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Nice Bombs Free Screening



When: Monday APRIL 29, 2013 at 6:00pm

Where: University of Colorado, Boulder, ATLAS building, room 102

Please attend a free screening of the 2006 documentary feature film Nice Bombs.

In early 2004, along with his American wife and Iraqi father, Usama drove into the most dangerous city in the world, his birth home Baghdad. This is a personal and diary like film. 10 years later, marking the anniversary of the war in Iraq, he would like to share his documentary and have an informal question and answer session with students, professors and anyone that is interested in attending.

This event is free and open to all University of Colorado students. Film students are especially encouraged to attend.

Nice Bombs has won several awards and had a theatrical release in Chicago and New York City in 2007. It’s broadcast premiere was on the Sundance Channel in 2008. 




Internship Opportunity with Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights



Colorado Organization of Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR)’s vision is a state in which Latinas and their families have the knowledge, freedom and power to access a full range of opportunities for the health of their body, mind and spirit. COLOR’s mission is to serve as a sisterhood of Latinas dedicated to building a movement of Latinas, their families and allies through leadership development, organizing and advocacy to create opportunities and achieve reproductive justice.

Internship Description:

COLOR is seeking a research-oriented intern to work on a policy campaign during the summer of 2013. This exciting opportunity is to conduct research and outreach related activities in support of increasing access to contraception in Colorado. Activities could include, but are not limited to planning, organizing and supporting research and outreach activities, such as organizing stakeholder meetings, focus groups and conducting interviews related to increasing access to contraception; researching what other states have done around this important reproductive justice issue; and drafting blogs and other media oriented pieces to draw attention to our work through earned media, facebook, twitter, tumblr, and

any other outlet that becomes available.

Internship Skills Desired:

• A passion for social justice

• Strong commitment to reproductive justice

• Experience in research including focus group analysis, phone interviews,

understanding of polling, dissemination of research findings, and creating

solutions based on research findings

• Ability to work individually, in a group, and with youth

• Punctuality

• Strong writing skills

• Familiarity with social media outlets, including Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr

• Willingness and flexibility to help out with unexpected projects that arise

• Ability to communicate effectively, written and verbal

• Comfort around sexual content, books, media and other materials

• Understanding of the Latino culture and political landscape

• Fluency in written and spoken Spanish, a plus

Hours and schedule to be determined based on intern and focus areas.


Cristina Aguilar, Deputy Director: cristina@colorlatina.org or call 303-393-0282.

INVST Community Studies Fall Courses


INVST Community Studies Fall Courses, 2013

All of our courses are based on a model of participatory education where students and

instructors co-create the learning environment together. Our electives — open to all CU students

— offer a sense of community in the classroom, and emphasize the quality of discussions and

activities. INVST Community Studies courses also intertwine service and community action, with theoretical inquiry. Join us!

INVS 1000: Responding to Social and Environmental Problems through Service Learning, taught by Sabrina Sideris, MA Wednesdays 3-5:30pm, MUEN 431

By integrating theory with required community service, students explore how problems are

shaped by cultural values and how alternative value paradigms affect the definition of problems in areas such as education and the environment. Students examine different approaches to solving problems and begin to envision new possibilities. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: Ideals and Values.

INVS 2919/EDUC 2919: Renewing Democracy in Communities and Schools,

taught by Elaina Verveer, MA

Section 801: Mondays 1-2:30 pm EDUC 341

Section 802: Mondays 2:55-4:25pm EDUC 341

Examines concepts of activism, citizenship, democracy, power, and diversity through classroom discussions and participation in a local high school’s Public Achievement project. Through community-based partnerships, students will develop leadership skills; dialogue with diverse groups of people; identify multiple perspectives around controversial issues; and learn to use research and writing to articulate public problems and advocate for their solutions. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: Human Diversity.

INVS 3302/ WMST 3302 section 800: Facilitating Peaceful Community Change

Wednesdays 3-5:30 pm KTCH 301

Students gain knowledge and skills that enable them to become effective facilitators of

community goals. Focuses on understanding the processes of community building with a

multicultural emphasis. Students are encouraged to apply concepts of life experiences and to

examine themselves as potential change agents. Focus on food justice, sustainability, activism and multicultural social justice. Same as WMST 3302.

INVS 4402 section 800: Nonviolent Social Movements, taught by David Meens,

PhD Candidate; Wednesdays 3-5:30 pm CLRE 104

Explores theories of democracy and development in relation to movements for nonviolent social change. Focuses on means and ends, spirituality, leadership, decision-making, civil society and decentralized power. (3 credits)

Consistent with our vision for a just and sustainable world, INVST Community Studies programs develop engaged citizens and leaders who work for the benefit of humanity and the environment. Please contact Melissa Rubin, our Administrative Assistant with any questions: 303.492.7719 or melissa.rubin@colorado.edu

INVST Community Studies also offers a 2-year comprehensive, cohort-based leadership certificate program uniquely integrating service, theory & skills. Participants may be eligible to receive scholarships from AmeriCorps! Interested in social & environmental justice? Apply to the INVST Community Leadership Program!


