We have lots of great opportunities and events to share with you in this edition of the newsletter.
Come to the LGBTQ Resource Center to help us make kites for murdered trans individuals this year! We would greatly appreciate help memorializing these people who were taken too soon and whose deaths didn't get the coverage they deserved. The Kites will be displayed in the all souls procession.
Join us at the Women's Resource Center on October 30th from 6-8:30pm for our Fears & Queers night for Halloween! We will show halloween-themed media, have a costume contest, and eat fun food.
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 5-6pm in African American Student Affairs (AASA)
This is a peer to peer discussion group that provides a safe environment to connect, share experiences, and show support for each other.
Please see a statement from faculty fellow Paul Blowers below:
If you've seen an email like this before, you know what to expect... If this the first time you are seeing one, I'm the Sustainability Office Engagement Faculty Fellow and I like to ride my bike to hyper local places that most students would not come across, and share the ride with students and my family (as they can attend). I like to connect with students who want sustainable lives and are willing to go out and about to find local things that are sustainable.
I'd like to help students explore what local and sustainable looks like. My son and I will be at the flagpole by Old Main on this Saturday(10/24/15) at 4 pm. Our idea is to help students and others explore what local and sustainable and bikeable might look like for a student on campus. If you don't have a bike, here is how you can borrow one on Friday and then use it to join us (https://parking.arizona.
edu/bikeshare/signup.php), as we will be on bike to get to where we want to go. (You have to return the bike by Monday at 5 pm to the same place... ) My son and I would prefer that you also have a helmet to be a good role model, and if you don't have one, we'll work on why adult's skulls are stronger than his.
We'll go out to dinner (my partial treat - the prior rides this semester have been very successful so I'm going to ask that if you come you bring about 5 bucks and chip that in and I'll pay the rest), stop at a local restaurant you would never find on your own, then stop one other place where we might leave some books we don't want anymore and acquire some new ones, and then maybe one more stop before we are back at the flagpole at about 6 pm. I know it's Homecoming weekend and there are a lot of other things going on, but I'm capitalizing on my daughter and wife being busy at their own events.
Learn about Tucson! Learn about sustainability and local food/art, while extending your knowledge of geographic connectedness. For this one, we'll be biking back at the cusp of darkness so make sure you have a front light and a back light for your bike/helmet/etc.
If you are interested in joining, email me at email@example.com
so I can help plan routes/details/and how to explain to my son what his expectations should be for the event and the discussions that we will have. If we grow too big as a group, we may seek help in managing our group, which would be a good problem to have.
Hope your week is going well,
P.S. if you joined previously and want to come again, just email away...
The Anchor Project is presenting a Gender-Expressive Professional Wear Workshop at the ANCHOR Project (2801 E Broadway Blvd) on 11/3 at noon.
The Anchor Project/The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation
World AIDS Day 2015 promises to shed a new light on a life long journey to find a cure and an end to HIV and AIDS . This year the World AIDS Day Committee in Tucson is embarking on a new collaboration with the Loft Cinema at 3233 E. Speedway Blvd will be the new home for this annual commemoration and community event. The Loft has graciously offered the use of their patios just to the east of the main theater building on Tuesday December 1, 2014 from 4- 8 pm . SAAF, TIHAN, The Peterson Clinic, Cope Community Services and El Rio Health Center will be in attendance to provide prevention awareness and on site confidential HIV testing.
In addition, Reveille Men’s Chorus Reverb , The Esperanza Dance Project and other community arts organizations will perform through the course of the afternoon. A live on-air feed with an AIDS affected region of Africa is expected as are other Skype connection to World AIDS Day events in Southern Arizona are expected. Food Trucks from the Tucson community will be available as well.
Please join us for this momentous occasion and shedding a new light on the HIV/AIDS crisis and the community wide effort to find a life-long cure. For more information please contact : Rick Small , Heather Moroso and John Jackson through our World AIDS Day Tucson Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WorldAIDSDay.Tucson
The Alumni Association is offering several merit-based scholarships to members of the LGBTQ community. Please see here for more info.
Looking to get involved in the largest student run carnival in the nation? Well then now is your chance! Spring Fling 2016 is looking for wonderful volunteers to help with the Marketing Street Team!
Spring Fling will be April 8-10, so please keep that weekend COMPLETELY reserved for Spring Fling if you are applying. The Spring Fling Street Team is a guerrilla marketing team that is comprised of enthusiastic students who work to promote Spring Fling all year long and provide special help at the event itself. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. edu.
