Year In Review

The 2012-13 school year has come to an end. This is a recap of everything we accomplished. 🙂

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Our first group of GROW interns spend two months working with Burmese Women’s Union in Mae Sot Thailand. They transcended cultural barriers, saw the direct positive effects of our fundraising, and formed life-long connections with the incredible and inspirational people they met.

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We posed the question “what is healthy sex?” and for World AIDS Day, and provided statistics of the prevalence of AIDS and AIDS prevention in our society and in the world.

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We sold hundreds of beautiful cards featuring pictures of Burma donated by a professional photographer.

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We asked our peers “If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be?” and encouraged them to challenge societal inequalities for the World Day of Social Justice.

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We screened Nicholas Kristoffand Sheryl WuDunn’s documentary Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

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We all read the book “Mighty Be our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War,” and discussed Leymah Gbowee’s incredible biography. Then we heard her speak at the 2013 GlobeMed Summit.

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We presented original research comparing barriers to contraceptive use in both our community and our partner community, at the 2013 GlobeMed Summit.

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We partnered with the Health Center to put on a marathon to keep students healthy and raise money for our partner.

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We put on our annual Coin War and pitted the residence halls against each other to raise money for our partner.

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We welcomed so many fabulous, intelligent, and beautiful new people onto our staff.

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Have a great summer everyone! Be sure to check out the GROW interns blogs about their trip to Thailand this summer.

Love,

Anu

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