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Please join us this Tuesday (9/11) from 7-8 for our first meeting of the semester! We are meeting in the VKC courtyard, outside VKC 100, and will find a classroom from there. Come hear about our events we have planned for the semester and open leadership positions. We will also be making blankets (the easy cut and tie ones) to donate to a hospital. Hope to see you there!
I know we’re all super busy with finals, but please check back next week for a longer update post! To make a brief statement, we have decided that we are going to do another formal application process in the fall for e-board, including new members. If you know someone who might be interested, please send them our way come August!
Rock your finals guys!
Hope you’re all excited for spring break! We’ve got a couple things planned for this week if you have some spare time and want to be global-health-y (and let’s be honest, we’re all burned out from school by this point–hang with the club instead!). This Tuesday and Friday, a group of us will be going to HSC to inventory books for Ethiopia. If you would like to join one of these trips, please respond to this email and we will put you in contact with the people going. We will also be selling Ethiopian jewelry on these days, and need people to work the table.
Some other upcoming events:
Wednesday, March 28th, 7 PM in VKC 101: Join us for a documentary screening of “Sex, Needles, and Roubles.” This film depicts the HIV crisis in Russia, home to the fastest growing infection rate in the world. We will have authentic RUSSIAN TEA, COOKIES, AND CANDY that we are going to hunt down in LA just for this event, so be sure to stop by!
Also, if you are here over break, the 2nd Annual Los Angeles CureSearch for Children’s Cancer Walk will be held at Exposition Park on March 11, and they need volunteers. The event’s goal is to honor local young cancer survivors and their families, as well as to raise funds for pediatric research. They still need help with a bunch of different types of hosting duties, and check in is at 11 AM. If you are interested, please contact Zach Reed-Fier at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626.241.1659.
Lastly, stay tuned for more information about how we will be volunteering in USC’s Global Health Awareness Week in April (check them out on Facebook). The more help we can give the better!
Have a great week, and an even greater break!
Chelsea and Meghan
Hey all! Read below for some event updates:
GLOBAL HEALTH DOCUMENTARY AND LECTURE SERIES: TOMORROW, 2/8
Join us tomorrow at 7 pm in VKC 101 as we watch the documentary “Back Home Tomorrow,” which shares the story of two children affected by war in Sudan and Afghanistan, and the work done by a medical humanitarian aid organization called EMERGENCY to help them. The film screening will be followed by a Q/A session with Anna Gilmore of the Keck School of Medicine and EMERGENCY USA. There will also be some yummy refreshments.
Also, don’t forget about tomorrow’s lunchtime Global Health Lecture Series: Design Thinking and Health Care by Tim Brown, CEO and President of IDEO. The lecture will be held from 12-1 PM in TCC 450. More information here.
FAIR TRADE VALENTINES: 2/13 + 2/14
Next Monday and Tuesday, we will be selling Fair Trade Valentines by the finger fountain and at HSC. We have bags of chocolates for $5 as well as fair trade roses. We need help preparing the valentines! If you would like to help bag chocolates, please join us this Sunday (2/12) at 4 PM. We will meet in front of VKC 100 and then find a room to work in.
Also, if you would like to help sell valentines, please sign up on our google doc (click here). Write your name in a time slot you are available, and then in the appropriate space (see the document) write your email so we can send out information as the time nears.
Lastly, we will be hosting a speaker on Wednesday, March 22 at 7 PM in VKC 101. More information on this to follow.
See you all tomorrow!
- USC GHC
Thanks to those of you who came to our first general meeting last night! We had an awesome turnout, and are looking forward to getting to know you all better in the future.
For those of you who couldn’t make it, don’t worry! We’ll keep you up-to-date with our events as the semester progresses through email, our Facebook page, and our website. Please refer to the Calendar section the website for a full list of planned events for this semester. We are also in the process of planning additional events, so any ideas you may have are welcome.
We are also accepting applications to join committees at this time. There are four committees which you may join (and you can join more than one): Fundraising, Public Relations, Local Projects and Global Projects. You can find a brief description of the tasks each committee is responsible on the application page. If you are interested in joining one, please fill out the form and we will put you in contact with the committee head (see the Leadership page for a list of chairs). Please don’t see this form as an application–we are only interested in getting to know you. If you fill one out, chances are you will be placed in the committee you selected.
In the immediate future, we have 4 events for you to mark your calendars with. If you are interested in participating/attending these events, please RSVP on our Event RSVP page so we can get a head count for attendance/contact you (except for the Tim Brown lecture, which must be RSVP-ed for at the link provided).
1) FEBRUARY 8TH 7PM: A documentary screening of Back Home Tomorrow, followed by a Q/A session with Anna Gilmore of the Keck School of Medicine. This film shares the story of two children affected by war in Sudan and Afghanistan, and the work done by a medical humanitarian aid organization called EMERGENCY to help them.
