Are you having a Quarter
It is a small world, after all.
Nine Western students will be participating in the Intercordia
Canada program, which is run in conjunction with King’s
College and Huron University College. “The goal is basically
to promote cross-cultural tolerance by building relationships,” explained
Sangeeta Saxena, a program participant and a fifth-year computer
engineering and international comparative studies student.
The program enrolls a selected group of students in an accredited
course, part of which is an experiential component, Saxena
said. “All of us will be going to one of three countries:
Equador, Belize or Ukraine.”
“The goal is to make the world a little smaller. We
are all responsible for a portion of the fundraising,” Saxena
said, explaining that the program will be hosting an event
at The Grad Club on Sunday, Mar. 28 at 8 p.m.. “Quarter
Life Crisis will be playing,” she added.
The balance of funding will be raised by seeking sponsorships
from the London community, she said.
Everyone is welcome to Sunday’s event, and a $3 cover
will be charged. For more information, visit www.intercordiacanada.org.
Anti-semitism sucks... a lot
The recent incidents of anti-semitic vandalism in Toronto has
sparked a student response at Western, enough to warrant
a demonstration on campus.
“We’re having a rally against the instances of
anti-semitism all over Ontario,” said Western Hillel
President Gary Diamond. “We want to have the rally to
show it isn’t acceptable.”
The rally will be held today on the Concrete Beach at 3:15
p.m., he explained, adding the event should not last longer
than 30 minutes and will be kept on the Concrete Beach.
The rally will also have a speaker from the Canadian Jewish
Congress, Diamond said.
He explained that the rally comes in light of the recent acts
of vandalism on Jewish homes, cemeteries and synagogues in
Toronto, and he saida fair turnout is expected to the event.
“Everyone’s welcome, more than welcome. Come to
show your support for the people affected by it — come
show your support against it,” he said.