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Volunteers Needed for Screening of documentary ‘Cesar’s Last Fast’ ~ Thur., Oct. 6th

Next Thursday, October 6, 2011, Su Teatro, AM 760: Colorado’s Progressive Talk, MarioWire.com and Entravision will present a special screening of the documentary work-in-progress,

“Cesar’s Last Fast.”

This film offers a unique and very personal view of the intersection of Cesar Chavez’s faith and his activism. The project has been supported with a grant from the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, and Latino Public Broadcasting among others.  Produced by Richard Ray Perez & Molly O’Brien.  Directed by: Richard Ray Perez

The evening will be the very first public screening in Colorado of 50 minutes of selected sequences from what will be a feature length documentary. We will close with a panel discussion and a special performance by MOLINA!

I am reaching out to you because we are looking for a few student volunteers for this event.  I would need the volunteers to help set-up for the event, check guests-in, lead folks to the VIP reception, and assist with any trouble shooting needed.

Volunteers would need to provide the following:

  • Their name, cell phone numbers, and email address.
    • If they are not able to make it, they should agree to find an alternate, if at all possible.
  • They will need to participate in a Tuesday 7 p.m. conference call orientation
  • They will need to arrive at Su Teatro at 5 p.m. on Thursday.  They should wear nice, but comfortable attire.  This will not be heavy labor, but may entail moving a few chairs and table and some quick walking people.
  • They will receive a ticket and will be acknowledged.

Volunteers will be on a first come/first serve basis, so if you are interested or know anyone who is, please get in touch with me as soon as possible. 

To be a volunteer, please contact me at Xochitl.Garcia@colorado.edu

Su Teatro is located on the corner of 7th and Santa Fe right in the middle of the Arts district. The  address is: 721 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO 80204

In addition, we have a  limited number of tickets available at a student rate of $10.  Students should bring a student ID on the day of the screening.  To RSVP, send an email  at VIP@mariowire.com and stating you are RSVPing for the student ticket option.  Please bring check or cash.  Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to offer a credit card option.

General admission tickets are $25 – click here to purchase them now!

There are limited VIP tickets available that include special seating and admission into the VIP reception at 6pm.  VIP tickets are $75 – e-mail VIP@mariowire.com to request VIP tickets.

Thank you for taking the time to read this email to its entirety.  Should you have any questions or if you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact me at Xochitl.Garcia@colorado.edu.


Chief of Staff, Denver Mayor’s Office ~ Stephanie O’Malley, Mon. Oct 3rd 3pm

I am proud to announce the Political Opportunity Club will be hosting Stephanie O’Malley this coming Monday, October 3, 2011, at the UMC 415-417 @ 3:00 PM. This event is completely free to the public. We are encouraging everyone to come and see Stephanie O’Malley speak. Stephanie O’Malley is the Chief of Staff for the Denver Mayor’s office. Come observe Stephanie O’Malley discuss her own education and career path that led to her success and position within the City of Denver. A little background information on Ms. O’Malley is as follows: Ms. O’Malley was Denver’s first elected Clerk and Recorder. She grew up in Denver’s City Park West neighborhood. Stephanie O’Malley is a licensed attorney in the State of Colorado, and received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Denver College of Law. Ms. O’Malley graduated with honors from Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration. It is evident that Ms. O’Malley is well accomplished individual. She will share her story on how she became very successful as a person and as a professional. The Political Opportunity Club (Poli-Opp Club for short) is a new recognized student group on campus. We are a non-partisan organization that strives to educate students about the various leadership and productive opportunities that can be attained; but most important showing students how to navigate within the political sphere. Attached is a flyer of the event being held in the UMC. Feel free to invite your friends and other peers, whether or not you or your friends wish to join the Political Opportunity Club. Any questions please feel free to send them to poli-oppclub@colorado.edu. Thank you very much for your time, consideration, and support. We hope to see you all there!! Kind Regards, Martin Miramontes, Jr. Political Opportunity Club Member

School of the Americas Watch movement ~ meeting Oct. 5th 4pm

My name is Laila Amerman and I am working with the student groups Independent Indigenous Support Network and 180-11 to bring students to the School of the Americas Watch November Vigil. Our members would like to invite other students to attend this event. Can you please forward this email to your students and/or professors? Circulating this announcement or allowing us to make an announcement in class(es) would be greatly appreciated.


