The life of a shirt

Our second annual Global Marketplace is coming up in less than a week on Tuesday, October 19. This is going to be an amazing event, not only because it’s a great opportunity for some low-budget shopping while raising money for the H.O.P.E. Centre, but also because the way clothes are bought, made, and disposed of is an important public health issue. It is important to reassess our relationship with the goods we purchase. Compassionate, informed consumerism can turn each purchase you make into an act of political expression. Follow the presentation to learn more about the kinds of questions you should be asking as you go through the life of a shirt.–KATIE SMILEY

Donate, then attend the Global Marketplace!

On October 19th, GlobeMed and Northwestern will host its first fundraiser of the year, the Global Marketplace, in the Norris Center Louis Room from 11 am – 4pm! All proceeds from the Global Marketplace will go toward a reproductive health project for the Health Outreach & Peer Education (H.O.P.E.) Center in Ho, Ghana. This is a great opportunity to find a Halloween costume, pick out some one-of-a-kind crafts and help recycle campus fashion! To help out, please consider donating your gently used clothing, accessories, books, DVDs, etc. Drop-off boxes are located in on campus dorms, but also feel free to contact GlobeMed at Northwestern ( to set up a pick-up time!