1. Lesbian Looks presents Real Boy, Nov. 15
Lesbian Looks continues its 23rd annual season of film screenings with REAL BOY, the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace, a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice—as a musician, a friend, a son, and a man. As he navigates the ups and downs of young adulthood, he works to gain the love and support of his mother, who has deep misgivings about her child’s transition. Along the way, Bennett forges a powerful friendship with his idol, Joe Stevens, a celebrated transgender musician with his own demons to fight.
“Bennett Wallace, a trans teenager facing heartaches and joys … is charming, funny and insightful throughout.” –Chicago Tribune
“A multifaceted coming-of-age narrative that never succumbs to sensationalism.”—HeadStuff
“An uplifting journey of discovery and self-awareness”—Austin 360
“Rich with realness, struggle, triumph, and love. Hands down the best doc I’ve seen about a boy’s transition into manhood.”—Ian Harvie, comedian and actor, Transparent
Co-sponsored by the Honors College, Pride Alliance, and the Office of LGBTQ Affairs
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2. Trans Caucus, Nov. 16
For Trans Awareness Week the LGBTQ Resource Center will be hosting safe space for people who hold trans identities in order to discuss various issues.
This will take place in the LGBTQ Resource Center on the 4th floor of the Student Union from 5-6:30pm. This is closed to those who identify within the trans spectrum.
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3. Trans Day of Remembrance, Nov. 20
UA Old Main Fountain, 6 PM -9 PM
The International Transgender Day of Remembrance is a time to honor and mourn the transgender people who have been murdered in the past year. This event raises awareness about hate crimes against the transgender community and people who are targeted because of their gender identity and/or gender expression. The outdoor vigil at the Old Main fountain on the UA campus will be followed by a procession. This event is open to anyone. Here is a website with more information: https://tdor.info/
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We work with many organizations across campus to offer support groups for LGBTQ identified students.
We are committed to helping you find the support you need. Here are our current groups:
LGBTQA Support Group
During Fall 2016, this group will meet every Tuesday from 4-5:30pm in room 412 of the Student Union from August 30 2016 to December 6th. This group is a safe space for UA students, staff and faculty to talk in an open and supportive environment about issues impacting their lives and the the LGBTQ and Allied community. This group is facilitated by LGBTQ staff to provide resources and guidance. It is free and confidential. For more information, contact Martie van der Voort at firstname.lastname@example.org or 621-3334.
Queer People of Color & Two Spirit Discussion Group
This group will meet Thursdays 5-6:30pm in the Guerrero Student Center, Chavez Building Room 217. This is a peer to peer support group that provides a safe and comfortable environment for LGBTQ and Two Spirit students of color to connect, share experiences, and support each other.
Gender Spectrum Support Group
This group will meet every Monday during the school year from 3-4:00pm. Check in at CAPS, third floor of the Campus Health Building,
This group is designed for UA students who are dealing with gender identities outside of the traditional binary system, whether transitioning from the gender assigned at birth, identifying as some combination of genders, neither gender, or questioning the role of gender in their lives. Terms such as transsexual, two-spirit, neutrois, agender, gender-queer, gender-fluid, transgender (and more) have been used to describe these identities. The low cost ($5 per group, billable to Bursar’s,) is for those who might need support and/or therapy to process their gender identity, deal with family and friends’ reactions, identify options of a transition process, and gather resources and support for issues related to gender. For more information, contact Martie van der Voort at email@example.com or 621-3334.
There are also many groups within the community.
Please feel free to schedule a meeting with Jennifer Hoefle Olson, LGBTQ Affairs Director, to help figure out what group is best for you.
The Safe Zone program includes both the General Education and Ally Development trainings. You can attend one or both trainings. Those who attend the Ally Development training must have previously completed the General Education training. Participants who complete both will receive a Safe Zone placard to display in their on campus space. Advanced trainings occur at least once a semester and are open to anyone who has attended General Education.
Please register in advance to attend any Safe Zone training.
We are currently at full capacity for our last training of the semester. Our next Safe Zone training will be in January 2017.
