Remember Me Too Movement hosts A Celebration of Unity to Support International Students

    June 3rd, 2020

    The Remember Me Too Movement will be hosting a “Celebration of Unity” event, Saturday, June 13, 2020, at the St. Thomas More Catholic Newman Center at 1502 Warren St., Mankato, Minnesota.

    We would like to cordially invite you for the celebration. Please kindly honor us with your presence.

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    On the day of unity, Remember Me Too will be collecting bicycles to ensure that international students have access to safe transportation to use when picking up much-needed essentials for survival, such as groceries and health supplies, while other transportation options remain limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The event is being held in partnership with the Newman Center and the ZONTA Club of Mankato. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in the drive.

    If community members are unable to make it to the June 13 event, bicycle donations will still be accepted. For more details, please contact Paul Prew at paul.prew@mnsu.edu or call 507-380-4306.

    Also our kind request for you is that if you can kindly help in publicizing the event in order to spread the word out among the community about the donation of bicycles.

    The Remember Me Too Movement aims to support international students who have lost their jobs and are unable to return home to their families due to new immigration policies that put students at risk of not being able to return to the U.S. to continue their education. Remember Me Too aims to support these students as many have not only lost their source of income but their families are also unable to provide them with financial support due to the pandemic.

    In the very short period of time that Remember Me Too has existed, the movement has been successful in:

    • Distributing free groceries and health hygienic items to students every Tuesday and Thursday with the help of Campus Cupboard.
    • Lobbying with Minnesota State University, Mankato, to develop emergency grants for international students.
    • Lobbying with Minnesota State University, Mankato, to create 200 on-campus employment opportunities.
    • Lobbying with Minnesota State University, Mankato, to allow international students to work during the summer without registering for any classes, instead of being bound to register for classes as a work requirement.
    • Giving out bicycles for students to use to access essential resources.
    • Lobbying with Minnesota State University, Mankato, to reduce Fall 2020 tuition and fees and have better on-campus health services.

    For more details about the Remember Me Too Movement, please email remembermetoo1@gmail.com or call 507-351-5144. To follow Remember Me Too on Facebook, please visit https://www.facebook.com/remembermetooforinternationalstudents.