April 7th Newsletter

 

Happy April!

We have lots of great opportunities and events to share with you in this edition of the newsletter. 


For an updated calendar of events, or for more information about the Office of LGBTQ Affairs, please visit:

The Office of LGBTQ Affairs Website

 For up-to-the-minute event announcements, please "Like" us on Facebook:

 LGBTQ Affairs Facebook Page

 Pride Alliance Facebook Page

 

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LGBTQ Affairs



Current Events & News

 

LGBTQ Affairs
Events

Special Events

  1. Free HIV Testing, April 8th 10-2
  2. ​UA Day of Silence, April 15th 10-2
  3. Help bring GRL Sorority to Campus
  4. Findings from the LGBTQIA+ Needs Assessment, April 21st 9-10
  5. LGBTQ Mental Health Forum, April 23 3-5
  6. An Evening with Laverne Cox, May 4th 7pm 
  7. ​7th Annual Rainbow Graduation, May 8th 6pm

Continuing Series

  1. Support Groups
  2. Safe Zone Spring 2015 Workshop Schedule 

Campus
Events

 

  1. UA Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  2. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  3. oSTEM Hangout with ASAPScience Youtube Group, April 7th, 7pm
  4. 22nd Annual Lesbian Looks Film, April 9th, 7pm
  5. Women in Leadership Breakfast and Panel, April 11th, 9am
  6. Richard Ruiz Remembrance, April 11th 11am-12:30pm
  7. ACT Stomp it Out series
  8. 'The Mask You Live In' screening, April 17th, 7pm
  9. Masculinity and Men of Color Discussion Group
  10. Alien Citizen, An Earth Odyssey, April 22nd, 7pm
  11. 'The Hunting Ground' screening, April 25th, 7pm
  12. Latest Edition of Living Wild
  13. CSW Workshop for Emerging Leaders, May 7th
  14. Spring 2015 Deep Dish Schedule

Community
Events

  1. Tucson Community's Take Back the Night, April 8th
  2. ​Wildcat G3 April Gay Happy Hour, April 10th
  3. ​3rd Annual Tucson Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, April 10th
  4. ​Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast, April 21st
  5. LGBT Night out at the Ballet with Ballet Arizona, April 30th
  6. SAGA Tipping Point Party, May 9th
  7. Reveille presents 'When I knew'
  8. Lets Get Better Together 2015 Conference, May 8th 

Opportunities

  1. Application for Student Services Fee Advisory Board
  2. oSTEM Executive Board Positions for 2015-16
  3. Research Participants needed: LGBTQ opinions on government
  4. Research Participants needed: Generations Project
  5. Donna Swaim Travel Scholarship
  6. Out for Undergrad Conference application
  7. Hey baby! Art Against Sexual Violence Art Show Series
  8. METRO Center of Tucson mentorship program
  9. Intergroup Dialogue: Fall 2015 Facilitation Course
  10. LRC 595a Fall 2015 Class
  11. Consider the Social Justice Wing for 2015-2016
  12. UA's Oasis Program: SPEAC Internship
  13. UA Federal Reslations Internship
  14. NQAPIA Conference, August 6-9th

 


LGBTQ Affairs Events

 

LGBTQ Affairs Special Events


1. Free HIV Testing, April 8th from 10-2pm 

It's that time of year again where we team up with Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation to bring you Free HIV Testing in a little event we call Status Update.  This event will take place on April 8th.  Don't miss out on this opportunity! Testing will occur in 20 minute intervals from 10am to 2pm (for example: 10:00-10:2010:20-10:40, and 10:40-11:00).  All you have to do is email your top 3 time slots to hivstatusupdate@gmail.com. It is super easy, private, confidential, and your name or information will not be used for any reason other than scheduling/confirming your appointment.  Space is limited, so sign up today!

 
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2. U of A Day of Silence, April 15th from 10-2

Join Pride Alliance Wednesday, April 15th as we observe the annual DAY OF SILENCE. Students across the country will be taking a vow of silence as part of this national event that highlights the silencing effect that bullying, violence, and harassment have on LGBTQ+ people. Your personal vow can be whatever you are comfortable with and we recognize academic influences might hinder full silent participation. 
 
We will have a small display on the mall in front of Old Main from 10am to 2pm with campus and community resources for people affected by bullying, violence, and harassment. In addition, for all those taking a vow (or wishing to support those being silent) we will have a collection of tents creating a safe space to hang out during this potentially difficult day. Feel free to stop by, lounge in shade, and learn more about this national campaign.
 
At 5pm join our procession to 2nd Street Stage for a NEW BREAKING OF THE SILENCE CEREMONY with a Taiko drum performance, slam poetry, and free pizza. Meet at the site of the resource fair on the mall at 4:45pm and we will start the procession to 2nd Street Stage promptly at 5pm. When we arrive, the Taiko drum group, Odaiko Sonora will begin the breaking of the silence ceremony followed by performances by the UA's very own spoken word group, Outspoken. This is an excellent opportunity to debrief and regroup after a difficult day with free pizza, Eegees, and your UA queer family.
 