The School of the Americas (SOA) is a combat training school for Latin American soldiers, located at Fort Benning, Georgia, established in 1946 to help professionalize Latin American and Caribbean militaries. During the Cold War, the school was active in training military leaders in El Salvador, Columbia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Peru. Military trainees were responsible for El Mozote massacre of 900 civilians in El Salvador. SOA graduates have included some of the worst and most notorious human rights abusers in Latin American history. The school was renamed to Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation in January of 2001.


Today, the SOA Watch movement is a large, diverse, grassroots movement rooted in solidarity with the people of Latin America. The goal of SOA Watch is to close the SOA and to change U.S. foreign policy in Latin America by educating the public, lobbying Congress and participating in creative, nonviolent resistance. The Vigil is an opportunity for us to join thousands of solidarity activists, torture survivors, union workers, people of faith, students, immigrants, veterans and others.


Join us from November 18-20, 2011 at the gates of Fort Benning,  Georgia to take a stand for justice, to close the School of the Americas (SOA/ WHINSEC) and to resist U.S. militarization.

We’re hosting an interest meeting on October 5th from 4 to 5pm in UMC 425.

More information can be found at soaw.org and http://www.soaw.org/about-us/faq


I encourage any interested students to be in touch with us. Students can email me directly at Laila.amerman@gmail.com or the group at iisn.cu@gmail.com .

Fall Career & Internship Fair next Wed, Oct 5, 9am-3pm in the UMC Ballroom

Some potential employers & Many MANY more!!


Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program seeks to help enhance internationalization in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between Japan and other nations. The program also aims to improve foreign language education in Japan and to encourage international exchange at the local level.


Center for Juvenile Justice

The Center for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) is an organization which provides free legal defense to indigent youth accused of crimes and status offenses. CJJ will employ a holistic approach to representation to include collaboration with the family, probation, police, courts, agencies involved with youth and the community.


City Year

Are you ready to change the world?

City Year was founded in 1988 on the belief that young people can change the world. In partnership with Denver Public Schools, City Year is addressing the nation’s drop out crisis by uniting young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world.

City Year Denver is recruiting highly talented leaders for its founding corps to deploy in schools this fall. As tutors, mentors and role models, these diverse young leaders transform schools and communities by helping children stay in school and on track to graduation.


Colorado Department of Corrections

The Colorado Department of Corrections is the state agency that manages the state’s correctional facilities. The Division of Clinical Services is seeking qualified applicants to staff its behavioral health programs in its facilities. The Department offers a competitive salary and benefits as well as the opportunity to work with challenging professional cases in a team-oriented, safe and secure environment. Come join the professionals who are a part of the change process as offenders gain the skills to sucessfully re-enter our communites.


Colorado Springs Utilities

Colorado Springs Utilities is a community-owned enterprise with a 100 year reputation of excellence. As a pioneer in providing four utility services (electric, gas, water, and wastewater) in one enterprise, Colorado Springs Utilities cultivates a work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy. Not only is our work diverse but so are our employees who excel in a challenging work environment where career opportunities and development are encouraged and achieved. Our employees know they make a difference every day by providing critical services to the public while living and working in Money Magazine’s #1 Big Cities


General Services Administration

Rocky Mountain Region
Our core business is to provide work environments for nearly 50,000 federal employees in our six-state region. As the builder, developer, lessor and manager of federally owned and leased properties totaling 16 million square feet within the region, it is our mission to improve the effectiveness of the Federal Government by ensuring quality work environments for its employees.

