It's almost November! We are coming up on Trans Awareness Week, and are still making kites in our Made for Flight workshops to display on the Trans Day of Remembrance. Come make one on November 4th or the 13th, and get more information here. Also check out the enormous amount of campus and community events that are happening.
For an updated calendar of events, or for more information about the Office of LGBTQ Affairs, please visit:
Made for Flight is a transgender youth and LGBTQ ally empowerment workshop series which focuses on building kites to commemorate the lives of the transgender individuals who have been murdered in the past year. Created by genderqueer poet and teacher TC Tolbert, Made for Flight creates a space specifically for youth voices that incorporates transgender history, ally development, creative writing, and kite building. These hand-made kites and poetry zines will be publicly displayed during the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov 20th. This event is organized by ASUA Pride Alliance and LGBTQ Affairs.
There are only two workshops left before Trans Day of Remembrance! The last one will be on November 13th, 3-5pm.
GWS doctoral student Abraham Weil will facilitate a discussion with Darnell L. Moore about relationships, love, friendship, queeerness, and race. Moore has written, "Love is a movement. Actually, it is the movement. It is that which moves each of us toward one another." Much of his scholarship and activism is shaped by an impulse to forge deeper connections. If as he has written, "lovelessness is the epicenter of oppression," then his attention to Black queer masculinity and friendship is an example of "love praxis."
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 205
This is a peer to peer discussion group that provides a safe environment to connect, share experiences, and show support for each other.
LGBTQ Abuse Survivors Suppor Group
Tuesdays 1-2pm in the 3rd Floor Highland Commons, SE Corner
This group is open to UA students of all genders who have experienced interpersonal violence/abuse and identify as LGBTQ+
Upcoming training and registration links:
This event will bring social awareness to the issue of cultural appropriation of Native American cultures/traditions. Dr. Amy Fatzinger (UA American Indian Studies) and Dr. Nolan Cabrera (UA College of Education) will share their expertise on how Native Americans are stereotypically viewed through the influence of media.
Wednesday October 29th, 2014 from 6:00pm-7:30pm
College of Education, Room 353
There are a TON of amazing events happening as a part of Native American Heritage Month!
TIHAN, the Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network has two upcoming volunteer events and opportunities. See below for details:
Tues. November 4th - TnT – Tuesday Night @ TIHAN, 5-8pm
Our once a month, ‘drop-in’ volunteer opportunity. No training required, all are welcome. Location: the TIHAN office, 2660 N. 1st Avenue.
Tues. November 18th - New Volunteer Orientation, 1 – 5pm
Volunteer Orientation is your first step to becoming a part of the TIHANvolunteer family. You’ll learn about TIHAN, our volunteer opportunities, and hear from various presenters about the disease, current issues, and from people living with HIV. This is the final orientation for 2014. Pre-registration is required, call Mark for more information.
For details about any of these events or more information about volunteering at TIHAN, call Mark Rosenbaum at 299-6647, ext. 204.
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 Spring 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.
If you have any questions regarding the application, or need additional information, please contact Jane Otenyo at email@example.com.
The ASUA Compost Cats, a leading green student leadership and waste diversion program on campus and in southern Arizona, will hire at least two positions for spring 2015. Applications are due at 11:59 pm on November 3rd, with new hires expected to put in a small number of training hours before the beginning of the spring 2015 semester. Join us!
Contact Chester Philips at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The Institute for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Studies is an exciting, one of a kind research institute at the University of Arizona. The Student Assistant position involves a variety of administrative and clerical skills. In addition, Student Assistants will be expected to take on projects as needed.
Academic Year Work Hours: 20hours/week, Monday through Friday. $9.00 per hour.
To apply: Please submit a completed application, resume, and cover letter by Friday, November 14, 2014 to:
Phyllis S. Kabins, Administrative Assistant
Institute for LGBT Studies
1731 E. Second Street, Room 201
Tucson, AZ 85721
For more information, or if you have questions, contact Phyllis S. Kabins at email@example.com or call 520-626-3431
The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award is the signature project of Soroptimist International of Desert Tucson. Their club is one of nearly 1,500 clubs that make up Soroptimist International of the Americas, a volunteer service organization for business and professional women committed to improving the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formally Women’s Opportunity Award) are cash awards given to motivated women who are the primary financial supporters of their families and who are enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program. The recipients of the awards seek to improve their lives by gaining additional skill, training or education, but do not have the resources to do so. These cash awards are meant to o!set any costs associated with the recipient’s e!orts to attain higher education, including tuition, books, supplies, child care or transportation costs. Their club is seeking applications from eligible women for this award.
Earn 2 Units of Upper Division Elective Credit (EDL 270)
Intergroup Dialogue's Spring 2015 Program
Intergroup Dialogue at the University of Arizona is a 2 credit program where students meet weekly to engage with issues of social group identity, conflict and working together to create a more socially just community. Program participants work with trained student facilitators in a supportive small group environment. Intergroup Dialogue is coordinated through the Common Ground Alliance UA and sponsored by funding from the Student Services Fee.
