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Act! Speak! Build! : Habitat For Humanity Events

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Starting today, campus will be buzzing with Habitat for Humanity activism and advocacy. April 9th marks the start of this year's Act! Speak! Build! Week. The U of M chapter of Habitat for Humanity will host a wide array of events throughout the week aimed at raising awareness and support for the affordable housing crisis around the world and right here in the Twin Cities. The week's events range from an on campus speech by a state representative to a game of glow in the dark capture the flag. There will be several house builds, TONS of free food and a massive, one day event on April 12th to raise $60,000 for a Habitat home. The following is a listing of all the festivities!

Monday April 9th: World Habitat Day
• Explore Habitat around the world on Coffman Front Lawn: 10am-3pm
• Watch Slumdog Millionaire in Mechanical Engineering Room 18: 6:00pm

Tuesday April 10th: Volunteer Day
• "Help YOUR Habitat" on Northrop Plaza: 10am-2pm
• Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House 5:30-7:30pm

Wednesday April 11th: Virtual Day
• Connect online via Facebook and Twitter all day. Win BIG CASH PRIZES!
• Join us for glow-in-the Dark Capture the Flag on Coffman Memorial Union: 7:30pm

Thursday April 12: Habitat Carnival & 60K Day
• Food, games, and FUN on Coffman Front Lawn: 10am-4pm

Friday April 13: Advocacy Dinner
• Speakers, a free meal, and MORE From 6:00-8:30pm
Register online today!

Saturday April 14: Act! Speak! BUILD!
• Make a difference in your community and get a FREE t-shirt from 8am-4pm!
Register online today!

Habitat for Humanity at the University of Minnesota Background
For over 20 years, Habitat for Humanity at the University of Minnesota has been building homes, building awareness and building friendships. The chapter offers almost weekly home builds and renovation projects throughout the school year. Students also plan and participate in out of state volunteer trips and campus-wide events. Bi-weekly meetings are held on Wednesday evenings from 6-7 p.m. on the university campus.

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