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LESBIAN GAY BISEXUAL TRANSGENDER RESOURCE CENTER

E-NEWS November 1, 2011

Thoughts, questions, concerns, suggestions? Please feel free to swing by the center or drop us a line anytime! LGBT Resource Center University House Annex, One Shields Avenue, 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 1st Street and A Street, across from Voorhies Hall.


COMMUNITY COUNSELOR

JEZZIE FULMEN The LGBTRC has a counselor available on-site to provide information, support and referrals to students. You can often find Jezzie at Center events and Crafternoons, or drop by her office at 102 North Hall (in the Women’s Resources and Research Center). No intake or paperwork is required. For an appointment, contact Jezzie directly at cjfulmen@ucdavis.edu or 530.754.5958. You can also make appointments by contacting the office coordinator at the LGBTRC.

← 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:


LGBT Resource Center Closure November 4 - 7, 2011 Dear UC Davis Community, The LGBT Resource Center will be closed all day on Friday, November 4th through 12 Noon on Monday, November 7th for this weekend’s Queer Leadership Retreat. We are excited for this empowering and fun weekend for our community, and we are sorry if this causes any inconvenience. We will open again for regular office hours (9 am – 5 pm) beginning Tuesday, November 8th. Additionally, the center will be closed on Friday, November 11 due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday Sincerely, The LGBT Resource Center Staff


COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS CONTENTS:

- Lavendar Connection Student Support Group - SRRC: Gender and Sexuality Film Series - Mixed Fruit Support Group - Coming Out Workshop – November 1 - Yoga for Social Justice - Native American Culture Days Calendar of Events - StudentsFirst Job Opportunities - Tania Hammidi on her book Judgment Day: Fashioning Masculinities - National Union for LGBTQ Students (NULJS) Conference - North Dakota S. U.: Couple and Therapy Program - ASUCD Scholarships - Research Project Survey - UC Center Sacramento Public Policy Program - UC PPIA Fellowship Applications - Study of LGBQ Identity Development in Middle Eastern/Arab Americans - Trans Embodied States of Recognition Research Project - T-Camp: Intercampus Retreat - Native Leadership Retreat: Applications Available - UC Provost Pitts: Open Forum - Hillel Homelessness Awareness Week - Queeries: Research Internship Opportunity - Students of Color Conference Seeks Volunteers


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.


The SRRC is having its annual

Gender and Sexuality film series!, where BRIDGE, ACE, SAFE, YIK'AL KUYUM, and AIRR have a gender and sexuality film based on their respective community.

When: Every Wednesday starting OCTOBER 19th at 7pm (with the exception of AIRR, which will show on Monday 11/14)

Where: Haring 2205 Line up for films! 10/19 BRIDGE - Paper Dolls 10/26 ACE - School Daze 11/2 SAFE - Yes or No 11/9 Yik'al Kuyum - Muxes de Juchitan 11/14 AIRR - Two Spirit (OCCR sponsored, occurring during Trans Action week!) 11am-1pm There will be FREEEEE snacksies and refreshments so come, watch, learn, and leave EMPOWERED. =]


MIXED FRUIT UC Davis’s LGBTQIA closed* support group for mixed heritage, multi racial, and multi cultural communities. First Meeting Ever! Tuesday, November 1st @5 p.m. in the LGBT Resource Center *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


Yoga for Social Justice Fridays, 12:00pm – 1:00pm Starts September 30, 2011 ARC Dance Room

For any body and any gender The instructor discusses a particular topic for 10 minutes at the beginning of class. Topics will include life skills needed to more effectively navigate situations in our academic, professional and personal lives. The yoga is for all levels and the instructor gives detailed instructions for beginners. No need to sign up. Free for students. Staff and Faculty need an ARC membership. For more info go to our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/LifeSkills-through-Yoga/150009281713734?sk=info


