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Call for Spring Mentors & Participants – LIPS Leadership Institute for Latinas, March 27-30

 Do you know a young woman passionate about her community between 16 and 21 years old?

Are you interested in learning how to be an effective advocate for the issues that matter to you?

LIPS is a leadership institute that is open to young women between 16-21 years old in the Denver metro area. The institute has been designed for Latinas to explore their voice and build power to transform their future. LIPS will offer tools that are culturally relevant and community centered and provide participants an opportunity to learn from local activists and leaders. Join the movement to achieve reproductive justice today. To learn more about the institute and how to apply, click here.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 class.

Save the Date!

March 27-30, 2013

LIPS participants travel to Washington D.C. to meet with legislators and discuss issues that they are passionate about!

 Space is limited. Apply today!

Call for Mentors. Mentors serve an important role. Our young women need individuals like you to teach, support and guide them throughout the institute. Please let us know if you might be interested or have questions. Email Evy Valencia at evy@colorlatina.org or call 303-393-0382.

We hope you consider applying and joining the sisterhood. If you have someone that you think might be interested, please forward this email.


En comunidad,




Women’s Resource Center Winter Open House, Thurs 12/13 11-2pm


Come relax at the Winter Open-House on December 13th!

We’ll be hanging out from 11am-2pm in UMC 415-417. Fun activities include chair massages by Community Health, creating festive decorations & cards, and a hot chocolate station. Free snacks and drinks while they last!  Everyone is welcome and spread the word!






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Spoken Word Ofrenda this Thurs. 12/13 – Decolonize Your Mind

Spoken Word Ofrenda/Offering



presented by Ethnic Studies Spoken Word Class

Thursday, December 13th 2012

4:45PM    6:30 PM

UMC Senior Dedication Lounge 227H

(co-sponsored with SORCE)



New Theatre Minor & Great Spring THTR Courses on Social Justice, Performance and More!

New Theatre Minor has been approved!

The minor required 18 credits involving a broad range of courses in the theatre department.

Check out requirements here: http://theatredance.colorado.edu/dance/dance-academics/dance-minor/

ALSO – Theatre Department has four exciting classes being offered this upcoming Spring under Open Topics THTR 4059.

These courses are open to anyone (ie., no pre-reqs) and just one requires an audition / consent of the instructor. If you have a tiniest bit of interest in the act of performance is helpful!

The courses are:

THTR 4059-001:    Performing for Justice and Development
THTR 4059-003:    Masks
THTR 4059-004:    Musical Theatre:  Performing the Song
THTR 4059-802:    New Theatre Workshop

Section 001 looks at the theory and practice of using performance as a tool for promoting social justice.
Section 003 will explore the “journey of the mask” – historically, physically, vocally, and practically with the creation of a personal character mask to be used in performance.
Section 004 is open to students of all levels of musical theatre experience and  will focus on both the musical theatre audition and the creation of a character in a musical theatre production.
Section 802 will help students understand the process of the creation of theatrical works by involving them in the development of a professional show.  Audition first day of classes/consent of instructor required.


Job Openings at the GLBTQ Resource Center

Job Openings at the GLBTQ Resource Center!

If you’re looking for part-time work in a fun, social justice environment, please consider applying for the following positions:

The GLBTQ Resource Center is hiring a Communications Coordinator (must know html) and a Peer Education Coordinator, both starting in January, 2013.  Attached please find the applications, due next week.

Contact Scarlet Bowen with any questions at Scarlet.Bowen@colorado.edu or 720-289-4690.









Peer Ed Coordinator

Peace Corps Info Session, 12/10, 6pm, UMC 245


Last Peace Corp Info Session of the semester on Dec 10th – Free Pizza!

6pm in UMC 245

Get a jump start on your application!

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Joel will be there to talk about his experience serving in Paraguay! Here is a note from Joel:

From 2006-2008 I served as an Agriculture Extension volunteer with the Peace Corps in Paraguay. During my time as a volunteer I lived in a small farming community called Barrero Azul in the southeast part of the country. My service was focused on working with and training small-scale family farmers techniques of soil conservation, organic agriculture, family gardening, bee keeping, and community organizing. I worked closely with the community farmers committee and together we designed and implemented a half-acre community organic garden as a means of addressing community food security and income generation. Another big part of my service was to work with community members to identify other issues that they wanted to address. As a result, I also put together a number of health-related workshops, taught English to local youth, worked with a women’s committee, and led a weekly radio show. Over the two years I spent a lot of time building close relationships with members of my community and had a great time while in Paraguay. The experience was truly life changing. I keep in close connection with the people I met there and have been back many times to visit and also to conduct research as a grad student. I look forward to sharing my experience in the Peace Corps with you on December 10th and hope to help answer any questions you might have.



Also, we know you’re hungry so… FREE PIZZA!

See you next Monday, Dec 10th at 6pm in UMC 245 and check out the event page:



CU-Boulder Peace Corps Team, Amy, Cedar and Prasanta UMC 341,  303-492-8454 peacecorps@colorado.edu


Cori Shaff

Career Counselor & Academic Outreach Coordinator Career Services, University of Colorado at Boulder http://careerservices.colorado.edu/students/students.aspx




Jose Antonio Vargas ‘Do I Look Illegal… Define American’, Tues 12/11 7pm

Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas will speak at CU in the Glenn Miller Ballroom UMC on Tuesday, December 11th 2012.

Doors open at 6:30pm and the event starts at 7pm.

Tickets are free for students and community members.

For more information please contact the Cultural Events Board speakers coordinator at speakers.coordinator.ceb@gmail.com. For further information regarding the Cultural Events Board at CU-Boulder, or any of the events we sponsor on campus, visit http://www.coloado.edu/ceb.

Jose Antonio Vargas has been a journalist for over a decade, writing for some of the most prestigious news organizations in the country. His personal journey contends with some of the most fascinating stories he’s covered, living a double life since he was 16 years old.

After being born and reared in the Philippines, his mother, wanting to give her son a better life, sent him to live with his grandparents in Silicon Valley in 1993.At 16 years old when applying for his Learner’s permit at the DMV, he discovered his green card was a fake. Vargas then realized he needed to continue hiding his true identity to avoid deportation and be able to pursue his American dream – a career in journalism.

And succeed he did. Vargas wrote a widely circulated profile of Mark Zuckerberg for The New Yorker. He also served as a senior contributing editor at the Huffington Post, where he launched the Technology and College sections and created the Technology as Anthropology blog, which focuses on tech’s impact on people and how they behave. He covered the tech and video game culture, HIV/AIDS, and the 2008 presidential campaign for the Washington Post, and was part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for covering the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech. His 2006 series on HIV/AIDS in Washington, D.C. inspired a feature-length documentary — The Other City — which he co-produced and wrote. The documentary premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival and aired on Showtime. In 2007, the daily journal Politico named him one of the 50 Politicos To Watch. Vargas has written for daily newspapers (Philadelphia Daily News, San Francisco Chronicle) and national magazines (Rolling Stone and New York) and has appeared on CNN, ABC News and PBS NewsHour.

However despite all his achievements, the dark shadow of Vargas’ true identity continued to haunt him, as he frequently lied to friends and colleagues, avoided close relationships so no one would ask too many questions, and didn’t travel abroad due to his illegal passport. Finally in the summer of 2011, 18 years after arriving in America he decided he was done running. Vargas exposed his story in his groundbreaking essay, “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant,” for the New York Times Magazine, stunning the media and political circles and attracting world-wide coverage. Today Vargas runs Define American, a non-profit organization that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration.