Welcome to the September 1, 2017 Newsletter! We hope you all are having a good first 2 weeks into the semester. Here are some events and opportunities happening on campus and in the community!
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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.
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.
An Aromantic and Asexual Discussion Group
Every other Tuesday, 5:30pm
CSIL Conference Room, 4th floor of the student union
Starts Sept. 12th
For any questions you may have, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Safe Zone is in the process of being digitized! Because of this process, we will not be offering regular workshops for the rest of the semester. To request a group training, please see the information below.
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.
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If you are looking for a way to help with aid to the city of Houston following Hurricane Harvey, Arizona Athletics is accepting donations of household items that will be filled up in the football team's equipment truck and driven to Houston following theSeptember 9 UA-UH game.
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UAHS LGBTQ+ Interest Group 2017-2018 Series
Save The Date!
We invite you to attend the UAHS LGBTQ+ Interest Group 2017-2018 Series of programs sponsored by UAHS Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Our mission is to support and provide a safe, accepting, inclusive, and respectful environment for our LGBTQ+ Health Science Community and allies. We welcome you to attend the following events:
Oct. 17 from Noon-1 p.m., Kiewit Auditorium:
Steve Kilar, MJ, JD, Communications Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona will discuss LGBTQ people’s rights related to healthcare and legal, policy, and social impediments to accessible and equal care.
Nov. 14 from Noon-1 p.m., UA College of Medicine - Tucson, Room 2117:
Camouflage Closet Film - a short documentary film about trauma and recovery among nine Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Veterans. The film was created as a community-based participatory art project with the goal of increasing awareness among medical providers, Veterans, and LGBT communities regarding their unique experiences of serving under LGBT-related military policies, such as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) and the current ban on transgender military service.
Dec. 14 from 5-7:30 p.m., TBD
UAHS LGBTQ+ Interest Group Networking Event – Meet our group and other allies. We want to hear from you about ways to continue our work in providing safe, supportive, inclusive and welcoming environment for all on our UAHS campus. Enjoy light refreshments, connections and conversations.
Feb. 15 from Noon-1 p.m., Kiewit Auditorium:
Andrew Cronyn, MD, FAAP, provides affirming, respectful, and quality healthcare to the Pediatric and Adult Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming communities. He will discuss the Transgender Youth Program at El Rio and the healthcare transformation to LGBTQ Affirming, patient centered care.
March 28 from Noon-1 p.m., Kiewit Auditorium:
Sandy Davenport, LMSW, Caregiver Specialist at Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) provides Cultural Responsiveness Training with Project Visibility – Reducing Invisibly of LGBT Seniors in Health and Care Settings.
We are grateful to you for embracing Diversity and Inclusion and making The University of Arizona’s –Health Sciences campus a place of excellence for all. We look forward to seeing you at our events.
Gloria Guzman, MD
Jerry Perry, MLS
Lydia Kennedy, MEd
Alejandra Zapien-Hidalgo, MD
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We are excited to announce the 2017-2018 Miss Native American University of Arizona (Miss NAUA) Pageant. Our current titleholder, Cydney Walters, studying Environmental Sciences, has been working closely with the American Indian Alumni Club (AIA) and the Miss NAUA Committee in coordinating this special event to pass on her reign to another young lady on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the University of Arizona.
Student organizations/clubs are welcome to table at the event.
The 2017-2018 Miss Native American University of Arizona Pageant is held on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at 5:30pm in the North Ballroom of the Student Union Memorial Center.
Tables and chairs will be provided for student organizations and clubs. There will also be cake. If you are able to attend and would like to table, please contact me at email@example.com.
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Thursday, September 7th
Come listen to six true local stories about transformation and all it entails:
Back to school, out of the closet, joining a gym.
Climbing the corporate ladder, running away, over the hill.
Free at last?
New people, perspectives and places.
Breaking addictions, breaking traditions, breaking up, brokenhearted, broke.
Fantasies, dreams, generations.
Children, caterpillars, tadpoles, The Ugly Duckling.
