At the AACC
AACC Post-Inauguration Listening Session #1
Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Place: AACC Multipurpose Room, 295 Crown St.
Given this moment in our country and world, I want to learn from you, through four questions:
What do you need from the AACC right now and this semester?
What do you need from me?
How can we work in solidarity with communities across campus, in New Haven, across the country and world---to address our common struggles?
What other questions should we be asking?
In compassion, hope and resolve for all our communities, especially our Muslim brothers and sisters right now,
Ray, Assistant Director of the AACC
AACC Peer Liaison Information Session
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Place: AACC, 295 Crown St.
Are you interested in becoming one of next year's Peer Liaisons for the Asian American Cultural Center? Come hear about the experience from this year's current team of Peer Liaisons! We will briefly describe what the job is and what we've enjoyed about it. After, we will answer any questions that you have.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mimi Pham, AACC Head Peer Liaison, at email@example.com, any of the other Peer Liaisons, or Ray, Assistant Director of the AACC at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due at midnight on Friday, Feb. 3rd.
AACC Teach-In on Muslim Ban Humanitarian Crisis, Featuring Bruce Knotts
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2017
Place: AACC, 295 Crown St. (Potential for location change)
Bruce Knotts is a former U.S. State Department Diplomat who had diplomatic assignments in Greece, Zambia, India, Pakistan, Kenya, Sudan, Cote d’Ivoire and The Gambia, where he was Deputy Chief of Mission. His public service focused on refugees and asylum seekers, and post-conflict humanitarian crises. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office, which executes inter-faith advocacy on various human rights issues. He is the Chair of the UN NGO Committee on Human Rights, where he focuses on LGBT, women's rights and climate change advocacy. He is also adjunct faculty at New York University Silver School of Social Work, where he teaches a course on refugees and asylum seekers. Given the breadth and depth of his life and work, he will help us better understand this moment, and what we can do to move forward.
For any questions, email Ray at email@example.com
Yale Public Humanities Talk Featuring Adriel Luis
Date: Friday, February 3, 2017
Place: HGS 105
Adriel Luis is a musician, poet, visual artist, curator and coder from the California Bay Area. He is currently based in Washington DC as the Curator of Digital and Emerging Media at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, where his team has been developing a series of "culture labs" as community-created alternatives to traditional museum exhibitions. He is also a founding member of the psychedelic spoken word collective iLL-Literacy, and moonlights on design projects with artists and non-profits. Luis frequently travels, with particular interest in how digital space shapes global communities. He can be found across online platforms as @DRZZL. In The New Stable, Luis shares tools and experiences for building a sustainable career with a medley of experiences, as an alternative to a life of traditional "stability."
Sponsored by Yale Public Humanities.
South Asian Millennials Conference
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Place: Yale Law School, 127 Wall St.
The first ever South Asian intercollegiate conference, “South Asian Millennials Conference: A Spotlight on Change” took place at Columbia University on February 13th-14th, 2016. Together, students and professionals from across the country came together to challenge ideas and think critically about social issues. This year's conference is a collaboration between Yale and Columbia and will be held at Yale University. The conference will consist of various breakout sessions and panels on representation in media, immigration hardships, mental health, activism in America, western beauty standards, Islamophobia, and multi-ethnic coalitions. We hope to see you there! Admission is free and all three meals on Saturday will be provided.
Civic Leadership Conference
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Place: Yale’s West Campus (buses departing from Phelps Gate at 9 am)
The time for citizen power is now. As students seeking to engage meaningfully with our communities, we need to build up our civic toolkits. Especially in the midst of shifts in our nation and political division, it is critical to develop the values, skill sets and systems knowledge to be effective citizens. Many of us want to be more involved in local issues or be more active in fighting for the common good, but we are sometimes at a loss for what to do and how to do it.
