Life Vest Inside at Salisbury University to participate in flash mob

11/4/2014

BY MELODI GAUS
Staff writer

A new registered student organization Life Vest Inside (LVI), is organizing “Dance for Kindness” to kick off World Kindness Week.

“We are there to raise awareness of what we are doing and to have some fun while we do it,” said Andrew Vogelsang, group leader and club president of LVI.

LVI’s mission is “to empower and unite the world with Kindness.” LVI is dedicated to empowering people, building a person’s self-esteem and spreading kindness.

The students who brought LVI to Salisbury wish to make the world a kinder place and they are starting with Salisbury.

The worldwide flashmob will begin on Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. at Salisbury University. The dance will take place in Red Square.

To the secretary and vice president of SU’s LVI there are different meanings for the flash mob. Secretary Esther Cortez and vice president John Merz, thinks that dance helps to connect people.

“In a world with war, there’s not many things people can unite on besides music and dance,” Merz said.

Vogelsang said that he hopes the kindness inspired by the flash mob will help change the world.

Cortez said that as a Latina, she feels dance helps bring people closer together.

“In those eight minutes (when we dance), stereotypes of physical appearance and gender disappear,” Cortez said. “It’s like, in those minutes I’m just trying to learn how to dance.”

To register for the flashmob, go to http://www.lifevestinside.com/dfk/. From there a link to a video teaching this year’s dance will be emailed to participants.

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