September 4th Newsletter

Happy September!
We have lots of great opportunities and events to share with you in this edition of the newsletter. 

For an updated calendar of events, or for more information about the Office of LGBTQ Affairs, please visit:

The Office of LGBTQ Affairs Website

 For up-to-the-minute event announcements, please "Like" us on Facebook:

 LGBTQ Affairs Facebook Page

 Pride Alliance Facebook Page

 

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LGBTQ Affairs

 

LGBTQ Affairs Special Events


1. First Pride Alliance Open Meeting, September 9th 5-7pm  

Do you want to get involved with Pride Alliance? Want to meet other people and make friends? Come to the Pride Alliance open meeting and work on crafts, give input on the events you want to see, and socialize with other peers!

Join us in the Ventana room (on the 4th floor of the student union) on Wednesday, September 9th from 5-7pm!
 

2. Queer Sex Ed, September 16th 5:30pm  

Have some hard questions about sex that they skipped in high school? Come join Pride Alliance at the Women's Resource Center (4th floor of the student union) from 5:30-7:30 for another fun fabulous Queer Sex Ed hosted by local sexpert Miss Jai. It’s your chance to learn about hot topics such as: protection, toys, consent, fisting, STIs, and whatever else you have always wanted to know.

Stay after for a Sip n’ Bitch hosted by F.O.R.C.E. to take down the stigma around Queer Sex!

3. 2015 Annual LGBTQ+  Mixer, September 25th 5:30-7:30pm   

Are you an LGBTQ+  grad student, staff, or faculty member? Come to the copper room at hotel congress for our largest annual mixer of the year! Refreshments will be provided and a cash bar is available! Get your mixer on on Friday, September 25th from 5:30-7:30pm. 


LGBTQ Affairs Continuing Events



1. Support Groups

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. 


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2. Safe Zone Fall 2015 Workshop Schedule

Safe Zone is a campus-wide program committed to making The University of Arizona a safer, more welcoming, and inclusive environment for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community. All workshops are free and open to the campus community.

Upcoming Training and Registration Links:

 

 


September


Friday, September 25th
Location: Student Union, Ventana Room

10:00-12:30pm
General Education Training

Register HERE


Friday, September 25th
Location: Student Union, Ventana Room

1:00pm-3:00pm
Ally Development Training

Register HERE


October


Friday, October 16th
Location: Agave Room, El Portal

10:00-12:30pm
General Education Training

Register HERE


Friday, October 16th
Location: Agave Room, El Portal

1:00pm-3:00pm
Ally Development Training

Register HERE


November


Saturday, November 21st
Location: Main Library, A313/A314

10:00-12:30pm
General Education Training

Register HERE


Saturday, November 21st
Location: Main Library, A313/A314

1:00pm-3:00pm
Ally Development Training

Register HERE


December


Friday, December 4th
Location: Student Union, Sabino Room

10:00-12:30pm
General Education Training

Register HERE


Friday, December 4th
Location: Student Union, Sabino Room

1:00pm-3:00pm
Ally Development Training

Register HERE

 

 

Campus Events


 

1. Conversation with the editors of The Feminist Wire, September 10th 4:30-5:30pm

The WRC invites students and staff to join us for a dynamic conversation about Intersectionality with the editors of The Feminist Wire!

Thursday, September 104:30-5:30pm, in the WRC (SUMC 4th Fl).

https://www.facebook.com/events/494984653992221/

 

Darnell L. Moore

Senior Editor at Mic

 

Dr. Tamura A. Lomax

Co-founder of The Feminist Wire

 

 

Dr. Monica J. Casper

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, SBS

 

 

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3. Cine Club Fall Lineup 

Cine Club is a UA film club organized by Graduate Students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. The club's main mission rests in providing a stereotype-free look into Hispanic and Latin American cultures through film. During the fall 2015 semester, Cine Club will continue its mission by hosting a series of queer film from Latin America, Spain  and Brazil to further expand students' understanding of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian cultures.

 

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Community


1. Tucson Latin@ Pride, September 14-17th 

Puertas Abiertas is proud to present our annual Latin@ Pride Week FREE Events!!! We are Open to everyone and look forward to seeing you there!!

Puertas Abiertas Presenta nuestros eventos GRATIS de nuestra semana de orgullo Latin@- todos son bienvenidos, esperamos verlos ahí!

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2. Volunteer at AIDSWALK 2015 

2015 will mark the 27th Annual AIDSWALK Tucson. This event provides tremendous support to the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation in helping to provide services like medications assistance, food programs, case management, housing, prevention programs, HIV testing and more. SAAF has raised millions over the past 20+ years with the help of the Tucson community.

This year’s goal is to have 2,000 walkers and raise more than $170,750 to help support the programs and services of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation. We hope you’ll walk with your community and help to support a healthier community this October 11, 2015 in Downtown Tucson for AIDSWALK 2015.