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3. Help bring the GRL Sorority to campus!

Do you want to help bring a new and inclusive sorority to campus?

Gamma Rho Lambda National Sorority is an all-inclusive, woman’s social sorority exemplifying the qualities of tolerance, diversity, unity, and trust, which provides a network of assistance in the areas of scholastic guidance, emotional support and community service while ultimately developing the lifelong bonds of sisterhood. Visit http://gammarholambda.org/ for more info

Interested? Contact Robyn McBurney on Facebook or at mmcburney@email.arizona.edu

*15 members needed by April 15th to make this happen, so don't delay!*

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4. Findings from the LGBTQIA+ Needs Assessment, April 21st from 9-10am

Dean of Students Practically Speaking Series:
Findings from the LGBTQIA+
 Needs Assessment

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
9am-10am
Student Union, Agave Room

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) students are everywhere and are all of our students—come learn about their experiences at the UA and gain insight into what you can do to make this campus more inclusive and welcoming for everyone. 

During the spring of 2014, The Office of LGBTQ Affairs, Campus Health Service, and other campus partners collaborated to administer the largest assessment of members of the LGBTQIA+ campus community to date. This has resulted in the richest data set our campus has ever had on the experiences of LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, and staff and has much to teach us about campus culture and climate, health and wellness issues, and programs and services for those who identify as LGBTQIA+. 

Join  Program Director, Jen Hoefle Olson to discuss the implications this data carries for the UA campus community. 

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5. LGBTQ Mental  Health Forum, April 23rd from 3-5pm

Join us at the Career Services Classroom from 3-5pm on 4/23 for a forum to discuss mental health issues in the LGBTQA+ community. There will be a panel of LGBTQA+ speakers, as well as a facilitated discussion about what we can do to improve the health of the community


6. Laverne Cox comes to UA! May 4th, 7pm 

LGBTQ Affairs and WEB are bringing you an evening with Laverne Cox, trans superstar from the show "Orange is the New Black" and all-around amazing person. The event will take place in the SUMC Grand Ballroom on Monday, May 4th at 7pm (but doors open at 6pm). The event is Free with a Catcard and $20 at the door for the public.There are no advanced ticked sales

7. 7th Annual Rainbow Graduation, May 8th at 6pm

Are you graduating this May (or December 2015)?  Do you want to participate in a graduation ceremony for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual or allied? Rainbow Graduation is open to all graduating undergraduates, graduates, or professional school students to show their fabulous wildcat pride!

Be recognized for your academic efforts and achievements at the 8th annual Rainbow Graduation on Friday, May 8th at 6pm in Gallagher Theater in the Student Union. Graduateswill receive rainbow cords, a certificate, and will be the guests of honor at a catered reception following the ceremony.

If you would like to participate, please email all of the following information to us at:uarainbowgraduation@gmail.com by April 24th @ noon:


1.   Your name as you'd like it to appear on your certificate
2.   Major(s)
3.   Graduating degree
4.   Career goal(s)
5.   Your favorite quote
6.   Electronic picture of yourself

This information will be included as part of a PowerPoint presentation that will be shown as you are recognized during the ceremony.
           -and-
7. The name, email address, and phone number of your presenter:

As a graduating student, we ask that you please select someone who will present you at the ceremony. The person you select will have 30 seconds to say a few words about you. This person could be a friend, partner, family member, professor, mentor, neighbor, or whomever you choose. 
 

Please RSVP to us at uarainbowgraduation@gmail.com byApril 24, 2015 @ noon (or sooner if you can)! Please make sure to include all of the requested information!



Here are all the details for the event:

Rainbow Graduation 2015:
The 8th Annual LGBTQA & Allied GraduationCelebration
Friday, May 8th, 2015

6-8pm 
Gallagher Theater, Student Union, 1303 E. University

This festive and intimate end-of-the-year celebration will provide personal recognition of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual (LGBTQA) and allied seniors, as well as graduating graduate school and professional school students at The University of Arizona. Each graduate will receive a rainbow cord and certificate of honor, and a catered reception will follow the ceremony.  You must register by April 24th to participate.

 

LGBTQ Affairs Continuing Events



1. Support Groups

LGBTQ Affairs provides support groups to people who need some support in their lives. Those include: 

LGBTQA+ Support Group
Tuesdays 4-5:30pm in the SUMC Room 412 (4th Floor Conference Room)

This is a safe space for UA students, faculty, and staff to talk in an open and supportive environment about issues impacting their lives and the LGBTQA+ and Allied community. 

Gender Spectrum Support Group
Mondays 3-4pm in the 3rd Floor Highland Commons, SE Corner

This is a support, therapy, and education group for UA students dealing with gender identity, gender dysphoria, and issues related to gender. There is a $5 a week charge, that can be billed to Bursar's

QPOC and Two-Spirit Discussion Group
Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm in Nugent Room 203

This is a peer to peer discussion group that provides a safe environment  to connect, share experiences, and show support for each other. 


