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Vol. 4 October 19, 2012 ************************************************************************* In This Issue

SPOTLIGHT

Spotlightth OMA – Taste of OMA- October 24 Noon- 2pm News from the “O”  Highlights from Diversity Convocation Pictures from the Leadership Retreat th  Save the Date- OMA’s 25 Anniversary Celebration kickoff  Gender & sexual Diversity On Campus News  Social Work’s Diversity in Aging Film Series  Take Back the Night Student organizations  tBSU Open Mic Night & Halloween Party  AASU Food Fest  SOAR Fall Campus Workshop Career Corner  The O’s Teach For America Information Session  Study Abroad Fair  Summer Internship  Koch Summer Fellow Program (KSFP).  Investigative Internship at New Orleans Juvenile Public Defenders Office Beyond Tulane  Ashe Cultural Center Film Festival

SAVE THE DATE OMA’s is celebrating its 25th ANNIVERSARY during the 2012-13 year Saturday, November 3rd -Homecoming Tailgate- 10am- 1pm- Superdome Wednesday, November 7th Silver Anniversary Kickoff Celebration -in the “O”, LBC Monday, November 12th – Vernon Wall-Lecture on Social Justice- 6pm- Stibbs Room LBC


NEWS FROM THE “O” The “O” celebrated its 14th Annual Diversity Convocation with a conversation about "Hip Hop, the Youth Vote and 2012 Presidential Election". Rap Sessions, the co-hosts serves a virtual community center where we debate issues of vital concern to the hip hop generation. They engaged our community with lively discussions from a number of noted young movers and shakers. The presentations were followed by small group discussions on how to bring national issues back to our own community here in New Orleans. Several local activist facilitated these small group discussions.

Panelists-Rob Biko Baker, Michael Schonik, Dr. Maya Rockyamore, Erica Williams and Dr. Jelani Cobb

Moderator- Rap Sessions CEO, Bikari Kitwana

IF YOU MISSED IT,

Check out pictures from the O’s Annual Fall Leadership Retreat: Sept 7-9. 2012 http://youtu.be/Axqn65IF9j0

ON CAMPUS Take Back the Night event is on Tuesday, October 23 at 6pm.The rally, sponsored by Tulane, Dillard and Loyola universities, focuses on breaking the silence often associated with sexual and gender-based violence. The annual event empowers survivors of violence and provides a safe environment in which they share their stories with others. Take Back the Night 2012 will be held at 6pm on October 23 at Loyola University's Horseshoe on St. Charles Avenue. Students from Loyola University New Orleans, Tulane University, and Dillard University will lead the march around Tulane's uptown campus. Jambalaya and Jazz on Tuesday, October 23. As our welcome to the new members of the Tulane University international community - OISS, OSA and the AB Freeman Business School are hosting a free Jazz concert with traditional New Orleans cuisine. Some of the best jazz musicians in the country will play traditional New Orleans Jazz at Rogers Chapel on the Tulane uptown campus from 6:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 23. Prior to the show, we will provide authentic local dishes including jambalaya, fried chicken, salad, and bread pudding. Food and drinks will be served outdoors on the Chapel Quad from 4:30- 6:00 pm. Tulane international students, scholars, staff and their families are welcome to this free event. We hope to see you there! OISS Pumpkin Carving Contest & Halloween Coffee Hour


OISS will be celebrating Halloween by hosting a Pumpkin Carving Contest and Coffee hour. We will provide cake, cookies, candy, coffee and tea. We will also have many pumpkins and carving tools. Come show your creativity and experience a United States tradition. Kids welcome! When: Thursday, October 25 2:00- 4:00 pm Where: The outdoor courtyard between Walter E. Blessey Hall and Stanley Thomas Hall.

