This Week in MCSP - 2/9


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HAPPENING IN MCSP:

Monday, February 10th
Brightmoor Community Conversation; 7pm, 1405 EQ

Join for a community conversation with MCSPers and Riet from Brightmoor to discuss reinvigorating our partnership for this year, and years to come.

DP Day Sign-Up!
Volunteer registration for DP Day is now open! DP Day is March 29th & will include a fun-filled day of service-learning. Register to be a part of the MCSP group here. Make sure to select "MCSP" as the student group are you affiliated with. Javonne & Barrett are the site leaders for the MCSP group, so feel free to contact them or me if you have any questions/concerns.

Watch this highlight video to learn more about DP Day.

HAPPENING ON CAMPUS:
Monday, February 10th
Managing Anxiety presented by CAPS; 4:15-5, CAPS Office 3100 of Union

Managing Anxiety whether you worry too much about school, relationships, or anything else, these sessions are designed to help you manage your stress and anxiety. No appointment necessary.

Tuesday, February 11th
Peace Corps Info Session; 5pm, Benzinger Library (EQ)

Learn about the Peace Corps from volunteers who have returned!

Wednesday, February 12th
Savvy Workshop Series: Personal Finance Workshop; 5:30-7:30pm, Pond Room (Union)

The Savvy Workshop Series is back, and we want to help you learn how to be in charge of your personal finances. Join us on Wednesday, February 12th for a Personal Finance workshop with the UM Credit Union that focuses on how you can take care of your finances. Learn about budgeting and paying off debt and leave with some great resources to make sure you can effectively do so long after the workshop.

Sunday, February 16th
Learning from the Community: Welfare SImulation; 2-5pm, Vandenberg Room (League)

Explore what it means to live in the “State of Poverty” by participating in the Welfare Simulation, a three-hour experiential learning workshop. Participants will experience specific realistic challenged based on their assigned roles as low-income people of various backgrounds and family structures. After the “month on welfare,” the facilitators will lead a discussion based on participants’ experience in the simulation. Volunteer “staff” will share their insights, and the facilitators will offer suggestions for how participants can take action to promote justice and be an ally to those living in a real “state of poverty.” Lead by the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice  and sponsored by the Ginsberg Center.  

Register here.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES:

Write for the Daily!
Now hiring for the new section Michigan in Color focusing on Social Identities on Campus. Check out the Editorial Drop here:  http://michigandaily.com/opinion/mic-drop-lets-talk-about-race.

Apply Here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1taLrAtrt9gifauHbJCcHeW0Dx-q2AbnB98Mac5iUZdI/viewform

Growing Allies Retreat for Winter 2014

Given that this academic year has been full of campus activism the retreat will explore allyhood through the lens of student activism.  

Attendance is FREE and the retreat will be on March 22nd-23rd.  It will be held on campus though the exact location is TBD.  It is not an overnight retreat.

Participant applications are available here and are due March 7th .  
Facilitator applications are available here and are due February 28th.

Growing Allies strives to build a community of social justice allies to create a safe and inclusive environment