Application link: Street Team Application
Employer Trek – Good Works; Great Careers (Non-Profit)
This employer trek is the last one for this semester; time flies by so fast! This trek is for students who want to learn about the professional and financial benefits of working for a major service organization. In partnership with the Arizona Governor’s office, we once again invite students to spend the day on an exploratory tour with two companies rooted in creating a positive future for our world.
Southwest Human Development is Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development. Since 1981, Southwest Human Development has been a leader in providing services for children and their families. For six consecutive years Southwest Human Development was voted one of the Valley’s “Best Places to Work” among large-sized companies.
Valley of the Sun United Way is keenly focused on achieving three community objectives: to ensure children and youth succeed, to end hunger and homelessness, and to increase the financial stability of families and individuals. They partner with hundreds of organizations, including the NFL for the 60 Minutes of Play program.
When: Friday, November 6th, at 7:30 AM
Registration: Register online through Career Services at http://bit.ly/1jIq4gR
Registration deadline is Tuesday, November 3rd
If you are considering continuing your education and pursuing a graduate degree, UA Graduate School Day can help pave the way. By attending UA Graduate School Day, students will have the opportunity to talk to several different graduate schools and learn more about the programs they offer.
The event is free. Just bring your CatCard and be ready to ask insightful questions of the college reps present. You should not only be ready to ask questions about prospective programs but also see that you are prepared to answer questions about your own interests and what you can bring to their campus.
When: Wednesday, November 4th, from 1:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Student Union – 3rd Floor Ballroom
The panel is comprised of professionals who focus on careers in sustainability; they will offer career insights and share information on their own career path to interested students. Panelists discuss trends in their field, critical skills needed and ways to develop those skills further, as well as providing advice on professional development, networking, resumes and how to maximize interviews for career success specific to that particular field. A networking session following the panel offers students an opportunity to connect directly with the employers in attendance.
When: Tuesday, November 10th, at 05:30 PM
Who: Various panelists
Where: Student Union – Catalina Room (3rd Floor)
As always, students are our first priority. We have walk in hours that vary everyday where students can come in to our office and receive guidance from Career Coaches. Additionally, our interns also have office hours where students can receive early career guidance as well as resume checks! There is always someone in the office to help answer student’s questions so there is no excuse to not stop by! Please encourage your students to take a visit to our office so we can help guide them through professional development opportunities!
Want to make a difference during your Winter and Spring break? Have a passion for changing the world?
The University of Arizona Alternative Breaks organization has opened up its 2016 trip applications!
If you are interested in participating in one of these week-long, jam-packed fun, service trips, just go to https://arizona.
collegiatelink.net/form/start/ 81463. To apply for our weekend trip to Saguaro National Park go to https://arizona. collegiatelink.net/form/start/ 81457.
The trips include meaningful service working with different social issues, and fun activities on free days with other University of Arizona students! Our student-led trips are amazing opportunities for anyone looking to breakaway from the norm and do something different! See our trip options below!
Weekend Trip (November 13th-15th)
Winter Break (January 3rd to January 9th)
Poverty and Homelessness
Spring Break (March 12th – March 19th)
Poverty and Homelessness
Mental Health and Addiction
Poverty and Marginalization
Please contact uaalternativebreaks@
gmail.com with any questions.
Feel free to "like" our Facebook page (University of Arizona Alternative Breaks) to learn more about our organization and stay updated!
Teach, Lead, Make a Difference.
This year, nearly 9,000 corps members teach in 52 regions across the country, while nearly 42,000 Teach For America alumni continue to work from inside and outside the field of education to make an excellent education a reality for all.
A few facts about TFA:
A few facts about Teach For America:
Students from ALL majors and backgrounds can apply. Here’s how it works
You do not need to be an education major or hold a teaching credential to apply. We’ll help you get there!
· Earn a full salary and benefits ranging up to $50,000/year
· Work in 1 of 52 different communities nationwide.
Read more about picking your regional preferences.
· Empower kids from pre K through high school.
· Get the coaching and support you need throughout your 2 year commitment.
· Earn a teaching credential and opportunity to pursue an M.A. in Education.
· Get financial help to get you started.
A UA student currently taking a Business Consulting class has been paired up with a local non-profit organization. Their team has been tasked to conduct an analysis of external stakeholder perceptions specific to a couple target groups that the company is interested in, including the LGBTQ community.
Please take a minute to take give them your feedback. Click here to access the survey.
Thanks for your support! See you out and about!