Please refer registration issues, special accommodations, and any questions to the Graduate Assistant for Ally Development with the Office of LGBTQ Affairs, Cole Eskridge. Cole can easily be reached by email:firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (520) 626-1996. To request a training specifically for your department, group, or student organization please submit the Safe Zone Training Request Form at least 30 days before your event.
The Green Guides are UA students' one-stop-shop for all things green on campus and in Tucson! The Guides include:
- Green Course Guide & Green Degree Guide: help students choose relevant environmental and sustainability-related classes, majors and minors.
- Green Engagement Guide: lists timely opportunities for students to get involved in green internships, research, projects, events, clubs and volunteering.
- Green Career Guide: allows students to find post-college jobs in green fields.
Check out the Guides here: greenguides.arizona.edu
The Green Engagement Guide also has a webform for administrators, faculty and community leaders to add green involvement opportunities for which they may need student volunteers, interns or assistants. That webform can be found here: tinyurl.com/PostGreenOpportunity
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Rep. Grijalva Accepting Spring 2017 Internship Applications
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva is currently accepting applications for spring 2017 internships in Washington, D.C. and his various Southern Arizona district offices.
***The deadline to apply for these positions is Thursday, November 10th***
In the D.C. Congressional Office, interns work closely with legislative and press staff, conduct legislative outreach and research, answer office phones, distribute mail, communicate with constituents, and may have the opportunity to assist with activities in the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee. In the Natural Resources Committee, interns assist committee staff with administrative support, conducting legislative research, compiling data, and drafting correspondence. In addition, interns in both offices may attend committee hearings, briefings, and meetings.
Preference is given to students and individuals from Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District, although all qualified applicants are carefully considered. Interns are unpaid and are responsible for lodging and transportation. Applicants are highly encouraged to explore scholarship opportunities that may be offered through their respective institutions or by other programs.
Anyone interested in working in the D.C. Congressional office should submit a cover letter, resume, and a one-page writing sample to Cristina Villa, Rep. Grijalva’s Internship Coordinator, at Cristina.Villa@mail.house.gov. Those seeking to apply directly with the U.S. Natural Resources Committee should indicate this in their application.
In Tucson, Somerton & Avondale
Interns at district offices help staff provide constituent services to residents of the Third Congressional District. Interns also perform administrative tasks and may be asked to work on special projects for public outreach, events and other needs of the office. Internships for the Tucson, Somerton, and Avondale offices are available at the beginning of each semester. There is no hard deadline, but earlier applications may be given priority.
Tucson District Office – Submit an application form, cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to Alexandra Martinez atAlexandra.Martinez@mail.house.gov.
Somerton District Office – Submit an application form, cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to Martha Garcia at Martha.Garcia@mail.house.gov.
Avondale District Office – Submit an application form, cover letter, resume and a short writing sample to Jennifer Papworth atJennifer.Papworth@mail.house.gov.
Internship application deadlines and program dates:
o 2017 Congressional Internship Dates:
§ Application Deadlines:
§ Spring: November 10, 2016
§ Summer: March 1, 2017
§ Fall: June 30, 2017
§ Internship Program Dates:
§ Spring: January - May
§ Summer: May - August
§ Fall: September -December
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4. LGBTQ Internship Opportunity for Undergraduate Student, Nov. 21
The Institute for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Studies is an exciting, one of a kind research institute at the University of Arizona. The mission of The Institute is to promote LGBTQ research, curricula, and educational programming. The Institute’s Undergraduate Intern position involves a variety of event coordination, social media, and administrative skills. This internship will provide the opportunity for a University of Arizona undergraduate student to interact with local and visiting scholars engaged in LGBTQ research and to become conversant in the ways scholarship circulates as written, spoken, and performed both on and off campus.
Assist Program Coordinator with campus LGBTQ programming and events.
Update on-line calendars with our events, including both campus and community calendars
Manage Facebook and social media presence for The Institute for LGBT Studies
Provide administrative office support to professional staff including copies, scanning, typing, filing, deliveries, list-serve management, database entries, and website updates
Other duties as assigned
General awareness of social and political issues impacting LGBTQ individuals
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other computer and online platforms
Cumulative grade point average of 2.0
Demonstrated ability to multi-task and manage time
Strong communication skills.