We provide a full range of real estate services, from real estate brokerage, property management, construction and facility repairs to security services and overall portfolio management.

We influence the spending of nearly $500 billion in Federal budgets each year.  If we were a corporation, we’d rank in the Fortune 100.

We’ve focused on ourselves to ensure that we are inventing and implementing the best business practices available, keeping in mind that our employees are our most valuable asset.   We provide comprehensive training, outstanding benefits, fast-track advancement opportunities, and a comfortable, healthy and efficient work environment.

GSA has consistently been ranked as one of the top federal agencies for job satisfaction and in the most recent survey of Federal employees, we ranked among the top three Government agencies in employee satisfaction.


Teach For America

About Teach For America


The harsh reality is that 90% of low-income students growing up in America will not graduate from college. This reality disproportionately impacts African-American, Latino, Hispanic, and Native American children, who are three times as likely to live in a low-income area. You have the power to change this.


Teach For America seeks individuals of all backgrounds, majors, and career interests who possess the leadership skills and experience that will enable them to change the prospects of students growing up today and ultimately to exert broader societal influence in our nation that will make it a place of opportunity for all.


Learn more about how to apply and start your application at www.teachforamerica.org.

U.S. Department of State

The Department of State manages U.S. diplomatic relations with other countries and international organizations and uses diplomacy to advance U.S interests.


United States Courts

The U.S. Courts are an independent, national judiciary providing fair and impartial justice within the jurisdiction conferred by the Constitution and Congress. As an equal branch of government, the federal Judiciary preserves and enhances its core values as the courts meet changing national and local needs.




Join Women & Gender Studies Social! ~ Wed., Oct 5th 4pm

The Women and Gender Studies undergraduate practicum (WAGON) and the Women’s Resource Center want to invite you to attend this year’s Cookie Social. This event will take place on Wednesday, October 5th at 4:00 pm and will last until 5:30 pm in the Hazel Gates Woodruff Cottage. Homemade cookies, milk, coffee, and tea will be served. Please join us for a fun evening of gathering with friends and colleagues! If you have any questions please email Sarah at sarah.mccullar@colorado.edu.

Interested in a career in government or public service?

Finding a Job in Public Service Presentation: October 18, 4-5:00pm, C4C, Room S350

Interested in a career in government, politics, lobbying, or policy? Check out this workshop to learn about the variety of opportunities. You will learn how to apply for these types of roles and receive resources for your job search needs.



Public Service Career Panel: Oct 19, 5-6:30pm, C4C, Abrams Lounge

This is your opportunity to hear from individuals who have successful careers in a variety of public service sectors. Confirmed panelists include:

Director, Division of Youth Corrections, State of Colorado
Research Learning Specialist, National Park Service
Community Outreach Manager, Office of Congressman Jared Polis
Program Evaluator, JVA Consulting (Previously in Public Health)

Government Contract Consulting


CU Public Interest Internship Program (CU-PIIE)

Looking for a PAID internship this summer?

Consider CU PIIE! CU PIIE offers $4,320 stipends to select undergraduate students who participate in summer internships at our partner nonprofit and government agencies in Colorado.

This program is for students interested in creating positive change in their communities.  CU PIIE allows students to follow their passions and receive monetary compensation for their work.


Visit our website for more information and to download an application: http://careerservices.colorado.edu/students/PIIE.aspx

Deadline to apply is 5 p.m. November 18, 2011.

Interested in Social Work, Medicine or Health Care? Join Educational Seminars on Dementia…

Did you know?

Dementia comes in many forms including Alzheimer’s Disease and

vascular dementia


Dementia symptoms can range from mild memory lapses to loss of



75% of people afflicted by dementia have not been diagnosed


Student-led educational seminar focusing on multiple aspects of

dementia, from advocacy to care for dementia patients


Sept 21st, Oct 19th and Nov 26th at 6:00PM in Ramaley N1B31