2) FEBRUARY 8TH 12 PM: Global Health Lecture Series entitled “Design Thinking and Health Care” by Tim Brown, CEO and President of IDEO. This will be held at 12-1 PM in TCC 450 (above Lemonade in the campus center). More information here. You must RSVP for this on the Institute website: click here.
3) FEBRUARY 13-14: We will be selling Fair Trade Valentines and on the Row and at HSC on Monday, 2/13 and on Trousdale on Tuesday, 2/14. If you would like to help with this, please RSVP on the website.
4) FEBRUARY 24th: Dance Marathon. Join our team! Details on the website.
We will also be scheduling some dates to inventory books that we are donating to a public health university in Ethiopia. This is at HSC–we take the tram over. Stay tuned for more information on this if you would like to help.
Questions or just want to say hi? Shoot us an email at email@example.com
See you all soon!
- USC GHC
This is it! The first general meeting of the Spring semester. Important facts:
Date: Wednesday, January 25
Time: 7 PM
Location: VKC 101
We will be going over the events we have planned for these upcoming months, as well as more information about our exciting trip to Ethiopia and what we will be doing to fundraise for it.
To give you a sneak peak, here is some information about our first event of the year: A free film screening of Back Home Tomorrow, a documentary created by the medical humanitarian aid organization EMERGENCY. In “Back Home Tomorrow,” directors Fabrizio Lazzaretti and Paolo Santolini share the stories of two children affected by war to present the work of EMERGENCY. This film received the Cinereach Award for conveying vital messages through artful storytelling at the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival in 2009. For more information click here.
After the film screening, Anna Gilmore from EMERGENCY USA and the Keck School of Medicine will be speaking. This is a great opportunity to hear from an inspiring woman who has devoted her life to global health, and to learn about a wonderful humanitarian NGO!
Date: Wednesday, February 8
Time: 7 PM
Location: TBA, but there will be free SNACKS!
Hope to see you all at the meeting!
- USC GHC
Get ready for a new semester! We have a lot of exciting events planned, and are thrilled that so many of you expressed interest at this week’s Involvement Fair. Stay tuned for the official date/time of our kickoff meeting- it will be sometime next week or the following week.
Also, keep the end of January/early February in mind–we have a documentary planned featuring the humanitarian organization Emergency (think Doctors Without Borders, but from Italy), including guest speakers from the Keck School of Medicine who are involved in the USA branch!
See you all soon,
This Saturday before the Homecoming game, the USC Global Health Club will have a booth on Trousdale where we will be selling merchandise. Stop by, meet/chat with the e-board officers, and take a look at all the cool stuff! We will have:
- Beaded Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings & Headbands made by Ugandan women: These are hand-made accessories crafted by Ugandan women, and sent to us through the non-profit Project Have Hope (projecthavehope.org). The beads are made from colorful recycled paper that has been covered in a clear varnish, and are really beautiful! Each necklace takes about a day to make. Prices range from $5 for a bracelet to $15 for a long necklace, with a bunch of items in between. 70% of the proceeds from all Project Have Hope merchandise go directly back to supporting the Ugandan women, and the remaining 30% will go towards our fundraising efforts for our 2012 research trip to Ethiopia. We have almost every color imaginable, including RED AND YELLOW TROJAN COLORS! Check out the website for a few sample photos (hit “SHOP NOW”) – we have a ton of these styles.
- Institute of Global Health Tee-shirts: You may have seen some of us wearing these around to meetings and events. They come in grey and red, and are $15.
- DIDDY RIESE COOKIES: $1. You know you want some.
Be sure to stop by! We’ll be there from 8:30 – noon.
- USC GHC
Next Wednesday, November 2nd, the USC Global Health Club will be holding a fundraiser at the 901 Bar & Grill on Figueroa Street. From 9-11 PM, 20% of any food or drinks you buy will go to us. After 11 PM, ask for one of the special drinks and 10% of the proceeds will be given to us. The special drinks are: Ethiopia Sky (AMFs) and African Dream (one of the owner’s own concoctions that he highly recommends). Funds raised through this will go towards our trip to Ethiopia next summer to conduct public health research, so come on out and support your club by going to the 9-0!
The Facebook event page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=168493679907951
Even if you can’t make it to the event, please INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS to the Facebook page. The ONLY way we can make this a success is by getting the word out so people know about it, which is up to YOU!
Additionally, if you are underage (sadly you will only be allowed in if you are 21+, it is a bar after all), we will be selling Diddy Riese outside the front door until about 11. Anyone who wants to volunteer to help run this table, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks guys, and have a great week! Stay tuned for more club updates.
Chelsea & Meghan