Student Organization Dedicated to the Advancement of Humanity (SODAH)
Our Goal: To assist in meeting the United Nations Millennium Development Goals in local, national and global communities, through education, events and fundraising.
Author, humanitarian, Greg Mortenson visited SXU in February 2011. SODAH supported Mortenson's visit to campus by fundraising for his Pennies for Peace program on campus and throughout or local communities. Pennies for Peace builds schools in rural Pakistan and Afghanistan, educating boys and girls. For more information go to page, About Pennies for Peace.
The above video presents personal accounts of Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan & the need to meet MDG 3 (promote gender equality) Please be advised, some images are disturbing.
SODAH student group is a member of Millennium Campus Network (MCN)http://millenniumcampusnetwork.org
SODAH Supports SXU Student Groups:
American Red Cross Club Campus Ministry Education Club Anime Improv Club Mercy Students for Peace and Justice NAACP Interest Group Service Club Students for Justice in Palestine Student Nursing Association Student Organization for Veteran Affairs SXU Pre Law Club The Alliance Unidos
UN Millennium Development Goals
1. Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
3. Promote Gender Equality& Empower Women
4. Reduce Child Mortality
5. Improve Maternal Health
6. Combat HIV/AIDS Malaria & Other Diseases
7. Ensure Environmental Sustainability
8. Build a Global Partnership for Development
*SODAH supports legal reform for basic Animal Rights and contributes to the prevention of the most gruesome and unnecessary types of Animal Testing. Animal Rights has come to be known as, "The Last Humanitarian Cause."
SODAH Mission Statement
Through informing and educating others
evolving local, national and global laws and perceptions,
offering relief and assistance to those in need,
insisting upon humane treatment to all people
and all living creatures, under all circumstances,
we strive to end avoidable suffering of life
protect the innocent, helpless and vulnerable,
lessen violence and crimes against humanity,
disarm ignorance, racism and discrimination,
lift individuals and cultures out of darkness and oppression,
create a more stable global environment,
and with the grace and guidance of the highest power
we might make the world a better place.