Ability to respond to e-mails in a timely and professional manner.
10 Hours/Week • Spring 2017
To Apply: Please submit a completed application via email by
Monday, November 21, 2016 to:
Kristen Nelson, Program Coordinator
It is the policy of The University of Arizona to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
LGBTQ INTERNSHIP APPLICATION
Spring 2016 applications due by 11:59 pm on Monday, November 21st, 2016.
Year in School:
Month/Year of Graduation:
Please highlight or circle the letter next to the type of credit you would like to receive.
a. Gender and Women’s Students (GWS) Internship Credit
- Students will be enrolled in GWS 393 – Internship
- Grades are S, P, C, D, E, I, and W and will be determined by Institute of LGBT Studies’ Director and/or GWS Director of Undergraduate Studies.
b. Independent Study
Students will arrange an independent study within their home department. Applicants will need to identify a faculty member within their department to serve as an advisor for their internship.
Grades are S, P, C, D, E and will be determined in collaboration between the departmental advisor with input by the by Institute of LGBT Studies’ Director.
If you would like to do an Independent Study, please provide the following information:
Have you confirmed academic credit with your home department? (y/n)
Number of Academic Credits:
Departmental Contact Person name and email address:
Essay Questions (please answer all of the following questions on a separate sheet of paper)
How did you hear about our internship program?
Why are you interested in this internship with The Institute for LGBT Studies?
What experiences do you have in the areas of LGBTQ Studies, organizing programming, and/or social media management? What courses and/or experiences have influenced your thinking and knowledge about these areas?
Have you ever been involved in organizing programming or events? Give an example.
Is there anything else we should know about you? What would you bring to this internship, as far as experience, interest, personality traits, or anything else?
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5. Become a Journalist for Pride Campus
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6. Apply to Become a UA Tutor
Become a Tutor!
Spring 2017 tutoring positions available at C.A.T.S. Academics, S.A.L.T. Center and Think Tank in math, physics, chemistry, geosciences, business, education, social sciences, humanities, and languages. We accept tutors from any major.
Benefits of being a tutor include
· Flexible hours and paid training.
· Opportunities to earn CLRA (College Reading & Learning Association) tutor certifications and pay raises for completing training.
· Becoming a leader and mentor. Seasoned tutors mentor new tutors and lead trainings. Interviewing, outreach and other opportunities are also available in later semesters.
· Gaining mastery of content knowledge and tutoring methods. Helping others learn challenges you to think about and apply your knowledge in new ways each day.
Interested and want more info? Attend an Info Session at the SALT Center in the Patricia A. Bartlett Building, Room 120.
· Tuesday 10/11, 5pm
· Wednesday 10/19, 5pm
· Thursday 10/27, 5pm
· Wednesday 11/2, 5pm
Please note, there is paid, mandatory training the Monday and Tuesday before spring term begins. Tutors must also maintain a 3.0 and have an A/B in the course(s) they wish to tutor.
C.A.T.S. Academics: To request more info, contact Aaron Davis at email@example.com
Completed applications should include a resume, cover letter, and a copy of your unofficial transcripts.
S.A.L.T. Center: http://www.salt.arizona.edu/services/tutor-employment Click on “Become a SALT Center Tutor.” Questions can be directed to Carlos Williams firstname.lastname@example.org or Blake Cesarz email@example.com.
Think Tank: http://thinktank.arizona.edu/information/jobs under “Content Area Tutor.” To request more info, contact Mel Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications can be turned in to Mel by email or dropped off at the Think Tank Bear Down Gym front desk. Wildcat Joblink:789519.
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7. Enroll in HED 331 "Masculinity, Power, and Education," Spring 2017
8. Trans/Gender-Nonconforming College & Graduate Students Project
Abbie Goldberg, a Professor of Psychology at Clark University in Worcester MA, is conducting a survey of trans/gender-nonconforming college students (including recent graduates) and graduate students regarding their perspectives and experiences on a range of topics, including trans advocacy and needed supports/services on college campuses.Students with non-binary gender identities are particularly encouraged to participate, as their experiences are rarely represented in research. Students may participate if they identify as trans, gender-nonconforming, gender questioning, genderqueer, agender, or anywhere on the gender-nonconforming spectrum. The survey, which was informed by focus groups and consultation with trans/gender nonconforming college students, takes about 25-30 minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous. Individuals can elect to be entered in a lottery for one of 10 $50.00 Amazon gift cards; individuals’ names and email addresses will not be connected to or traceable to the data that they provide.
