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LESBIAN GAY BISEXUAL TRANSGENDER RESOURCE CENTER

E-NEWS May 16, 2012

Thoughts, questions, concerns, suggestions? Please feel free to swing by the center or drop us a line anytime! LGBT Resource Center Student Community Center, 397 Hutchison Drive, Davis, CA 95616 Phone: 530.752.2452 Fax: 530.752.5067 Email: lrsoter@ucdavis.edu The center is open from Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. We are located on the UC Davis main campus, on the corner of Hutchison and California, across from Chem 194 and the Silo.


COMMUNITY COUNSELOR

JEZZIE FULMEN As of Monday, February 27, Jezzie is on maternity leave. Her estimated return date is mid-June 2012. If you are LGBTQIA or questioning, and interested in counseling. we have several different counselors covering different aspects of Jezzie’s job while she is out. Please talk to one of our staff if you would like to be directed to one of these specific folks. You are also free to pick one of the Community Counselors, or to use Counseling and Psychological Services!

← Cailtin Alday, Community Intern cmalday@ucdavis.edu ← Sheri Atkinson, Director slatkinson@ucdavis.edu Cecilio Cooper, Graduate Student Researcher coop@ucdavis.edu

Michelle Didero, Community Intern msdidero@ucdavis.edu

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Mitchell Faust, Community Intern mrfaust@ucdavis.edu

Jezzie Fulmen, Community Counselor cjfulmen@ucdavis.edu Sarah M. Hernandez, Community Intern smhernand@ucdavis.edu elizabeth krause, Assistant Director eakrause@ucdavis.edu Olivia Nguyen, Graphic Design Intern odnguyen@ucdavis.edu Leanne Soter, Office Coordinator lrsoter@ucdavis.edu


CRAFTERNOON Crafternoons is a weekly social and crafting event that runs from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. on Fridays. New craft projects are taught each week, and all supplies are provided. We encourage folks to stop in and check out the event. Crafternoons are a great way to meet people and de-stress at the end of the week! For more information or if you're interested in collaborating with us, contact Sarah Maritza Hernandez: smhernand@ucdavis.edu

QUEER STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

For a list of Queer Student Orgs please visit:


QWOCMAP Film Screening Wednesday, May 23 from 12 – 1:30 pm In the LGBT Resource Center We will be showing some short films from the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project that hosts a film festival annually to showcase these amazing films. Our screening will include films from last year’s festival. Light refreshments provided.

For more information on the project, visit www.qwocmap.org


COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS CONTENTS:

- Lavender Connection - Mixed Fruit - Life Skills Yoga - Social Justice Career Advising - Social Media Intern Position - Black Family Day 2012 - Meals with Mrak - WRRC Spring Bookfaire - ASUCD Gender and Sexualities Commission – Now Hiring - TEDxUCDavis - Poly Meet-up Group - Gold Crown Literary Society - LGBT Grads Group - AB 540 Awareness Week


Lavender Connection: A LGBTQ Student Support Group Meets at CAPS in North Hall Fall Quarter Mondays 2:10 – 3:30 pm Limited Space Available!

The Lavender Connection is a support group for undergrads & graduate students who are looking for a safe and confidential space to discuss issues related to being LGBTQ. The group provides a supportive and affirming environment where students can share common experiences and increase their sense of understanding regarding their own sexual identity, relationships with others, and sense of empowerment. Group member guide what is talked about each week by bringing up topics of interest to them. Areas of focus may include the influence of cultural background and ethnic identity, fostering self-acceptance, coming out to yourself and others, dating, spirituality, campus climate, and family relationships. Students questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity as well as students with all gender identities are welcome! The group will meet throughout the quarter and students who participate are asked to make a commitment to attend the group each week throughout fall quarter. Each week the group will start with time for each to student to check in about how they are doing and what they want to discuss or get support about that week. As the quarter progresses, students get to know themselves and each other better. The group is available to all registered students. Student fees provide the funding for CAPS services so there is no charge to participate in this group or to utilize any of CAPS services during the school year. To participate in the group it is necessary to first have had a CAPS intake appointment. If you have questions, please feel free to email Susie Kisber at slkisber@ucavis.edu or Tatum Phan at tktphan@ucdavis.edu.


MIXED FRUIT UC Davis’s LGBTQIA closed* support group for mixed heritage, multi racial, and multi cultural communities.

