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Sex Trivia Night, Thurs 1/31 7pm

Advocates for Choice at CU, the pro-choice student group on campus, is hosting yet another Sex Trivia night, this Thursday the 31st, 7pm at Old Chicago on Pearl!

Come learn about orgasms, birth control, and all things sex related.

A licensed health professional will also be present to explain answers and any other questions you may have.

There are prizes to be won and condoms for everybody! Don’t miss out on this fun, sex-positive event!

We’ll see you on Thursday, Jan 31st at 7pm in the backroom at Old Chicago (on Pearl Street).

Contact Meagie at advocates4choicecu@gmail.com with questions.



You are Invited to the 4th Annual RISE Symposium “The Future of Race and Education”

Invitation to the 4th Annual RISE Symposium “The Future of Race and Education: Critical Theories and Critical Practices”

February 15th, 2013 – 9:00 – 4:30 (schedule of workshops & panels below)

Wolf Law  Building

University of Colorado Boulder School of Education student group Racial Initiatives for Students and Educators (R.I.S.E.) is hosting its 4th Annual R.I.S.E.

Symposium on February 15th 2013. The symposium’s theme is “The Future of Race and Education: Critical Theories and Critical Practices”. The event is open to school administrators, teachers, and the general public; and is sponsored by CEB, UGGS, SGFB, and SESB. Please feel free to forward this invitation to those who may be interested.

The symposium features education scholars with expertise in literacy and mathematics that addresses the needs of students of diverse racial, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds. Guest speakers include keynote speaker Django Paris (Michigan State), Dr. Samy Alim (Stanford), Dr. Victoria Hand (CU-Boulder), Dr. Susan Hopewell (CU-Boulder), Dr. Ben Krishner (CU-Boulder), Dr. Edd Taylor (CU-Boulder), and others. Classroom application-oriented workshops will be offered by a group of CU-Boulder School of Education doctoral students.

Agenda Information:

Culturally Relevant Pedagogies Discussion Panel I                     9:00-10:15

Culturally Relevant Pedagogies Discussion Panel II                     10:30-11:45

Lunch                                                                                                       12:00-1:00

Keynote Speaker                                                                                    1:00-2:00

Classroom Application Workshop I                                                   2:15-3:15

Classroom Application Workshop II                                                3:30-4:30


Lunch will be provided with RSVP. Please RSVP at rise@colorado.edu no later than February 7th 2013.


Location Information:

In Campus – Wolf Law  Building (http://dirwww.colorado.edu/law/about/wolf/)

2450 Kittredge Loop RD

Boulder, CO

Room:  Wittemeyer Courtroom


Contact Information:







Volunteer with Partners Mentoring Youth

Partners Mentoring Youth is a non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of young people who face formidable life challenges by helping them develop a positive self-image, a sense of belonging, and acceptance of responsibility through one-to-one mentoring.

We match adult volunteers with youth ages 8-17 in Boulder, Broomfield, and Southwest Weld counties. Volunteers need to complete a screening process which includes a background check.  Partners’ staff provides ongoing support and the resources necessary to have a successful mentoring relationship. Mentors agree to spend an average of 3-5 hours a week for one year with a child in need of positive role modeling. Mentoring makes a difference and it will change your life. Check out our short video at http://youtu.be/sqfvSGllU2U

Please call/e-mail or check out our website: 303-772-1411, partners@bcpartners.orgwww.bcpartners.org.


Martha De Luna

Case Manager

Partners Mentoring Youth

Boulder, Broomfield, and Southwest Weld Counties, Inc.

1430 Nelson Rd. Suite 206

Longmont, CO. 80501

Phone: 303.772.1411

Cell: 303.842.3989

Fax: 303.772.1475




UROP – Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

UROP Spring Workshop: “Get Paid to be Curious!”
Friday, Jan 25, 4-5:15pm, UMC 247

How do I get started on my path to a research, scholarly, or creative project opportunity? How do I meet faculty? How do I improve my chances to get UROP funding? What does UROP offer in research grants for creative, scholarly and research projects? We’ll go over these questions and more at this workshop. Bring your laptop, but you don’t need one to participate.


Protest of Violence Against Women and Girls Flashmob

One Billion Rising to End Violence Against Women and Girlshttp://onebillionrising.org/

February 14 at 6:30 PM
Pearl Street Mall – In Front of the Courthouse

Wear Red & Black in solidarity with One Billion Rising activists throughout the
world.  (Don’t have anything red or black?  Come out anyway!)

February 9th and/or February 10th  (you can come to one or both…or practice
on your own!)
3-5 pm
Alchemy of  Movement
2436 30th Street
Boulder, CO 80301

You can practice the steps at home:  Debbie Allen teaches OBR FLASH MOB

DOWNLOAD the MP3 of “Break The Chain” >

A Moment of Solidarity: Choose a time during the day to take a moment, join
together with your colleagues, fellow students, family members, and friends,
and leave your workplaces, schools, and homes and be together as one. With the
earth beneath you raise your hand in the air if you can for one minute. Stop
everything, look around, and know you are a part of a worldwide movement of 1
billion people standing together in solidarity to end violence against women and


Returned Study Abroad Students

You’ve just returned from studying abroad, and you’re probably trying to figure out what’s next. Join other study abroad returnees from all over the Rocky Mountain region for a day of discussion and workshops to learn how to apply your overseas experience now that you’re back.

Saturday, February 23, 2013
Denver, Colorado
Auraria Campus
9:30 am – 5:00 pm

  • Learn to articulate the benefits of your international experiences.
  • Identify marketable skills associated with your international experiences.
  • Meet other recent returnees from around Colorado and Wyoming.
  • Gain tips for making the most of your experience.
  • Network with professionals working in internationally-focused jobs.
  • Discover how you can work, intern, or study abroad after graduation.
  • Understand the process of coming back home after being abroad.
  • And much more!

More information? http://www.lessonsfromabroad.org/rockymountain/

CU-Boulder students will pay the registration fee, but be reimbursed for $15 by Study Abroad Programs after the event. Details will be sent to those who register for the conference.

Register here and don’t miss the early bird registration price good through January 23rd!



Keeping the Dream Alive Committee

The Keeping the Dream Alive Conference Committee is recruiting volunteers to plan and execute the October 2013 conference. If you are interested in helping undocumented students and their teachers/counselors/mentors learn to navigate the university system and you have knowledge or expertise in the areas listed below, they would love to have you get involved.

Because they are a working group, we ask for a commitment of approximately 4 hours a month (2 hours general and 2 hours involved in sub-committee). They also ask for participation at the conference. They are looking for both people to lead a subcommittee and for active members of sub-committees. Some sub-committees require active involvement during the earlier part of the planning stages and some during the later part.

Please contact Janice Downing at janice_downing@dpsk12.org to become involved. They will welcome all new volunteers at their next planning meeting on February 11, 2013 from 1 to 3 pm at Bruce Randolph School.

  • Marketing/PR – graphic designers who can help with flyers, logo, PR people to help get the word out to appropriate audiences. 
  • Programming – responsible for deciding on break out sessions, finding and booking presenters and speakers
  • Resources – research and update information for handouts and jump drives with accurate, state-specific resources for student scholarships, tuition fees, the DREAM Act, Deferred Action and additional resources
  • Logistics – working with DU liaison & Conference Committee to plan parking, reservation system, food, break out rooms, schedule, and etc.
  • Finance – management of funds from conference fees, bookkeeping
  • Higher Education – people who work in higher education that can help outreach to faculty, staff & college students with expertise in supporting undocumented students.
  • Diversity – Outreach to immigrant and key communities not currently represented in this work.