Job and Internship Opportunities StudentsFirst, a national education reform movement has a wide range of opportunities for students and alumni interested in making a difference! StudentsFirst is headquartered in Sacramento, CA. StudentsFirst is a comprehensive and uncompromising national movement to build upon, connect, and accelerate reforms that defend the interests of America’s students. Specifically, the organization will articulate a gold standard for education reform, based on the best evidence on what works in teacher professionalism, student choice, and system-wide accountability. We will provide tools and services to local leaders who want to implement change and we will build a membership movement with a national voice. We will deploy resources to defend students’ interests with litigation, mobilization, advocacy and direct political activity. Fighters for reform will know that they are not fighting alone. Our organization’s Founder and CEO is Michelle Rhee, former Chancellor of DC Public Schools. Current Job Opportunities Recruiter for StudentsFirst is Jennifer Kim, a UCD grad and former Internship & Career Center Student Advisor. Please apply through StudentsFirst website here. For questions, Jen can be reached at jobs@studentsfirst.org. Information Associate StudentsFirst seeks a talented, highly motivated individual to serve as the Information Associate for the Development Team. The Information Associate will be responsible for managing the customer relations management database for the team, which includes system processes and protocols, data integrity and reporting. Successful candidates will be goaloriented and confident professionals with experience in entrepreneurial, complex, and political environments. Qualifications: - Strong communication skills, verbal and written - Demonstrated proficiency in database administration and usage - Ability to conduct through and in-depth research - Strong organizational and project management skills - Ability to work effectively under pressure See complete job description in attached file and on Aggie Job Link (#744259). Student Positions Internships Fall, Spring, and Summer - rolling deadlines Campus Director Apply through our website, www.studentsfirst.org. For questions, contact Lauren Dachille, Internship Coordinator at Lauren@studentsfirst.org


The UC Davis Memorial Union Store presents Tania Hammidi (Women’s Studies, UC Davis) In a talk about her new book Judgement Day Fashioning Masculinities

November 9, Wednesday, 1:00pm to 2:00pm The Bookstore Special Events Room (next to the MU Post Office) Memorial Union, UC Davis campus Free and open to the general public. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A period and a book signing. Twenty-four portraits of queer masculinities by Los Angeles and New York based photographers Lola Flash, Love Ablan, and Leon Mostovoy. The book also includes essays on stud/butch self-fashioning by fashion designer Schquay Bringac, filmmaker Campbell Ex, and Tania Hammidi "Never has so much swagger been seen on the catwalk — this, my friends, is what high fashion has been missing—the masculine woman." - Huffington Post "I’ve been to several butch fashion shows around L.A. and seen the New York City butch fashion events, but I’ve never witnessed anything like the choreographed piece of art that took place in this butch-constructed outdoor courtyard..." - Jeanne Cordova, BLVA "Tania has brought together an eclectic mix of visual artists and fashion designers to showcase our history and deep cultural expression..." - ONE Institute Tania Hammidi is an educator, performer, and freelance writer for CURVE Magazine,Velvet Park: Dyke Culture in Bloom, Bitch Magazine, ITCH. She teaches art/design at the California College of the Arts, and, gender theory at UC Davis. She holds a Ph.D. in Critical Dance Studies from the University of California, Riverside. To schedule an interview with the author, please contact Tania Hammidi directly via email at queerture@gmail.com or via telephone at 714-928-6930. For more information about this event please contact: Paul Takushi Tradebooks UC Davis Bookstore PH 530/752-9072 pmtakushi@ucdavis.edu


NUJLS Conference – February 17 – 19, 2012 Dear Students, I'm writing to let you know that pre-registration has begun for the annual NUJLS (National Union for Jewish LGBTQ Students) conference, which is being hosted by American University Hillel in Washington, DC, February 17 to 19, 2012 (fuller disclosure: I am on the board of NUJLS). Info and the latest updates are at www.nujls.org. Please pass the word on to other LGBTQ Jewish students so they may save themselves a spot. This mini-immersion experience has been happening annually since 1997, has nearly 1000 alumni, and is a great way to engage students in a sense of a community beyond their campus that can bring them back energized back to campus. Campuses are welcome to send a cohort of students or individual students. Please let me know if you have any questions about the conference, colleague-to-colleague. If your students have questions, they may direct them to Jonathan Lipton (American University '14), who is the student chairing the conference, at nujls2012@gmail.com. Below is from the homepage if you’d like to send it out to LGBTQ students and your campus LGBT Center. Thank you!Mychal Copeland Rabbi Mychal Copeland Hillel at Stanford 565 Mayfield Ave, Stanford, CA 94305 rabbimrc@stanford.edu (650)725-1424

SAVE THE DATEThe 2012 Annual Conference ofthe National Union of Jewish LGBT Students (NUJLS) will be held at American University February 17-19 PRE REGISTER FOR THE 2012 CONFERENCE HERE For more information about NUJLS email nujlsinfo@gmail.com.For more information about the conference email nujls2012@gmail.com.


