News for Politics Students - 03/02/2021

  1. Social Justice Summit, March 2-5. The theme of the 27th annual Social Justice Summit, hosted by the HSU MultiCultural Center, is “Healthcare and Wellness: The Intersection of Identity and Care.” The Social Justice Summit is a space that challenges and questions the dominant narratives that have been instilled into our minds and bodies. Historically, the Summit has been a weekend of learning and growth, where attendees have the opportunity to use different forms of expression that further their understanding of Social Justice. Keynote speaker Sonya Renee Taylor, author of “The Body is Not an Apology,” will speak Friday. Full schedule here.
  2. 2nd annual Reentry Forum. Join HSU's Project Rebound and the Formerly Incarcerated Students Club for the 2nd Annual Reentry Forum: Let's Talk About Mass Incarceration during the month of March. In partnership with Sacramento State Project Rebound, The Yurok Tribe, and West Side Community Improvement Association, Root and Rebound: Reentry Advocates will be available with free legal advocacy for Humboldt, Sacramento, Lake, Del Norte, Mendocino and San Joaquin County residents. Learn more and register for this week’s events through the following links: Tuesday, March 2 @ 5pm, Healing Dialogue: Redemption, Forgiveness; Tuesday & Wednesday, March 2 & 3, 10am-3pm, Root & Rebound Reentry Advocates; and Thursday, March 4 @ 5pm, Scott Budnick: Producer/Founder of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition. For more information, see the Project Rebound webpage, the Formerly Incarcerated Students Facebook page, and their Instagrams (FISCProject Rebound).
  3. Let's Talk about the Middle East, March 4. Free film showing ("10 Days Before the Wedding") and discussion led by Dr. Leena Dallasheh. Thursday, March 4, 5-7 p.m. See the city of Aden, Yemen, through the eyes of a young couple planning to wed in ten days. This film juxtaposes the magic of love to the heartbreak of a war-torn country. After their original wedding was interrupted by the armed conflict in 2015, this is the story of Rasha and Ma’moon trying again in 2018. While it’s been three years, armed militias, economic crisis, and several more obstacles stand in the way of their long-awaited day. RSVP here so you can receive a Zoom link and password. Facebook event here.
  4. Planet Over Profit Summit, March 8. Planet Over Profit is a virtual summit designed for business leaders, advocates, policymakers and students to discuss and lay the groundwork for the future of the planet. This event is open and free to students currently enrolled at a university or college.
  5. Panetta Congressional Internship Program, deadline March 8, 5pm. This expenses-paid program includes a two-week academic orientation to national politics and protocol at the Panetta Institute in Monterey, CA, with an eleven-week experiential education as a Panetta intern in a Washington, D.C. office of a California member of the U.S. House of Representatives. The internship is open to students from all majors, but an applicant should have an interest in public service. To qualify, a student must be a U.S. Citizen and California resident, be enrolled in a degree-granting program at HSU, have achieved a minimum 60 graded units but no more than 120 units in Fall 2021 semester, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. More details here and attached.
  6. 5th annual Zero to Fierce Womxn’s Festival, March 8-14. Presented by Arcata’s Playhouse Arts. Register here (events online through Zoom) and you will be emailed an all-access link to the following free events: Morning Movement (before 11AM, yoga and dance), Lunch Box Series (11AM-12PM Monday-Friday, panels and discussions), Family Time (Monday-Saturday, storytelling for kids), Afternoon Adventure (1-5PM crafts, workshops, music, discussions of poetry, self care, activism, and love), and After Five (4-10 PM, a variety show, sing alongs, music, films, dance, and drinks).
  7. Social Science Student Symposium, registration deadline March 18. The 46th annual CSU SSRIC Social Science Student Symposium will be hosted virtually by CSU San Bernardino on Thursday, May 6. Undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to present their work in a non-threatening environment. For many students, this is their first opportunity to present their work at a professional conference. Although there are three categories of awards (i.e., best undergraduate paper, best graduate paper, best paper using quantitative data), the conference is low key with the intention of offering students an opportunity to present their social science research in a supportive environment. Details and registration information here.
  8. IdeaFest. You are invited to participate in the 8th Annual HSU ideaFest! Historically, this event has hosted more than 400 students, faculty, and staff from HSU showcasing research, live performances, creative projects, and more! In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the ideaFest Symposium will continue to be hosted online through a new virtual platform called Platform Q. Submit a digital poster or pre-recorded video presentation (3-5 minutes). The online registration and project upload deadline is April 23, 2021 by 4:59 p.m. Click here for more information or to sign up.During the week of May 3-7th, Humboldt State University will highlight both live and pre-recorded examples of research and creative works. Questions? Email Sally Hang at
  9. Peer mentor availability. Politics Department peer mentor Samuel Perez hosts drop-in office hours every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-5 or by appointment (Zoom link). Some of the things he can help with are: planning a path through the major, coursework questions, motivation to stay focused on your success, and support during challenging times. Contact him by email at