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2. Safe Zone Fall 2014 Workshop Schedule

Safe Zone is a campus-wide program committed to making The University of Arizona a safer, more welcoming, and inclusive environment for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community. All workshops are free and open to the campus community.

Upcoming Training and Registration Links:

 


April


Friday , April 17
Location: Ventana Room

Workshops often fill to capacity quickly! Please register early. 

9:00-11:30pm
General Education Training

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yoTcCcqscSdRskXMyxm4u5gwML_i7IHDr-85l3F8D34/edit

12:00-2:00pm
Ally Development Training

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fcvcaWkBPtvcGdO_63lnKBtOvu3Duznl_2HLleXFRh8/viewform

 

Campus Events


 

1. UA Sexual Assault Awareness Month 

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2. April is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 

On behalf of Asian Pacific American Student Affairs (APASA), we would like to invite you and all of your constituents to join us in celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month this April. The UA and Tucson communities have collaborated to create an amazing educational month, which is showcased in the calendar of events below. Thank you for all of your continual support and we look forward to seeing you at the events! 

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3. oSTEM hangout with ASAPscience Youtube group, April 7th at 7pm

Mitch and Greg from youtube's wildly popular ASAPscience channel who are going to call in for a virtual hangout to tell us about their experiences being LGBT in science and their journey to the field of scientific communication/stardom. They have this awesome coming out video they made that year (take a peek: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWOUI2cu-64)

oSTEM is also raffling off a copy of their first ever book and will live-tweet questions to them during the session! TECHNOLOGY MEETS SCIENCE MEETS QUEER PEOPLE: who could ask for anything more? 

Folks who want more information can email uaostem@gmail.com 

 

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4. 22nd Annual Lesbian Looks: Of Girls and Horses, April 9th at 7pm  


22nd annual LESBIAN LOOKS presents:
Of Girls and Horses (Monika Treut, Germany, 2014)
Loft Cinema
Thursday April 9th 7pm

The latest feature from acclaimed filmmaker Monika Treut (The Virgin Machine) follows the slow rhythm of farm life in green and lovely Northern Germany.

Alex, a troubled teen with an attitude, is sent by her harried mother for a last-ditch internship at a farm, in the care of a horse trainer named Nina. The horse trainer, who is herself retreating from busy city life, takes on her new charge as if dealing with a wild mustang. Holiday guest Kathy arrives with her own horse, and sparks begin to fly. One weekend when Nina goes to the city to see her girlfriend, Kathy and Alex are left to care for the horses. When the cat’s away, the mice will play. (Dir. by Monika Treut, 2014, Germany, in German with subtitles, 82 mins., Not Rated)

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5. Women in Leadership Breakfast & Panel, April 11th at 9am  

Hear from accomplished women leaders and learn first-hand about their diverse journeys to positions of power and influence as a part of New Leadership Arizona. The event will take place on Saturday, April 11th in the Pima room of the Student Union from 9am-12pm. There is limited space available, so please RSVP by Friday, April 3rd here or by email to auroras@email.arizona.edu

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Sat, April 11th from 11-12:30pm at Crowder Hall. 

Please join us to celebrate the life of UA's beloved faculty member, Richard Ruiz. 

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7. ACT Stomp it Out series, April 16th at 7pm

Join Advocates Coming Together (ACT) this semester for their annual programing series on using inclusive language – Stomp It Out! Come learn about words related to race and racism, disability and mental illness, & gender identity and gender expression that hurt others. In the end, we pledge to eliminate these words from our vocabulary by covering our hands and feet in paint, and literally stomping them out! Dinner served at all events! #ACTstompitout #uasojo

All events at 7pm:

·         Thursday 4/16 - Gender Identity and Expression - Colonia de La Paz hall

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8. The Mask You Live in screening, April 17th at 7pm  

On Friday, April 17th at 7pm in the Gallagher Theater, The Men's Project and The Women's Resource Center at the University of Arizona will be hosting a screening and discussion about masculinity and how boys and young men are socialized in the United States.  "The Mask You Live In" is a movie from the producers of Miss Representation that examines the experiences of men and boys as they try to make sense of challenging messages about what it means to be a man.  The film is not being shown in theaters so this is the one chance to see it in Tucson!  The program is open to the public and free of charge.

Movie Trailer- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc45-ptHMxo

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9. Masculinity and Men of Color discussion group, April 21st from 5-6:30pm 

This discussion group will provide a safe space for all students to connect and share experiences around masculinity in higher education. Because of the declining college enrollments of men of color and low income backgrounds, this group will meet to discuss challenges of masculinity and intersecting identities.

This event will be at APASA/NASA on the 2nd floor of the Nugent building on Tuesday, April 21st from 5-6:30pm. 

