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Eye Contact-Alternative Shopping and Awareness Event

Hi Friends of the Volunteer Resource Center!

Our annual alternative shopping and awareness event, Eye Contact, is coming up December 4th from 11- 3 in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom. This year, we’ll be celebrating the holidays with the theme: “A Woman’s Worth”, focusing on women’s empowerment and ways in which both men and women can engage with the ways in which women are valuable to our lives.

We are hosting a variety of local, sustainable, and Fair Trade organizations and businesses to sell their goods, creating an alternative holiday shopping opportunity for students and community members to support amazing causes. Stop by to browse unique gifts like recycled jewelry, handmade elephant journals, and hand-dyed scarves from around the world. You can enjoy live music, sip hot cocoa, engage with woman’s empowerment, and meet people who make a difference!

We would love for you to join us at our event! We want men, women, and everyone in between to come, shop, eat, engage, and make eye contact. Please check out our event page here. In addition, be sure to bring your wallet to the event as it’s so fun and easy to do a lot of your holiday shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts!

Thank you for all that you do to make this world a more just place!Image


Paid Summer Internships, 2014 with CU PIIE, Applications Due Nov 22nd

Are you interested in a PAID internship next summer?

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


CU PIIE is for students interested in creating change in their communities. Follow your passion and make a positive impact!


Visit our website, http://careerservices.colorado.edu/students/PIIE.aspx, for details and apply by November 22, 2013


Great 1 credit DNCE 1901 Spring Course, Folkorico!

FOLKLORICO! Open to Non-Dance Majors
JOIN our -beginning level FOLKLORICO dance class this

Spaces available for enrollment in DNCE 1901-003.

* Will Count as ETHN elective credit *
Tuesday evenings 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm (1 credit)
Contact danceadmin@colorado.edu if you have any
Open to non-dance majors


Free Sunday Workshop for Writers, Artists & Activists

Calling all writers, artists and activists in the Denver and Boulder area!

One day only workshop led by Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Saul Garcia Lopez of the legendary performance troupe La Pocha Nostra.

Sunday, November 17th 1-8pm.

Naropa Univerisity Nalanda Campus Studio 9185

Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Saul Garcia Lopez of La Pocha Nostra will lead a one-day only workshop with a focus on the performance, memory, activism and the body as a site for radical reinvention. You do not need to be a performer to be in this workshop but you do need to be open to working collaboratively with a group. This workshop is open to writers, performers, artists, activists and the wider arts community.

The artists request that participants become familiar with their work here:

Gomez-Pena’s Photo Archive

Guide to La Pocha Nostra online

To apply please follow this link: http://www.americaslatinofestival.org/events/new-la-pocha-nostra-workshop-you-must-apply-for-this

And yes, the rumors are true, Guillermo Gómez-Peña will be introducing the final performance of Do You Know Who I Am?! If you haven’t yet seen the show, tickets can be purchased (only $10) via this link~ http://www.eventbrite.com/event/8910955909) The show starts at 7pm at the Longmont Theater, 513 Main Street, Longmont. For more information about the show itself feel free to visit: http://www.one-action.org/events/do-you-know-who-i-am-a-motus-theater-performance-on-immigration-2-10-3/

And if you have seen the show, please share this with your networks and tell them how it was! We sold out both shows in Boulder, and it is especially important to support these courageous young people in the final show in their home community of Longmont. We so appreciate your help in that effort, and the help of all of our sponsors: Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, Longmont Youth for Equality, Immigrant Legal Services of Boulder County and the Firehouse Arts Center.

We hope to see you in Longmont on the 16th, and if you’d like to learn more about the amazing events of the Americas Latino Festival, you can follow this link: http://www.americaslatinofestival.org/events.



Practicum Course on Education Reform

Interested in youth empowerment and education reform?  If yes, contact verveer@colorado.edu to register for INVS/EDUC 2919: Renewing Democracy in Communities and Schools.  A practicum course, INVS/EDUC 2919 invites undergraduates to work in teams of two or three to support local  K-12 students as they identify and address salient community issues, including bullying, domestic violence, global warming, youth homelessness, immigration, school funding, teen pregnancy, teen substance abuse, and texting and driving.

The course, which has been approved for the Education Minor, Human Diversity Core requirement, will meet at the following times:
Section 801 will meet on campus on Mondays from 1:00-2:30 p.m., as well as at Centaurus High School on Fridays at one of the following times:
-12:10-1:10 p.m. (WAITLIST)
-2:05-3:00 p.m. (few seats available)

Section 802 will meet on campus on Mondays from 2:55-4:25 p.m., as well as at one of the following times and locations:
-Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Pioneer Elementary School (supporting fourth and fifth graders) -Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m. at Casey Middle School (supporting sixth graders)

The course, which provides CU undergraduates with a meaningful opportunity to apply acquired skills and knowledge in school-based settings, has emerged as a favorite among CU students.  Enrollment for the course is controlled, thus students will need to contact Instructor and Public Achievement Director Elaina Verveer at verveer@colorado.edu for more information as well as to be enrolled.  This course is open to ALL CU undergraduates.

Students are also welcome to contact me at erin.ulrich@colorado.edu with any questions they may have.


INVST Community Studies Presentation, Tonight! Wed 6:30pm

INVST Community Studies is offering a presentation & info night, to spread the word about what we offer on campus. Please join us! We would like to tell you about courses and programs we offer, that might enhance your CU experience and your life! Participate with us in the study & practice of social justice.

TONIGHT! Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
Humanities Room 190
We’ll provide the food!

Come hear about the engaged learning and community leadership activities our students are up to this year, while enjoying a meal with fellow staff, students and faculty.

What is INVST Community Studies?
INVST offers CU programs that develop engaged citizens and leaders who work for the benefit of humanity and the environment. We have a vision of creating a just and sustainable world.


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Black Student Alliance Open Mic Free Food, Tonight! Wed 5pm

TONGIHT is BSAs 1st Open Mic Night with SORCE in UMC 227 at 5pm!

There will be FREE FOOD & BEVERAGES too! Hope to see you there!



Paris A. Ferribee


University of Colorado at Boulder