Orange Week is finally here! February 10 – 14 will be full of events in honor of Orange Scott and the Movement made in his name. Orange Movement – the anti-human trafficking abolitionist organization here at OKWU – looks forward to attacking the campus with the several occurrences to follow:
Hope for Dinner
As seen in the chapel video, Venture Expeditions – a nonprofit group whom we’ve joined in the fight of injustice- has created an opportunity for luxury food to be replaced with beans and rice while the difference in money goes to meals for refugees across the world.
This event will begin on Monday, February 10th and last until the end of the week on Friday, February 14th. Students, staff, and faculty are all encouraged to participate in order to provide for those who cannot provide for themselves. (As of right now, the cafeteria will be offered for this event.)
- T-shirt orders for “Hope for Dinner” will be available during Orange Week.
Thursday February 13th during Orange Week:
1. Ryan Skoog— Venture’s president and co-founder—will be presenting the documentary “Road of Resistance” that evening at 7:00 in Lyon Hall, focusing on the civil war in Burma.
2. He will be available for Q&A after, where…
3. Cupcakes will be provided in celebration of Orange Scott’s birthday.
Valentine’s Day Song & Dance
Friday February 14th will be the final day of a full and great week.
- One of OKWU’s own students will perform an original “Spoken Word” during Chapel.
- Ryan Skoog will be speaking in Chapel, a particular event you won’t want to miss.
- “Hope for Dinner” will be coming to an end after a strong five days of dedication and sacrifice.
- The week will wrap up with an exceptional Orange Movement finale:
Swing for Sisters
Valentines day will hold a special swing dance event hosted in honor of our trafficked sisters around the world. Human trafficking is an epidemic that cannot be fought without help, which is why OKWU is providing an opportunity to learn the steps and raise money for the fight against injustice. The proceeds will go to a faith-based shelter for the victims in Oklahoma, where women and children can work toward rehabilitation and ultimately a healthy and renewed life. Although the evils of trafficking are nothing to smile about, we celebrate the coming-together of a community in order to battle against it.