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One Amazing Community: Highlighting the Amazing Stories of Our CSUN Community

Libary Lobby, August 24 – October 8, 2012

Our ONE AMAZING COMMUNITY exhibit features the truly amazing stories of 10 CSUN student, faculty, staff, and community members. These amazing stories address diverse challenges: veterans’ issues, cancer, homelessness, spinal cord injury, foster youth, transgender issues, Holocaust survival, spinal muscular atrophy type III, triumph over tragedy, and volunteering at an international orphanage. The stories reflect how we interact with people every day, without knowing one another’s challenges, struggles, hopes, and dreams. Experience someone else’s story, treat others with empathy, and be inspired to share YOUR amazing story with a stranger.

Inspired by the Freshman Common Reading book One Amazing Thing, by Chitra Divakaruni, this exhibit launches the 2012—2013 Year of Service (ONE AMAZING COMMUNITY), hosted by UNIFIED WE SERVE, CSUN’s Volunteer Program. Service events will include volunteering at various hospitals, homeless shelters, disability centers, and hospices, among others.

Curated by CSUN students Latanza Price and Talar Alexanian (UNIFIED WE SERVE staff members)

Moved by the stories in this exhibit and want to make a difference in the community? Email UnifiedWeServe@csun.edu or call (818) 677-5111 to volunteer.

Meet the 10 featured CSUN individuals and hear them tell their stories live at the ONE AMAZING COMMUNITY program on Monday, September 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the Jack and Florence Ferman Presentation Room in the Oviatt Library.  Please feel free to peruse the exhibit cases in the Oviatt Library Lobby prior to the presentation, between 6 and 7. (Refreshments Will Be Served)