*What is a closed space? Closed spaces are open solely to folks who identify within the community. Closed spaces are important for fostering identity development and creating a supportive atmosphere through shared experiences. For more information contact msdidero@ucdavis.edu and/or eakrause@ucdavis.edu


Social Justice Career Advising  

Graduating soon or planning your next internship? Make an appointment spring quarter to discuss: How to include your leadership experience on your resume. Resume writing strategies for a successful job search. Where to look for social justice-related jobs. Career options in your field of interest. To make an appointment, e-mail Lisa Sanders at lmsanders@ucdavis.edu with  the subject line social justice. Please include your schedule of availability.    Lisa M. Sanders, M.S. Program CoordinatorLiberal Arts and BusinessAgricultural and Environmental Sciences Internship and Career Center 209 South Hall

lmsanders@ucdavis.edu (530) 752-6673 icc.ucdavis.edu

Social Media Intern [May - August 2012] Do you like to write, blog, tweet, and post to Facebook? Need internship credit? We are looking for a social networking intern to work with our national organization. Internship: Submit 6 blog posts per month, actively engage in online communities focused on race, culture and diversity through social media platforms. To start, this is an unpaid internship that can mature into a paid internship based on results. Please submit a 250 word blog on the climate of race in America. You can blog about politics, current events, hot topic issues, etc. Include your name, email, Skype contact name for an interview, and the name of your college/university and department. You will need to request internship credit, application and proposal directly from your institution. *Deadline: May 30, 2012   If you would like more information, please contact:   Shaundra Williams Program Manager and Staff Coach Pacific Educational Group Skype: shaundra.williams  Email: shaundra@pacificeducationalgroup.com www.pacificeducationalgroup.com/affiliates www.consciousnesscollective.org [Registration and information]


Meals with Mrak Series The Student Assistants to the Chancellor are pleased to announce the continuation of  our Meals with Mrak series!  Each breakfast discussion will host 8-10 undergraduate  students and a campus administrator that is eager to learn about your UC Davis  experience.  The breakfast is free and will take place in a campus dining commons.   The complete schedule is available online and includes Provost Ralph Hexter, Vice  Chancellor Fred Wood, 3 college deans, and more!   Register at http://sac.ucdavis.edu/meals_with_mrak.php. Registrations will be accepted  on an ongoing basis and assigned as space is available.   Feel free to contact us at sac@ucdavis.edu if you have any questions.   Hope to see you there!   Desiré Campusano and Nick Sidney Student Assistants to the Chancellor

SPRING BOOK FAIR When: Monday, May 21st - Friday, May 25th, 10am-3pm Where: WRRC, Front Porch, North Hall  Each quarter the Joy Fergoda Library at the Women's Resources and Research Center  hosts a book fair where books can be purchased for under $3.00! Proceeds will be  used to buy new books for the library. Nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and more! Drop by and browse!


ASUCD's Genders & Sexualities Commission is Hiring! The Genders & Sexualities Commission (GASC) is a division of UC Davis' student  government; we work with students, administration, ASUCD, student groups, campus  centers, and other relevant bodies to fulfill our mission statement of planning programs,  promoting awareness, and reviewing legislation regarding LGBTIQA issues, sexual  health, sexual assault, sex positivity, and gender equity. We are currently hiring commissioners and a commission chair for the 2012 -2013  school year.  Visit the application links for more specific information about the positions. We meet on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm in the LGBT Resource Center (located in the new  Student Community Center).  - Commissioner positions require a 3 to 4 hour time commitment per week, which  includes attending our weekly meetings starting Fall Quarter. - Applications for commissioners can be found  at http://vacancy.ucdavis.edu/jobs/view/id/10450 - Applications for chair can be found at http://vacancy.ucdavis.edu/jobs/view/id/10451 Our meetings are always open so feel free to stop by! If you have any questions, please email Caitlin Alday at cmalday@ucdavis.edu   *****last day to apply is Wednesday, May 16th******


TEDxUCDavis Dear StudentsTEDxUCDavis is hosting an independent TED-like event at UC Davis on May 19th, 2012, titled "The Power of Perspective". We are looking for volunteers that will  potentially transition over as full time interns. In case you're  unfamiliar with www.ted.com, the non-profit is all about sharing  contagious ideas worth spreading. Click to learn more  about TEDxUCDavis. If interested, feel free to submit the following application to: Submissions: balperin@tedxucdavis.com Application:    http://www.scribd.com/bryena/d/91342883Volunteer-Application Besides working with an extremely well networked, fun and  talented team, you will also have the benefits of our well  established brand: TED. Members have been given job offers  with top fortune 500 companies such as Bain & Company in  the past!  Feel free to email me if there are any further questions. Good  luck everyone!


Poly Meet-up Group. For more information, contact Elyse Green (elgreen@ucdavis.edu), look on the Davis Wiki page under "Polyamory," or go to the meetup site (http://www.meetup.com/Sacramento-Polyamory/).


Please note: The events/announcements listed in this eNews are not necessarily endorsed by the LGBTRC or reflective of the center's views. The purpose of the eNews is to share information, community resources and announcements.


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