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LGBTQ Meeting

In the past few weeks, the LGBTQ and allied community has had to deal with a lot of hateful discourse in the media and in our state. Tonight Republicans defeated civil unions in Colorado, a homophobic editorial appeared over the weekend in the Daily Camera, and a North Carolina pastor recently recommended child abuse as a way to deal with LGBT youth. Glenda Russell, Scarlet Brown and Kevin Correa invite you all to the LGBTQ Resource Center this Friday (5/18) at noon to talk about the disheartening homophobic and transphobic beliefs that have fueled recent anti-LGBT legislative decisions.

Bring your lunch, whatever you’re feeling, and come be amongst friends!

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Part Time Position at Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver

33862 / Social Recreation Specialist

Boys & Girls Club Of Metro Denver

No of Openings: 1

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday

Hours per Week: 30

Wage/Salary ($ per hour if internship): $12.50

Employment Start Date: 06/01/2012

Employment End Date:

Does your position pay at least minimum wage?:Yes

Supervisor’s Title: Branch Director

Job Description:Reporting to the Branch Director, this position will plan, supervise and implement a variety of educational activities and programs within the Social Recreation Department. Activities should include: low-organized games, drop-in activities, game room tournaments, and small and large group activities using the club’s game room and stage.

This position provides guidance services to members to assist them in making appropriate choices about their education, vocational, personal, social, physical, and emotional needs. It also addresses developmental needs, interests and characteristics of youth according to age group, and develops programs that encourage active youth leadership and decision-making.

Additional responsibilities include: meeting with other club staff, inventory and purchase of teaching materials, upkeep of area, maintaining the budget, and participating in ongoing professional development.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have at least one year of direct youth service experience and will have a demonstrable record of planning and implementing youth programs. Previous experience working with at-risk youth is preferred, as is a background in teaching. Volunteer service may be substituted on a year-by-year basis.

Candidates must be able to pass a drug test, criminal and driving records investigation.

Application Instructions:

For more information, and to apply for this position, please visit our website at:

http://www.bgcmd.org/home/employment

On-line Application Address

www.bgcmd.org/clubs/gates-camp

International Summer Institute Mentors

The East-West Center seeks Mentors for one-week summer institutes for Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern undergrad environmental leaders.

Mentors select one of five teams (water, food, land, oceans, energy) to team up with.  These 4-person multi-country teams explore Boulder-area sites and meet leading environmental people and organizations.  The goal is to find solutions that can be adapted and taken back to their home campuses in Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Jordan and the West Bank.

Mentors help by connecting teams with Boulder people/orgs, joining/planning field trips, and having fun with them (rafting, rock climbing, hiking, etc)!

Southeast Asian Institute:  May 25-June 2 Middle East Institute: July 12-19

Please see Mentor application and/or contact Christina Monroe to learn more: monroec@eastwestcenter.org

Check out 8-minute video that shows what we do:

http://www.eastwestcenter.org/susi  

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Non Violence ~ Summer Opportunities & Training!!

Training
Paraprofessional volunteer training includes crisis
intervention and active listening skills, dynamics and
issues of abuse, interconnectedness of oppressions,
and the relationship between all oppression and
violence against women, the justice system, and
SPAN programs, procedures and philosophy.
All Trainees will attend five sessions of generalized
training and three sessions of specialized training in
the area they have chosen.
Background Check $23 mandatory
Suggested Training Fee $25*
*Can be waived or reduced based on case by case
situation. This fee supports all SPAN services and
educational programs.
Training Schedule
Any Volunteer/Intern providing direct client service
must attend all 8 sessions, Tuesday and Thursday
evenings, 6:00pm – 9 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.-
5:00 p.m. Acceptance into the Volunteer program
depends on the successful completion of training.
Jun Training 2012
Jun 9, 12, 14, 16, 23, 26, 28 & 30
Interviews start in May
How To Apply
1. Obtain volunteer applications through:
• Safehouse Outreach Center
835 North Street
Boulder – 303-449-8623
• SPAN’s Tri-City Office
655 Aspen Ridge Dr.
Lafayette – 303-673-9000
• The Volunteer Connection
2885 Aurora Ave., Suite 32
Boulder – 303-444-4904
• CU Volunteer Clearinghouse
UMC Basement
Boulder – 492-7632
• Or Download Applications
from our website at:
http://www.safehousealliance.org
2. The Volunteer Coordinator will call
you to schedule an interview. Send your
application to:
Volunteer Coordinator
Safehouse Progressive Alliance
for Nonviolence
835 North Street
Boulder, CO 80304
(303) 444-2424
volunteer@safehousealliance.org

 

