WGS Weekly Reminders
|Each Monday or the first working day of the week, the WGS program sends an e-mail about upcoming WGS-sponsored events, and a link to this page with some information about other opportunities and events of interest. Click here to subscribe. To submit an announcement, send an e-mail titled "For WGS Weekly Reminders" to email@example.com. Announcements received by Friday at 12noon will be added to our website.
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Below you can find everything included in recent announcements:
Career Services Workshop on Networking for WGS Students
Come learn how to make the most of the SEWSA conference and other large events!
The Program for the Advancement of Girls and Women in Sport and Physical Activity and the Center for Women's Health and Wellness is pleased to announce its second FREE movie night!!
Tuesday, March 26th, 7pm
Read OUTLoud Exhibit in Multicultural Resource Center
Coordinated by WGS Library Intern, April Parker
Queer Covers focuses on mainstream publishers and on those representatives of the classic lesbian pulps that were best known and most widely available from
QUEER Covers: Lesbian Survival Literature
Guilford College, West Gallery in Founders Hall
SafeZone Lunch & Learn Sessions
Film Showing: "Place of Rage"
WomenNC Student Fellows: Global-to-Local Reflections on the 2013 UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
Sister Song Political Education Series
Thursday, March 28th at
This timely discussion will include topics on women of color and voting; voter suppression; the threat to section 5 of the Voting Rights Act; and oppositional forces.
Presented by Monica Simpson, SisterSong; Elizabeth Chen, Center for American Progress; Leonard Zeskind, President, & Devin Burghart, Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights (IREHR).
"Kings and Queens" Documentary Showing
For more info: April Parker at 862.588.1521
SCHOLARS SPEAK OUT ON THE DESTRUCTIVE COURSE PURSUED BY THE NEW STATE LEGISLATURE: AN EMERGENCY FORUM
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
Duke University, Sanford School of Public Policy, Room 04 (The Sanford School is on Duke's West Campus, at the corner of Towerview Road and Science Drive. Parking available at the Bryan Center, 120 Science Dr. (one block away).)
Scholars from across the Triangle are joining together in this unprecedented forum to reach out to the public with information about how current policy proposals will damage North Carolina for decades to come. Laws already passed and in the works will impede economic recovery, restrict democracy, stifle critical thought, and undercut a century of reforms to promote opportunity, widely shared prosperity, and the common good. This radical U-turn in policy demands public scrutiny and discussion, which the forum aims to encourage.
Moderator: Dr. Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, Julia Cherry Spruill Professor of History, UNC Chapel Hill
William Hodding Carter III, University Professor of Leadership & Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Katherine Charron, Associate Professor of History, North Carolina Central University
Dr. Willie Jennings, Associate Professor of Theology and Black Church Studies, Duke Divinity School
Dr. Robert Korstad, Kevin D. Gorter Professor of Public Policy and History, Duke University
Dr. David Jolly, Associate Professor and Chair, Public Health Education, North Carolina Central University
Dr. Helen Ladd, Edgar T. Thompson Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Duke University
Nancy MacLean, William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy, Duke University
Dr. Gunther Peck, Fred W. Shaffer Associate Professor of History and Public Policy, Duke University
****** Panelists will speak for 5 minutes each, take questions from the press, and then open the floor to discussion
Bargaining of a Different Sort:
Friday March 29, 5 p.m.
Professor Canaday is the author of The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth Century America (Princeton, 2009), which won just about every prize under the sun. Her talk, is sponsored by the Duke Department of History, the Program in Women's Studies, and the Program in Sexuality Studies.
Interactive Presentations on Girls in NC and the Queens Foundation
The Queen's Foundation is a NC statewide nonprofit that teaches young women to be queens in life and servant leaders in their communities. In order to fulfill this mission, we need women like you; inspiring, passionate female leaders ready to do something big.
Join us for one of the following dates to learn how you can lead, mentor and invest in The Queen's Foundation in 2013 and beyond. Choose the best date & time that works for you!
Friday, March 29 8:30am-10:00am
Please RSVP by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact information and date you plan to attend.
Guests are welcome to invite other women to attend.
Questions? Call us. 1.866.563.8848
Storytelling & Social Justice Workshops - Call for Participants
On March 30th and 31st, Elsewhere will be hosting two interrelated workshops that introduce and guide participants through Appalshop's method of harnessing art and storytelling to create community and drive social change. We would love for you and yours to be a part.