Trans. Action, gender, formation.
Curated by Tony Paniagua
For more info and storyteller Bios, visit our website.
Since the Screening Room has unexpectedly closed, our September and October shows will be held at the YWCA of Southern Arizona. Please stay tuned for future locations. As always, thank you so much for your continued support.
Show @ 7pm, Doors open at 6:30
YWCA Francis McClelland Community Center
525 N Bonita Ave.
Students $6!! (with valid ID at door)
All tickets will be sold at the door. Please note, the stories promise to be amazing! But there won't be any food or beverages for sale at this show.
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Have any of you noticed how rare it is to be able to view Lesbian "out" images made by lesbians in galleries, museums...or local craft/art shows? They're just not "OUT" there! I've been trying to exhibit my "OUT" Lesbian art for more than 40 years... it continues to be a struggle against homophobic gallery owners ...yes...even in the art world, homophobia exists!!
Just think... when was the last time you saw art images of two, female lovers in an art exhibit? (maybe never?)
Womankraft Art Center has included a very large oil painting titled "DUO" (by Lorraine Inzalaco) portraying two, female lovers reclining on their bed!
This is huge progress especially in this political climate!! WE need to celebrate this!
attend the art reception Sat. Oct. 7th, 7-10pm
You'll view everyone's wonderful art ....and also see "DUO" ...and very importantly you'll be supporting all-inclusive art venues!
I hope you come join us ...and besides I'd like to say "thanks" to you in person.
Yours For Visibility And Change©
Showing "DUO" life-size oil on canvas in a group exhibit @ Womankraft Art Center
388 So. Stone Ave
Reception Sat Oct.7, 7-10pm
Exhibit is currently open and will continue thru Oct 28
Gallery hours are 1:00-5:-00 PM Wednesday-Saturday.
All are very welcomed!
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Enroll in HED 350 and share your college experiences with middle school students in Tucson! This course is a Tier 2 Gen Ed and qualifies for the 100% Engagement Designation on your transcript.
Please view this link for a short video made by one of our SOAR Mentors: https://www.facebook.com/UAProjectSOAR/videos/1253855057988942/
Higher Education 350: STUDENT OUTREACH, ACCESS, & RESILIENCY IN EDUCATION - Mondays & Wednesdays 3-4:15pm
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) exposes 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.
"My Brother's Keeper" HED 350 Sec. 001D
Fall 2017 Monday & Wednesday 3pm-4:15pm
Available on UAccess!
This course is a section of Project SOAR that offers undergraduate students the opportunity to mentor local Tucson middle school students. This section focuses on the growing concern regarding postsecondary destinations of young males. Students enrolled in this course will learn about social and environmental factors that affect their mentees.
Project SOAR mentors said:
Best part about mentoring was
...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 at firstname.lastname@example.org
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"Trans studies en las Americas" calls for papers that center Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinix trans theoretical, ethnographic, political, and artistic production. We anticipate for critical reflections, and localization histories grounded in performance, cultural production, artistic practices, public policy debates, human rights discourse, and activism. The editors will accept texts in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. Articles written in other languages in the hemisphere will be accepted pending available editing and translation resources. All accepted papers wil be translated into English and published into TSQ. To Honor each articles's language of submission, accepted articles will also be available in their original language through TSQ's website. In the spirit of recognizing and valuing the academic labor of translation, we encourage anyone interested in contributing as a translator to contact us. All translators will be credited for their work.
Deadline for submissions is February 1, 2018. The expected length for scholarly articles is 5000 to 7000 words and 1000 to 2000 words in shorter works. All manuscripts should be prepared for anonymous peer review with scholarly citations in Chicago author-date citation style. The guest editors will respond to submissions by June 2018. Final revisions will be due August 1, 2018. TSQ accepts submissions without regard to academic affiliation or rank; artists, activists, and graduate students are also welcome to submit materials for consideration.
