Hey there, Wildcats!
Can you believe it's already mid-April? You can count on the weeks after Spring Break to be among the busiest of the whole academic year, and that's certainly true for LGBTQ Affairs. You won't want to miss three big events coming up soon: Safe Zone's "Trans 101", Second Chance Prom (with a Sci Fi/Steampunk theme, even!), and our wildly fabulous Rainbow Graduation! Read on for details!
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This group is a safe space for UA students to talk in an open and supportive environment about issues impacting their lives and the LGBTQ and Allied community. Students can discuss topics ranging from coming out to making new friends, from the media to gender identity. Facilitated by LGBTQA staff to provide resources and guidance if needed, the group is free and confidential. Please drop in - no need to call! For more information, please contact Martie van der Voort, MC, LPC, 621-3334 or email: email@example.com.
As confidentiality is an important aspect of the group, the group is not open to individuals writing papers for classes or other projects.
Co-sponsored by LGBTQ Affairs, Dean of Students, and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).
Room 412 is located on the 4th floor of the Student Union Memorial Center, directly across from the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership (CSIL) and next to Career Services.
2. Queer People of Color & Two-Spirit Discussion Group (QPOC), Thursdays, 5:30pm, Chicano/Hispano Student Affairs (Chavez 205)
The first of its kind at the University of Arizona, this peer to peer discussion group provides a safe and comfortable environment for LGBTQ and Two Spirit identified people of color to connect, share experiences, and show support for one another. These meetings are an opportunity for students to have discussions around LGBTQ issues within communities of minority races/ethnicities. Meetings are every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 PM at the Cesar Chavez Buildng, Room 205.
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, and questioning (LGBTQ) community. All workshops are free and open to the campus community.
Upcoming training and registration links:
Gender non-conforming? Transgender? Transsexual? Gender queer? Cross dressing? Gender blending? Gender bending?
Come join us!
1. Queer People of Color & Two-Spirit Lecture Series Presents: Yosimar Reyes, April 23-25, University of Arizona
Join the UA QTPOC and Two-Spirit community for a spoken word and open mic night featuring headliner and guest MC Yosimar Reyes. This event also features a slate of local poets and writers co-curated by Sarah Gonzalez and Francisco J. Galarte. Other performers TBA. There will also be an open-mic portion for community members to share their creative work.
Sin Vergüenza y que?! Join queer poet Yosimar Reyes for lunch and an informal dialogue about the life experiences that intimately inform his Jota (Queer) poetics. Learn what Yosimar’s hood means to him and how his barrio landscapes inspire this writing, politics and everyday struggle.
2. Advanced Safe Zone: Transgender 101 - Friday, April 25, 3:00-5:00pm - DeArmond Room, Highland Commons
What’s the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity? What does it mean to be transgender? How does the transition process work? How can I be more supportive and inclusive of trans people? This interactive workshop is a must for anyone who wants to learn what it means to be an ally to the transgender community.
Transgender 101 is an advanced training intended for participants who have already completed the Safe Zone General Education workshop.
Register here: tinyurl.com/trans101-04-25-14
- Fitness Faux Pas
- Food Labels: Read Between the Lines
- The Best Energy Drinks
- Synthetic Marijuana: Consumer Beware
Direct Link: http://bit.ly/LivingWildApril2014
Mapping Queer is a free multi-event program for youth ages 14-24. The program takes place at the UA Museum of Art, studio art classrooms at the UA, and a celebration in a queer space TBD. Through the program, participants will investigate ways in which signs, visuals, and written text act to normalize heterosexuality and hide or ignore queer lifestyles. Students will tour the UAMA, create a visual project in response to the tour, exhibit their project at the UAMA and celebrate their completion of the program with a party!
The program serves to empower participants to critically understand how signs and visuals are used to normalize heterosexuality. ALLY curriculum will also focus on reducing youth suicide among Arizona youth. Please see the attached flyer. The UA community is invited to participate in this brand new programming through the UAMA.
