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Canvas of Culture ~ PERFORMANCES! ~ UMC 7pm

The Most Honorable Brothers of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc. – Lambda Chapter, invite you to a night filled with fantastic performances from various groups as we celebrate the richness of different cultures on campus. Please join us as we bring you “Canvas of Culture” on November 18, 2010 at 7:00 PM in the Glenn Miller Ballroom located in the University Memorial Center. We are proud to bring you three different performances comprised of; Taiko Drumming Group, “Baila Conmigo” Traditional Mexican Folklorico Dancing, Aztec Dancers. Each group will be performing at different times throughout the night.

The Lineup is as follows:
Taiko Drumming – 7:00 PM
Baila Conmigo – 7:45 PM
Aztec Dancers – 8: 25 PM

So please join us for a memorable night at the University of Colorado at Boulder. “Canvas of Culture” is open to the public and everyone is welcome. Free Food will be provided. If you have any questions please contact any Brother or email me at Joe.Duarte@Colorado.edu. On behalf of the Lambda Chapter of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc. we hope to see you there and encourage you to invite anyone for a great night.

Thank you!

Oyate Winter Clothing Drive ~ Extended ~ Nov. 29th ~ Dec. 16th!!

WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE TO BENEFIT NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH IN RAPID CITY,
SOUTH DAKOTA

DATES OF THE CLOTHING DRIVE: Nov. 29-Dec. 16
SPONSORED BY: Oyate Native American Student Organization
ITEMS NEEDED: Coats, hats, gloves, and scarves are the specific items in need.
We are asking if you could please donate any of these clean, new or gently used
winter clothing items at three of our drop-off locations.
SIZES NEEDED: Anything from children’s sizes to adult would be appreciated.
DROP OFF LOCATIONS:
–CMA (Center for Multicultural Affairs), located in the new Center for
Community building (C4C), room N320.
–SORCE (Student Outreach Retention Center for Equity), located in the
University Memorial Center (UMC) 227.
–Oyate Student Office, located in the University Memorial Center (UMC) 343.
–Ethnic Studies Office, located downstairs in Ketchum

ALL CONTRIBUTIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED, AND WILL BE GIVEN TO
NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH IN RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA OVER WINTER BREAK.

Co PIRG’s Homelessness Awareness Event ~ Hunger Banquet Tonight, Thurs. 7pm

CoPIRG’s Resolve to Fight Poverty/Hunger and Homelessness group has been hosing a National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week.
Tonight ~Thursday Nov. 18th 7:00 pm UMC 235 will be a Hunger Banquet. This is a simulation of global hunger and poverty. You will be assigned a social status at the door which will determine your meal for the evening. This event will be the most eye opening and fun so I really encourage everyone to at least make it to this event.

CO PIRG (Colorado Public Research Research Group)

5th Annual TRANSforming Gender Symposium ~ Call for Proposals

5th Annual TRANSforming Gender Symposium

University of Colorado at Boulder
April 1st – April 3rd, 2011

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

About the TRANSforming Gender Symposium

The University of Colorado Boulder TRANSforming Gender Symposium is celebrating it is fifth year. Each year we bring national and local transgender and genderqueer activist to the Symposium to address issues surrounding transgender, genderqueer and related identities The symposium includes academics, community organizers, performance and visual artist, students, faculty, staff, youth, family members, community members and other interested folks. The Symposium is free and open to the public (We will be asking for a cost-free registration at a later date). This year, along with our nationally known speakers, we are excited to be including workshops throughout the day. We are asking for a call for workshop proposals from campus, local and national folks interested in presenting at the Symposium. Past symposiums have covered some of the following topics as they relate to trans identities: spirituality, health care, transmysogyny, sexuality, poetry, media, racism, classism, mental health, sports and athletics, and much more. Please see below for more information.

Click here for web based proposal form: http://www.colorado.edu/glbtrc/symposiumproposal.html
Click here for a PDF form with more information: http://www.colorado.edu/glbtrc/SymposiumProposal.pdf

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: JANUARY 14TH, 2011

For more information about the Symposium, including travel and hotel recommendations, contact 303-492-2966 or Wilenche@colorado.edu.

