Opportunities for You!
***SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS***
2013 Awards for Feminist Scholarship—The Feminism and Family Studies Section of the National Council on Family Relations is seeking applicants for TWO awards to be given at the November 2013 NCFR Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Applicants do not need to be members of NCFR, but we welcome new members to our section and organization. To start the IPS Scholarship application click here. Applications due: April 15, 2013.
***INTERNSHIP & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES**
LGBT Resource Center Intern—Interested in joining the LGBT Resource Center staff at the U of I? The LGBT Resource Center is looking for student interns for next academic year, 2013-14. This is a paid internship, open to University of Illinois undergraduate students. The time commitment is 8-10 hours/week when school is in session. Preference is given to students with federal work study. Application Deadline: 5 PM, March 15th, 2013. This position works directly with the Assistant Director of the LGBT Resource Center to increase student involvement and to enhance students’ collegiate experience by supporting the initiatives of the LGBT Resource Center with specific attention to event programming, leadership development, and marketing support:
Event Programming: Create and implement programs of social, political, educational and cultural nature in collaboration with RSOs, other cultural centers and campus units.
Leadership: Create and implement programs to address retention and leadership at all undergraduate levels; promote personal and academic development; develop mentorship networks among faculty, staff and students.
Marketing and Publications: Develop strategies to market LGBT Resource Center programs; assist with publications. Assist the Office Support Specialist with daily operational tasks (answering phones, assisting students, staff or faculty that visit or inquire about the LGBT Resource Center, record keeping, etc.) as well as assist in other clerical duties.
Pick up an application @ LGBT Resource Center; 1401 W Green Street, Illini Union—Room 323 or request one through email from Saida: email@example.com.
Office for Conflict Resolution.The Senate Committee on Student Discipline and the Office for Student Conflict Resolution are now seeking to fill vacant student and faculty seats on the Subcommittee on Undergraduate Student Conduct (SUSC) and the Subcommittee on Graduate Student Conduct (SGSC). Service on these committees is a challenging and satisfying way for students and faculty to enhance their academic experience. In addition to the actual review of discipline cases, training activities help committee members to enhance their abilities to organize time, develop critical thinking skills and to improve communication skills. For more information or to apply click here. Applications DUE February 27, 2013!!
Rape Aggression Defense training—Personal empowerment safety education for women in the college setting, the R.A.D. System is a comprehensive course for a woman that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing to basic hands-on defense training. It’s not a martial arts program but provides realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. There are also separate self-defense workshops for men. Robert A Murphy • Division of Public Safety.
“I-Journey Retreats”—The I-Journey Retreats are three half-day retreats that will give participants an opportunity to understand how unfairness and inequity can be perpetuated on each of these layers, and the roles they can actively play to create fair and just structures ‘mutually shaped to meet their needs.’ (Bell, 1997) Join us for one or all three!! For more information or to register go to http://go.illinois.edu/IJourneyRetreats.
APPLY TODAY! Diversity and Social Justice Education Paraprofessional Program—The Diversity and Social Justice Education Paraprofessional Program is a 3 semester peer education program powered by students for the students. Through this program you will have the opportunity to serve as a peer leader in social justice by developing and facilitating educational programs for the campus. Social Justice Education Paraprofessionals will receive 11 advanced credit hours through the Department of Psychology. The details of the programs or our application go to http://go.illinois.edu/SJEPApplication. If you have other questions, feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LGBT Resource Center and the SODA committee of the Counseling Center offer LGBT Ally Trainings and Transgender Ally Trainings throughout the year. This academic year’s training dates. These trainings are open to faculty, staff and students. Due to limited space, registration is required. Please sign up via this link. Contact Leslie Morrow if you have any questions.
Schedule of Trainings:
LGBT Ally Training
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 4:15pm-7:30pm
Location: Arcade Conference Room
LGBT Ally Training
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 8:45am-12pm
Transgender Ally Training
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 @ 12:45pm-4pm
Location: Arcade Conference Room
***SUPPORT, SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL OFFERINGS***
Blend UP!: A support/social group for LGBT people of color.
Meets bi-weekly on Thursdays. Next meetings are Feb 21st and Mar 7th, 7-9pm at the UP Center of Champaign County in Urbana. Follow us on Twitter @Blend_UP
Relive the Journey … Experience the Dream
Spring Break Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Friday, March 15th through Sunday March 24th
Travel to prominent locations that influenced and contribute to the progression of the Civil Rights Movement:
Atlanta, Montgomery, Selma, Birmingham, Little Rock and Memphis
Cost: $275 plus the cost of food
Take advantage of an amazing and educational opportunity to visit and learn about many important places of the Civil Rights Movement this spring break! University Housing has planned a trip that will change, inspire, and make a difference in the lives of the students that seize this opportunity. For more information, check out our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/uoficivilrightspilgrimage). Spaces are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Interested students should contact Muni Adebimpe (email@example.com) for more information on how to participate in this incredible experience.
Read Across America is Looking for Volunteers!
Saturday, March 2, 2013 @ 10am-2pm
Location: Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana
Read Across America is an annual event for kids from 0 to 12 years old, basically to motivate kids to read. There are readers from different languages in tables doing activities with kids. Kids have the chance to listen to histories in their home language or listen to histories in other language just for fun.
The campus and community programs/events listed do not reflect the views of Women’s Resources Center or the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations. WRC newsletters are a weekly service designed to provide information and updates on the women’s community and the general campus community. This newsletter is sent out every Friday. Any campus departments, student organization or community groups that would like to submit events or announcements to the newsletter must submit detailed information including contact information to Pat Morey @ firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday at 12pm (noon).We reserve the right to edit announcements.