TSSW (Tulane School of Social Work) Diversity Coalition Presents

Diversity in Aging Film Series All films will be shown in the TSSW bldg. rm. 213 Screenings will be held at 5:00pm and dinner will be provided

Monday, October 29, 2012, 5:00pm Serving Life, 2012 “Serving Life is the first OWN original documentary and is executive produced by Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker. The film takes viewers inside Louisiana's maximum security prison at Angola and documents an extraordinary hospice program where hardened criminals care for their dying fellow inmates. In doing so, they embark on a journey that may end in personal rehabilitation.” http://www.virgilfilmsent.com/store/product.php?pid=557

Monday, November 12, 2012, 5:00pm The Alzheimer’s Project: The Memory Loss Tapes “While there is hope for the future as science gains momentum, millions of Americans are currently affected by the painful and deadly consequences of Alzheimer's. This verité documentary profiles seven people living with the disease, each in an advancing state of dementia, from its earliest detectable changes through death.” http://www.hbo.com/alzheimers/memory-loss-tapes.html

For additional information please contact Michelle Wile at mwile1@tulane.edu **************************************************************************************

Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity PRIDE WEEK ( Con’t) OCTOBER 18TH –THURSDAY

11 am – 2 pm: PRIDE WEEK: Lavendar Day at Bruff (Bruff). Come out and support Tulane’s LGBTIQA organizations, student, and faculty! Wear lavender-colored clothing items at Bruff at lunch! 9 pm – 12 am: PRIDE WEEK: Queeraoke Night with RHA, QSA, SWEET, GES and GRL (The Rat, Basement of LBC). Sponsored by the HRL, come join and support your Tulane LGBTQIA queer organizations and peers by having fun singing karaoke and eating greasy food! TH

OCTOBER 19 -FRIDAY 11 am – 3 pm: PRIDE WEEK: GRL Bake Sale (Stern Hall Breezeway). Come out and support Tulane’s newest (and only) LGTBIQA sorority Gamma Rho Lambda! They will be selling cheap and delicious baked goods under Stern Hall! 12 – 1 pm: Lecture: “Fighting Terrorism Through Queer Bodies: The Perils and Possibilities of State-Based Freedom Projects” (Anna Many Lounge, Caroline Richardson Building). On June 26, 2011, the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, sponsored and held Pakistan’s first gay Pride parade. Using this event as an entry point, Professor Charania will map the overlapping discourses of paranoia and benevolence that shape the contemporary neocolonial condition, interrogating both the perils and possibilities for queer subjects in Muslim contexts when state-based freedom projects became the lens through which queer others are seen and narrated and underscoring the epistemological foundation that positions queer Muslims into bifurcated categories of oppressed


or free specularity, where the possibility of both are read through the landscape of the fe/male body. Part of Fridays at Newcomb Lecture Series. 9 – 10 pm: PRIDE WEEK: Comedian Fortune Feimster from Chelsea Lately (McAlister Auditorium). Fortune Feimster, who originally hails from North Carolina, is a full-time writer and performer on E!’s popular late night talk show “Chelsea Lately” with Chelsea Handler. In her spare time, Fortune, who was a semi-finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” travels the country doing stand-up and motivational speaking. She’s also a highly accomplished sketch comedian and improv artist. RD

OCTOBER 23 - TUESDAY noon-1pm: Melissa Harris Perry Noontime Discussion on Intersectionality LBC Stibbs 203 The Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity and the Office for Multicultural Affairs will be hosting a discussion on the intersection of gender, race, sexuality, and class. TH

OCTOBER 25 - THURSDAY 10pm-midnight: Drag Queen Bingo Qatar Ballroom Blanche is back and her hair is bigger than ever! Come out and play for great prizes!

CAREER CORNER“Education Transforms: LIVES”: A Reception for Students of Color Sponsored by: The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Teach For America- Greater New Orleans nd Monday October 22 , 6-7pm, Reiss Room, Lower Level, LBC Teach For America-Greater New Orleans is thrilled to partner with Tulane’s Office of Multicultural Affairs to host a reception for Tulane students on October 9th at 6pm. Teach For America believes firmly that every child should have the opportunity to attain an excellent. education. We invite you to come meet with our alumni to discuss issues of education both in New Orleans and, more broadly, across the country. Students of all majors and backgrounds are invited to attend to learn more about the program and educational inequity. ************************************************************* The Institute for Responsible Citizenship seeks applications from African American Male College Sophomores for its summer leadership program in Washington, DC. Students receive paid internships within their field of interest and participate in lectures, seminars, and roundtable discussions with influential leaders in the public and private sectors. The Institute provides housing to its students on a college campus, and encourages students of all majors to apply. Please see details below, and visit our website at http://www.i4rc.org/. The Institute for Responsible Citizenship ( www.i4rc.org) is an intensive leadership program for America’s best and brightest African American male college students. Our mission is to prepare men to be exemplary citizens and leaders. We inspire them to pursue extraordinary career success not simply for their personal benefit, but as a platform from which they can serve others. View our fan page at http://www.facebook.com/responsiblecitizenship

