LESBIAN LOOKS LAUNCHES 23rd ANNUAL FILM SERIES
WELCOME TO THIS HOUSE (Barbara Hammer, 2015)Thursday Sep 29
IN PERSON: Barbara Hammer
The 23rd annual season of Lesbian Looks opens with Barbara Hammer's 2015 lyrical documentary Welcome To This House
(2015). The film explores the homes and loves of poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979, subject of 2014 LL opening night feature REACHING FOR THE MOON)--her life in the shadows, and the anxiety of art making without full self-disclosure. Hammer filmed in Bishop’s ‘best loved homes’ in the US, Canada, and Brazil believing that buildings and landscapes bear cultural memories. Interviews with poets, friends, and scholars provide “missing documents” of numerous female lovers. Bishop’s intimate poetry is beautifully performed by Kathleen Chalfant, with music composition by Joan La Barbara.
Post-screening Q&A with the legendary Barbara Hammer in person!
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We want to invite you and those of your community to this year's Eighth Annual Pride Service, to be held on Thursday, September 29, at 7:00 pm at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church at 3809 E. Third Street, Tucson. In light of recent events in the LGBTQ community and globally, this year's theme is "Sanctuary" with all of it's many manifestations. We want to cultivate a sense of safety by acknowledging all beings as sacred, belonging to the human family, and by welcoming all into spiritual community.
Due to the high percentage of youth suicides in the LGBTQ+ community and a tremendous need in Tucson to support youth, this year's service project will benefit the efforts of SAAF, who is in the process of procuring and building a permanent home for our Eon LGBTQ+ youth center.
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Tucson's annual Pride events are coming up quickly, a week or two early this year. Here's the basic info:
Pride Service 2016: Thursday, Sept. 29, 7pm. St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 3809 E. Third Street, west of Alvernon Way. Reveille, Desert Voices and Reverb will perform
Pride Parade 2016: Friday, Sept. 30 4th Avenue, 7pm starting from Catalina Park, followed by a block party.
Pride Festival 2016: Saturday, Oct. 1 open 12-9 pm DeMeester Performance Center, Reid Park (a change from Kino Sports Complex). Tickets $10 online, $12 at the gate.
AIDS Walk 2016: Sunday, Oct.. 9, 8 am Joel D. Valdez Main Library.
Register at http://AIDSWALKTucson.com
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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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Earn 2 Units of Upper Division Elective Credit
This course is designed for students interested in taking leadership roles with organizing workshops, designing action projects and facilitating group dialogues.
EDL 297a is geared towards students who have participated in the Intergroup Spring Course but is open to students with a strong interested in social justice education.
Apply today! Space is limited!
Applications here: IGD Course Fall 2016: Application
Or available at http://commonground.arizona.edu
For more information:
Sarah Gonzales, Coordinator Common Ground Alliance:email@example.com
Sponsored by Common Ground Alliance and Student Services Fee
*Late registration fees may apply
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Enroll in HED 350 and share your college experiences with middle school students in Tucson!
Higher Education 350: STUDENT OUTREACH, ACCESS, & RESILIENCY IN EDUCATION - Mondays & Wednesdays 3-4:15pm
Join Project SOAR by enrolling in HED 350 on UAccess.
This course will introduce students to the role of individual, cultural, social and environmental factors that affect student academic achievement and the path to higher education in the United States. Students will be exposed to literature and discussions that will allow them to analyze the major theories and research conducted in the areas of college access, outreach, academic achievement, and resiliency.
The Service-Learning component of this course (known as Project SOAR) expose students to these various factors first-hand as they serve as mentors to students at middle schools in Tucson. Students will bring their experience back to the classroom to enhance and refine their understanding of the course topics, and provide a local angle on the theories and literature discussed in-class.
Project SOAR mentors said:
Best part about mentoring:
...working with my buddy who didn’t speak English. Breaking the language barrier was a great experience.
...seeing the smiles and joy from the mentees when we arrived on campus.
...being able to make a difference in their lives.
...each of my mentees now has college aspirations and a brighter view of what college has to offer them.
...I truly believe that this program has helped me just as much—if not more—than helping the students that I worked with.
“My relationship with my mentee is the most important thing I gained from this experience...it is incredible to feel that you can make a difference.”
“My dream career is still to be a teacher. This class has only reinforced my want to be a teacher that makes a difference and advocates for the students. As a future teacher, I hope to incorporate my students’ lives into the classroom and
provide ways for them to connect and get excited about learning.”
“Thank you for helping me with my homework and just talking to me.”
“Thank you for helping me pick a school.”
“Thank you for mentoring me and talking to me about college.”
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Fresh Arizona is a project funded by the Arizona Department of Health Services with the purpose of helping populations disparately impacted by tobacco use. The project will use the data from the “Perceptions of Cigarette Smoking and Other Tobacco Product Use” to inform statewide strategies and activities to reduce initiation of tobacco use and increase access to effective tobacco use cessation services.
Adults, 18 years old and older, identifying as gender and sexual minorities – lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and others – are thought to have much higher rates of tobacco use than the general adult population.
Fresh Arizona needs your help to better understand pathways to tobacco use and to effective cessation for adults identifying as gender or sexual minorities.
If you identify as a gender or sexual minority, please follow the link and complete the survey; and
Thank you for helping Fresh Arizona to address local community needs across Arizona and assisting us with filling some data gaps related to cigarette smoking and tobacco product consumption.
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Hello from Parent & Family Programs,
Each year, we honor a Parent/Family Member of the Year and a Volunteer of the Year at Family Weekend for their dedication to the UA community. The Parent/Family Member of the Year Award is given to the parent, family member, or guardian who has the most positive impact on the life of the student or students they support. The Volunteer of the Year Award is given to an individual who has given a great amount of their time and energy to supporting the UA Parents & Family Association. Nominations for both awards may be submitted by UA students, faculty, and staff members, so I encourage you to distribute the attached nomination forms to your respective communities.
Completed nominations should be sent in a Word document or PDF via email to email@example.com by September 23 at 5:00pm. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me at any time.
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On behalf of Dr. Jessica Muilenburg at the University of Georgia, I invite you to participate in and share the Romantic, Sexual and Emotional health (RoSE) Study. The purpose of this study is to understand the sexual and mental health of women who love other women. Participation involves taking a 15-20 minute electronic survey – we would greatly appreciate your help!
Here are a few things you need to know about this research study:
- You must be 18 years or older. You must identify as a woman who has romantic and/or sexual attraction to other women.
- Due to the lack of representation of transgender, non-binary and asexual women, we especially encourage you to participate if you belong to one of those groups.
- Participation is completely voluntary. In exchange for participation, all respondents will be entered to win one of two $20 Amazon e-gift cards. Anyone who does not wish to participate in the research can still be entered into the drawing for the gift card, just please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please share the survey; Share the attached flier online!
Thank you so much for your time! We appreciate your help in adding to current knowledge on the health of LGBQ women!