Hello Aggies! Need help paying for your tuition? Textbooks? Clickers? It is undeniable that students need help paying for their educational expenses, so ASUCD wants to help YOU! This quarter, ASUCD will award SEVEN Scholarships that range from $500 to $1000. This quarter marks the first $5000 installment of ASUCD Scholarships for the Academic Year, with the second $5000 dispersal occurring in the Spring. All undergraduate students who are in good academic standing at the University of California, Davis are eligible for an ASUCD Scholarship. Note that applicants with current disciplinary sanctions in effect are ineligible to apply. Eligible applicants that demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, excellence in athletics, exceptional leadership, care for the environment, extensive work experience, dedication through service to the UC Davis campus and/or the greater community, endurance in personal hardship, or first generation college attendance are encouraged to apply.

Applications are available at: http://asucd.ucdavis.edu/scholarship. SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: November 2, 2011 at 11:59 PM Good luck! If you have any questions, please email Bree Rombi at bmrombi@ucdavis.edu or stop by her office at 344B Memorial Union.


Research Project Survey Dear Student, By participating in our current online research study that looks at the relationship between gay community involvement and well-being, you could be one of six people to win a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com while also providing valuable information. Study participation is anticipated to take between 10-20 minutes using our online survey. Your responses will be entirely anonymous and you have the option to exit the survey at any time. In order to participate, you must identify as a gay or bisexual male who is over the age of 18. The project has been approved by the University of Missouri- Kansas City Social Sciences Institutional Review Board (Protocol SS11-136X) and will be completed by August 2012. Six $25 gift certifications to Amazon.com will be randomly awarded to participants. Your chances of winning depend upon the number of people who enter our study drawing. You can access the survey by typing the following address into your internet browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JCZV279 Finally, please consider forwarding this message on to friends who could help us make this project a success. Thank you very much for your interest and participation in this research. Please do not hesitate responding to christopher.davids@mail.umkc.edu with questions. Kindly, Christopher M. Davids Counseling Psychology Doctoral Student Division of Educational and Counseling Psychology University of Missouri- Kansas City christopher.davids@mail.umkc.edu Dr. Johanna Nilsson (Faculty Supervisor) University of Missouri- Kansas City 243 Ed 225Kansas City, MO 64110 Ph: (816) 235-2484 nilssonj@umkc.edu

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Interested in Public Policy ? The UC Center Sacramento PUBLIC POLICY PROGRAM is now accepting applications for Winter & Spring 2012 APPLY EARLY - EARLY APPLICANTS WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY !!!! final Application Deadline for Winter Quarter: December 9 final Application Deadline for Spring Quarter: March 8 What are the requirements? ←Junior, Senior or Graduate/Professional School Student standing before entrance into program ←GPA of 3.0 or above is preferred ←All majors are encouraged to apply - internships are developed based on YOUR interests! Where do I get more Information? Visit the UCCS website - http://uccs.ucdavis.edu/app to learn more about the program and to access the application form and instructions. How do I apply? Submit an application, transcripts, two letters of recommendation, your resume, and a brief statement of intent AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, but NO LATER THAN above deadline date to: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA CENTER SACRAMENTO, c/o Marg Lee, Internship & Career Center, South Hall, UC Davis. Application materials and information on the UCCS program are available online at http://uccs.ucdavis.edu/apply.

Attend an Information Meeting for more information: Monday, 10/24/2011 12 noon 307 South Hall Tuesday, 11/8/2011 12 noon 307 South Hall Monday, 11/28/2011 3 pm 307 South Hall Questions? Contact Marg Lee, molee@ucdavis.edu, 752-2671.

GET STARTED NOW ON YOUR APPLICATION FOR THIS REWARDING EXPERIENCE!


