NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS -- 10-27-2020

Office of Student Life launches Civic Engagement and Voter Empowerment site
This site is a one-stop shop for what you need to vote. There are workshops on 10/27, 11/5 and 11/14 to help students discuss their feelings and responses to the upcoming presidential election (see attached info).
 
Student Legal Lounge Know Your Rights Workshops
The Humboldt State University Student Legal Lounge and the Social Justice and Equity Center  have partnered to host informative workshops during the month of November. They include a "Protester's rights" workshop on November 5th and a "Housing rights" workshop on November 20th with a "Domestic violence protections" workshop being developed and is planned for the 20th of December. These workshops include Q&A with the presenters. (see attached flier for details.
 
Peer mentor support in Advising
Do you need support as you are navigating through the registration process? The Politics Department peer mentor, Sammy Perez, can help! Contact him at his email address sep104@humboldt.edu. He is available for drop in office hours Tuesday and Thursday 4-5pm and he is also available by appointment.
 
Campus Dialogue on Race (CDOR)
You can see the online schedule here: 

https://dialogue.humboldt.edu/events-calendar Click "multi-week" tab to see a full-week calendar spread.  Our keynote:  Saturday, 11/7: Claudia Rankine! 11am: Just Us: The Space of the Conversation; 2pm: CDOR Keynote: The Making of Citizen

Our featured speakers are:  Monday 10/26: Laurence Ross: Blackballed: The Black & White Politics of Race on America's Campuses Tuesday, 10/27: Bettina Love: We Want to Do More Than SurviveDon't miss Thursday's pre-election Talking Drum gathering with Marc Lamont Hill HERE. Learn more about Hill (he's a big deal) at: https://www.marclamonthill.com/about And there are numerous other awesome events. Please register for events and spread the word! 

Sustainable Futures Speaker: Dr. Myles Lennon: "From decarbonization to decolonization: a framework for action on the Green New Deal."

Thursday (Oct 29) 5:30-6:30 pm

 

Register here:

https://humboldtstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_b07ZmNlgRj6qy3Dtb2wTxA

 

This talk will offer a pragmatic praxis for aligning community solar campaigns with antiracist principles — linkages that can help communities of color rebuild after Covid-19. This praxis shifts the focus of such campaigns from the “means of reduction” to the means of production. Here, the means of reduction refers to the practices that render commodities as capable of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and electricity bills. In shifting the focus of community solar campaigns from reduction to production, the proposed praxis can ensure that community solar efforts address the white supremacist hierarchies that inhere in solar supply chains. The praxis’ “theoretical” component repurposes the concept of “co-pollutants” to illuminate environmental injustices in the production of solar commodities. Its “practice” component addresses solar’s co-pollutants by transitioning community solar campaigns away from consumer power and toward people power.

 

Myles Lennon is an environmental anthropologist, Dean’s Assistant Professor of Environment & Society and Anthropology at Brown University, and a former sustainable energy policy practitioner.

Let's Talk about the Middle East, Nov. 5. 

Free film showing ("Advocate") and discussion led by Dr. Leena Dallasheh. Thursday, Nov. 5, 5-7 p.m. Israeli human-rights lawyer Lea Tsemel has been defending Palestinians in Israel courts since the early 1970s. For this, she has been frequently criticised in the press and in the public view. Yet, Tsemel remains optimistic that justice can be served. Advocate exposes the human costs of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict while providing hope for a peaceful resolution. RSVP here so you can receive a Zoom link and password. Facebook event link here.

 

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