 

Visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/726943607403819

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What: Alien Citizen, An Earth Odyssey

When: April 22, 20157 p.m.

Where: KIVA Room (Education Building room 211), The University of Arizona, 1430 E. Second Street 

Contact:  Barbara Allen (520)621-8753allenb@email.arizona.edu Artist is available for interviews

                Who are you when you’re from everywhere and nowhere? Come find out, Wednesday, April 22, at 7 p.m., on the UA campus, Education Building, Kiva Room where Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey will be presented. The production is sponsored through the collaborative efforts of the University of Arizona Libraries, FORCE, UA Women’s Resource Center, Asian Pacific American Student Affairs, the Common Ground Alliance, Adalberto and Ana Guerrero Student Center, and Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry.

                Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey is a funny and poignant one-woman show about growing up as a dual citizen of mixed heritage in Central America, North Africa, the Middle East and New England.

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11. 'The Hunting Ground' screening at the Loft, FREE for UA students, April 25th at 7pm

The Loft Theater’s education staff is hosting a U of A night, on Saturday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m., where they will give free entry to any college student with a valid college ID, with a post-film Q&A with the film's Director, KIrby Dick.

From acclaimed writer/director Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering, the filmmaking team behind the Oscar-nominated documentary The Invisible War, comes The Hunting Ground, a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on campuses, poised to light a fire under a national debate. In a tour de force of verité footage, expert insights, and first-person testimonies, the film follows undergraduate rape survivors pursuing both their education and justice, despite ongoing harassment and the devastating toll on them and their families. Scrutinizing the gamut of elite Ivies, state universities, and small colleges, filmmakers Dick and Ziering reveal an endemic system of institutional cover-ups, rationalizations, victim-blaming, and denial that creates perfect storm conditions for predators to prey with impunity. Meanwhile, the film captures mavericks Andrea Pino and Annie Clark, two survivors who are taking matters into their own hands —ingeniously employing Title IX legal strategy to fight back and sharing their knowledge among a growing, unstoppable network of young women who will no longer be silent. (Dir. by Kirby Dick, 2015, USA, 103 mins., Rated PG-13)

For more information, visit https://loftcinema.com/film/the-hunting-ground/

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12. Latest Edition of Living Wild

Hey Wildcats!

Check out the latest edition of "Living Wild!"  A magazine by Campus Health filled with juicy topics just for you.

How Your Body Uses Calories
Caffeine: How Much Is Too Much?
Top 3 Tattoo Tips
Beating the Arizona Heat
How To Have A Simultaneous Orgasm
Aquatic Workouts 
And So Much More!

Direct Link: http://bit.ly/LivingWildApr2015  
Accessible & Mobile-Friendly Version: http://bit.ly/LWAPR2015MF

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13. CSW Workshop for Emerging Leaders, May 7th

Where: Silver and Sage room in Old Main
When: 5:30-6:30pm on  May 7th

This workshop series, featured recently in Lo Que Pasa, will bring together UA campus and Tucson community leaders who whose talks will focus on the key qualities that emerging leaders need to succeed in the dynamic, twenty-first century workplace. The CSW Workshops for Emerging Leaders will address the following questions:

·         What key traits should emerging leaders develop to advance equity, opportunity, and diversity in the workplace?

·         How can emerging leaders think differently to shape a better workplace and a more engaged community?

·         How can leaders respond effectively to micro-aggressions or utilize kindness to effectively build their team and organization?

These workshops are open to anyone on campus or in the community. Workshops allow time for questions, as well as for networking with speakers and other audience members. Through consistent, monthly dialogue, we will build a stronger community of future leaders who are committed to equity, opportunity, and balance for a diverse workforce.

Light refreshments will be provided and there is no need to RSVP; however, space may be limited based on demand.

 

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14. Spring 2015 Deep Dish Schedule 


Deep Dish Lunchtime Speaker Series
When:  Thursdays from Noon - 1:00 p.m., Fall and Spring Semesters
 
Think deep (like "smart") and dish (like "gossip"), Deep Dish is our 10-times-a-semester, lunchtime speaker series that focuses on sharing and discussing LGBT-related research, community initiatives, and social justice issues. It's casual, conversational, informal--and best of all, there's free food. Deep Dish is our homage to an old-fashioned lesbian potluck, where we can build diverse networks and share information among faculty, students, staff, and community members interested in LGBT research and social issues. Most presenters are local, but we also feature presentations from visiting scholars when we are lucky enough to know about their visits in advance. 

Visit https://lgbt.arizona.edu/deepdish for more information!

 

pril 9: Bruv Luv: Self Reflection, Listening to Women's Voices & Coming Together with Men to Make Justice: Anti-patriarchy Organizing within Social Justice Communities

April 16: Alex Karaman: Queering Palestine: An Exploration of Affective and Cultural Production in Isreal- Palestine

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Community Events


Tucson's Community Take Back the Night is Wednesday April 8th!