To be considered for the program, applications must be submitted by FRIDAY, November 25th.
Sections of this course will meet Wednesdays from 2:00pm-4:00pm during the Spring semester. Once selected to participate in the program, we will assign you to one of three sections of the course. Courses focus on race, gender and sexual orientation
How Can I Sign Up?
To apply for the program, Click on this link: http://eepurl.com/56ui1
Sign up today!
The program is open to all students but we're only able to award undergraduate credit at this time.
For more information, contact Sarah Gonzales firstname.lastname@example.org
Intergroup Dialogue is sponsored by the Student Services Fee and coordinated through the Dean of Students Office and Residence Life. Common Ground Alliance is a program comprised of African American Student Affairs, Asian Pacific American Student Affairs, Guerrero Student Center, Native American Student Affairs, LGBTQ Student Affairs and the Women’s Resource Center.
The deadline to submit a proposal is December 5th, 2014. To send submissions or ask questions, please email email@example.com
The Institute for LGBT Studies is seeking presenters for Spring Deep Dish 2015; to be held every Thursday from February 5th until April 16th, in Room 402 of the McClelland Park Building, Noon to 1:00pm, on the University of Arizona campus.
Have a paper on a LGBT-related research and/or social justice topic that you wish to present? Would you like to share information about a LGBT community initiative that you are developing? Want a chance to meet scholars, community members, students, and others interested in discussing LGBT-related research, social issues, and/or in building LGBT community across the University of Arizona campus and Tucson? If so, Deep Dish is the place for you!
Deep Dish is a weekly lecture series hosted by the Institute that is casual, conversational, informal and, best of all, there is free pizza!The goal of Deep Dish is to build diverse networks across the University of Arizona and the larger Tucson community, as well as provide a space to share information among faculty, students, staff, and community members interested in LGBT research and social issues.
If you are interested in being a speaker for Deep Dish Spring 2015, please drop Kate Freeman a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or give her a call at 520-621-0326, so that your speaking slot can be reserved ASAP.
To see the exciting speaker line-up for Deep Dish Fall 2014, please visit:https://lgbt.arizona.edu/deepdish.
This course provides a broad-based introduction to masculinity, its social constructions, and how it intersects with race, poverty, sexual orientation and other identities. Students will explore current theoretical ideas and debates about masculinity formation through weekly readings and discussions, as well as have the opportunity to engage with male youth in an outreach initiative entitled Man Up and go to College! That seeks to increase the number of local young men that consider college as a future pathway.
Current research points towards lower numbers of minority and low-income males enrolling into colleges and universities, so Man Up seeks to counter that by sending college student panels into local high schools and through a masculinity speaker series and high school conference. Earn 1 unit, explore masculinity and give back to the community!
Course: Masculinity and its Intersections
Day/Time: Wednesdays from 8:00-8:50am
The course is offered through College of Education’s Center for the Study of Higher Education
If you are interested in enrolling please email Graduate Assistant Bryant Valencia at: email@example.com
2015 Student Fellowship Competition Now open
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program is an interdisciplinary training program that helps early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences formulate doctoral dissertation research proposals. The program seeks students with an interest in learning how their proposals can be strengthened through exposure to the theories, literatures, methods, and intellectual traditions of disciplines outside their own. To that end, the program offers workshops, exploratory summer research, and writing opportunities guided by faculty mentorship and peer review.
Fellows must attend spring and fall workshops led by experienced faculty. The spring workshop prepares fellows to undertake summer exploratory research, while the fall workshop helps fellows draw lessons from their summer research experiences and develop their dissertation and funding proposals. Fellows must also conduct at least 6 weeks of summer research and refine drafts of their proposals through an online and interactive writing platform in preparation for the fall workshop.Students may apply for up to $5,000 to cover summer research costs. Travel and accommodations to attend both workshops, as well as most meals, are covered by the DPDF Program.
Eligibility: The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship is open to pre-ABD doctoral students who are enrolled in PhD programs at accredited universities within the United States. Students in the humanities, social sciences, and related disciplines are welcome to apply. For more information on eligibility and selection criteria, please visit our website.
We are requesting your participation in a study to learn more about Generation Z college students. In this study, we aim
to explore the following in relation to those born in 1995 or later:
· Characteristics, styles and motivations
· How they learn, engage, communicate, and form relationships
· Pertinent social issues and outlook on life
The survey should take approximately 15 minutes. Your participation will be incredibly valuable to learning more about this population. The survey link is:
For questions, concerns, or complaints about the study you may contact Corey Seemiller at 520-626-0084. For questions about this study or to discuss other study-related concerns or complaints with someone who is not part of the research team, you may contact the Human Subjects Protection Program at 520-626-6721 or online at http://orcr.arizona.edu/hspp. This study has been approved by IRB at the University of Arizona.
Thank you for your participation.
Corey Seemiller, PhD
Director of Research & Assessment, OrgSync, Inc.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
Meghan Grace, M.A.
Coordinator of Leadership Programs, University of Arizona
Thanks for your support! See you out and about!