On Tuesday, 3/28, Rocio Vasquez from the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia came to Bryn Mawr College to talk about her work at the consulate, what she does during the day, and how they are working to protect immigrants in the area. The consulate does amazing work with labor rights, family law, criminal law, and health services.
The event was a casual, conversational environment with a q/a session, and there was a large turnout including faculty and staff. The event will also be covered by the Bryn Mawr website.
We thank Rocio for coming and sharing her perspectives, and we look forward to getting involved with the Mexican consulate in the future to help promote human rights here and abroad.
Come out on September 28th at 5:00 PM in the Cloisters for an outdoor yoga class to enjoy the weather as we transition into fall. The class is “Donate What You Can, Leave With a Lifted Heart.” Class is taught by BMC Alum Alexandra Seits ’16.
Rain location is New Dorm Second Common Room!
This is the second time LKHZ has hosted a yoga event on Bryn Mawr’s Campus and the 4th Yoga event ever through LKHZ.
Yoga is an influential aspect of Central American culture, and as we raise awareness for human rights in Central America, we want to embrace positivity and spread the word. Yoga in Central America is not a common association, but through the past twenty years has grown more common and has been adopted for a variety of uses. In addition to yoga bringing in tourism money to provide jobs and resources to local people, yoga has powerful effects in other contexts. Schools, orphanages, and shelters are implementing yoga as an option for students and those facing troubles to relieve troubles, balance energy, and brighten outlooks. Also, free yoga classes are common for Honduran children looking for relief from internal conflicts such as the drug wars. In situations where workers are kept in uncomfortable positions for long periods of time, such as Salvadoran coffee sorters, yoga has been a small step in the fight for better worker’s rights to provide a healthy and positive break from the work. Yoga is an activity in Central America that promotes positivity, peace, and harmony.
Support Little Known Help Zone by visiting us when we table 11:30-3:30 on Thursday in the Campus Center and 5-7 Monday in Erdman selling raffle tickets to win a $25 gift card to Mom’s Organic Market! Tickets are 1/$1, 6/$5, 15/$10. All money will go to human rights causes in Central America.
The event will have healthy snacks, the hour long yoga class, and the raffle drawing!
Event sponsored by BMC SGA.
The newest item to be listed in the Etsy shop is wax melts made for a candle wax tart warmer. These melts come in a 6 pack for $5, and are lime scented. Made with soy wax and organic coconut oil, these tarts are great for your wax melter in a dorm or apartment and are fragrant and fresh.
They are packaged in individual cupcake cups for each use, and currently only come in the lime scent. If popular, more scents will come soon!
Little Known Help Zone will be at the local flea market, 31st Street in Emmaus on Saturday the 16th starting at 8am (weather permitting). This will be a summer fundraiser for the organization to raise money for events and causes.
At this sale, all the items from the Etsy shop will be for sale, as well as books, and a new item that will soon be on the shop, lime wax melts!
If you’re local, stop by, and if not, purchase on Etsy!
While in Mexico this past week, LKHZ donated a large bag of books to KKIS, Keeping Kids in School. This organization donates large amounts of school supplies (over 2,000 bags) to students in Mexican schools, as well as a box of supplies for the teachers. These English library books, donated by Salisbury Middle School last year during a trip to El Salvador, will help children practice reading English at school and also serves as a great exposure to younger kids.
Check out KKIS to learn more about their amazing work!
If you missed your chance to get a Little Known Help Zone tee during the campaign, it is not too late. The remaining two shirts have been posted on Etsy for sale, available in a size Small and Medium. This is a great way to show your support for Little Known Help Zone and get a soft, white cotton tee for summer.
These shirts are available for $15, and all money goes to Little Known Help Zone causes. So check out today!
LKHZ will be traveling to Mexico in a few weeks and making sure to give back while in the area. When in Playa del Carmen, LKHZ will be donating the remaining book donations from last year’s trip to Keep Kids in School Project (KKIS). This organization works hard to both keep kids in school and educate them in English. The English books will be great practice to read.
Also while there, LKHZ will be helping to pack backpacks of school supplies for once the school season resumes in Fall. Stay tuned for pictures from the visit, as well as upcoming projects!
Check out KKIS here!