Spring Break is around the corner! Time to spend some quality time with our families, or travel somewhere down south where its a lot warmer. What ever your plans are remember to be safe! Take precaution, always be aware of your surroundings and the people you are with.
If you are in need of a break before Spring Break stop by La Raza (CMU 211) for Karaoke Night, one of our monthly events. Also, don't forget to stop by La Raza once you get back, and look at our calendar. It is full of fun and educational events, you don't want to miss out.
Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive is on Friday March 23rd, 2012. La Raza Student Cultural Center, Chicano Studies and Black Student Union, are collaborating together to help our communities of color. There is a high demand of blood transfusions from our communities of color. Lets unite on Friday March 23rd, 2012 and help our communities. Everyone is welcome do donate! The Blood Drive will take place in La Raza SCC and BSU, come sign up, it will be open from 10 am to 3 pm, SPREAD THE WORD! Lets save lives today! *See Attached Flier.
Remember, be safe during this Spring Break, but also take some time to catch up on homework or get ahead. And once you come back there will be many activities for you to join!
La Raza's Historian
LA RAZA's EVENTS:_______________________________________________________________
- Karaoke Night:
Where: La Raza Student Cultural Center
What: Singing! We will have Buffalo Wild Wings, but arrive on time they go fast!
- Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive
When:Friday March 23, 2012
Where: La Raza Student Cultural Center
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
What: BLOOD DRIVE! Help our communities!
- Ethnic Studies Week
More Details Coming Soon!
- ShowCase Talent:
More Details Coming Soon!
OTHER EVENTS: ____________________________________________________________
- Hmong Studies Journal Panel
When: Friday March 9th, 2012
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Sponsored by: Asian American Studies Department and Hmong National Development and Hmong American Partnership
**See attached flier for details
- SAAM April 2012
Sexual Assult Awareness Month
This campaign encourages communites and individuals to join the conversation on how we connect and respect one another in order to prevent sexual violence.
** See attached fliers for details!!
-Annual Banquet - 8th Annual Banquet! - Compassionate Action for Animals
Join Compassionate Action for Animals at our Annual Banquet, celebrating fourteen years of advocating for animals. Please buy your tickets today! We are also looking for volunteers.
Focusing on action, education, and outreach to inspire respect for animals, CAA touches hundreds of human lives and saves thousands of animal lives. Through the dedicated efforts of CAA volunteers, thousands of leaflets are distributed to increase awareness of the plight of factory farm animals, hundreds of individuals pledge to try vegetarianism, social gatherings are held to bring like-minded people together, and inspirational speakers from across the country educate the public about those who cannot speak for themselves.
The event begins with a reception featuring a selection of delicious hors d'ouevres and complimentary wine. During the reception, bid at our silent auction featuring artwork, gift baskets, services from local vendors, and more.
The reception is followed by a gourmet vegan dinner. During dinner, CAA will give a short presentation on our work in 2011 and our plans for 2012.
This year's banquet will again take place at Cedars Hall in northeast Minneapolis. The hall is attached to Saint Maron Church, and there is free parking to the north and west of the church. The west side parking lot is closest to the venue entrance.
* Time: Apr 05, 2012 from 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM
* Location: Cedars Hall, Saint Maron Church, 602 University Ave NE, Minneapolis
Opening Reception: Forty Year of Chicano Studies at the University of Minnesota
March 22nd, 2012
4th Floor of Wilson Library
4:00 PM- 6:00 PM
Join us at an opening reception for the exhibit Forty Years of Chicano Studies at the University of Minnesota.
"Envisioning the Future of Chicana/o Studies," a roundtable discussion moderated by Louis Mendoza, Chair of the Department of Chicano Studies, will begin at 4:30. Participants will include:
* Patricia Zavella, Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at UC-Santa Cruz
* Juana Maria Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at UC-Berkeley
* Luis Alvarez, Associate Professor of History, UC-San Diego
* Bianet Castellanos, Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Minnesota
* Cindy Garcia, Assistant Professor-Theater Arts and Dance at the University of Minnesota
* Lorena Munoz, Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Minnesota
* Jimmy Patino, Assistant Professor of Chicano Studies at the University of Minnesota-TC
Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.
See the Department of Chicano Studies for other events associated with this anniversary.
For more information, visit the Schedule page at https://events.umn.edu/019343
Celebrate International Women's Day: Women In Struggle
Friday, March 9 from 7-9 pm @ Walker Church, 3104 16 th Ave, Mpls
In 1908, women, mainly from the garment industry, came together in New York City's Rutgers Square to demand a strong union and the right to vote. In 1910, German revolutionary Clara Zetkin, having heard of the powerful protest in New York, proposed that March 8 be celebrated as International Women's Day worldwide. International Women's Day is a holiday celebrated by millions of working people and honoring the important role of women in the people's struggle. Speakers include: Jennie Eisert with the Anti War Committee and more! Sponsored by Freedom Road Socialist Organization. FFI: 612.823.2841 | www.frso.org
- March on May 1st: International Workers Day for Immigrant & Workers Rights
Tuesday, May 1 @ 3:30pm@ Lake Street & Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis
Justice, Equality and Legalization for all, Workers united, Immigrants united, Unions united
Organized by the May 1st 2012 Coalition. Endorsed by the Anti-War Committee. Information: 651-389-9174, firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com, https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/325342360838207/
Upcoming WSAC events:
- Student Art Auction to benefit the Minnesota AIDS Project:
the Quarter Gallery of Regis Center for the Arts on the U of M West Bank campus from March 5th-10th.