To submit a manuscript, please visit http://www.editorialmanager.com/tsq. Please note that TSQ does not accept simultaneous submissions. Manuscripts proposed for this issue cannot be submitted elsewhere until editorial decisions are sent out in June 2018. If this is your first time using Editorial Manager, please register first, then proceed with submitting your manuscript. You may address any technical or formatting queries to email@example.com. All manuscripts should be double-spaced, including quotations and endnotes, and blinded throughout. Please include an abstract (150 words or less), keywords (3-5 for indexing), and a brief author’s biographical note (50 words or less) at the time of initial submission. See: http://www.dukeupress.edu/Assets/Downloads/TSQ_sg.pdf for a detailed style guide. If you have questions specific to this special issue, please contact the guest editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly is a peer review journal co-edited by Paisley Currah and Susan Stryker and published by Duke University Press with editorial offices at the University of Arizona’s Institute for LGBT Studies. To learn more about the journal and see calls for papers for other issues, visit: http://lgbt.arizona.edu/tsq-main.
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The Institute for LGBT Studies seeks a part-time benefits eligible Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator reports to the Director of the Institute for LGBT Studies (ILGBT) and works closely with the ILGBT staff and affiliated faculty to carry out the institute’s goals of of promoting innovative, interdisciplinary and transnational LGBTQ research, programming, and community engagement. The duties and responsibilities of this position include planning and developing the ILGBT’s existing and future events, programs, and related communications. To successfully fulfill the job duties and responsibilities, the person who fills this position must be able to communicate, interact, and network with individuals interested in and engaged in LGBTQscholarship who are from a range of UA colleges, departments, and units; faculty, staff, and students; deans, and directors; and other UA Partners as well as off-campus community members.
To meet the duties and responsibilities of this position, the candidate should be familiar with the UA and have knowledge and/or an understanding of university systems and practices, interdisciplinary LGBTQ scholarship, collaborative research, and event coordination.
Duties and responsibilities also require that the programming coordinator possess excellent planning and organizational skills; strong interpersonal and communication skills; outstanding writing (including grant writing), editing, and grammar skills; and the ability to work with a team and meet tight deadlines. This position requires working some evening and weekend events.
The UA Institute for LGBT Studies is an interdisciplinary research site for cutting-edge inquiry and scholarship where LGBTQ-related pedagogy and scholarship is produced, engaged, and enacted. We bring together scholars from around the world to participate in advancing transnational perspectives on race, sexuality, and gender informed by the critique of globalization. Ongoing Institute research initiatives include the Transgender Studies Initiative, Queer Migration Network, and Arizona Queer Archives. We are committed to the pursuit of critical inquiry and transformational education and to making their benefits accessible to the public through invigorating collaborations, speakers’ series, scholarly symposia, performances, lectures, and community engagements.
Here is the link: https://uacareers.com/postings/21119
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Now Hiring: Graduate Student with Marketing/Graphic Design Background
The graduate assistant assigned to the SPEAKOut Project will play an important role in Cultural and Resource Centers’ efforts to support student
success. The graduate assistant is responsible for three keys areas:
1) supervision, implementation, and coordination of the SPEAKOut marketing and online outreach team consisting of 6 undergraduate advanced student worker positions
based in each of the cultural and resource offices within the Multi-Cultural Engagement and Inclusion area of the Dean
of Students Office
2.) Marketing and event planning support of joint and cross-cultural initiatives.
3.) Development, design, and implementation of online media based initiatives for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion.
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1. CDH Foundation $50,000 Study Abroad Scholarship
Study Abroad is a once in a lifetime, life-changing experience that every student should take advantage of doing. At UA Study Abroad, we want to make sure that every student has the opportunity to go abroad during the college career regardless of how much their parents make.
That is why we are working with the CDH Charitable Foundation to offer a new need-based scholarship opportunity for spring 2018. This scholarship is for up to $8000, and intended for students that meet the following eligibility requirements:
· You must be an Arizona resident.