Steph Wilenchek
Director, GLBT Resource Center
105 UCB, Center for Community N450
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80310
Phone: 303-492-2966
Fax: 303-735-3572
Web: http://www.colorado.edu/glbtrc
wilenche@colorado.edu

Workshop Guidelines:
Topics: Workshop topics may encompass any aspect of gender identity, gender expression, trans identities, transitioning, or other trans/gender related issues, specifically, or within a broader social justice, health related or academic context (i.e. multi-issue organizing, anti-racism, anti-discrimination, health related topics, curriculum, educational tools, etc.)
Target Audience: This conference is open to all age groups including local high school students and all community members. Please try to formulate your workshops so that they are appropriate for all ages. Please inform us of any topics or discussions you feel may be difficult for a certain age group to participate in, and we will work with you to formulate a disclaimer for your ideas.
Session Length: Workshops will be 1.5 hour sessions. If you would like a double session please explain why and provide a detailed schedule.

Maymester in China & Japan ~ Great Scholarships Available!

The program “Global Seminar: Contemporary Representations of Culture in East Asia (China & Japan)” is now accepting applications for qualified applicants.

Faculty members Faye Kleeman and Terry Kleeman both from the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, will lead students to 6 major urban areas in China and Japan. Students will study the nature of the East Asian past and its modern cultural appropriation.

Program Highlights:
· Examine Chinese and Japanese culture from their distant origins with visits to key cultural centers in both countries
· Visit six major urban areas: Hong Kong, Chengdu, Nanjing, Hiroshima, Osaka/Kyoto, and Tokyo
· Earn 3 credits in 3 weeks
· No previous knowledge of Chinese or Japanese language is required
· A substantial scholarship will be awarded to each participant, provided by the Freeman Foundation – Information available in January

Program Logistics:
· Minimum Required GPA: 3.0
· Minimum Class Standing: sophomore
· Open to: students from CU-Boulder Only
· Housing: hotel/hostel
· Language of Instruction: English
· Subject Available: Asian Studies
· May term

Application Deadline: February 1

Additional Eligibility Information

Preference will be given to students who will be returning to CU-Boulder after the program. To be considered, graduating seniors must show that the course is relevant to their future career or study plans. Selection for this program will be very competitive. We recommend that you also consider other study abroad options.

This is a rigorous program. You will need to be able to attend class seven days a week; travel between cities every 2-3 days; and carry your own bag, sometimes for long distances.

As a condition of the grant, you will be required to develop an outreach project to share your experiences with other students – either at CU or in high schools. You will work with the CU Center for Asian Studies and Professors Kleeman in selecting a project and in determining how best to share the project.

An Interest Meeting will be scheduled later this year, once more information is available regarding cost. I will send an announcement once the date, time, and location have been finalized.

Please feel free to view the brochure and let me know if you have any questions: http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=EastAsiaGS

All students MUST attend Study Abroad 101 before they can see an advisor or open an application for any study abroad program. Many of the McNeil and CMA students have attended 101 already in our special presentations. Please have her/him email me if she/he is unsure and I can check the records. For those who have not yet attended, 101 is offered 5 times a week: http://studyabroad.colorado.edu/?go=studyabroad101

Latino/Latina Literature Upper-division Elective

Another elective to check out! Wonderful Professor !
ENGL 3377 Latina/Latino Literature
(Topics in Multicultural Literature)
TuTh 9:30AM – 10:20AM
John-Michael Rivera
Sophomore Standing required

(Ethnic Studies credit for majors/minors)

Black Student Alliance 20th Fall Formal Dinner & Dance ~ Dec. 4th

The Black Student Alliance presents the 20th Annual Fall Formal Dinner and Dance. This years theme is “Celebrating Our Legacy”. This spectacular event will be held December 4th, 2010 at the Boulder Marriott beginning at 7:00pm and ending at 12:00 midnight. This is not only an annual tradition for the many supporters and community members on campus but for those off campus as well. This event provides a welcoming opportunity for members of all communities to come together and share and learn in the proud culture and heritage of African Americans. We have enjoyed tremendous success with our previous Formals and we welcome your attendance in making this another successful year. We hope to welcome all walks of life throughout the state of Colorado to come together in fellowship, unity, and dance.

Below are the ticket prices. Payments may be made with a member of the BSA Officer Team via Cash or Check.
THE LAST DAY TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND/OR TABLES WILL BE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH, 2010 @ 4PM.

TICKET PRICES
Single Student: $35 Student Couple: $60
Non Student: $45 Non Student Couple: $80

Organizations that may be interested in purchasing full or half tables, please contact for further pricing. Tables consist of 10 seats. Payment for such may be made via IN through the Student Organization Finance Office (SOFO) (303) 492.6366.

Thank you for your consideration. We hope to see you at the 20th Annual Fall Formal, “Celebrating Our Legacy”.


Black Student Alliance
UMC 362
303-492-1863
blacksa@colorado.edu