MARCH! Bring your walking shoes and channel your inner activist!!! Poster making, speakers, flash mob rehearsal! Sam Lena Library 1607 S 6th at 4pm!

Youth Rally! For our young protesters! Poster making, speakers, flash mob rehearsal! Armory Park at 4:30pm!

Survivor Speak Out and Main Event! We will then converge on Hotel Congress at 6pm to Take Back the Night! Speakers and performers include: Monica Jones, Natalie Nguyen, Flight School, Kristen Nelson, Fluxx Dance, Esperanza Dance, and more!

ASL and simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available!

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2. The Wildcat G3 April Gay Happy Hour, April 10th from 5-9pm

 

 

 
 

RSVP on Facebook

The Atrium

The Entrance

The Lobby

We just can't hold it in any longer!

 

Our event locations are usually kept a secret until the first of the month, but we gotta let you know about this one!

 

We are proud and super excited to be partnering with The University of Arizona to bring you "The Wildcat G3" at the Viscount Suite Hotel. This college-bowl-sized G3 will be our first in Mid-Town and will take place in the hotel's grand four story tall atrium. Lit up in vibrant reds and blues, it will feature a nacho bar so long we're gonna need to put a goal post at the end!

 

Everyone is encouraged to show some school spirit and wear your school colors (even if you went to ASU). 

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The April 2015 G3 Gay Happy Hour

Presented by The Institute for LGBT Studies

5-9PM

Friday April 10

The Viscount Suite Hotel

4855 East Broadway (between Swan and Craycroft) 

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$5 at the door includes your first drink and hors d'ouvres. There is plenty of free parking. 

Oh Get a Room!

We will have information regarding a special G3 room rate  package on our website this coming week.

 
 
 

 

Our Facebook page is the best place for ongoing news and information PLUS  we post a monthly 

"Event Page" you can use

to RSVP and invite friends

Our Website is where you'll find detailed information about G3,

like event location maps, 

photo galleries,  a G3 Team Roster, FAQ and Contact Pages

 
 
 

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We invite you to join us for the 3rd annual Tucson Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (YHAAD) event Friday, April 10th. YHAAD is a substance free event for youth ages 13-23 and their trusted supports.  We have very limited space for our resource fair, so please RSVP as soon as you can to reserve a table at the event. If you have any questions, please contact Paco Velez (pvelez@saaf.org) or Erin Butler (eButler@saaf.org). We look forwarding to see you and/or the youth that you work with on Friday, April 10th!

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4. Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast, April 21st from 8-10am

WHAT:           The Second Annual Tucson Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast 

WHY:             To celebrate personal and professional accomplishments that help promote and advance Harvey Milk’s dream for a just and inclusive society for those who are excluded – gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, racial and ethnic minorities, the elderly, the young, and the disabled.  

WHEN:           April 21, 2015 from 8: 00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:         Tucson Doubletree, 445 South Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ

WHO:             Stuart Milk, President and co-founder, Harvey Milk Foundation, and nephew to Harvey Milk (keynote speaker)

Hon. Jonathan Rothschild, Mayor of Tucson

Guy Atchely, News Anchor, KGUN 9 (emcee)

Expected to attend: Adriana Zavala Badal, Former Mayor, Bisbee, AZ.  In 2013, Ms. Badal and four council members passed Arizona’s first municipal ordinance legalizing civil unions for same-sex couples.

HOW:             By accepting nominations for three prestigious Harvey Milk Foundation awards, by announcing the recipients, and by presenting the awards during the Second Annual Tucson Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast. The awards are:  

  • The Harvey Milk Community Award:  for an outstanding business owner who demonstrates and supports diversity at his or her place of business.
  • The Harvey Milk Legacy Award:  to honor a person who has worked on diversity issues over a long period of time
  • The Milán Rózsa Youth Award:  for a person under the age of 26 who works to promote social, political, economic or environmental change in the community.

All nominations should be less than 250 words and sent to diversitybreakfast2015@gmail.com.  

This event is important to Tucson and to Arizona because in 2013 Tucson, Tempe and Sedona became Arizona’s second, third and fourth cities, after Bisbee, to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples.  Also a few months after same-sex marriage became legal in Arizona in October, 2014, the cities of Tucson, Phoenix, and Tempe were given a perfect score of 100 by the Human Rights Campaign's annual Municipal Equality Index which tracks how U.S. cities treat lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents.  The three cities were also designated "All Stars" for excelling on matters of equality without relying on state law.  The Human Rights Campaign is a national gay-rights organization.  

In addition, the breakfast is an excellent way to recognize and thank City of Tucson elected officials, community leaders, and many residents for designating Tucson an “immigrant friendly” community and for supporting civil and legal rights for its residents.  One example is the work by UA College of Law professors to restore civil and legal rights to convicted individuals who have completed their sentence.

