THE LARIAT In an attempt to start a grassroots movement among Baylor students and the Waco community to address poverty locally, nationally and internationally, the inaugural Poverty Summit, held in Bennett Auditorium on Nov. 20, provided guest speakers, a photographic exhibition and poster session that featured the realities faced by those in need and what can be done to help them.
THE LARIAT After two weeks of outrage over racially charged events stemming from the results the year's presidential election, the new Coalition for Diversity met Monday with members of the university administration to present initiatives to encourage appreciation of diversity.
THE LARIAT A diverse group of 200 students gathered at 9 a.m. Friday morning to march for racial unity at Baylor. Multiple organizations worked to plan the silent march, which was in response to the hanging of a perceived noose and threats and racial epithets aimed at President-elect Barack Obama supporters celebrating results on Election Day.
A free workshop luncheon for church office administrators titled "Domestic Violence 101: Resources for First Responders" will be held from 12 noon to 2 p.m., Nov. 20, at the Family Abuse Center in Waco. The event is being cosponsored by the Baylor Center for Family and Community Ministries and the Baylor Center for Ministry Effectiveness and Educational Leadership.
THE LARIAT - Letters to the Editor; Elizabeth Queen, BSW In order to bring the change he speaks of as well as to enact positive Republican legislation, we must work together respectfully as brothers and sisters in our United States.
WACO TRIBUNE HERALD The Democratic tidal wave in Congress with Sen. Barack Obama riding the crest as president-elect is good news for a shaken housing industry, some local observers say. Baylor University social work assistant professor Jon Singletary said an Obama administration may have the clout to enact reforms to prevent some of the financial system's abuses that lead to the current crisis.
The second annual Walking Alongside workshop to address poverty in community ministries was held Oct. 17-18 at Baylor University. Forty-five participants from 13 churches and three denominational organizations attended the event, sponsored by the Baylor School of Social Work Center for Family and Community Ministries.
WACO TRIBUNE HERALD - Guest Column; Diana Garland We hear much these days about the need for groups to work together to solve societal challenges. Of course, collaboration and partnering are nothing new to the field of social work. We at Baylor "crossed the aisle" a long time ago, and we keep crossing it.