7-10 pm on Friday, March 9th is a catered Closing Reception, during which time the donated work will be up for auction. All proceeds will go to the MNAIDS Project. Enjoy free food from Afro Deli, live music by the Running Riot, and a presentation from guest speaker Amy Brugh! Brugh is the Director of External Relations, Development, Communications, Public Policy and Volunteer programs for the Minnesota AIDS Project, and a graduate of the University of Minnesota.
The Minnesota AIDS Project is a leader in HIV/AIDS prevention, advocacy, awareness and services. Their activism is a crucial service for medical justice in our state. For more info, visit their website:http://www.mnaidsproject.org/
WTF (women, trans*, femme) Open Shop Night
Thurs., March 8th, 7-9pm
Learn how to fix and maintain your own bike! WTF (women, trans, femme) Open Shop Night is hosted by the Hub Bike Co-op (at the U of M Bike Center location: 401 Oak St SE Mpls) and cosponsored by Grease Rag ( http://greaseragmpls.wordpress.com/ ) and WSAC. Trained bike mechanics provide a fun, supportive atmosphere for folks wanting to learn about bike maintenance. 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. Free snacks! FFI: email firstname.lastname@example.org
March 29 Honoring the Earth, Transforming Our Communities: Winona LaDuke on Environmental Justice
6:30 p.m., Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Internationally acclaimed author, orator and activist, Winona LaDuke will be speaking about her work regarding environmental justice and it's impact on human rights and social justice. Attendees can gain insight regarding questions like: What is environmental justice and what does it have to do with me? How does environmental justice go beyond "going green?" What can I do to affect change in my community? Brought to you by the Women's Center. Co-sponsored with the Women's Student Activist Collective and Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies. RSVP: z.umn.edu/winona. See attached pdf for more of the Women's Center's Women's History Month events.
- KINK 1001 : The Class You Wish You Got Credit For
March 31 2012
Spring Pride '12
Come indulge the naughtier aspects of your sexuality at a series of hands-on workshops taught by a stunning set of nationally renowned sex educators!
KINK 1001 aims to provide an inclusive, safe, and sex-positive event where participants can explore their sexual expression.
Come learn and have fun at a day of delectably kinky classes with meals included and lots of fun kinky prizes to be raffled off! Tickets available online at qscc.org/kink1001 starting at 8 AM, March 31st 2012 for $3 and all proceeds will be donated to the National Coalition of Sexual Freedom. Space is limited and demand for tickets is very high so act quickly!
Madison Young, facilitator of the "Lights, Camera, Action!" workshop, says: "Get ready to change the world and build community with a camera in one hand and a bottle of lube in the other."
- March for Immigrant & Workers Rights on International Workers Day
Tuesday, May 1 - more details TBA
Join with MIRAc (the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee) and many others for the annual march for immigrant & workers rights on International Workers Day. This year's march will be in the afternoon/early-evening on Lake Street in Minneapolis. Stay tuned for more details soon! RSVP on the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/325342360838207/ Endorsed by WSAC!
Protest the Summit of NATO: Demand Money for Human Needs Not War!
Saturday, May 19, 2012 in Chicago, IL
FFI: www.cang8.org and http://www.facebook.com/events/238942229522105/
Endorsed by WSAC!
- Positions Open in TRio Upward Bound: Interested in Working with Youth?
• Lead Teacher
• Classroom Assistant
• Administrative Assistant
• Residential Adviser
TRiO Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota is a federally funded college prep program. Each summer, we coordinate an academic and residential summer program for our high school aged participants. If you're interested in working in a fast-paced environment with the opportunity to impact some amazing Minneapolis youth - this is the job for you.
All interested applicants must be available for the following dates:
• Orientation: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 [5:00 - 9:00 PM] or Saturday, June 9, 2012 [9:00 - 1:00 PM]
• Training Week: Monday, June 11 - Friday, June 15, 2012 [8:00 - 4:30 PM daily]
• Program Dates: Monday, June 18 - Friday, July 20, 2012 [hours vary]
• Classroom Staff wrap-up: Monday, July 23 - Friday July 27, 2012 [hours vary]
Experienced educators, youth workers and/or individuals with a passion for working with diverse, urban, teenage youth are encouraged to apply.
Each position is posted separately on the University of Minnesota employment site and also on GOLDPASS. To learn more about the positions and apply, click on the following links.
Lead Teacher (Req. # 176522)
Classroom Assistant (Req. # 176526):
Administrative Assistant (Req. # 176523):
Residential Adviser (Req. # 176525):
Apply by Friday, April 6, 2012 for full consideration. ** See attached Flier!!
Get Paid to Share Your U of M Experience
Do you have an experience as a university student that you want to share? University researchers in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) are looking to recruit LATINO/A, immigrant students who are enrolled at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Eligible students will participate in an individual interview (approximately 1 hour). For your time, you will receive a $20 voucher to the U of M bookstore.
Interested students are encouraged to email:
Marina Aleixo email@example.com
Michael Stebleton firstname.lastname@example.org