"NARRATIVE CAMPAIGNS FOR GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS"
"Story Circles for Justice"
Using a story circle methodology developed over 20 years to encourage deep listening, verbal expression, and appreciation for the cultural gifts of diverse groups of people, story circles are used by community activists, artists and teacher to discuss difficult issues, collect oral histories, and launch social justice and organizing issues. The second part this workshop includes helping create the activities for the work: pick a theme or issue to explore and help develop a plan to gather stories throughout the week. Participants will prepare a spoken-word presentation of their stories for a 7pm performance at Elsewhere on Friday, April 5th with special guests from Spirit House.
They are free and a great opportunity for us to come together to discuss how we can address the issues we face together as a community.
Those interested should RSVP by 3/25 by email to email@example.com.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month at UNCG
Rape Agression Defense Training
Artists' Talk & Reception:
Gender, War and Culture:
Friday, 5 April 2013, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
University Chapel Hill, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Hyde Hall, Incubator Room
Part of the DUKE-UNC "GENDER, WAR AND CULTURE" SERIES
Celebrating Black Workers for Justice's 30th Anniversary & the 30th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Support for Labor Banquet
Also Join Us For:
UNCG PRIDE!'s "March on Campus" to promote LGBT and Ally Community and Visibility
From UNCG Pride!: "The "March on Campus" will take place on April 8th at 4:00p.m. starting at Spring Garden St. and Tate Street in front of the Weatherspoon Art Museum and ending at the McIver Statue on the Library Lawn. Thank you and we appreciate your help in anyway possible. If you have any question or would like more information please contact us."
Innovations in Domestic and Sexual Violence Research and Practice Conferences
Queer People of Color Collective
For more info: Contact April Parker at 862.588.1521
Planned Parenthood in the
Outrage! SEWSA 2013
LGBTQA Student Symposium
Guilford College's Bayard Rustin Center is looking for student input from the Greensboro community in order to mold the LGBTQA Symposium around the topics and issues that are important to all.
If you are interested in hosting a workshop at the Symposium or have an idea for someone who is, please let the BRC know!
E-mail ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WGS Annual Graduation Ceremony & Reception
Harris-Perry is also professor of political science at Tulane University, where she is founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. She previously served on the faculties of the University of Chicago and Princeton University.
The Greensboro Friends of Planned Parenthood ask that you Save the Date for
Harris-Perry is author of the well received book, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, which argues that persistent harmful stereotypes profoundly shape black women's politics, contribute to policies that treat them unfairly, and make it difficult for black women to assert their rights in the political arena.
Submissions for Violence Unsilenced Art Show
Conference: October 15-18, 2013
Call for Proposals: Whose Beloved Community?: Black Civil and LGBT Rights Movements
The role of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in both race-based and sexuality-based civil rights movements is frequently rendered invisible as a result of prevailing national narratives that present (presumed white) LGBT communities and (presumed straight) Black communities as opposing forces. In recent years, however, an increasing number of scholars and activists have produced work seeking to make visible the vital points of intersection and contention among the U.S. Civil Rights movement, the LGBT equality movement, and Black LGBT communities. This work is shaped by questions related to identity formation, intersectionality, tokenism, marriage equality, the role of religion and "respectability" in African American communities, the emergence of the South as a center of Black LGBT life in the U.S., HIV/AIDS and its continuing effect on African American communities, the proliferation of a prison-industrial complex unprepared for its LGBT population, and the appropriation of the civil rights movement by the right. This conference seeks to make visible and critically engage the points of convergence and divergence between these two historic, overlapping, yet distinct social movements that continue to transform civil society, law, and the academy.
An international conference at Emory University
WRL Seeks Membership & Development Coordinator - position open until filled
War Resisters League seeks an enthusiastic and experienced grassroots fundraiser, who brings initiative and works well collaboratively, to coordinate and facilitate our fundraising program, and increase our income, national visibility and membership base. The Development & Membership Coordinator, a full-time staff member based in our national office in NYC, will lead and coordinate the work of and help expand the volunteer Fundraising Committee to build relationships with donors, secure contributions, and grow WRL’s membership.
Cakalak Thunder Marching Band's Open Season
Are You A Feminist? Professor Needs Help with Understanding Young Men’s Attitudes
WGS & English Professor Elizabeth Chiser-Strater has created a survey to find out what young men today think about feminism. She invites young men students (both non-trans and trans) in WGS classes to take part in her survey. She will give a talk about the results of this survey at a conference in March.
Apply to become a UNCG Kaleidoscope Peer Educator for 2013-2014!
Would you like to:
* Learn to facilitate difficult conversations about multicultural issues?
Then apply to be a Kaleidoscope Peer Educator!
Information Session Thursday, March 28, 2013, 4PM-5PM
Applications Due Friday, March 29, 2013, 5PM
Scholarship for Social Justice Minded UNCG Students
Application Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2013, at 5 p.m.
