Different events being offered are: Buffalo Wild Wings Percentage Night, the Faculty Breakfast, The Pink Picnic, and the Corn-hole Tournament.
According to the events organizer, Jenny Smeragliuolo, “if I can help raise awareness for the No. 1 killer of women, I can honestly say that I have joined the best organization in my opinion.”
By the support shown from the members of the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation, they take their events seriously, and want to make sure they get the word out about the seriousness of breast cancer.
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AUGUSTA, G.a.- Some American Soldiers are being deported after serving their country, and someone has something to say about. Bianca Fortis is that voice.
Bianca Fortis attended college at University of Central Florida. While at UCF she majored in communications with a focus in journalism.
After graduation Fortis went into the workforce taking jobs at various newspapers. One of these newspaper companies was based in Centralia, Washington. She ended up taking the job, and moving to the west coast. While at the newspaper she worked on a variety of stories for the small, local town. Fortis worked for the newspaper for about a year before moving back home with her parents.
While searching for another job she connected with two friends who were working on a project about veterans who have been deported from the United States. “To be in the military,” Fortis said, “you don’t have to be a citizen.” Fortis explained that veterans with a green card are accepted into the military, and are allowed to serve terms in their respected branch. After serving the term these individuals sometimes get into a legal altercation, which causes them to serve a prison sentence depending on the level of the crime. This felony conviction causes deportation in most cases. Fortis simplified this by saying, “if you are not a citizen then you are subject to deportation.”
Fortis remained in contact with her two friends, and started collaborating on a project. While collaborating with these colleagues on this project they made the beginning of a documentary to highlight the issues with veterans being deported. The clip included individuals who have been sent back to Mexico, and explains how their life has changed since being deported. “There was a time when veterans were exempt from deportation,” said Fortis, “but then in 1996 there was the Immigration Act that was passed that changed everything.” Fortis is confident that she will continue helping shine light onto this issue. She is hopeful that it will get traction because “this is a very specific issue with a very specific goal”, Fortis stated.
Working on the veteran project, she has been able to work on other projects that have been viewed by people from all over the world. Fortis and her colleagues have focused the stories they cover in Mexico. Fortis has enjoyed all of her stories, but she specifically mentioned one she did while in Mexico about the Santa Muerte.
Fortis is sure that she will continue bringing light to important issues happening in the world today. She is going to make sure that people are being properly educated about these issues, and will be the driving force in making sure things are being done about it.
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