UC PPIA Fellowship Application deadline is November 1, 2011. _____________________

APPLY NOW! The Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program at the University of California, Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy is accepting applications for the summer of 2012. Program Information The Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute is an intensive seven week academic training program for college juniors. The summer institute prepares undergraduate students for graduate studies in public policy, international affairs and law. Participants complete coursework in economics, statistics, policy analysis and law; and visit local, state and federal government agencies and non-profit organizations. Each year we select 30 students to participate in the program from across the country. Through GSPP’s partnership with Berkeley Law School, ten out of the 30 students are admitted as UCPPIA Law Fellows due to their interest in pursuing joint degrees in public policy and law. Benefits Students selected to participate receive: * Assistance with travel expenses to and from the Summer Institute * Summer Stipend * Room and board * A minimum $5000 fellowship from a consortium graduate school where the PPIA fellow is accepted ** Please note: The 2012 UCPPIA Program is contingent upon state funding. Eligibility (http://gspp/ppia/criteria.html) -Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents -Applicants must apply during their junior year of college -Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in policy issues most affecting historically underserved communities, including African Americans, Asian Americans/South Asians, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Latinos/as and a commitment to working on these issues, as shown by past and/or current service. Application The application deadline is November 1, 2011. For more information, please visit our website at: http://gspp.berkeley.edu/ppia/index.html For the online application and to apply, visit: http://ppiaprogram.org/app/index_go.php Please contact Nadine Spingola, PPIA Program Coordinator, email: nadine.spingola@berkeley.edu / (510) 643-9170, or Martha Chavez, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, email: martha_chavez@berkeley.edu / (510) 643-4266, or if you have any questions or need more information.


Study of LGBQ Identity Development in Middle Eastern/Arab Americans Contact(s) for Research: aikizler@utk.edu, 301-706-4209 Description: I am a researcher conducting a study of the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning (LGBQ) Americans and immigrants of Middle Eastern or Arab descent. More specifically, this study will explore identity development as an ethnic and sexual minority person. Very limited data has been published thus far regarding the sexual minority identity development among Arab/Middle Eastern Americans; therefore this study aims to shed light on this population’s experiences. To be eligible to participate, you must be a lesbian, gay, or bisexual person (or someone who has experienced same-sex attraction, but does not label themselves as lesbian, gay, or bisexual) of Middle Eastern or Arab descent, living in the United States, and be at least 18 years of age. Participants interested in the study will be contacted to arrange for either a telephone, video conference (e.g., Skype), or face-to-face interview in a confidential setting. Prior to the interview, participants will complete a consent form and a demographic questionnaire. The interview will last approximately one hour and the demographic questionnaire will take about 5 minutes to complete. Also, in exchange for participating, you will be compensated with a $40 gift certificate for the interview. Your participation would help increase knowledge about sexual minority and Arab/Middle Eastern American identity. How to access research: If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact Ayse Ikizler at aikizler@utk.edu or by phone at 301-706-4209. If you have additional questions or concerns about the study, you may also contact the faculty advisor to this project, Dr. Dawn M. Szymanski at the University of Tennessee—Department of Psychology located at 1404 Circle Dr. Rm. 312, Knoxville, TN, 37996; (865) 974-3330 or dszymans@utk.edu. University Affiliation and IRB Review: The protocol (#8484-B) for this study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board for protection of human subjects at the University of Tennessee (http://research.utk.edu/humansubjects/).

Date of search process: May 2011 - May 2012


Transgender Embodied States of Recognition Research Project You are invited to participate in the Trans Gender Embodied States of Recognition research project, which explores recognition and experiences using personal identification documentation (IDs). The survey, which may take 10 to 30 minutes to complete, includes questions about your gender identification, IDs and experiences using them, name and pronoun recognition, your transition-related decisions, how you have felt in the past week, and basic demographic information. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TG_States_of_Recognition As a transguy, I am personally affected and committed to positive contributions regarding trans research. My goal is to provide information that can be used by social justice advocates to help improve our lives. One benefit of this research includes contributing to existing gaps in current research on recognition. Specifically, I hope to provide more evidence and support of the diversity among trans people in order to expand our legal recognition. Please feel free to contact me or my advisor with any questions you may have about this research or your participation. I may be reached by email at tlwentli@maxwell.syr.edu. My advisor, Andrew London, may be reached by telephone at (315) 443-3252 or by email at anlondon@maxwell.syr.edu. If you have any further questions regarding your rights as a participant, or if you have any questions, concerns, or complaints that you would like to address to someone other than the investigator and project advisor, or you cannot reach either, you may contact the Syracuse University Office of Research and Integrity Protections by phone at (315) 443-3013. This research has been approved by the Syracuse University IRB (reference # 11-125). Your participation is deeply appreciated. Tre Wentling, PhD Candidate Syracuse University Department of Sociology, 302 Maxwell Hall Syracuse, New York 13244