The Second Annual Tucson Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast tickets can be obtained for a tax-deductible contribution of $35 online at Eventbrite at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tucsons-2nd-annual-harvey-milk-diversity-breakfast-tickets-15979619472?aff=eac2.  Underwriter and Sponsorship opportunities may also be handled through the same website. Learn more about this event by visiting www.Facebook.com/TucsonHMDB 

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5. LGBT Night Out at the Ballet with Ballet Arizona, April 30th

You are cordially invited to join us for an amazing evening  experiencing the arts in downtown Phoenix!  While this is an LGBT event, our straight allies are also welcome to come!  Please get your tickets soon to get the best seats!  In addition, you can click through to our Facebook event page and RSVP on there as well, and invite your Phoenix Facebook friends!

https://www.facebook.com/events/770961586290276/

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6. Save the Date for the SAGA Tipping Point Party!

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Reveille Men’s Chorus presents “When I Knew”

A journey of discovery through the personal stories of chorus members

Saturday, May 2nd at 8pm
Sunday, May 3rd at 3pm

Temple of Music and Art
330 S Scott Ave, Tucson, AZ

 

Tickets available at www.reveillemenschorus.org or with a Reveille member
$30 general admission
$25 for seniors and students with ID

Group sales and discounts: 520-304-1758


8. Save the Date for the Lets Get Better Together Conference, May 8th 2015

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Opportunities


1. Apply for the Student Services Fee Advisory Board!

Applications for the Student Services Fee Advisory Board (SSFAB) are currently open for the 2015-2016 school year. SSFAB is a board made up of Undergraduate and Graduate Students from across the campus charged with making allocation recommendations for the $40 Student Services Fee to various Student Affairs programs at the University.  The Board oversees a budget totaling approximately 3 million dollars from the collected fee. Examples of projects that have been funded by the Student Services Fee include: SafeRide, ASUA and GPSC Club Funding, Scholarship Universe, Volunteer UA and the Common Ground Alliance.

Applications are due Wednesday April 8, 2015 at 11:59 PM and all students are encouraged to apply! It is a great opportunity for students to have a direct impact on the U of A community.  You can apply by following this link:

http://studentaffairs.arizona.edu/servicesfee/board_information.php

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2. oSTEM Executive Board Positions Available for 2015-16 School Year!

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (oSTEM) seeking Executive Board members for 2015-16 school year

oSTEM is seek a few committed and passionate LGBT+/allied students to fill our executive board for next school year! Together, the e-board works to plan meetings and events that coincide with our organizational goal of encouraging greater LGBT+ leadership and visibility in STEM science fields. We are looking to hold elections for the following positions: President, VP of Administration, VP of Community, VP of Finance, VP of OUTreach, and general Executive Staff. General requirements and preferred qualifications are as follows:

Required:
(1) Be a current undergraduate/graduate student at the University of Arizona in good academic standing.
(2) Active participation during and attendance to bi-weekly executive board meetings
(3) Plan and execute bi-monthly general body meetings with intermediate social, professional development, and networking events.
(4) Assist in the set-up and cleaning up before/after and attendance at events/meetings
(5) Flexibility, works well in team settings, and has the ability to complete delegated tasks in a timely and appropriate manner.

(6) able to commit around 10 hours monthly to administering oSTEM and attending events/meetings

Preferred:
(1) Participation in oSTEM Executive Board retreat (the weekend before the start of the school year, Aug 21-23), where we will plan events for the upcoming school year in Bisbee, AZ (cost: ~$100 for the weekend)

We welcome any and all interest or inquiries! If you are interested, please email uaostem@gmail.com with your name, class standing, department, the position(s) you are interested in filling, and a short paragraph describing yourself and what you hope to bring to the executive board. Specific duties assigned to each position can be found below. Thank you all for your interest in oSTEM. Together, we can make our second year an even larger success than our first!

Best,

Cole Eskridge
President/Chapter Founder, oSTEM@UA
 

President:

  1. Plan and make agenda for monthly general membership meetings
  2. Plan and make agenda for bi-weekly Executive Board meetings
  3. Seek sponsorships and partnerships for oSTEM@UA from local or national corporations/institutions.
  4. Spearhead grant-writing (when necessary) to support oSTEM@UA activities
  5. Delegate tasks as appropriate to other board members.
  6. Facilitate conflict that arises within the organization.
  7. Attend ASUA club workshop (at beginning of elected semester) as well as semesterly LGBT+ student leader meetings.

Vice-President of Administration:

  1. Take and keep track of attendance at general body meetings and events
  2. Maintain oSTEM@UA’s contact listserv (adding and removing names when needed)
  3. Take detailed minutes of all general body and Executive Board meetings
  4. Make meeting minutes available to entire membership
  5. Work with the executive staff to delegate administrative duties.