The day-long Civic Leadership Conference is hosted primarily for Yale College Students by the Yale College Dean’s Office in partnership with Citizen University, a national nonprofit founded by Eric Liu '90. It is designed to equip individuals with the values and skills every civically-minded leader should possess. The program consists mainly of interactive workshops conducted by active civic leaders in various sectors. Through these, students will be able to take away frameworks for action, whether that is using technology and social media for the common good or building stronger communities. We have also invited representatives from civically-minded New Haven groups, so there will be plenty of opportunities to become more involved in projects going on in our city! This will be a great way to channel the excitement, energy, and learning from the day.
STEM Tour Guide Recruitment
Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2017
The STEM Tour Guide Program is beginning its annual recruitment process to hire new, enthusiastic tour guides! Applications are due Feb. 3 at 5:00pm and can be found here: https://apps.admissions.yale.edu/register/stemguides2017 If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Leah Surratt (firstname.lastname@example.org), Akhil Upneja (email@example.com), or Stephanie Spear (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Teach for the U.S. Grant Foundation
Deadline: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Program dates: Monday, June 26 to Friday, August 4, 2017
About: Since 1953, the U.S. Grant Foundation has provided exceptional summer academic enrichment programs for New Haven Public Schools middle school students. The program gives nine Yale undergraduates the chance to teach creative, self-developed courses and local students the chance to expand their academic horizons beyond the classroom.
Who Should Apply: Ideal candidates should be passionate about education, invested in the New Haven community, and good with children. Prior teaching experience is not necessary, but a large bonus. All candidates must be prepared to teach a six-week long core course as well as two electives that they have developed.
Compensation: $3,300 over the course of the summer.
Dates: The 2017 summer program runs from June 26th to August 4th.
Application: Complete the following application by February 8th.
Information Sessions: Information sessions will be in Dwight Hall Library on dates TBA.
For More Information: Visit http://campuspress.yale.edu/usgrant/ or email email@example.com.
The Liman Summer Fellowship
Deadline: Monday, February 13, 2017
The Arthur Liman Public Interest Program at Yale Law School supports undergraduates and graduate students working in the public interest. Broadly defined, public interest law includes helping those who lack the resources to retain attorneys, as well as engaging in advocacy work, and participating in shaping public policy.
The Liman Summer Fellowship offers students an opportunity to participate in public interest law projects. Summer Fellows have worked on issues such as immigrants’ rights, workers’ rights, prison conditions, educational adequacy, and juvenile justice. Placements can include organizations providing civil or criminal legal services to individuals or to groups, organizations focused on problems of legal and public policy, and law-related media. Summer Fellows have the opportunity to participate in the Liman Public Interest Law Colloquium, an annual event held at Yale Law School that brings together advocates, scholars, and students from across the country for a day-long discussion on public interest topics such as low-wage workers and workfare, criminal justice reform, and organizing both globally and locally. Through their involvement with the Liman Program, Summer Fellows become part of a large network of public interest advocates.
Applicants are required to have a tentative host placement set up at the time they submit their applications. If interested students are having trouble finding a host or do not know where to start, please feel free to contact Anna VanCleave, Director of the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program, with questions at (203) 436-3520. She is happy to meet with students and brainstorm possibilities, and also happy to make introductions between students and potential host organizations where it would be helpful.
Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars Program
Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Program dates: Tuesday, June 6 to Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Current juniors, seniors, and people in terminal MA programs who might be interested in "pursuing a Ph.D. in English, History, Linguistics, Romance Languages and Literatures, qualitative Sociology and any humanities field in Women’s Studies" are encouraged to apply for the Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars Program (MICHHERS). This comes from a diversity effort at the University of Michigan, and it includes a stipend and room & board, and the opportunity to receive mentoring from Michigan faculty members (and apply to PhD programs there at no cost).
Women in Government Fellowship
Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
The Women in Government Fellowship encourages Yale undergraduates to pursue political careers by participating in challenging internships with elected representatives in Congress or in other political arenas. Proposed internships must include primary activities where students can see government and policy-making firsthand. Fellows also attend the Women’s Campaign School at Yale, a five–day intensive course at Yale Law School on the basics of running a successful political campaign.
The $5,000 fellowship is open to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. The application (on the Student Grants Database) is due March 1, 2017. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.