We are seeking volunteers for October 7th, 11th, and 12th to fill various volunteer jobs.

Positions fill up fast, so please select several options that you would to volunteer for. 

For individuals, please visit this link to an online sign-up form: https://saaf.wufoo.com/forms/i-want-to-volunteer-at-aidswalk-2015/

For more information on group volunteering at SAAF's largest annual fundraiser, AIDSWALK, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Michael Webb at 520-547-6101 or mwebb@saaf.org

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Opportunities


1. Trans Awareness Week 2015 Survey

 
Please take this survey and tell the planning committee for Transgender Awareness Week 2015 what you would like to see:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BWCGPKH

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2. SAGA Is Hiring 2 Part Time Positions!

 
SAGA is hiring two part time positions (which can be filled by one person). Please see the press release and job descriptions (position 1 and position 2) for your use. The job descriptions are posted on SAGA's web site: http://sagatucson.org/wp/
 

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3. Stressbusters is recruiting  

Your UA Campus Health Service is recruiting students to join the dynamic, stress-relieving team known as Stressbusters. 

UA Stressbusters are part of a national program active at Harvard, Columbia, Missouri, Johns Hopkins, NAU & other schools. Trained volunteers are sent out to provide free five-minute back rubs and wellness info to students and staff at campus events, residence halls, meetings, and wherever else the stressed are gathered.

Stressbusters have fun together and enjoy helping others. There is an on-line application and short (group) interview in order to join. The minimum time commitment is 5 hours per semester. A one-time required training will be held on Friday, September 25th from 4-9pm at the Campus Health Service, led by Stressbusters founder, Jordan Friedman. All interested UA students (undergraduate and graduate) are welcome to apply.

What's in it for you?  Learn effective back rub and other stress reduction techniques, gain marketable customer service and communication skills, acquire experience working on a high-profile health initiative, make a huge difference in people's days, make friends, and relax. 

For more information, see the flier, or simply visit www.arizonastressbusters.com for more details and a stress-free application. Space is limited and the application deadline is September 18th.  Questions?  Call 520.621.4967 or email arizonastressbusters@gmail.com

4. Attend the Raising the Bar Student Leadership Conference 

Raising the Bar is a student leadership conference addressing alcohol and other drug issues, prevention, and change at Arizona college and universities. We are advertising the conference to student government leaders, residence life student employees, health advocates, peer educators, fraternity and sorority members, college athletes, and student leaders at UA, NAU, ASU, ERAU, Pima Community College, and Yavapai College. Our hope is they learn something new, develop skills, and take their momentum back to campus to create change! The breakout sessions will cover topics like AOD and sexual violence, experiential learning for alcohol programs, creating meaningful student programs, and sessions about prescription drug use among college students.

Raising the Bar will be held Saturday, September 19th from 10am - 5pm at ASU West in Glendale, AZ. We are providing free lunch and can reimburse for mileage (carpooling encouraged)!

An informational flyer is attached here, along with the registration link (bit.ly/RaisingTheBar15). This is our second year of the conference and we had an overwhelming positive response from attendees last year - we are looking forward to duplicating it this year.

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5. Become a Student Regent for ASUA 

The Associated Students of the University of Arizona is honored to announce that we are in the process of selecting a new Student Regent to represent the Students of Arizona at the Arizona Board of Regents. This process requires a Selections Committee with representatives from ASUA, GPSC, U of A Faculty, the Presidents Office, and other campus organizations. We are in need of one student from the cultural centers to sit on our committee, and aid us in this selections process. We would like student members who are educated on issues facing the Universities and Arizona, as well as dedicated members who can attend the dates below. 
 
If you wish to familiarize yourself with the Arizona Board of Regents, and the Student Regent you can do so at the following link:
 
 
These dates below are Mandatory for all committee members. 

Tuesday, September 8: UA Student Regent application packets available

Monday, October 19: UA Student Regent application packet due

Monday, October 26: UA Student Regent Selection Committee meeting – application review (Times TBD) 

Monday, November 2- Friday, November 6: UA Student Regent interviews (Times depend on amount of applicants) Fairly flexible on these dates

Saturday, November 7: UA Student Regent Selection Committee meeting – semi-finalists selected (Times TBD) 

Tuesday, November 10UA Student Regent reception 5-7pm SUMC Santa Rita Room (Not Mandatory but highly encouraged, Free food) 

Thursday, November 12-Friday, November 13: UA Student Regent interviews with Semi Finalists (Times TBD)

Monday, November 16: UA Student Regent Selection Committee meeting – three finalists selected

These dates are subject to slight changes. 

I have attached the application, along with the calendar layout of the selections process. Please feel free to review it, and email me at Michaelfinnegan@email.arizona.edu with any questions.

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Thanks for your support! See you out and about!