SPAN Volunteer Opportunities Jun 2012

New ASU American Indian Studies Master’s Program

> > ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY News
> >
> > New ASU American Indian Studies master’s program offers chances to
> > work with tribes, grooms future Native American leaders
> >
> > TEMPE (May 7, 2012) – Students who enroll in the new American
> > Indian Studies master’s program at Arizona State University this
> > fall will delve into studies aimed at providing a comprehensive
> > view of Native American life with the opportunity to work directly
> > with tribes.
> >
> > “The degree includes a number of different disciplines. It gives
> > students an opportunity to focus on Indian concerns from an
> > interdisciplinary perspective. It grounds students in Native
> > American knowledge and experiences,” said John Tippeconnic,
> > American Indian Studies director. “American Indian Studies focuses
> > on American Indian people and tribes, their experiences over time
> > and into the future.”
> >
> > Broadening the scope of American Indian Studies at ASU is a natural
> > extension in Arizona where there are 22 tribes and one quarter of
> > the land mass is Native American land.
> >
> > “Indian student numbers at ASU have really grown. There are a lot
> > of smart and creative young people here,” Tippeconnic said. “The
> > master’s of science degree takes American Indian Studies to the
> > next level and advances our vision of becoming the leading Indian
> > studies program in the nation.”
> >
> > American Indian students who enroll in the program will gain a
> > better sense of who they are, what came before them and what is to
> > come in the future. Learning about the past and transitioning to
> > the future can lead to the next generation of leaders in Indian
> > country, Tippeconnic said.
> >
> > “This program is evidence of how much American Indian Studies has
> > matured as an academic field over the past four decades since
> > emerging in the late 1960s. The program is also proof that
> > additional graduate level opportunities are needed, especially for
> > the American Indian student population, which continues to grow and
> > is hungry for new ideas, new faculty and new courses, which will
> > enable them to deal with a rapidly changing indigenous world,” said
> > David Martinez, American Indian Studies associate professor.
> >
> > Ten American Indian Studies faculty members – who are all members
> > of tribal nations – will teach the initial courses that emphasize
> > research, academics and opportunities to work with tribes. Students
> > have the option of writing a thesis for their final topic or opting
> > for the professional option where they work on concerns within a
> > Native American community or organization.
> >
> > “We hope to improve the quality of life within communities,”
> > Tippeconnic said.
> >
> > The master’s program is open to all ASU students who qualify and
> > will initially start with a cohort of 10 students. Concentrations
> > offered for the American Indian Studies master’s of science degree
> > are: visual and oral culture where students explore and contribute
> > to American Indian culture and history through creative writing,
> > literature, poetry, film, photography, performing arts and other
> > means of communication; indigenous rights and social justice that
> > explores historical dimensions of colonization on American Indian
> > political, economic and cultural institutions; cultural and
> > resource revitalization and sustainability, focusing on development
> > and implementation of American-Indian cultural resources management
> > processes and analysis; and tribal leadership and governance.
> >
> > “This program promises to produce leaders and scholars who are well
> > versed in such issues as sovereignty, self-determination, religious
> > freedom, traditional knowledge and human rights,” said James Riding
> > In, American Indian Studies associate professor.
> >
> > The deadline to apply for the new program is May 25.
> >
> > Contact:
> > Julie Newberg
> > Arizona State University
> > Media Relations
> > Julie.newberg@asu.edu
> > (480) 727-3116
> >
> >

DNCE 1901 ~ Beginning Folklorico!! ~ Fall 2012 1 credit

FOLKLORICO! – Will count twd ETHN major / minor!!
JOIN our new beginning level FOLKLORICO dance class this
fall! Spaces available for enrollment in DNCE 1901-003.
Monday & Wednesday 8:30 am – 9:30 am (1 credit)
Contact danceadmin@colorado.edu if you have any
questions!

WMST 4500 ~ Gender Politics & Global Activism ~ seats for Fall 2012!!

WMST 4500-001

Gender Politics and Global Activism

Tu/Th 12:30-1:45pm

HLMS 237

Dr. Celeste Montoya

 

•16 Days of Activism •Occupy Movements •Pride Days •Arab Spring protests

•Women in Black •SlutWalks •International Women’s Day •Take Back the Night

 

What are the ways women and other marginalized groups mobilize to combat the injustices they face? This class explores different political strategies and means of creating change transnationally. We will look at efforts aimed at establishing more  inclusive human rights – including rights for all women, ethnic and racial minorities, LGBTQ communities, immigrants, and towards eliminating discrimination, poverty, sex trafficking and all forms of violence against women.

 

Thanks!

 

Women and Gender Studies Program

University of Colorado/UCB 246

Boulder, Colorado 80309

Tel: 303/492-8923

Fax: 303/492-2549

wgst.colorado.edu/courses/fall2012

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