This Week in MCSP - 11/17


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HAPPENING IN MCSP:

Euchre Tournament: TBA


Tip to Detroit: TBA

 

HAPPENING ON CAMPUS:

November 17-24 is Trans* Awareness Week! Click HERE for a list of events from the Spectrum Center!

Tuesday, November 19th

Alternative Summer Break Mass Meeting; 7pm, Ginsberg Center

 

Like ASB or AW? Need something to do over the summer? Go to the mass meeting and see if ASuB is for you! Applications open in mid-November.

 

SLC Peer Tutor Workshop for BIO 171; 7-8pm, SLC Tutor Help Room (1720 Chem Building)

 

Click HERE to register

 

Wednesday, November 20th

SLC Peer Tutor Workshop for CHEM 215; 7-8pm, SLC Tutor Help Room (1720 Chem Building)

 

Click HERE to register


Thursday, November 21st

SLC Peer Tutor Workshop for CHEM 210: 7-8pm, SLC Tutor Help Room (1720 Chem Building)

 

Click HERE to register

 

Documentary, 5 Broken Cameras presented by Human Rights Through Education; 7:30pm, Koessler Room of Michigan League

 

The film will be followed by a discussion moderated by Carol Bardenstein, an associate professor of Arabic Language, Arab Culture and Near East studies at U of M.

 

Friday, November 22nd

Detroit Women Speak: A community film on Race, Environmental Justice, Leadership & Gender in Detroit; 2-3:30pm, 1040 Dana Building

 

Join Diana Copeland, CEW Visiting Social Activist and Co-Director of East Michigan Environmental Action Council, for a 45-minute look at how Detroit, and the women who call it home, have changed over time.  The film explores and challenges issues of gender, environmentalism, feminism, place, race and what it means to be a leader.  We meet fifteen women, ranging in age from 7 to 70, who all grew up in and currently live, work and play in the city of Detroit.  The women discuss how their time growing up in Detroit affected the way they view themselves in the world and their trials and triumphs in leadership.  

The women come from all over the city and identify with a variety of natural, built and toxic environments within the city, as well as a variety of cultural and racial backgrounds that are reflective of the Detroit demographic landscape.  They are mothers, friends, professionals, daughters, granddaughters, artists, teachers, scholars, mentors, mentees and all lovers and defenders of the place they call home.

Women from the film will take part in a panel discussion and Q &A following the film, followed by a reception with hors d'oeuvres and desserts.  The event is free, but people are encouraged to register in advance by going to http://tinyurl.com/DetroitWomenSpeak

 

Sponsored by:  Center for the Education of Women; the Schools of Natural Resources & the Environment, Education, and Social Work; LSA Departments of Afroamerican & African Studies and Women’s Studies; and the Ginsberg Center for Community Service Learning.

 

 

Sunday, November 24th

19th Annual Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Celebration; 7-8pm, First Unitarian Universalist Congregation (4001 Ann Arbor Saline Rd)

 

 This event is filled with music, readings from sacred texts, meditation, prayers, and other unique presentations.  7 – 8 pm.  Refreshments following.

 

 

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES:

1) Greenpeace Semester

Greenpeace's student environmental leadership program, is offering something new: Spring Break 2014. 

For the past nine years, the Greenpeace Semester has given students the training to make a difference for the environment in their communities and get experience for a career in non-profit advocacy or the environmental field. We know that not every student can take a semester away from campus or leave a summer job for five weeks, so in 2014 we are offering a one-week Spring Break program in March at our headquarters in Washington, D.C. This is in addition to our five-week summer term, which will be open to applications in January 2014.

What does a week with Greenpeace look like?

-    Meeting other young activists and environmental leaders from around the country who are making change in their own communities
-    Discussions with issue experts on climate change and energy, deforestation, ocean conservation, and toxic pollution
-    Campaign projects and workshops to give you real-world experience

The application for the Greenpeace Semester Spring Break 2014 is now open – apply online here. 

 

2) The MLK Day on North Campus Committee is looking for potentially interested students to help facilitate their event in January including panels, activities, dialogue, speakers, and performances to build real connections between students in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream. They are looking for facilitators to help lead dialogues and events focused on the intersections of Race and Socioeconomic Status, Sexuality, and Gender.  Facilitators will only be involved in three trainings for no more than 8 hours of commitment over three months before the event.  All social identities welcome!  

Here is the FORM.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email:  mlk2014committee@umich.edu.

 

3) The Science Learning Center (SLC) is excited to announce a 2014 Science As Art Contest for currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students.


They are seeking submissions of artwork that express scientific principles, concepts, ideas, processes, and/or structures. The artwork may be visual, literary, musical, video or performance-based. Depending upon the number and types of submissions received, cash prizes will be awarded based on categories which may include: Best Overall; By Discipline; By Format; Quality of Artistic Expression; Individual and Team; or Student Status such as 1st year, sophomore, etc.

 

The submission deadline is Friday, January 10th, 2014.  Entries will be submitted electronically to scienceasart@umich.edu.  Entries will be judged by a faculty and staff team with diverse backgrounds in science, literature, education, and art.

  

Mark your calendars! From 3–5 PM on Friday, January 31, we will host a Science As Art Contest Exhibition and Awards Ceremony in the Gallery in Room 100 of Hatcher Graduate Library on the UM’s Central Campus. We will invite the contest winners and finalists to display and discuss their work with the University Community.

 

More information about the contest is available here

If you have any questions about the contest, please contact scienceasart@umich.edu.