Our STAND chapter at the University of Minnesota is one that is small and mighty. The chapter has united a group of students that are wholly unique and strong, and the bond that comes from working on such a worthy cause is unmatchable. We work tirelessly to advance the cause of stopping genocide, because we are all committed to the vision of a world that doesn’t stand by in the face of extraordinary violence and suffering. Education and action are the fundamentals of our movement, and engaging the community and elected officials is our number one priority. We use film, art, and people to get our message through, but sometimes it is not enough.
That’s why we decided to become a core chapter in the larger STAND community. We have an inspiring group of students that are unwavering in the face of antipathy, but we are not as strong separately as we are when we pull each other together. The Core Chapters will help us be stronger than we are as an individual chapter, because it provides a community of support and ideas that will make our job easier. Being an official STAND Core Chapter for the 2010-2011 year will create a base, which our current and future members can build off of to make a sustainable U of MN chapter. This way, our chapter members can focus more on our local community and how to better serve our cause in a way that is unique to us. We are excited to gain from and contribute to the STAND Coalition and our fellow chapters across the world. We hope many more of you will be joining us as an official STAND chapter for the upcoming year – we look forward to working with you!
Sign up as an official STAND chapter for the 2010-2011 school year to receive resources and trainings tailored to your needs and efforts and to work with the student anti-genocide community – sign up today before it’s too late!