Second Annual Pro-Life Campus Activism Winners Announced
May 4, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS, (christiansunite.com) -- Human Life Alliance (HLA) and Students for Life of America (SFLA) announce the winners of the second annual Campus Impact Award.
Designed to encourage students to develop pro-life activism on campus, this year's award winners include clubs that sponsored a major first time event and two unique African American student outreach projects.
"It was difficult to select a winner this year," stated HLA Executive Director Jo Tolck. "Student clubs from around the country worked on a variety of projects -- many faced great opposition. We're proud of each and every one of them."
First Place: Northeastern University Right to Life (Boston, Massachusetts). This newly created pro-life club hosted its first "Respect Life Week" on campus. Among the many events designed to generate campus wide discussion of life issues were a memorial of innocents, pro-life pamphlet distribution, tabling and fetal model displays.
Second Place: Students for Life at Clarion University (Clarion, Pennsylvania). Creation of a campus collation designed to explore the impact of abortion on the African American community was the main outreach. Co- sponsoring organizations included Minority Students Services, Brothers of Christ and the local NAACP chapter. HLA's "Did You Know?" publication was distributed to create an early demand for information, which culminated in a screening and discussion of the pro-life documentary "Maafa21."
Third Place: Dukes for Life at James Madison University (Harrison, Virginia). A unique approach to communications and advertisement allowed Dukes for Life to develop a pro-life Facebook event for their campus. Students used HLA materials to create pro-life campus bulletin boards and posters to co-sponsor an event with the Student Black Alliance to focus on the genocidal consequences of abortion in the African American community.
SFLA Executive Director Kristan Hawkins said, "These students for life clubs have worked hard to present a pro- life message on campus. In many cases they must stand up to classmates and professors who ridicule them and belittle their deeply held belief that all life is worth protecting, including life in the womb."
Winners received cash prizes of $500, $250 and $250, respectively, to develop ongoing pro-life efforts on campuses.
More information about Human Life Alliance is available at www.humanlife.org or by calling (651) 484-1040. Students for Life of America can be reached at (703) 351-6280 or on the web at www.studentsforlife.org.