· Admitted and enrolled at the UA in sophomore, junior or senior standing
· Minimum 3.0 cumulative UA GPA
· Demonstrated financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
· Preference will be given to first generation students
This scholarship will be used for study abroad on UA approved credit-bearing programs and can only be used for UA Study Abroad programs that occur during the spring 2018 semester. CLICK HERE to see available programs for the spring. The most common type of spring program available are our exchanges, where you pay the same tuition as you would pay here to study abroad! Also note, you still have access to your financial aid and most need-based grants to study abroad (please note: most merit-based grants do not apply to study abroad).
For more information on how to choose a program and types of programs available, please CLICK HERE.
Applications will be accepted starting in late-August, if you are interested in more information please attend our workshop on the following dates:
· Tuesday, August 29 at 1:00 p.m. : Nugent 102
· Friday, September 1 at 4:00 p.m. : Nugent 102
· Wednesday, September 6 at noon: Chavez 211
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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.
SAAF has partnered with a statewide coalition, Fresh Arizona, to learn more about the health needs in our community. They have created this survey in order to gain more insight into perceptions around tobacco use among LGBTQ adults in Arizona.
Please take this survey and share it with your friends, family, and colleagues to help better address health concerns important to the LGBTQ community. The information gathered by this survey will increase LGBTQ representation and visibility in health data and help improve healthcare for LGBTQ people.
Please follow this link to take the survey: http://bit.ly/FreshArizona
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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 email@example.com
- Please share the survey; Share the attached flier online!
- You may take the survey at: http://tinyurl.com/rosewxw
Thank you so much for your time! We appreciate your help in adding to current knowledge on the health of LGBQ women!
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Dear Potential Participant,
My name is Luke Allen, and I am a counseling psychology doctoral student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. I am currently part of a research team, led by my adviser Dr. Watson, conducting a study investigating transgender individuals’ experiences of discrimination. In order to participate, you must a) identify as an individual of transgender experience (for example, gender queer, trans woman, trans man, nonbinary trans individual, gender fluid, and so on), b) be 18 years of age or older, and c) be able to read the English language.
If you are interested in participating, you will be asked to complete an anonymous online survey that will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes, one time only. If you are interested in participating, please click on the following link:
Or, if you would like further information, please email Laurel Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org
For your participation, you may choose to enter a raffle to win one of four $25.00 Amazon.com gift cards. In addition, a $2 donation to a local organization serving transgender individuals (Kansas City Anti-Violence Project) will be made for each participant, for a maximum of $650.
This study, protocol number 16-113, has been approved by University of Missouri, Kansas City’s Institutional Review Board. If you have any concerns about your rights as a participant your concerns please call 816-235-5927
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:
We are researchers at the Gender Development Research Centre, the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. We are now recruiting gender minority adults and cisgender adults (aged 18 years or above) to participate in an online survey looking at social adjustment and psychological well-being of gender minorities. We hope to learn more about similarities and differences between different groups and how things can be improved for gender minorities. This survey will take at least 20 minutes and all participants will be entered into a prize draw.
In our survey, gender minorities are broadly defined as individuals whose gender identity and/or expression do not conform to the norms for the individuals’ sex/gender assigned at birth (e.g., individuals with gender dysphoria, transgender individuals, agender individuals, individuals with non-binary gender identities, and etc). Cisgenders refer to individuals whose gender identity matches the sex they were assigned at birth.
As part of the recruitment, we are contacting directors and/or administrative officers of societies/groups/organisations offering support and services to gender minority adults. We would be very grateful, if you could kindly consider helping us to circulate the survey web link below via mailing lists, social media, and other ways that you see fit. Potential participants will find more information about the online survey by clicking at the web link.
Our study is approved by the Cambridge Psychology Research Ethics Committee. The IRB reference number for the study is PRE.2017.013. If you need further information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Your help would be highly appreciated! Please let us know what you think.
Link to the online survey: https://cambridge.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_892KcggkNIgoSI5
"I am an undergraduate Psychology student currently conducting research on Online Dating Preferences. I am looking for differences between heterosexual, homosexual, and bisexual males and females.The survey is quick and short and should take no longer than 2 minutes. Also, the respondents will remain completely anonymous."