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Volunteer or Intern with SPAN (Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence)

February Anti-Violence Training!

SPAN (Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence) Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

SPAN’s paraprofessional volunteer training includes crisis intervention, active listening, skills, dynamics & issues of abuse, interconnectedness of oppressions, and the relationship between all oppression and violence against women, the justice system, and SPAN programs, procedures & philosophy.

All trainees will attend five session of generalized training and three sessions of specialized training in the area they have chosen.

some fees apply

http://www.safehousealliance.org

email: volunteer@safehousealliance.org

call: (303) 444-2424

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SOCY course on Migration: Gender, Race, and the State

SOCY 2091 Sociological Perspectives on Migration: Gender, Race and the State

Tues & Thurs 9:30 AM – 10:34 am

HUMN 1B80

SOCY 2091 (special topics)

Historically, the movement of people from one place to another has influenced societies at various levels. This course will take an international, interdisciplinary approach to examine the issues of gender and race in the context of migration. The role of the State in shaping patterns and experiences of migration will also be examined.

Instructor: Josh LePree

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Apply for New Era Colorado’s Spring Internship Program

Looking to get involved in politics, policy, grassroots organizing, or civic engagement?
Ready to use your brilliant ideas & bad jokes to make politics more fun?
Pumped to learn Colorado’s political processes soup to nuts?
Look no further, future intern! Apply today to get on the bus.

ABOUT US: New Era Colorado Foundation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization reinventing
politics for the Millennial generation through innovative social & political action. We’re working
to build a hands-on democracy & a long-term bloc of engaged & educated young citizens across
the state through civic engagement, leadership development, & advocacy work. We’ve
registered & educated tens of thousands of young voters, & passed forward-thinking policies like
online voter registration & energy efficiency standards—all the while training the next generation
of community leaders. Using nontraditional tactics like roller skates, MTV Cribs-style videos of
candidates’ homes, robot costumes, & viral videos, we’ve making politics fun again while
changing our state for the better.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM: Our spring & fall programs teach the tools of social change through
hands-on political & social engagement, & classroom sessions from seasoned politicos & New
Era staff. The spring program is focused on building grassroots campaigns that impact state- &
local-level policies affecting young people. Interns learn about Colorado’s political processes &
climate through weekly meetings/classroom sessions, on-the-ground engagement of their peers,
& serious quality time spent in Colorado’s Capitol.
WHAT TO EXPECT
• Gain skills through a mix of classroom sessions and hands-on field work
• Learn Colorado’s legislative and political systems soup to nuts
• Track, lobby for, and testify on legislation at the Colorado Capitol
• Use new media tools to get your voice heard and engage thousands of people
• Utilize both online and offline forms of outreach for grassroots action
• Learn from experts on how to lobby, run grassroots campaigns, & enact progressive
change on the state level
• Register Coloradans to vote, like a boss, & use grassroots tactics to turn them out
• Recruit and train volunteers to advocate for issues they care about
HOW TO APPLY: Download an application: http://www.neweracolorado.org/intern2014
Contact: Molly@NewEraColorado.org | 864.617.8827
The program starts late January/early February & most interns can receive course credit for participating

 

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Social Justice Fellowships Opportunities in Seattle, WA

Opportunity to work in Seattle, WA with social justice issues in non-profits…

QuEST is a program sponsored by the University Friends Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Located in Seattle, Washington, QuEST seeks to build a peaceful, just, sustainable world by empowering young adults, called QuEST Fellows, to act as agents of social change and social service during their year with QuEST and throughout their lives. The program provides Quaker and non-Quaker young adults with: quality, year-long positions at local social change and social service organizations that can benefit from a QuEST Fellow’s service; supplemental training to empower individuals in their work for social change and social service; and an intentional, residential community where Fellows can receive support, practice community-building skills, and live simply.  In addition, we partner with Catholic Volunteer Network to offer AmeriCorps membership and education awards to some QuEST Fellows.  

Through QuEST, individuals commit themselves to a year of full-time service for social justice. For some QuEST Fellows, this service is a valuable way to gain experience for future careers in the peace and justice field. For others, it is a way to explore the connection between spirituality and action.  For everyone, it is a chance to spend a year growing individuallly and making a positive difference in the community.

 

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End of Semester Study Workshops & Free Yoga!

Academic Skills Strategies Workshops

December, 2013

 

   

 

   

 

Yoga for EveryStudent

This special workshop will teach you valuable breathing (pranayama) and simple yoga poses proven to reduce stress.  No special equipment needed. We have a few mats for the Fleming Workshops.  Dress in relaxed clothing that is easy to sit in.  Simple moves that you can integrate immediately into your life!  Learn to take Yoga into your class—before a test—while you study—before going to class!      Presentation by Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher.

December 6 (F): 1-2pm

Fleming 244

Study Slam:  FINALS! FINALS! FINALS!

(Program sponsored by Sorce/Leads Alliance)

December 9 (M): 1-2pm

Senior Dedication Lounge, UMC

Test Anxiety/Stress Management

Guest Presenter: Julia Renedo, Counseling and Psychological Services, CAPS

Stress and anxiety are often synonymous with taking exams.  Some anxiety can aid performance, but too much can interfere.  Learn tools you can utilize to help you; we will review related study skills strategies and direct calming techniques which can be applied while taking tests.  It’s never too early, or too late, to practice these tried and true methods for stress management—be ready for whatever comes your way this semester! 

December 11(W): 11am-Noon

Fleming 265 A & B

WALK IN STUDY SKILLS HELP

Come in!  Ask questions about your Study Skills!

December 12 (Th): 1-3pm

Fleming 190

Yoga for EveryStudent

December 13 (F): 2-3pm

Fleming 150

 

ALL STUDENTS WELCOME TO ALL WORKSHOPS*

Academic Skills Coordinator,  skills@colorado.edu,

 (303)492-8761     Fleming 190

 

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Spoken Word Ofrenda, Decolonize Your Mind ~ Thurs Dec 12th 4:30pm

Decolonize Your Mind, Spoken Word Event/Ofrenda/Offering

Thurs., Dec 12: 4:45-6:30pm, UMC 227

Join students, friends & family …

Spoken Word Ofrenda/Offering
DECOLONIZE YOUR MIND
Presented by Ethnic Studies Spoken Word Class
Thursday, December 12th 2013
4:45PM  –  6:30 PM
UMC Senior Dedication Lounge 227H
(co-sponsored with SORCE)

please spread the word, come see our amazing students

 
For more information, please contact:
Professor Arturo J. Aldama
Associate Professor
Department of Ethnic Studies

aldama@colorado.edu
(303) 492-6842

http://ethnicstudies.colorado.edu/faculty/aldama

 

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Call for Papers, Undergraduate Students’ Diversity Conference, Deadline Extended! Dec 15th

Call for Papers for 2014 5th Annual Diversity Conference

Sponsored by Program for Writing & Rhetoric

February 19, 2014

ALLIANCE

Submit 100 word abstracts now including personal narratives, creative non-fiction, analytic essays, expository multimedia presentations, spoken word or other writing to:

james.f.walker@colorado.edu

DUE Dec. 15th, 2013

http://www.colorado.edu/pwr.diversityconference.html