T-Camp: An InterCampus Retreat for Trans/Genderqueer & Gender Questioning Students January 6-8, 2012 @ Camp de Benneville Pines T-camp is an intercampus retreat to explore gender identity and expression and to engage in dialogue with our peers. This event is specifically for students who are transgender, genderqueer, or gender questioning (TGQQ). Retreat facilitators include transgender and genderqueer community members, as well as campus LGBT resource professionals. We encourage you to apply for T-Camp if: ← You are a TGQQ-identified college student ← You wish to explore your own gender identity/expression and engage in dialogue with others ← You wish to build community with your peers across multiple campuses and experiences ← You wish to gain knowledge regarding trans issues, self-care and wellness, and accessing resources and support ← You wish to learn and share best practices to help improve TGQQ campus climate, policy, and programming on campuses throughout California

Click here for the Online T-Camp Application: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3S7L8VH Application Process ← Complete the online T-Camp Application. The priority deadline is November 1, 2011 ← T-Camp organizers will notify you in November if your application has been accepted. ← Students may work with a campus representative to find funding to cover the $140 fee. Funding sources include student government grants, departmental funds, etc. ← A payment form, liability form, and emergency contact form will be posted on this web site in November. All forms and payment are due by December 1. ← Questions regarding applications and payment may be directed to Nancy Tubbs (UCR director of LGBT resources) at 951.827.2267, nancy.tubbs@ucr.edu ← FYI

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Camp de Benneville Pines is in the San Bernardino Mountains. T-Campers will gather at 1:00pm, Friday, January 6 @ the University of Redlands for a pre-departure get-together (pizza provided). Parking is FREE.

The bus will leave Friday afternoon at 3:00pm from the University of Redlands, and return Sunday afternoon by 4:30pm. All participants must take this bus to and from camp. • Saturday night features a Talent(less) Show, so come prepared with props and music. A piano is on-site. • All meals and snacks provided, including vegetarian and vegan options. • Cabins include hot showers and bunkbeds with comfortable mattresses. No alcohol or drugs at the camp! Expectations: ← I will maintain confidentiality. I will not discuss who participated in the event. Nor will I share details of what transpired in any way that could affect the privacy of the group or individuals in the group. ← I will be an active participant. I will be on-time to all T-Camp activities. I will turn off my cell phone during activities. ← I will give a spirit of support. I will support others in the group through my words and actions, to the best of my ability. Although there is room for dialogue and disagreement, I understand the purpose of this event is to build community. To that end I will use "I statements", not make generalizations, and not express myself in ways that could make others feel judged. ← I assume others are attending with positive intentions and want this to be a good and productive experience. I realize others may hold opinions different from my own. With that in mind, I will not personalize or assume malice when others state their opinions. ← I will abide by the ground rules set forth by T-Camp and agreed to by the group as a whole/majority at the start of the retreat and those in this application. Planning Committee - Logistics ← Vanidy Bailey, UCSD ← Raja Bhattar, UCLA ← David Bishop, UCI ← Adriana di Bartolo, Claremont Colleges ← Joshua Moon Johnson, UCSB ← Ryan Lexi, UCI ← Carolyn O'Keefe, UCI ← Erin Pullin, Chapman University ← Koby Rodriguez, University of Redlands ← Nancy Tubbs, UCR

History T-Camp is built on UC Irvine's ground-breaking TGQQ Retreat in Spring 2011, which brought together trans/genderqueer and gender questioning UCI students for a 1-day retreat. UCI and other California colleges decided to expand UCI's model to a 3-day intercampus retreat. Our hope is to improve the lives of TGQQ students who often do not have a large TGQQ community on their own campuses, and to create more transfriendly campuses everywhere.


Hello UCD! This year the Native Leadership Retreat hosted by American Indian Recruitment and Retention (AIRR) at the Student Recruitment and Retention Center (SRRC) will be held at Valley of the Moon Retreat site in Glen Ellen California from January 20-22, 2012. We have 30 spots available for the retreat. The fee is $20 per person, however, we have 7 fee waivers available on a first come first serve basis. All meals and lodging will be provided. Please a retreat form and return it by January 6, 2012. Please note that there is no Internet at the retreat site. If you are selected, I will send you more details closer to the date. Thank you! -Christina Ortiz 2011-2012 A.I.R.R. Retention Coordinator One Shields Avenue, 16 South Hall University of California, Davis, 95616 Mobile Phone: (530) 718-8754 Fax Number: (530) 752-3257

