Weekly Announcements, April 11–17

GSA Announcements:

  1. UCSA Graduate Policy Journal
  2. Call for Members: Spring Travel Awards Committee
  3. Volunteer for the Walker Hall Graduate Student Workgroup

Service:

  1. Graduate Student of Color Leadership Initiative

Events:

  1. Grad Student Grill: Honoring our Journeys
  2. Take Back the Night, April 21
  3. American Indian/Indigenous Pathway to Graduate School Event
  4. Yoga Class
  5. Zumba Class
  6. Movie Night, April 22

GSA Announcements:

1. UCSA Graduate Policy Journal

The Graduate Policy Journal is a project of the UC Student Association’s Graduate and Professional Student Committee. Read Volume One here. Graduate or Professional students interested in writing for Volume Two should upload their article or opinion piece using the Submit form before April 29, 2016. Contributors will be updated regarding their submission on May 13, 2016. Please direct questions to Graduate and Professional Student Advocacy Director Toni Gomez.

2. Call for Members: Spring Travel Awards Committee

Volunteers are needed for the GSA Spring Travel Awards Committee. If you are interested in serving, email Patrick Dolan, gsatreasurer@ucdavis.edu.

3. Volunteer for the Walker Hall Graduate Student Workgroup

The Graduate Student Workgroup on Walker Hall is being reformed. The workgroup will likely meet once a quarter. Its goals will be to help with the final steps in design (selecting furniture and finishes) and then providing input into the building’s programming and shared use. The biggest upcoming commitment is a trip to Sacramento look at furniture, which will inform final furniture selection. The trip will take place on April 26 in the afternoon (likely leaving campus at 1 pm).
To join, please contact Sarah Mccullough, smcc@ucdavis.edu

Service:

1. Graduate Student of Color Leadership Initiative

The Graduate Student of Color Leadership Initiative is a 2-part series designed to empower graduate students to recognize that their presence and leadership at UC Davis is activism in and of itself.
This is a brave space for graduate students of color to build community, discuss their experiences, engage in self-care activities, and motivate each other to continue the work that they do in the context of the university.
Join us on May 6th and May 13th from 5 to 8 pm at the Putah Creek Lodge
Dinner will be provided! Space is limited!
Applications and Proposals are due April 15th by 12pm
If you have any questions please feel free to contact:
Marcela Alvarez, mrcalvarez@ucdavis.edu

Events:

1. Grad Student Grill: Honoring our Journeys

Grad Student Grill: Honoring Our Journeys celebrates the achievements of underrepresented graduate and professional students. This family-friendly, free barbecue is a social event that recognizes graduate students who have been involved in community programs and honors graduating students (Masters, Ph.D, or Professional degrees.).
Details:
Wednesday, May 11
Putah Creek Lodge
5pm-7pm

Contact: Trisha Barua, Graduate Student Coordinator for Community Resource and Retention Centers, tabarua@ucdavis.edu

2. Take Back the Night, April 21

Take Back the Night is an annual event that aims to support survivors of sexual violence, raise awareness, and promote action within our community to end sexual and gender-based violence.  The goal of this year’s event is to empower survivors to name their experience for themselves, on their own terms and in their own language.  We strive to create a safe and welcoming space for individuals, both survivors and aspiring allies to survivors, to be critical of the systems in which sexual violence is rooted, and call to the forefront the different ways in which sexual violence is experienced within different communities.

Take Back the Night
Thursday, April 21st
7 PM
UC Davis Student Community Center, Multipurpose Room

We are in search of individuals or groups who are interested in speaking or performing at Take Back the Night.  Performances may include spoken poetry, monologues, dance, singing, playing an instrument, etc.  Due to the time limitations of the event, we may not be able to accommodate every performance; priority in the selection of performers will be given to those who are connected to the UC Davis community, and whose performances reflect the overarching goals of Take Back the Night.  Final decisions regarding performances will be made by April 18, 2016.

If you would like to perform at the event, please complete this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1byHNrDZnd2Fw7FQtXj8RdMaztRWEP-JbNJe-tmwbHsc/viewform

If you are a survivor and you would like to share your experience at the event, you may fill out the form above or you can email Jacquelyn Lira, CARE Victim Advocate, directly at jllira@ucdavis.edu.

3. American Indian/Indigenous Pathway to Graduate School Event

Event: American Indian/Indigenous Pathway to Graduate School Event
Day: April 11, 2016 Monday
Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Location: MPR of the Student Community Center
Description: The Graduate Academic Advocacy and Achievement Program (GAAAP) and American Indian Recruitment & Retention program (AIRR) the will be hosting our second American Indian/Indigenous Pathway to Graduate School Event. The purpose of this event is to provide undergraduate students in the community an opportunity to ask current graduate/professional students questions about the pathway to graduate/professional school . You do not have to identify with the American Indian/Indigenous community to attend; all allies and students are welcomed.
Dinner will be provided to all attendees. There is no dress code requirement.
Undergraduate Students : http://goo.gl/forms/LDNW4kgF9u
Special Guests (Graduate/Professional Students): http://goo.gl/forms/JtF3Y3PaZ8
Please direct all questions to Bonnie Xu <bonxu@ucdavis.edu>

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