Last week at Sansom!

I hope everyone enjoys their last week at Sansom!

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Commencement 2011

Congratulations to those of you who will be graduating this Monday!

Enjoy your ceremony

and have a good time with your family and friends!

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Unwanted Stuff?!

Got any unwanted items? Can’t take that oversized lamp or your extra clothes with you home? Planning to throw away those extra rolls of toilet paper and binders? Please consider donating to PennMoves, which is a service the university provides that will take any of your unused items and provide them to various communities in need around Philadelphia. There is a collection truck (right under Sansom Place West!) that can take any and all of your items. Please refer to their website for more information: Collection hours for Sansom Place are: May 10 – May 11: 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. May 12 – May 15: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. May 16 – May 17: 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. May 18 – May 20: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. May 23 – May 27: 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. May 28 – May 29: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. May 30 – May 31: 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Summer Plans, Sansom?

What are your summer plans, Sansom Community?

Please share!


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Things to do this Saturday

A French Street Fair on Broad!

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Saturday, Apr. 30: Afghanistan in Times of Peace: Painted Trucks
Location: Penn Museum, Rainey Auditorium, 3260 South Street
Time: 3 PM
Afghanistan has been in various states of war for centuries, and war has become a feature of material culture. This movie is about the beautiful truck-decorating tradition of Afghanistan, and was made by Judith and Stanley Hallett during peacetime in 1971-72, as they and their crew rode a truck from Kabul to Bamiyan. The viewer will also glimpse the famous Bamiyan Buddha sculptures as they looked before they were detonated by the Taliban. The filmmakers note that this film has become a cult favorite in the Afghan community, which has grown nostalgic for their country as it was during the best of times. The filmmakers will be present at the screening to answer questions about the film. The screening is FREE with MUSEUM ADMISSION. And it is FREE FOR MEMBERS and FULL-TIME STUDENTS WITH a PENN ID. Questions? Ask

Saturday, Apr. 30: Bollywood Movie & Popcorn – Well Done Abba
Location: Anatomy Chemistry Building, Room #255, 3620 Hamilton Walk
Time: 5 – 8 PM
Association for India’s Development’s Philadelphia chapter [AID-Philly] presents a free movie screening of Well Done Abba! Directed by the renowned Shyam Benegal, and including a stellar cast, this is a must-see movie! If you want to take a break from finals and papers, join AID-Philly members and others in the Penn community to relax over movie and popcorn. You do not need to RSVP or stay the entire time! Questions? Email <>

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Penn’s Intercultural Ball!

Friday, Apr. 29: MOSAIC: Penn’s Intercultural Ball!
Location: Inn at Penn
Time: 6:30 PM
The Asian Pacific Student Coalition, LAMBDA Alliance, Latino Coalition, Penn Consoritum of Undergraduate Women, UMOJA – African Diaspora, and the United Minorities Council cordially invite you to the third annual MOSAIC Intercultural Ball. Join us for a glamorous evening celebrating Penn’s cultural diversity! 4-course gourmet dinner will be served for only $5! Dress code is semi-formal. Be fancy! After-party featuring DJ Rico at 9 PM. Buy tickets on Locust Walk or online….NOW! Click here for details or to purchase tickets.

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Updates from your Events Coordinator!

Events in Sansom: 

Tuesdays: Baron-Baptiste Power-Vinyasa Yoga  

Benjamin Lounge, SPW basement, 7 – 8:30 PM, Duration: entire semester (except Spring Break) 
No pre-registration required. Just stop by with a yoga mat and five bucks. If you don’t have a yoga mat, you can buy one for $10 at the class. A 90-minute class led by Lt. John Wylie. Designed to strengthen, lengthen and relax. A strong workout! Cost: $5 per class. CASH only. Questions? Ask Alison <>
Saturday, Apr. 23: Sansom’s First Annual Easter Egg Hunt!  

Location: Sansom Place West Lobby, 
Time: 4 – 6 PM 
Join other Sansom residents and Sansom Advisors Emily and Maurie to participate in Sansom’s first annual Easter Egg Hunt!!! Search for Easter candy! Sample traditional Easter treats! Questions? Ask Emily <> OR Maurie <>
Due Sunday, Apr. 24: Apply to be an Eco-Rep
Eco-Reps is an environmental leadership program on campus open to Penn students in the college houses, Greek chapters, Hillel, and Sansom. Deadline to apply: Sunday, April 24. Accepted students collaborate with Penn sustainability staff to develop educational activities focusing on environmental issues and sustainable behavior. This is a great way to get involved and meet other students, staff, and faculty throughout the University working to make Penn a greener campus. More details online [click here] or email Julian Goresko <>

2. Events at Penn: 
Wednesday, Apr. 20: MEDHA PATKAR speaks on Livelihood & Development
Location: McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 34th and Walnut
Time: 3:30 PM
This is a lecture you do not want to miss! Medha Patkar is an internationally-renowned human rights campaigner from India, who founded and leads ‘Narmada Bachao Andolan‘, an organization which advocates against the building of large-scale dams due to their catastrophic ecological and human consequences. Medha Patkar’s non-violent, inclusive politics now include a critique of topdown capital-intensive development, and her tireless work and personal commitment has won her many admirers, followers, and critics. She is also the convener of the National Alliance of People’s Movements (a non-electoral, secular political alliance that advocates alternative development paradigms and plans), and has served as a Commissioner to the World Commission on Dams.  Seats are limited so an RSVP is required. Please email Raili Roy to RSVP or if you have questions: <>

Sundays: Hillel Sunday Night Soup Kitchen
Location: Hillel Building 
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Come volunteer at this campus Soup Kitchen. All volunteers welcome. Soup Kitchen is a no-stress way to volunteer: you don’t need to sign-up in advance or come every week. Come when you can! We encourage you to talk with the guests while you volunteer. You will learn a lot from their experiences and get the chance to brighten someone’s day! Questions? E-mail: or

Wednesday, Apr. 20: Queer-Straight Alliance GBM — Yoga & Yogurt!

Location: LGBT Center, Carriage House

Time: 8 – 10 PM

Join the QSA for the last GBM of this academic year! Learn to relax as a yoga instructor teaches you some yoga positions. And cool down afterwards with some yogurt and other snacks! Anyone of any identity is welcome to attend, as usual! Questions? Ask <>

3. Events in Philly: 
NOW!: Volunteer at the Kid’s Academy Early Learning Center! 
Location: 4970 -72 W. Lancaster Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19131
Kids Academy Early Learning Center is looking for individuals and/or groups to donate some of their time.  Help needed in the following areas: circle time, center duties, reading time, meal time. Or, do you have a special talent you want to share with the children?  Do you dance, play an instrument, speak a foreign language, know sign language, paint, etc?  You pick your own schedule and choose what you want to participate inContact Center Director, Tinika Robinson at (215)878-8888 OR <>

Anytime: Naturalization Ceremonies for New Immigrants
Help newly-naturalized citizens register to vote! The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition participates in naturalization ceremonies of new immigrants and assists them in their voter registration application. This is an opportunity to see immigrants complete the process to become citizens and exercise their right to vote! If you are interested in helping out, please contact Rebecca at 215-832-0895 OR <>
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