Study Abroad Fair Qatar Ballroom in the LBC   

Oct 24 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Qatar Ballroom in the LBC Sponsor: Newcomb-Tulane College

Event Contact: Office of Study Abroad | | cge@tulane.edu

Learn about study abroad program options from all over the world! ************************************************************************************************************************

On behalf of the Institute for Humane Studies, I am pleased to announce that the 2013 application is now open for paid summer public policy internships through the Koch Summer Fellow Program (KSFP). Highlights:  Eight weeks of paid work experience with federal and state-based think tanks, and policy organizations (placements based on interests and availability)  Opportunities to learn from experts and fellow participants during two weeklong policy seminars in Washington, DC


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Meaningful interaction with individuals interested in advancing individual liberty and economic opportunity through public policy Stipend, travel allowance, and housing assistance

What are the benefits of becoming a Koch Summer Fellow? Participants consistently report that KSFP is a life-changing experience that forges lasting friendships and translates into solid steps toward a successful career. Please take a moment to forward this email to students and recent graduates, or invite them to explore the opportunity here: http://www.theihs.org/koch-summer-fellow-program Application deadline: January 31

************************************************************************************ INVESTIGATIVE INTERNSHIP AT NEW ORLEANS’ JUVENILE PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE Juvenile Regional Services, a nonprofit law office that advocates for young people in Louisiana’s juvenile justice system, seeks investigative interns to assist in finding and developing material for the defense of JRS clients. The work of investigators is carried out mostly in the field – in private homes, in schools, in businesses, and in the street – and requires creativity, perseverance, empathy, responsibility, and excellent communication skills. Strong candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to working with indigent youth and underprivileged communities. In New Orleans, JRS is the juvenile public defender, representing most indigent youth in Orleans Parish Juvenile Court. We are an independent, nonprofit law office, born in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and committed to excellence in client-centered, holistic representation, and to building a fairer, more compassionate, and genuinely rehabilitative juvenile justice system. Our intern investigators work in teams of two, under the supervision of staff, as the lead investigators in juvenile delinquency cases. This is not a desk job. The internship offers a unique insight into the juvenile justice system, and into the social fabric of New Orleans. The work of investigative interns has extraordinary significance for our clients: every day, investigators unearth the evidence that saves young people from unjust convictions. EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL WORK FOR INTERN INVESTIGATORS INCLUDE: • Locating and interviewing witnesses; • Taking witness statements; • Photographing crime scenes; • Writing investigative reports; • Testifying in court; • Performing background checks; • Analyzing police records; and • Assisting attorneys throughout the trial preparation process. QUALIFICATIONS & ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: The spring internship will begin January 2013. Applicants must commit to spending at least four months in the internship, with a commitment of at least 9 hours every week. Candidates should carefully evaluate their other commitments and responsibilities in deciding whether they have sufficient time to dedicate to this internship. We will pair each investigative intern with a partner. Interns will set their own schedules in consultation with their supervisors. The program is unpaid, but, if you are a student, your school may allow you to receive academic credit for your participation. We are happy to support you in your efforts to receive credit for your work with us. We do not require either a specific academic background or prior experience in criminal investigation. All intern investigators will be trained in proper defense investigation techniques. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until December 1, 2012. Applying earlier in the cycle can significantly increase your likelihood of selection. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter containing a brief statement of interest to: Marecca Vertin Juvenile Regional Services 1820 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 205 New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 mvertin@jrsla.org


STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS AASU Food Fest

Monday, October 22, 2012 5:00pm Pederson Lobby, LBC As a multicultural organization at Tulane, one of AASU’s main goals is to raise Asian awareness on campus and around the local community through hosting various events. One of these events is FoodFest! To expose the campus and local community to Asian culture, we ask local restaurants to help our cause by putting together a buffet of Asian cuisine for you to eat! nd

Come down to the LBC(Pederson Lobby) on Monday, October 22 for a fun and delicious time! FREE for members! $5 for non-members http://www.facebook.com/events/108819069276916/