4. Pursuing Value in a Time of Healthcare Transformation: Delivering Quality Care to Diverse Populations - Friday, April 25, Noon – 1:00pm
DuVal Auditorium, UA Medical Center 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, Arizona
Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPH, Director, The Disparities Solutions Center Senior Scientist, Mongan Institute for Health Policy Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Program Director of Multicultural Education, Massachusetts General Hospital Co-Founder, Quality Interactions, Inc.
Dr. Betancourt directs the Disparities Solutions Center, which works with healthcare organizations to improve quality of care, address racial and ethnic disparities, and achieve equity. He is Director of Multicultural Education for Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and an expert in cross-cultural care and communication. Dr. Betancourt is also a co-founder of Quality Interactions, Inc., an industry-leading company that has created and deployed a portfolio of e-learning programs in the area of cross-cultural care and communication to over 125,000 health care professionals across the country.
Lunch will be served. Please RSVP at http://forms.diversity.medicine.arizona.edu/seminar.
Do you identify within the LGBTQ Spectrum? Do you feel like traditional support groups aren’t a good fit? Have you experienced dating violence or abuse? Sexual assault or abuse? This group is for you!
Who can join? UA students who have experience interpersonal abuse/violence and identify as LGBTQ. This FREE group is open to all genders.
What does the group do? Provides support and education regarding the impact of sexual and relationship abuse. Connects you with others with similar experiences to facilitate healing.
- Shame and guilt
- Impact of trauma
- Support systems
- Coping skills
- Overcoming self-blame
1. Volunteer Orientation Offered for Those Seeking to Make a Difference This Summer – Tuesday, April 22, 1:00-4:00pm
Contact: Scott Blades, TIHAN Executive Director (520) 299-6647 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Desert Voices, Arizona’s premier LGBTS chorus, is proud to announce our 25th Anniversary concert, "Spring Forward". The music, programmed by Artistic Director Shawn Cullen, reflects pop and Broadway and other Chorus favorites. One night only, April 26th at 7:00pm! Tickets are $18 in advance (www.eventbrite.com) or $20 at the door. Location: PCC Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre, Pima Community College West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road. For more information, call 520-791-9662 or email email@example.com.
From May 20-22, 50 undergraduate students from colleges and universities from all over the country will have a unique opportunity to explore, reflect on, and learn how to take action to address social injustices. In a three-day dynamic retreat, participants will explore their own identities and engage in activities and discussions on various social justice topics to learn how to make a difference on campus and in the community.
Comments from past participants:
"I learned to ask, rather than assume."
"I learned how much of a difference I can have on social justice issues in the world."
"I feel much more equipped with tools so I can still make a difference on my own campus."
"Everything touched and changed me. The experience was priceless."
Registration is available online at www.equiss.org. Deadline: April 18th, 2014
Cost: $175 (includes room and board during retreat) Location: Tucson, Arizona
Contact us at: (520) 621-8046 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Announcing the Dr. Anna Jolivet Award
Dr. Anna M. Jolivet (11/24/1928 – 1/21/2014) was a renowned local leader and educator who made multiple contributions to our local and campus communities. In honor of Dr. Jolivet, the University of Arizona Black Alumni (UABA), Africana Studies, and African American Student Affairs are pleased to offer the Dr. Anna Jolivet Award for 2014. One graduating undergraduate student, and one graduate/professional student will be eligible for a $500.00 award. To nominate a graduating undergraduate, graduate or professional student for the award, please fill out the application below by Friday, April 25, 2014.
Recognized individuals should exemplify one or more of the following values:
a. Scholarship: Nominated individuals or organizations will have a demonstrated commitment to advancing scholarship within a particular field of study. Nomination letters should describe in detail how the nominee has overcome obstacles, exceeded expectations, or otherwise demonstrated a long-term commitment to making scholarly contributions.
b. Leadership: Nominated individuals or organizations will have proven to be exemplary leaders within their department, community group, or organization. Nomination letters should describe how the nominee has demonstrated leadership that inspires, is inclusive of diverse perspectives and experiences, or has otherwise inspired positive change within a given context.
c. Service: Nominated individuals or organizations who have demonstrated exemplary service and a commitment to making positive contributions through volunteering, advising, or otherwise working to improve the community.
