day
Call to Action Day, March 20, 2014 Find a Site Sign Up

About Call to Action Day

Call to Action Day extends the walls of the classroom and office into those parts of the broader community most in need of understanding, renewal and solidarity, especially to youth and their families in crisis. The whole campus takes a day to learn from that work we can do with hands, head and hearts together. We call it the work of hope.This is an annual event in which our whole university community, instead of holding classes as usual, extends the walls of the classroom out to the community.

This year, we seek to learn, serve and reflect about issues facing youth in our communities. We want to put our university's Mission Statement and our Hallmarks into practice, especially Hallmark Six: "We Create Community Among Those With Whom We Work And With Those We Serve."

Participation in this event will help educate people in the community about social issues facing youth and inspire people to be more involved in and appreciative of the work that our community partners do.

Call to Action Day Keynote

Carissa Phelps:
Ending Human Trafficking in our Own Communities

March 19, 7 p.m.
Cunningham Memorial Chapel

Carissa PhelpsBefore she was an attorney, author, advocate and speaker, Carissa Phelps was a victim of domestic sex trafficking, which started when she was 12. In her memoir, Runaway Girl: Escaping Life on the Streets, One Helping Hand at a Time, Carissa shares her extraordinary story of survival.

With the help of key individuals and supportive programs, she took back her life, eventually receiving a law degree and an MBA from UCLA. Her personal struggle has given her the courage to expose and respond to sex trafficking, especially of minors, throughout the United States. Carissa is a part of a global network and a local social enterprise seeking to connect resources and assist youth in rebuilding their lives.

Reflection

Please join us at Chapel at 5 p.m. for a closing reflection following the Call to Action Day activities.

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