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International Justice Mission opens new chapter at Eastern

Eastern students who are frustrated with international injustices may want to join Eastern’s chapter of the International Justice Mission.

According to their Web site, www.ijm.org, IJM is an organization, founded in 1997, that is made up of professionals and volunteers who strive to provide solutions to the problems of injustice.

IJM intervenes where local authorities are of no assistance to the oppressed, and fights such injustices as forced prostitution, bonded child labor and land seizure.

Eastern’s chapter of IJM aims to assist the organization through awareness and fundraising. Prayer will also be an integral part of the group’s efforts to assist with these issues.

“Eastern’s campus chapter will attempt to bring these injustice issues to the attention of other students, faculty and community,” said sophomore Mallory Mussler, student leader of the chapter.

Eastern’s chapter of IJM is currently in the process of becoming an official club on campus.

Fundraising efforts will include an art auction, scheduled for November.

“We hope that Eastern students, art majors or just artistic students, will donate their artwork for the auction,” Mussler said.

The auction will most likely be opened up to community artists. Proceeds from all fundraisers will be sent on to the IJM headquarters in Washington D.C.

*Any interested students are welcome to join. Meetings are held on alternate Thursdays, 7:30-9 p.m. in the Gough Great Room.

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