Applications will be reviewed by the selection committee and award winners will be notified by Wednesday May 7, 2014. Presentation of the Anna Jolivet Award will take place at the annual AASA Convocation Ceremony.
4. Camp Pride Leadership Academy - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, July 15-20 - Scholarships Available - Register Now
Registration is now open. Join Campus Pride in Nashville, TN July 15-20, 2014 to gain priceless leadership skills, organizing tools and become a social justice advocate and leader on your campus.
2014 will be the 8th year of Camp Pride and the 4th year of the LGBT Professional Academy for Advisors (aka Advisor Bootcamp). Both academies run in tandem with one another at Vanderbilt University. Learn more about Camp Pride and the Advisor Bootcamp online.
Scholarships are also available for students and professionals to attend either Camp Pride or the Advisor Bootcamp. Visit http://www.campuspride.org/camppride/money/ for more info regarding scholarships. You may also consider raising money with support of your campus and local community with these fundraising ideas.
$845 Early Discount Rate until April 30, 2014; $995 after April 30, 2014. Registration includes room/board, educational program materials & meals - LIMITED CAPACITY.
Campus Pride is the leading national educational organization for LGBT and ally college students and campus groups building future leaders and safer, more LGBT-friendly colleges and universities. The organization provides resources and services to thousands of college students and nearly 1400 campuses annually. Learn more online at CampusPride.org.
The Victory Institute will bring outstanding LGBTQ college students to Washington, D.C., for an intensive leadership program, including a Congressional internship with an LGBT-friendly member of Congress.
The program includes a generous stipend, housing in D.C., placement in a congressional internship and travel to/from Washington, D.C., as well as travel and registration to the LGBT Leaders 2014 Conference.
Applications for Fall 2014 are due Monday, May 5 – find out more and apply now at https://victoryinstitute.wufoo.com/forms/fall-2014-victory-congressional-internship/.
The Victory Congressional Internship is open to current undergraduate students of all genders, orientations, abilities, races, and political affiliations, including people with majors other than political science.
A public health research team at the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Northern Colorado is looking for participants for an online survey study on physical activity among gay men. Participants need to be men who self-identify as gay and are between the ages of 18-64 years. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and participants can be entered into a drawing to receive 1 of 12 $10 Starbucks gift cards. For more information, contact Melissa Ford and Dr. Danielle Brittain at CHResearch@unco.edu.
If you would like to participate in the study, please click on the following link:
Are you a first-year, UA freshman? Do you identify as LGBTQ or are an LGBTQ ally? Have 10-15 minutes to spare?
If so, we want to hear about your experiences as a UA college student and use of campus resources. Our goal is to help improve campus resources for all LGBTQ folk. Your opinion is important!
The paper survey only takes 10-15 minutes to complete! It’s that easy! You will automatically be entered in a raffle to win a free $15 Chipotle gift card!! Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t be shy! Please e-mail Ayla Kapahi at email@example.com to sign up or for more information. Thank you!!
We are a group of researchers conducting an online research study on bisexual women and men’s health and resilience in relation to discrimination and oppression. For the purposes of this study, we are defining bisexual as a person of any gender who identifies as bisexual or who is attracted to more than one gender. We are conducting this study to help our LGBTQ community, and we would like to use the results from this study for the purposes of promoting bisexual people’s health and clinical care. We would like to request your participation in this online survey and help with this cause. To participate, you must be 18 years or older, and your participation would be voluntary and confidential. We would greatly appreciate your help on this project!
In appreciation for your participation, you are welcome to enter a raffle to win one of five $25 prizes. The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. The study has been approved by the Boston College Institutional Review Board and it is supervised by Dr. Paul Poteat. If you would like to participate, please visit the link below to take the survey:
If you have any questions about the survey, please feel free to contact us at this email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please feel free to pass this announcement on to other people who might be interested in participating.
- Letter of recommendation(s) from an instructor in each discipline you apply to tutor in
- Brief essay detailing why you are interested in tutoring. If applying for a writing position, you must also respond to a scenario on the second page of the application.
- Unofficial transcript (including transfer transcripts)
Thanks for your support! See you out and about!