Please contact the principal investigator of the study, Abbie Goldberg, with any questions or feedback, or to request to be informed of study findings: email@example.com. Feel free to learn more about her research on sexuality, gender, and families. Or visit the project Facebook page: www.facebook.com/transgnc.
This study has been approved by the Clark Committee for the Rights of Human Participants in Research and Training Programs (IRB). Any questions about human rights issues should be directed to the IRB Chair, Dr. James P. Elliott: (508) 793-7152 or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To participate, please follow the link:
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9. Apply to be a PASS Advisor, Spring 2017
The PASS (Pathway to Academic Student Success) Program provides peer advising, workshops, individualized plans, and continuous support to improve students’ persistence towards graduation to students who are on academic probation for the first time in the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Medicine (Pre-Physiology), Social and Behavioral Sciences, Public Health and the Eller College of Management.*
*You do not need to be a student in one of these colleges to be a PASS PA.
Individuals in this position meet with a roster of students one-on-one to help improve their academic performance, help students identify campus resources that would be valuable to them, and help students develop skills and knowledge required to be a successful student and graduate from the University of Arizona.
- PAs decide their own schedule between 8am and 5pm M-F. PAs are required to be available a minimum of 15 hours a week, up to a maximum of 25.
- Salary Level: $8.25/hr
- Start date: 1/5/17
- Approximate Hours Per Week: 15-25
· A minimum of 30 units taken (Sophomore standing, Juniors and Seniors preferred)
· Minimum of 2.75 cumulative GPA (3.0 preferred)
· Enrolled in a minimum of 6 units in the Fall 2016 semester
· Must be available to work a minimum of 15 hr/week.
Peer Advisor Responsibilities:
· Be able to attend PAID training sessions the week before classes start for the Spring semester (January 5-10, Thu/Fri/Mon/Tues)
· Attend staff meetings every Wednesday from 8:00am—8:45am
· Serve as a resource to 20-40 student participants
· Be knowledgeable of campus resources and help students transition into the University (training provided)
· Prepare for and conduct all bi-weekly one-on-one meetings with students
· Provide a safe, comfortable, and respectful environment for students to learn
· Maintain confidentiality & record/input student information into database
*All PASS team members must abide by the University of Arizona Code of Conduct and the University of Arizona Academic Code of Integrity.*
How to Apply:
Please download and submit the completed application form (attached) along with all additional documentation to Sam Becker at email@example.com OR in hard copy to room 28A of the Robert L. Nugent Building
Please visit our website at http://pass.arizona.edu/pathways-academic-student-success-program-has-openings-peer-advisors-spring-2017
Phone: (520) 621-8554
Robert L Nugent Building Rm 28A
1212 E University Blvd.
Tucson AZ 85721
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10. Spring 2017 Internships Available in UA Federal Relations
UA Federal Relations is currently accepting applications for Spring Internships. Federal Relations serves the interests of the University of Arizona with the federal government, federal elected and appointed officials and their staff, and federal agencies.
Interns work on campus in the Federal Relations office located in the Administration Building. Responsibilities include professional assistance for UA Federal Relations on a broad range of issues, including legislative tracking and analysis, as well as professional interaction with public officials and their staff members.
This is an unpaid position, though you can earn college credit through many majors; we will work with your College Advisor to facilitate this. Your number of hours per week depends on the number of course units you are pursuing.
Professional dress required.
If interested please email or deliver cover letter and resume (including 2 references) to:
UA Federal Relations
Attn: Shannon Heuberger, Dir. for Federal Legislative Affairs
PO Box 210066
Tucson AZ 85721-0066
If any further questions, please contact Shannon at 520-621-9191,firstname.lastname@example.org
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11. World Outgames
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12. FSHD: Diverse Contexts for Development and Relationships
13. EDL 297A: Complex Issues in Social Justice