Vice-President of Community:

  1. Maintain and curate oSTEM@UA’s social media platforms (facebook, twitter, CollegiateLink site, etc)
  2. Publicize all events/meetings to general membership and campus community including, but not limited to, emailing the listserv, posting to the facebook group, “tweeting”, creating posters/flyers, distributing posters/flyers, etc.
  3. Brainstorming and planning social activities for oSTEM@UA

Vice-President of Finance:

  1. Attend ASUA club workshop at beginning of elected semester.
  2. Keep a ledger of oSTEM’s finances (excel spreadsheet, etc)
  3. Submit reimbursement form for events, food, etc.
  4. Oversee financial dealings
  5. Maintain oSTEM@UA’s club bank account.

Vice-President of OUTreach:

  1. Maintain partnerships and communication with other UA student organizations/offices.
  2. Manage volunteer opportunities in our community (UA, Tucson, LGBT, etc.)
  3. Serve as a liason to other organizations.
  4. Attend semesterly LGBT+ Leaders meeting with President.

General Executive Staff (3-4 positions)

  1. Contribute the  administration of oSTEM with tasks delegated by the VP of Administration
  2. Collaborate with the executive to plan and execute meetings/events
          

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3. Research participants needed: LGBTQ opinions on government 

Researchers from the School of Government and Public Policy at the University of Arizona are studying attitudes among the LGBTQ community in Arizona. They are recruiting participants to take part in a brief and completely anonymous online survey regarding their opinions of politics and government officials. The researchers are interested in finding out why members of Arizona’s LGBTQ community do or do not choose to participate in politics and what their opinions are regarding current government officials both here in Arizona and in Washington D.C. Responses from non-LGBTQ identified people are valuable and are also encouraged to participate. This survey should take 10-15 minutes and has received UA IRB approval.

Your participation would facilitate a better understanding of what motivates this important part of our population to engage in the democratic process. Thank you!

The survey can be accessed here: https://uarizona.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3EgEOb5nrfKwrUp

If you have any questions please contact:

Meghan Bergersen at mnberger@email.arizona.edu

Or

Samara Klar, Ph.D. at klar@email.arizona.edu

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4. Research participants needed: Generations Project

You are invited to participate in the GENERATIONS PROJECT - A study about the lives and experiences of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. Your input will help in understanding problems that face our community.
Eligible participants will receive a $75 incentive to participate in an interview.

For more info and to find out if you’re eligible, please go this website [GenerationsScreen.com] or call [520-621-1026].

Thank you for your help!
Recruitment material code: 0307

 

 


5. Donna Swaim Travel Scholarship

Are you interested in sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking prevention? Do you want to gain event planning experience or be a part of an on-campus movement? If you said yes to either of these questions, then you should consider applying for the UA ‘s Oasis Program Against Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Fall 2015 Student’s Promoting Empowerment and Consent (SPEAC) internship!

SPEAC is a social justice-oriented student group dedicated to raising awareness about sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. Through education and outreach, SPEAC aims to advocate for survivors, inspire action within the UA student community, and challenge the culture and social structures that perpetuate sexual and relationship violence.

Please take a look at the attached application for more information .  If you have any questions regarding the application,  or need additional information, please contact Jacqueline Chau at jchau@email.arizona.edu. We hope to work with you in the future!

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6. Out for Undergrad's Marketing Conference 

Out for Undergrad (O4U) seeks to connect high-achieving LGBT students with top-tier companies across the financial, consulting and tech industries. This year, they  are launching a new conference called the Out for Undergrad Marketing Conference (OUMC), where we will connect students with recruiters from top consumer packaged goods, retail and marketing firms 

The conference will be held in October 2015. Because of O4U’s fantastic sponsors, attendees' airfare, food, and lodging are entirely paid for through scholarships.

Find the application here

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7. Hey Baby Art Show Series

Hey Baby | Art Against Sexual Violence is planning an upcoming art show series, starting April 24th to May to raise awareness of and bring about an end to sexual violence. We invite art, writing, performance, acts and actions that explore and excavate, the conditions or environments under which we/society allows, even prefers, undermining and dehumanizing people. This license, an unmarked threshold crossed by all of us under the pretense of expedience, competence and or merit, encourages and intoxicates us into thinking that human dignity is a luxury afforded only when the norms of systems and institutions are satisfied.

We encourage and welcome submissions around a myriad of topics, by April 16th. You can see more at http://heybabyart.tumblr.com/ and  https://www.facebook.com/HeyBaby.Art

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8. METRO Center of Tucson mentorship program


There's a fun new opportunity available for UA students and other volunteers to mentor youth from at-risk environments right here in Tucson. The METRO Center of Tucson is offering a program, called I Choose Me, that is different from many other mentoring models. We emphasize youth and their mentors working in groups and being involved in the community. Whether it's organizing an event or volunteering in a community garden, mentors and mentees build relationships while participating in projects and service.

We are seeking motivated individuals to be volunteer mentors in the I Choose Me program. Mentoring with METRO is a great way to help young people succeed while building one's own aptitude for working with youth and teaching life-skills.

Please check out the brochure and see our video (just 1 minute!) to learn more about the mentoring program at the METRO Center programs and opportunities.

