News for Politics students -- 3-11-2021

  1. More Reentry Forum events. 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. Register here. March 11, 6pm, CURATING JUST FUTURES: ABOLITION, REENTRY & ECOLOGIES OF LIBERATION: Dr. Renée Byrd will be presenting on abolition ecologies with a Q&A at the end. She is Associate Professor and Department Chair of Sociology at Humboldt State University and has worked as a legal advocate for people in women’s prisons with Justice Now, a family advocate for youth in the Juvenile Justice System and on broader campaign work aimed at building genuine human security. March 16, 6pm, DAVID HAYNIE: ABOLISH HUMBOLDT PD: David Haynie of Abolish Humboldt PD will give a short introduction to a film and take Q&A afterwards.
  2. “Environmental Justice in Indian Country” presentation, March 11. As part of the Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, author Dina Gilio-Whitaker will give a webinar titled "Environmental Justice in Indian Country and Moving Toward a Transformational Land Ethic." Register here to join. Dina Gilio-Whitaker is the author of the acclaimed book As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice from Colonization to Standing Rock. Through the lens of what she calls an “Indigenized” EJ and the story of the Standing Rock DAPL struggle, Gilio-Whitaker looks at ways Native activism and resilience still animate Native life today. 
  3. CHECK IT's Anniversary Party, March 12 @6pm. Join us for fun activities, games and giveaways and celebrate the awesome consent-centered work students have been doing over the years. Everyone who attends will be mailed a FREE CHECK IT sticker pack featuring our new designs. Register for the event here. Email Mary Sue Savage, the CHECK IT Program Coordinator, at with any questions. Add us on instagram to stay up to date with volunteer opportunities.
  4. Student Legal Lounge scholarship and workshop, March 19. The Student Legal Lounge is proud to offer an HSU student applying to law school a scholarship to pay for their LSAT exam. The Student Legal Lounge is also hosting a “KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Discrimination in the Workplace” workshop, where students can attend to learn about what discrimination looks like, what laws protect them, and what recourses are available to them. The workshop takes places and scholarship applications are due March 19. Student Legal Lounge website. Email for information.
  5. PLANternship Program, applications due March 22. Summer 2021 interns with PLAN can expect to work closely with other young, passionate, creative individuals in a collaborative digital environment. They should be ready to have their views challenged and expanded, to add their own voice and ideas to the zero waste movement, and to leave a lasting mark on this organization as a whole. As an organization with a strong social and environmental mission, we hope to engage our student interns in the fast paced, value-driven environment of a national non-profit, while expanding their knowledge of Zero Waste and socio-environmental movements in general. This year’s PLANternship is completely digital. Interested candidates should fill out this application, which includes general questions, a resume upload and a peer reference. Download a PDF of the positions here.
  6. Master of Public Administration at CSU Chico. Beginning in Fall 2021, the California State University Chico Master of Public Administration (MPA) program will offer an option in Criminal Justice. By offering new electives focused on criminal justice theory, policy, and institutions, the Criminal Justice option will build on the MPA program’s history of educating graduate students in the core theories and knowledge that are relevant to all public administrators. General information about the MPA program can be found here and here. The MPA program recently extended its Fall 2021 application deadline to April 1, but applications received before the deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Questions? Contact Dr. Andy Potter at
  7. Equality California Comcast Fellowship, deadline April 9. Equality California, a statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, is accepting applications for its Comcast Legislative Fellowship, a month-long, paid internship program that connects college students with opportunities working with state legislative offices in Sacramento. The fellowship will be a remote internship this year, allowing for students to gain valuable experience in state government from their own homes. More information about the fellowship is available here. The application for the program is available here. It is open until April 9. The internship will run from June 14- July 14.
  8. 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