This scholarship endowment fund was created in memory of Pamela A. Wilson, a former director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. She was a beloved member of the UNCG community for twelve years and a friend, mentor and role model for countless students. She had a special commitment to mentoring as a method to help people adjust, thrive and succeed. The scholarship recognizes mentoring, service, leadership, social justice, and cultural understanding.
Amount of Scholarship: To be determined.
Wanted: Seven inspired & diligent souls to join forces with the Beehive Design Collective
We are a non-profit art activist collective, dedicated to making anti-copyright illustrations for use as educational tools. Our mission is to “cross-pollinate the grassroots.” We value collaborative work, creative problem solving, and dismantling colonial mentality. As the bee metaphor dictates, we are endlessly busy in the effort to illuminate the connections between single issues and the “big picture.” Our organism requires long hours, patience and a solid sense of humor, but is consistently surprising, rewarding and so far, mindbogglingly successful!
Residency for Organizers Working in Communitie sof color and/or Low-Income communities in North Carolina
Do you organize in communities of color and/or low-income communities in North Carolina?
If so, the Windcall Residency and Coaching Program might be for you.
Toxic Free NC is Hiring a Bilingual Community Organizer
Toxic Free NC is an award-winning nonprofit organization based in Raleigh, NC and working statewide. Our central goal is to get pesticides and other toxic chemical pollution out of our food, our water, and our bodies. Our focus is on the communities who are most impacted by pesticide pollution, including migrant farm workers, and children from low-income and minority communities.
Paid Internship Opportunities with Self Help Credit Union,
Do you have a passion for the community and making a difference in lives of real people? Start your career at Self-Help Credit Union. Self-Help is a community development lender, credit union, and real estate developer that works with individuals, organizations, and communities traditionally underserved by conventional markets.
Self-Help's affiliate, the Center for Responsible Lending, researches and advocates for state and national legislation to address predatory lending practices and policies. We have offices in North Carolina, Washington D.C. and California.
Democracy Summer Paid Internships, Summer 2013
Applications emailed to email@example.com by April 1, 2013.
Democracy North Carolina is hiring for Democracy Summer! Interns work for ten weeks with an experienced Community Organizer in Charlotte, Greenville,* Fayetteville, or Winston-Salem to empower local volunteers, advocate for policies that improve democracy, and understand how to navigate North Carolina's power structure and political process.
Interns earn a $2,500 stipend, while they build relationships and receive training that will help them start a career in social and political change. Now in its 14th year, Democracy Summer is ideal for college students interested in working in social and economic justice, community-based advocacy, research, politics, law, nonprofits, or public service.
Details about the program and the application can be found on the Democracy Summer website, www.democracysummer.com.
*The "Greenville team" will be based out of Democracy NC's Durham office. Frequent travel to Greenville, Rocky Mount, and other Eastern NC cities will be required; Democracy NC will cover travel expenses.
Internship Scholarships Available for UNCG Students Completing Summer 2013 Internships!
Application deadline is Friday, April 12, by 5:00 PM
The Career Services Center is offering scholarships to students who will complete an internship during Summer 2013.
Awards are between $500 and $1,000 each
Internship must be for the Summer 2013 semester
Internship must be obtained before submitting internship scholarship application
Questions? Contact Katy Green at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information >>>
Open: Time Out LGBTQ Youth Programming Director position in Charlotte
Team QUEST is accepting applications
...for new staff . "All Team QUEST programs are based on experiential models of education. This means learners are actively involved in the experience, utilize decision making and problem solving skills while participating in the experience and finally will have the opportunity to reflect on that experience." Examples include ropes courses, outdoor team building activites, retreats, etc.
Give Feedback on LGBTQ Legal Center Especially for Trans* folks & LGBTQ People of Color
A Guilford College alum is working to start a new legal center for LGBTQ folks, particularly trans* folks and LGBTQ people of color, in North Carolina. She's conducting a survey to identify priorities for the center. Would you please complete the survey, and/or pass it along to others in LGBTQ communities in NC? The survey is very short, only 10 questions and takes a minute or so to complete.
Deadlines: 3/25, 4/1 & Rolling: Spring 2013 Cone Awards & Scholarships for UNCG WGS Students
Opportunity to Update book titled "Women of Guilford County, NC"
A book entitled "Women of Guilford County, NC" from 1740-1979 was written and published in 1979 as a fundraiser for Women of Guilford, Inc., the fundraising arm of Greensboro's Commission on the Status of Women.
Women of Guilford, Inc is considering editing and updating the book in time for the 40th anniversary of the Greensboro Commission on the Status of Women in about three years.
Anyone interested in editting, researching, writing, printing, fundraising....