Latino Alumni Association Graduation – May 8


The CU-Boulder Latino Alumni Association (CUBLAA) will be hosting a reception for all graduating Latino students to welcome them to the CU-Boulder Latino Alumni Community. This reception will be held on Wednesday, May 8th from 4:00 to 6:00pm in the Center for Community Flatirons Room. 

Department of Ethnic Studies Summer & Fall Courses!


 Summer Courses in Ethnic Studies!

Consider Declaring an Ethnic Studies Major or Minor (if you aren’t already!)

Dear Students,
My name is Ceci Valenzuela and I, on behalf of our department, invite you to take additional coursework in Ethnic Studies!
We offer CORE courses and very unique and interesting upper-division electives which most students need in order to graduate.
CHECK OUT ETHN Courses BELOW – which could lead to an ETHN Minor or ETHN 2nd Major. This can be very valuable!
Ethnic Studies emphasizes critical thinking & comparative analysis skills and specifically issues in diversity which is in high demand in career fields and in many graduate level programs.
These are possible career fields for Ethnic Studies students:
Law, Education, Business, Medicine, Public Health, Social Work, Journalism, Urban Planning, Politics, Counseling, Research and many more.
Students gain admittance into ranked graduate & law schools (Cornell, Columbia, UT Austin, UCLA, San Francisco State, USC, University of Minnesota)
Join our community and our department! I am always willing to meet & help you with scheduling, graduating on time and just looking at possible course choices.
Please feel free to stop by to say hello, ask questions OR email me. We would love to hear from you!
My contact information
office: Ketchum 24E (garden level s/w hallway)
map: http://www.colorado.edu/campusmap/map.html?bldg=KTCH
hours: Mondays & Thursdays 10-12pm OR any morning 8:30-10 am
email: cecilia.valenzuela@colorado.edu

Summer 2013 Courses:
ETHN 1022-001 – Intro to Africana Studies – Maymester M-F 9:00-12:00 pm CORE: HUM DIV
ETHN 2014-200 – Themes in American Culture II – Session B M-F 9:15-10:50 am CORE: US CONT
ETHN 2242-100 – African American Social & Political Thought – Session B M-F 11:00-12:30 pm CORE: HUM DIV
 ETHN 3136-200- Chicana Feminism and Knowledge – Session B M-F 11:00-12:35 pm CORE: HUM DIV
ETHN 3671-001 – People of Color and Social Movements – Maymester M-F 12:30-3:30 pm CORE: HUM DIV

Fall 2013 Courses:
ETHN 1022-001 – Intro to Africana Studies – MWF 2:00-2:50pm CORE: HUM DIV
ETHN 1023-001 – Intro to American Indian Studies – TTH 9:30-10:45am CORE: HUM DIV
ETHN 1025-001 – Intro to Asian American Studies – TTH 2:00-3:15 pm CORE: HUM DIV/Cont. Societies
ETHN 2001-001 – Foundations of Ethnic Studies: Race and Ethnic in US – TTH 3:30-4:45 pm
ETHN 2242-001 – African America Soc and Pol Thought – MW 3:30-4:45pm – CORE: HUM DIV/Cont. Societies
ETHN 2432-001 – African American History – TTH 2:00-3:15 pm – CORE: HUM DIV/US Context
ETHN 2536-001 – Chicana/Chicano History and Culture – MWF 11:00-11:50am – CORE: HUM DIV/US Context
ETHN 3015-001 – Asian/Pacific Amer Communities – MW 4:00-5:15 – CORE: US Context/Cont. Societies
ETHN 3103-001 – TPC: Native Narratives: Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy – TTH 2:00-3:15pm
ETHN 3106-001 – TPC: Movements Mex/Chiana/o Communities – TTH 2:00-3:15pm
ETHN 3106-002 – TPC: Chicana-Indigena Spiritualities – TTH 11:00-12:15pm
ETHN 3136-001 – Chicana Feminism and Knowledges – TTH 12:30-1:45 pm – CORE: HUM DIV
ETHN 3212-001 – Intro to Hip Hop Studies – TTH 3:30-4:45pm

Women’s Resource Center & SORCE present Recess Open House

WRC and SORCE Open House on May 2nd.  Feel free to drop in and have some food, take some fun photo booth pictures and play like a kid again. 



Fall Semester One Credit Course!

JAPANESE ENSEMBLE: EMUS 1467/3467/5467 sec. 001

Japanese Ensemble is a one-credit hour class in the College of Music at CU Boulder that will be offered in Fall 2013. The class is an experiential, hands-on approach to learning how to perform Japanese music through learning musical instruments (drums, strings and flutes), as well as singing and dancing in a workshop environment that emphasizes the understanding of Japanese culture through music. The class is open to all majors with registration numbers available for lower division and upper division undergraduate as well as graduate levels. No previous musical experience is required and there are no auditions. Instructors are Professor Jay Keister, an ethnomusicologist who specializes in Japanese music and Mami Itasaka who is trained in Japanese music and dance.

For students interested in other cultures of the world, we offer three other World Music Ensembles under the same number EMUS 1467/3467/5467: Sec. 002 Gamelan Ensemble; Sec. 003 Mariachi Ensemble; Sec. 004 African Ensemble. All courses are one credit hour.