Sunday, February 26, 2017

March 2017: Classes, Trainings, and Community


Transcommunality & Coalition Building Talk: Thursday, March 2 from 12-2 pm
UCSC Kresge College's Common Ground Center is hosting an event with John Brown Childs on the topic of peacemaking and transcommunality. His talk will discuss the relevance of the Haudenosaunee Great Law of Peace for building a thriving, just and sustainable future. This law of peace was the constitution and guiding way of the Iroqouis Nation that outlined ways to maintain peace and unity. Check out their Facebook page. This talk is happening on Thursday March 2, from 12-2 pm at the Kresge Seminar Room 159.
 
Unity in Resistance: Understanding Standing Rock: Friday, March 3 from 4-6:30 pm
People of Color Sustainability Collective, American Indian Resource Center, and Colleges Nine & Ten Co-Curricular Office present Unity in Resistance to learn about the efforts of the Standing Rock Water Protectors to block the Dakota Access Pipeline in the face of the new presidential executive orders. Nick Estes, doctoral candidate in American Studies at the University of New Mexico, is the keynote speaker to discuss #NoDAPL in its historical context. Following the keynote and a presentation by Lakota People's Law Project, there will be an opportunity to share a meal in community, learn more about local efforts, and engage in dialogue. This event takes place on March 3, 2017 from 4-6:30 pm at the Colleges 9&10 Multipurpose Room. Learn more.

Hummingbird Day at the Arboretum: March 4 from 10-4
Hummingbird Day is the central coast’s premier family-oriented educational event celebrating one of nature’s vibrant aerial acrobats, the Hummingbird. During the event, nature lovers of all ages will see and learn about these amazing birds and the gardens that host and support them. Guests will have plenty of opportunities to watch and hear hummingbird courtship shenanigans as well as participate in a variety of activities focused on these amazing creatures. $10 Public, $5 Members, Free to UCSC Students and Children under 12. Find out more about planned activities on the Arboretum website.


Fossil Free UC Santa Cruz Art and Music Show on March 11 seeking submissions
The student run campaign for the UC's fossil fuel divestment is hosting an Art and Music Show on March 11 and they are looking for submissions. They would love to display your visual art, poetry, music, stories, or anything else creative that relates to environmental and social justice, climate hope, healing and solidarity. The location for the event is to be announced. To submit art or to ask any questions, please email fossilfreeucsc[at]gmail[dot]com.  All are welcome to attend their Friday meetings at 5:15 in McHenry room 2359.

Critical Studies on Food Systems and Sustainability Program in Italy, Vietnam and Japan: Applications due March 15
Gustolab International, in collaboration with University of Massachusetts Amherst and University of Illinois, has designed and created a critical studies on food systems and sustainability program for Summer 2017. Students can earn credits through a variety of courses. The original program takes students on a 5-week full immersion program in Rome and has been expanded to include courses in Japan and Vietnam. The application deadline has been extended to March 15, 2017. Find out more at the Gustolab International website or contact them at info[at]gustolab[dot]com.

Call for Submissions: In Celebration of Black Life at UCSC, submissions due Friday, March 24
Alumni Event The Black Experience Team will be hosting the first annual In Celebration of Black Life event over Alumni Weekend. They are seeking to collect memories from present and past Black students, faculty, and staff in order to create a 'memory space'. The goal of the 'memory space' is to remember the various ways UCSC's Black community has and continues to affirm its place and presence on our campus. Check out their event on Facebook. Submissions are due on March 24.

Re-Volv Solar Ambassador Fellowship Application due April 7th
The Solar Ambassador Program is a fellowship for one academic year that gives college students the opportunity to spearhead a solar project in their community using RE-volv's innovative solar financing model. They are looking for creative, passionate, and resourceful college students who are eager to spread solar across the country. Round 2 deadline is on April 7, 2017. Find out more at their website.

Earth Week 2017, Standing Together: Taking Action in our Community and Environment from April 17-22
Earth Week is a campuswide event, coordinated by the Rachel Carson College Earth Week Team. Earth Week 2017 from April 17-22, focuses on the importance of integrating social justice into sustainability and environmental issues. Ultimately, their goal is to promote action and sustainability, through the mission statement that we are stronger when we stand together. For more information about upcoming Earth Week programs and events: Earth Week 2017 homepage. If interested in participating, please fill out the event and volunteer form. For any additional questions please contact the Earth Week team at: rccearthweek-group@ucsc.edu. For exciting environmental news and updates about Earth Week please follow them on Facebook.

Enough: 10th Annual Queer and Asian Conference: April 28-30

This year's theme for QACON17 is Enough. Because "Enough is enough." Enough of the rampant racism, sexism, xenophobia, queerphobia, ableism, and classism that has led to the resurgence of white supremacy and cisheteropatriarchy and their continued roles in this country's most powerful political institutions. This a free event happening on UC Berkeley campus from April 28-30th. Find out about registration and housing or general information on their website. For more information, contact qaconference[at]gmail[dot]com.

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