News Briefs – Oct. 13

 

Pita and Parsha 

On Oct. 14, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chabad, a Jewish organization on campus, will host the get-together Pita and Parsha, where students can gather and discuss spiritual questions with the NSU rabbi and rebbetzin. Free kosher food, including pita, falafel, salads and a surprise treat, will be provided. It will take place on the Library Quad by the cabanas. 

 

Feeding South Florida 

On Oct. 15, from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at Mills Pond Park, there will be a drive-through food distribution. The free event is intended to provide healthy and nutritious food to those who have experienced job loss, income loss or financial incapacitation with the onset of COVID-19. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 1,000 vehicles with a limit of one box of food per vehicle. It will be located at 2201 NW 9 Avenue. Visit https://feedingsouthflorida.org/covid19/ for more information and to register to become a volunteer. 

 

Little Free Library restocking 

On Oct. 17 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., you can join the Action For Literacy team leaders as they restock five to 10 of Fort Lauderdale’s 94 Little Free Libraries. Each year, volunteers collect and distribute over 100,000 children’s books to help ensure that every child learns to read at the end of third grade. The team will meet at the city hall parking garage, 100 N. Andrews Ave, and volunteers are asked to use their personal vehicles to refill five to 10 libraries along a predetermined route. There will be no personal contact to ensure social distancing will be maintained. All volunteers are asked to bring their own masks. For more information about becoming a volunteer, contact Judith Sexton at jasexton@bellsouth.net or Ray Dettmann at brighterhorizon2000@yahoo.com. 

 

Painting for Hope 

On  Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Locks for Cause will host a painting event in the Don Taft University Center. All the paintings made will be donated to Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s hospital. 

 

Stay woke 

On Oct. 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the Oh So Sassy and SophistAKAted Sigma Chi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will host an open forum on Zoom in the wake of 2020’s many traumatic racial events. Many people have expressed their thoughts and feelings regarding the racial injustice through peaceful protests and more, but for those who feel like they have not properly voiced their thoughts, this open Zoom call is for you. It’s a safe space welcome to all NSU students, faculty and staff. Those interested can RSVP through Sharkhub. 

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