UC Provost Pitts will hold open forum with UC Davis community—November 9th Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph Hexter would like to inform all UC Davis students of a unique opportunity to ask questions and engage in dialogue about major issues concerning the UC system. On Wednesday, November 9, UC Provost Larry Pitts, with the Office of the President, will visit UC Davis. During the day, he will hold three open forums. The open forum reserved for the general UC Davis community, including students, will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Memorial Union, King Lounge. UC Davis Community Open Forum: Memorial Union, King Lounge 9:30-10:30 a.m. For the open forums, Provost Pitts has expressed his eagerness to discuss any topics of interest to the campus community, including UC’s budget status, student fees (undergraduate and graduate), and UC’s online course initiative, among others. Provost Hexter urges all students to take advantage of this opportunity to engage in dialogue with UC Provost Pitts. For more information, please see: http://www.dateline.ucdavis.edu/dl_detail.lasso?id=13718&fu=102811 .


Hillel Homeslessness Awareness Week Voices of Homelessness: Tues. Nov. 1st 8:00 pm, Haring 1204 Come listen to a panel of speakers share their personal stories, and hear how these courageous individuals overcame their struggle with homelessness. This is a unique opportunity to look at homelessness from a new perspective and ask questions.

Action Abroad: Social Justice in Israel The Hillel House, 340 A St., 7:00 pm Participate in an interactive presentation and discussion about recent Social Justice Demonstrations in Israel, which involved over 400,000 people protesting high nationwide rent costs and other issues.

Pay It Forward: Doing Our Part Thursday Nov. 3rd, 7:00 pm Olson 261 Join us for a screening of this award-winning movie and a discussion of how we can put our thoughts into action and make a change for the better.

Coat* and Canned Food Drive - All week long! Bring your donations to any of the week’s events, or drop them off at: · The Multifaith Living Community (CA House) @ 433 Russell Boulevard, Davis, CA · The Hillel House @ 340 A Street, Davis, CA *We are especially looking for large and extra-large coats. Coats will be donated to the Salvation Army through Willow Clinic, a student-run clinic serving the homeless population of the Davis/Sacramento area. “Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.”


LGBT History Project Seeks Research Interns. Award-winning actor, director, designer and playwright Robert A. Prior is looking for interns, preferably gay studies students, to assist him in his research of gay cultural history - specifically that of Japan, China and Africa. This research will need to be completed by Sunday, December 18th and will culminate in is a one-man theatrical “power point” presentation called Queeries (Let History Out of the Closet), written and performed by Mr. Prior. Queeries identifies queer people’s place in human cultural history. We hope that this work could be considered as credited work-study for the students involved. The participating interns will also be mentioned in the theatrical program of Queeries. Our intention is for this one-man show to tour colleges around the country. Robert A. Prior is the founder of Fabulous Monsters Performance Group, a Los Angeles theater company most recently known for Project Wonderland at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles and Ramayana 2K3 at LaMama in New York. If you are interested in helping to shine a light on LGBT contributions to world cultural history, please email your resume and bio to the Queeries Production Team: queerieshow@gmail.com Students of Color Conference Needs Volunteers! Hello Hello! The Student of Color Conference is just around the corner, we hope that you all are just as excited as we are that we are able to have this tremendous event on our campus! :D We are going to be needing a lot of help during the weekend, therefore we are heavily recruiting for VOLUNTEERS!!! :D We will not be able to function without them! Potential Volunteer Activities: Work with Registration in checking participants in and handing out conference schwagg. Work with Food in organizing a flowing participant food-line. Work with Workshops to make sure facilitators have everything that they need. Work with Entertainment to set up for all of the wonderful activities SoCC has to offer. In the days before the conference, we're going to need help setting up the campus and classrooms as well as preparing all of the participant schwagg! and more! To learn more about this please attend 1 of 2 mandatory volunteer meetings happening next week. You'll be learning about the conference, talking to the planning committee and learning about all of the logistics for the weekend! This meeting is vital to you knowing what's going on that weekend and what you'll be doing! So, please be there! TUESDAY November 1, 2011 6:00-8:00 PM in Olson 158 FRIDAY November 4, 2011 6:00-8:00 PM in Olson 158 While we are offering to pay your registration fee as a volunteer, there are requirements: attending at least one of the volunteer trainings and taking shifts during the weekend. Thank you all! Hope you're having a wonderful week! -Amanda Gonzalez agonza@ucdavis.edu


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