On Tuesday, February 23rd, Founder Makenna Lenover gave a presentation during Bryn Mawr’s Community Day of Learning about Class in Central America and how indigenous people face higher poverty rates and struggles due to discrimination. A large part of the presentation was focused on ways to make a difference, including joining Little Known Help Zone and supporting fundraisers. With a large amount of sessions going on, over 9 people showed up and trickled in and out.
The presentation was successful, and recruited a large amount of new members to the club and gained more support.
Check out this picture of the presentation!
Looking for some sweet treats to start off your second half of the semester after Spring Break? Look no further than Little Known Help Zone’s Pre Order Bake Sale.
Simply take the flyer from your BMC mailbox, fill out your order, and send it to Box 819 through Campus Mail. Didn’t get a flyer? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Return your orders by March 1st, and get them delivered in your mailbox by March 17th!
Treats include brownies and cookies, who doesn’t love that!
On February 23rd, Bryn Mawr College will be hosting the second annual Community Day of Learning. The title for this year’s theme is “In/ Visible: Class on Campus and in Our Lives.” Last year, over 800 students, faculty, and staff participated in some or all of the day’s program; the latter included 40 sessions offered primarily by combinations of students, faculty and staff and in formats ranging from workshops to films to panel discussions to lectures.
Little Known Help Zone will be hosting a session titled, Class, Culture, and Poverty: Bias Towards the Indigenous in Central America. The description for the session is as follows:
Before colonialism, aboriginals in Central America ruled the land. After Old World contact, a hierarchical class structure based in racism and ethnocentric superiority led to detrimental poverty in Central America, strongest in Indigenous Populations. Learn more, as well as how you can help.
This presentation will be a wonderful way to spread the word about the issues of Latin America and the causes Little Known Help Zone supports, as well as ways to get involved and help.