I would love to schedule a time to talk with your group about the mentoring program. If you could let me know what time would work, that would be great.



If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at gjwoods@email.arizona.edu or (720) 255-8950 or Nicholas Mares to call the METRO Center at (520) 327-5980.


9. Take the InterGroup Dialogue Class EDL270 Fall 2015 Class 

Intergroup Dialogue Fall 2015 Facilitation Course: EDL 270
APPLY HERE: 
http://goo.gl/forms/7mwtVuCr3S
Wednesdays 2:00-4:00pm 

Are you interested in exploring social justice and everyday activism? This three credit course is designed for students interested in diving deeper and advancing their own social justice education in order to take a leadership role with organizing workshops, designing action projects, participating in community activism, facilitating small group dialogue, and studying the relevance and importance of identifying and resisting the manifestations of oppression. Participants will be invited to engage in regular on-going personal reflection, and use provided readings to advance their knowledge and ability to engage in both learning and taking action for social change. 

This 300 level course is geared towards students who have participated in the Intergroup Dialogue Spring Course but is open to students with a strong interest in social justice education. Students interested in facilitating in the Spring Dialogue Course must take this program to be considered for a future facilitation position.

Through this 3-credit course, students can expect:

1.       Weekly 2 hour group meetings facilitated by both graduate and professional staff.

2.       Weekly readings and journal assignments that will encourage increased knowledge of how oppression impacts different identities.

3.       The opportunity to design and execute a small group project to address oppression on campus or in the community.

Apply Here: http://goo.gl/forms/7mwtVuCr3S

For questions, please email Sarah Gonzales at sarita@email.arizona.edu 

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10. Take the LRC 595a -Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Children's and Young Adult Literature Fall 2015 Class 

 

LRC 595a - Race, Gender & Sexuality in Children’s & Young Adult Literature

Tuesdays, 4:15-6:45 pm 

Dr. Carol Brochin (cbrochin@email.arizona.edu

In this course, we will examine issues of race, gender, and sexuality as they intersect across a variety of texts including picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and graphic novels. We will pay particular attention to texts by queer authors of color and bilingual books that reflect the growing Chican@/Latin@ (im)migrant population in U.S. schools. Readings will include articles from critical, feminist, and queer theorists as well as researchers who draw from a variety of methodological approaches including: narrative, textual, discourse and critical content analysis. These readings will help frame how we read and examine books by award winning authors such as: Maya Christina Gonzalez, Jacqueline Woodson, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Malinda Lo, Nancy Garden, Meg Medina, Ann Peters, and Alex Sanchez to name a few. The major projects in the class will include the development of a text set around student directed themes as well as a substantive research/analytical paper. During this class, we will also examine the epistemological, curricular, and pedagogical implications for implementing these texts into classrooms across a variety of settings. This course is beneficial to educators, scholars, and teachers interested in the ways in which feminist, racialized, linguistic, queer, and transgender perspectives are represented in books written for both children and youth. 

If you would like more information, you may find the full syllabus here

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11. Live in the Social Justice Wing Next Year

Are you passionate about diversity and social justice? Want to live in a community of affirming, passionate people? Consider living with Residence Life in Pima, just north of the student union. Gender-inclusive roommate pairs and suite bathrooms are available!

Need more information?  Visit http://www.life.arizona.edu/home/hall-living/featured-communities/social-justice-wing or contact socialjustice@life.arizona.edu.

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12. SPEAC Internship

Are you interested in sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking prevention? Do you want to gain event planning experience or be a part of an on-campus movement? If you said yes to either of these questions, then you should consider applying for the UA ‘s Oasis Program Against Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Fall 2015 Student’s Promoting Empowerment and Consent (SPEAC) internship!

SPEAC is a social justice-oriented student group dedicated to raising awareness about sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. Through education and outreach, SPEAC aims to advocate for survivors, inspire action within the UA student community, and challenge the culture and social structures that perpetuate sexual and relationship violence.

Please take a look at the application here for more information .  If you have any questions regarding the application,  or need additional information, please contact Jacqueline Chau at jchau@email.arizona.edu. We hope to work with you in the future!

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13. Federal Relations Summer and Fall Internship

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14. NQAPIA Conference, August 6-9th

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) has invited the Consortium to attend, bring student groups, and submit workshops for:

 

“Thriving Together: Queer APIs Building Community, Solidarity & Movement”

A National Conference of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender

Asian Americans, South Asians, Southeast Asians, and Pacific Islanders

August 6 to 9, 2015:  Chicago, IL

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS for Conference Workshops, Arts/ Cultural Programs,

Networking Caucuses, Pre-Conference Convenings.

Submit Proposals to http://goo.gl/forms/lRUZ8XYbw4 by Extended Deadline of March 11.

 

If you have any questions or need support relating to the proposal deadline, please contact Glenn Magpantay (Executive Director of NQAPIA) atglenn_magpantay@nqapia.org directly.

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Thanks for your support! See you out and about!