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Monday, October 19, 2009


ALANA Meeting Minutes
October 16, 2009

On October 15, 2009 the ALANA Network met in the Student Activities Resource Room here are the minutes from the meeting.

Guest Speaker: Al Tony

Trip to ‘Slave Quarters’
• Date: Saturday, October 17, 2009
• Time: 11:30-5:00PM
• Venue: 15 George Street Medford, MA 01255
• First 10 students to sign up go for free
• Transportation will be provided as well (excluding the tip)

Triveni Ensemble
• Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2009
• Time: 7:00PM
• Venue: Alden Trust Auditorium Kennedy 112
• Sponsored by Women’s Studies Passport to the World of Women Series

Good Hair
• Date: Friday, October 23, 2009
• Time: TBA
• Venue: TBA
• Chris Rock’s new and insightful documentary about the African American hair culture
• Visits hair salons and styling battles, scientific laboratories, and Indian temples to explore the way black hairstyles impact the lives of African Americans.

Light the Night Walk
• Date: Sunday, October 25, 2009
• Time: 6:30PM
• Venue: Assumption College
• Walk distance is three miles, check in is at 5:00PM and the opening ceremony is at 6:00PM.

7th Annual Millennium Leadership Conference
• Date: Friday-Sunday, November 6-8, 2009
• Venue: Clark University
• Designed to cultivate the inherent leadership qualities of college students who identify as ALANA through a series of workshops and presentations.
• More Info-

Stand Up Speak Out Conference
• Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2009
• Time: 8:30-4:00PM
• Venue: Hagan Campus Center Hall
• Host: National Catholic Center for Student Aspirations (NCCSA)
• Gain Leadership experience by running leadership workshops for 6th and 7th graders

Other On-Campus Events
• CAB: AC Idol at 9PM in Charlie’s
• Res Life: Haunted Maze and Autumn Festival in Plourde from 9PM-12AM

Active Support for the Football Team

Open Forum
• Barack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize (look up information on the criteria of the Nobel Peace Prize and bring it to the meeting to discuss it).

Miscellaneous Information:

• Fifteen students from Anna Maria College and Twenty Students from Assumption will be going to the Slave Quarters in Medford, MA.

• Create poster in support of the Football team for being #1 in the NCAA Conference.

• Sign up to be an Orientation Leader next semester to get involved on campus.If you have any questions or concerns please see Usen and Sheena.
• Stand up Speak out conference you would connect leadership to the Catholic faith. For more info Contact Laura Hall at

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