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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 <aweltner@vet.upenn.edu>
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 <ejbarr@nursing.upenn.edu> OR Maurie <mauries@design.upenn.edu>
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 <goresko@upenn.edu>


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: <railiroy@sas.upenn.edu>

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: samy@sas.upenn.edu or hannahgw@sas.upenn.edu

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 <center@dolphin.upenn.edu>

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 <Kidsacademyelc@gmail.com>

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 <rebeccahufstader@paimmigrant.org>
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