Archive for October 16th, 2019

Jeannette Rankin Peace Party

October 16, 2019

Auctions and music brought Missoulians to the Missoula county fairgrounds for the Jeanette Rankin peace center’s annual fundraiser, the peace party.  One u-m student enjoys the impact her work at the peace center has on the community.

Jessica Jewell, the assistant executive director, helped organize the event. It brings in money so the center can put on workshops and community events through the year, which spread peace through education and care packages.

“You know in college we have to work, and if I’m going to do that, I’d rather do that in a way that gives back and does something positive for the world around me as well as helping build great skills.” Jewell said.

According to staff the auctions set the peace party apart from Missoula’s other fundraisers.

Written and edited by Tina Brennan

Coming Out Day

October 16, 2019

UM student alliance group, Lambda, works to increase acceptance of the LGBTQ community though education and organized events.

For National Coming Out Day, the group held a campfire social. Students shared their coming out stories over a warm campfire and roasted marshmallows.

UM Freshman, Ember Cuddy, says that coming out in high school was a difficult experience. They say that Missoula gave them a fresh start from their hometown in Helena.

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