NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS -- 2-3-2020

  1. Re-Entry Forum: Let’s Talk about Mass Incarceration, Feb. 3-7. The HSU Student Legal Lounge and Formerly Incarcerated Students Club are putting on a week-long event to raise awareness about the repercussions of mass incarceration and about the program Project Rebound, which they are working towards establishing on campus. The forum will include panel discussions and speakers such as Jason Bell from Project Rebound San Francisco, Chief Justice Abby Abinanti, Nube Brown of Prison Focus, Tori Eagles of College of the Redwoods' Pelican Bay Scholars Program, and others. See the schedule attached or here for details.
  2. Black Liberation Month activities. This year’s theme is “Reclaiming Our Collective Consciousness,” with the idea of exploring the ties that bind Black Culture: art, music, dance, food, health, wellness, beauty, self-love, intellectualism, and the African Diaspora. Keynote speaker Dr. Cornel West  (Feb. 7, 7pm) is Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. Other featured speakers include Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz, an author, community organizer, social activist, and motivational speaker who will be discussing her book “Growing Up X: A Memoir” (Feb. 12); and Lawrence Ross, a Los Angeles Times best seller and author/lecturer/writer who will be discussing his book “Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses” (Feb. 24). See the full calendar of events here.
  3. Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities internships, deadline Feb. 14. The HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) is seeking applicants for its summer 2020 internship session. HNIP provides students the opportunity to receive valuable work experience through paid internships with federal agencies and private corporations nationwide. The deadline to apply is February 14. See here for further details.
  4. CHECK IT opportunities. CHECK IT is a student-led movement about creating a more consent-centered culture at HSU. CHECK IT'S Spring volunteer team retreat is on Sat., Feb. 15, 10am-3pm. Students can register here. We are looking for students from across campus to join and help embed CHECK IT and consent within our campus culture. Our volunteer drop-in hours begin next Friday, Feb. 7, 2-4pm in the Recreation and Wellness Center, room 124, and will take place every Friday. Our CHECK IT 6 Year Anniversary Party is Friday, Feb. 21, 7-10pm, KBR. Flyers of our volunteer retreat and volunteer drop in hours are attached.
  5. Volunteer opportunities. Youth Education Services (Y.E.S.) has a variety of community engagement options for students ranging from low commitment (see the attached flyer for some examples) to more in-depth opportunities. Our goal is to continue to provide engaging and impactful opportunities to HSU students. Last academic year, Y.E.S. volunteers engaged in 14,228 hours of community engagement and learning. Watch an outreach video here or learn more at the Y.E.S. web site here.
  6. John Quincy Adams Society essay contest and opportunities. Appear in a prestigious foreign policy publication and make your voice heard! The John Quincy Adams Society is holding its annual student essay competition with The National Interest. Participants will write on one of two topics: (1) U.S. interests in the Middle East or (2) Presidential war powers. Entries due Feb. 23; learn more here. Learn what building a chapter of the Society on your campus can do for you. Learn about the Society's summer conference in Washington, D.C. Sign up to receive our weekly roundup of foreign policy job openings, internships, and news.
  7. Native American Studies 25th anniversary events. Anniversary events will be taking place all semester long. February events include a panel on “The Klamath River as a Person” (Feb. 10) and guest speaker Anecita Agustinez discussing “Decolonize the Language of Water” (Feb. 10). See the attached flyer for events details and the full semester calendar.
  8. International Education Week, Feb. 10-14. All IEW events are free and open to the campus and community. Highlights include a keynote speaker, featured lectures and presentations; panel discussions on current events and global topics; workshops on studying, working and living abroad; and food, fun and more from around the world. This year’s keynote speaker, Ella Watson-Stryker (Feb. 11), will discuss “The Complicated Policy Intersection of Migration/Asylum Issues and the Humanitarian Goals of Independence and Impartiality.” Politics professors Noah Zerbe and Tani Sebro will both participate with talks, “Our Global Future” and “International Field Research: A How-To Guide,” respectively. Visit here to view the full schedule.
  9. Career and Volunteer Expo, Feb. 13, 12-4pm, West Gym. The Expo gives students a chance to network with more than 100 organizations about summer jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and full-time career positions. The Expo will also feature a professional photographer providing free headshots to students (great for LinkedIn, etc.). Students, to prepare for the Expo, visit the Career Clothing Closet Boutique (Feb. 3-7, 9am-4pm) in Gist Hall 120, where you can find FREE, gently-used professional clothing. ACAC will also offer the Library Skillshop “Getting Ready: Career and Volunteer Expo “on Feb. 12 from 4-4:50pm in Lib 114. Details here.

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