GSA Weekly Announcements: 5/7-5/11

  1. Solidarity with AFSCME 3299!
  2. Mental Health Awareness Month Activities
  3. The Chancellor’s Leadership Development Seminar Series: The Role of the Chancellor 6/1
  4. Call for Applications: Chancellor’s Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Board
  5. Graduate Student Focus Group on Career Exploration and Development 5/8
  6. Graduate Students of Color Spring Research Symposium 5/30
  7. Interdisciplinary Environmental Justice Symposium 5/24
  8. Eric Gudz for City Council Campaign Seeking Volunteers
  9. Student Activism Funds Application Has Closed!
  10. Food Access Resources
  11. GSA & LGBTQIA Resource Center Yoga
  12. CBDD cancelled this Friday!


1. Solidarity with AFSCME 3299!

Tens of thousands of workers across the UC system will be striking on Monday May 7th, Tuesday May 8th, and Wednesday May 9thover the UC’s mistreatment of AFSCME 3299 workers. This union represents UC service and patient care workers, who are predominantly women and people of color.

Our UC Student-Workers Union cannot call for a sympathy strike because our current contract does not permit it. However, we encourage our members to avoid crossing picket lines whenever possible. Any individual student may exercise their right to refuse to cross the picket line and participate in strike-related activities as a matter of individual conscience and free expression, which is permitted by Article 19 of the UAW 2865 contract. Here are some ways you can support AFSCME 3299:

Show up to the picket line to demonstrate solidarity.

-Davis picket line: Hutchison & LaRue6am-8pm all three days

-Sacramento picket line: 2315 Stockton Blvd (UC Davis Medical Center), 6am-8pm all three days

March with other students and workers Tuesday May 8th. Please follow the Facebook event for updates on march time and location.

If you have any questions about your rights during the strike, you can contact active Davis union members for advice and support:

 2. Mental Health Awareness Month Activities

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3. The Chancellor’s Leadership Development Series: The Role of the Chancellor 6/1

Please join us for our final seminar in the Chancellor’s Leadership Development Seminar Series. Chancellor May will be speaking about his role as Chancellor and how he came to this position.
Date: Friday June 1, 2018 3:10-4:30pm
Location: The Alumni Center West Conference Room


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4. Call for Applications: Chancellor’s Graduate and Professional Students Advisory Board

We are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Chancellor’s Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Board (CGPSA)
Deadline: May 17, 2018 
The Chancellor’s Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Board (CGPSA) is seeking applicants for its 2018-2019 advisory board. The CGPSA board is a collaborative body of 15-20 graduate and professional students who work with campus administrators throughout the year to advocate on behalf of graduate and professional students from all disciplines and degree programs.
Completed applications, questions, and comments should be directed to Jeanelle Hope, Graduate Student Assistant to the Dean of Graduate Studies and the Chancellor and chair of CGPSA, at gradassistant@ucdavis.eduApplications must be submitted as PDFs to by 11:59pm on May 17, 2018 by 11:59pm.
See attached for application.


 5. Graduate Student Focus Group on Career Exploration and Development 5/8

Graduate Student Focus Group: Career Exploration and Development

May 8th, 2018 11-12 p.m. South Hall Room 114

This focus group is aimed at exploring graduate students’ interests in career development and exploration, as well as learning about the obstacles that are encountered. Students’ experiences are the best source of information that can help us at the Internship and Career Center learn how to better serve career development and exploration needs. Data collection will be anonymized and used for internal purposes only.

Lunch will be provided!


Sponsored by: Gradpathways (Grad Studies) and the Internship and Career Center

Questions: Daniel Moglen, PhD;

6. Graduate Students of Color Spring Research Symposium

he Cross Cultural Center (CCC) and The Graduate Academic Achievement and Advocacy Program (GAAAP) would like to invite you to the GSoC Spring Research Symposium.
This symposium will highlight research from graduate students across a variety of disciplines at UC Davis. See attached schedule for more information
This event will occur May 30th, 2018 from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm


7. Interdisciplinary Environmental Justice Workshop

Issues of environmental justice permeate all facets of human and non-human life – from affordable housing and access to safe drinking water and nutritious food to safety in the workplace and finding technology-oriented solutions.
The purpose of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Justice Symposium is to bring together students, academics, activists, and industry professionals to learn about the many approaches that are taken to address inequity and degradation in the environment.
The Interdisciplinary Environmental Justice Symposium will take place on May 24, 2018, in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Community Center from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Submission Deadline Extended to May 11!

Submit your proposals here:

Register to attend here:

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8. Eric Gudz for City Council Campaign Seeking Volunteers

Dear Graduate Students,
I’m reaching out today because our campaign and movement has a mighty need. With 8 opponents and the deck stacked against younger generations, renters, commuters, and the next generation of Davis families, we need all the support we can muster if we are going to make it across the finish line come June 5th. Right now we are looking for canvassers, data processors, phone-bankers, social media gurus, and donations, and we have a clear path to victory if we are able to fully mobilize before June 5th. I greatly enjoyed spending time with the GSA and my Grad Student Brothers and Sisters, and I would be honored to have their support with this final push.

Can you please forward this request to the entire group (and any relevant list servs) that might be interested? Any interested folx can sign up here ( we can follow up. Time is of the essence, as we have less than 30 days until June 5th. From me and the rest of the campaign team, we greatly appreciate any help you can send our way. With your help, we can and will ensure that there is a seat for everyone at the table in Davis. Thank you kindly, and I look forward to your reply.


Eric M. Gudz
Candidate – Davis City Council 2018
My Pronouns: They/Them
Register to Vote!

9. Student Activism Fund Applications have closed

Applications for the 2018-2019 Academic Year will open again in Fall Quarter!

10. Food Access Resources

Several resources exist for students who are having difficulty affording healthy food.

You may be eligible for CalFresh, which can give up to $190/month to help with groceries.

Food is also available for students at the Pantry in lower Freeborn or through Fruit & Veggie Up – now located at the MU!

11. GSA & LGBTQIA Resource Center Yoga 

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Join us on Tuesdays from 5-6:30 in Meeting Room D of the SCC!


Coffee Bagel Donut Day is canceled for this upcoming Friday, May 11th. CBDD will resume at its regular time next Friday 5/18