SOAR- Fall Campus Workshop!! Are you concerned with confronting racism and economic oppression as a student, staff, or faculty member at Tulane? Do you want to be an effective community organizer in your school, neighborhood, city, and world? This unique 3-day workshop is offered by The People’s Institute, a national, multiracial, anti-racist network dedicated to ending racism and other forms of institutional oppression. Over the last 27 years, we have provided training, consultation, and leadership development to more than 300,000 people in organizations nationally and internationally. The People’s Institute moves beyond a focus on the symptoms of racism to an understanding of what it is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists and how it can be undone. The workshop’s systemic approach stresses learning from history, developing leadership, maintaining accountability to communities, creating networks, undoing internalized oppression, and understanding the role of organizational gate-keeping in perpetuating racism. There is a $20 refundable deposit to reserve your seat in the workshop. The deposit will be given back to participates at the end of the training on Sunday. To pay the deposit you need to go to the Office of Multicultural Affairs (The Garden Level of LBC G04) and pay the deposit to Desiree Anderson. November 9-11, 2012 Friday - (6:00pm - 8:00pm) Saturday - (9am - 5pm) Sunday - (9am - 1pm) Location: Tulane's Uptown Campus, Location TBD Sponsored by: Students Organizing Against Racism, Tulane’s Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT), Office of Multicultural Affairs, Center for Public Service Click Link to Register: http://goo.gl/rVidS


SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING 2012 Lupberger Lecture Series Signed books available for $10 Dr. Harvey Cox, Harvard Divinity School Distinguished Author and Theologian Schedule of Events Saturday, November 3 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sunday, November 4 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Lecture and Seminar Adult Sunday School Class Worship with Dr. Cox preaching All events held at St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church (corner of St. Charles Avenue and State Streets)

BEYOND TULANE Community Film Series: "As Goes Janesville" October 19, 2012 | 6:00-8:00 p.m. AshĂŠ Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Free and open to the public America's middle class is dwindling, and the debate over how to save it is nowhere fiercer than in the normally tranquil state of Wisconsin. In Janesville, as jobs disappear and families are stretched to their breaking point, citizens and politicians are embroiled in an ideological battle about how to turn things around. A moderated discussion happens after the film. The moderators are: Helen O'Brien, President of Service Employees International Union Local 21 LA and Jonas Miller, Director of Operations for Goodwork Network. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE TRAILER. Call Drena Clay at (504) 569-9070.

Book Signing: "Displaced" October 20, 2012 | 5:00-7:00 p.m. AshĂŠ Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Free and open to the public The Displaced: Life in the Katrina Diaspora community conversation and book launch will center around the topic of displacement in the aftermath of disaster. The authors of Displaced will begin by briefly explaining the research that they did after Hurricane Katrina, and then will describe the implications of what they found. After this short overview, the audience will be invited to share their thoughts and experiences. What is the impact of the prolonged displacement on New Orleans? How is the displacement still affecting individuals, families, and entire communities? What can we learn from Hurricane Katrina that will help us prepare for future disasters? The authors hope that this event will provide the opportunity to learn and share with community members about the ongoing issues of displacement. (504) 569-9070.


Workplace Wellness Luncheon: Place Matters October 25, 2012 | 12:00-1:30 p.m. Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Free and open to the public Ashé Cultural Arts Center presents its monthly informative Workplace Wellness Luncheon. The New Orleans Place Matters team, led by Dr. André Perry, will present "Place Matters: The Social Determinants of Health." RSVP to (504) 569-9070 and let us know you're coming. Dr. Perry Old School Dance Party A Member Appreciation Event October 25, 2012 | 6:00-9:00 p.m. Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Free and open to the public The Side By Side Program was created in 2006 at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center to assist and support New Orleans artists and culture bearers. Since its creation, Side By Side has helped artists with resumes, business cards and photographs, sponsored Artist Showcases, Chill Zones, housing information and networking opportunities. Our focus has shifted to entrepreneurship-growing, funding, and running your business. For more information, contact Luther Gray at (504) 495-0463.

************************************************************************************************************ All together in Dignity ATD Fourth world NOLA would like to invite you to mark the International day to overcome extreme poverty that will take place at 1941 Pauger ST (at Urquhart ST). Ending the Violence of Extreme Poverty: Promoting Empowerment and Building PeaceOn Sunday October 21, from 3:00 - 5:30pm, please you are very welcome to join us on this day. We are looking forward seeing you


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