News for Politics students -- 4-14-2021

  1. Dating Violence in the Queer Community Workshop, April 14. 4pm. Register here. Learn more about dating violence and its intersections with homophobia, transphobia, racism and other forms of oppression and ways to support survivors. Presented by CHECK IT.
  2. Celebrate California's historic legislation AB 1460, April 15. 5pm. Join us for the event "Ethnic Studies for Everybody," hosted by Associated Students, the Humboldt Ethnic Studies Council, and ADPIC (Asian, Desi & Pacific Islander Collective). The event will celebrate and discuss the passage of AB1460, the California Assembly Bill making Ethnic Studies a graduation requirement in the CSU system. The Ethnic Studies requirement will provide all CSU undergraduates with coursework that engages interdisciplinary study of race, ethnicity, and indigeneity that focuses on the lives of people of color from their own perspectives. Register here.
  3. Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, April 15. 4pm. As part of the Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, Barbara Bramble, Vice President of International Conservation and Corporate Strategies at the National Wildlife Federation, will give a webinar presentation titled “The Hamburger is Eating the Forest: Changing the Trajectory of One of Brazil’s Largest Exports.” Register here. In this talk, Barbara Bramble will describe the current status of cattle industry operations in different regions, and compare the impacts of other commodities that are similarly associated with deforestation and climate change. She will then describe new approaches she and her collaborators are taking to reduce deforestation emissions using science, legislation, communications, and advocacy in both consumer and producer countries.
  4. City Year applications due April 16. City Years helps students and schools succeed. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide support to students, classrooms and the whole school, helping to ensure that students in systemically under-resourced schools receive a high-quality education that prepares them with the skills and mindsets to thrive and contribute to their community. Position description here.
  5. Create a Possible Lives Map and enter a drawing for a $25 gift card, April 16. Talking about your future career can often seem daunting, or unclear, and that makes it hard to be excited about what’s to come. The Academic and Career Advising Center has an inspiring activity available to help. Map your possible future careers with us and prepare to take some exciting next steps. Attend “Mapping Your Possible Futures” skillshop (registration link) AND/OR create your own map with the help of this video. TO ENTER THE DRAWING for one of two Target® $25 gift cards, submit your original Possible Lives Map by email to by 5pm on Monday, April 19. Please put “Possible Lives Map” in the email subject line.
  6. Storymapping Workshops, registration deadline extended to April 16. This 4-session (April 19, 23, 26, and 30) Humboldt Earth Week workshop will be led by Dina Gilio-Whitaker, author of “As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice from Colonization to Standing Rock” (participants will receive a copy of her book). This workshop prompts student participants to think about their relationship to land and place from different positionalities within the context of settler colonialism. It proceeds from an Indigenous epistemological framework rooted in relationality, reciprocity, respect, and responsibility. The goal of the workshop is for participants to construct visual maps using the Esri ArcGIS Storymap function which will be shared with the broader group in culminating presentations at the end of the workshop period. It is inquiry-based, meaning that storymaps will be informed by a set of questions beginning from the initial question: What is my relationship to land and place, and to the Indigenous peoples of that place? Register here; registration deadline extended to April 16.
  7. Life Beyond Humboldt skillshops, starting April 19. The Academic and Career Advising Center (ACAC) is pleased to be offering a series of upcoming skillshops focusing on life Beyond Humboldt. These include The Pandemic and Your Career (April 19), Interviewing Virtually Tips & Tricks (April 20), Job Searching Strategically (April 21), etc. Browse other skillshops in the series here.
  8. Building Networks of Support event, April 19. 6pm. A collaboration between the Queer Student Union (QSU) and the Diverse Male Scholar Initiative (DMSI) to create a space where students can educate themselves on contemporary concerns that impact both self-identified women and femmes of color, as well as self-identified men of color, as a means of strengthening our allyship and empathy with one another. This event will feature a student-led panel that will host four student facilitators. We encourage respectful audience participation as we enter into vulnerable discussions centered on topics such as Identity, Heteropatriarchy, Feminism, and Love. Register here.
  9. Humboldt Earth Week, April 19-23. The Earth Week Every Week Committee with Associated Students invites members of the Humboldt campus community to participate in fun and engaging activities to celebrate Earth Week 2021, such as a climate journal project, scavenger hunt, film screening, Taking Action discussion, and more. The theme for this year’s Earth Week is “Regeneration.” See here for details and event links.
  10. Share the Beach Internship, applications due April 19. Friends of the Dunes will be hiring 4 Share the Beach Interns from May 15th to August 15th. This is a paid, part-time position. Interns will be expected to work 6-10 hours a week at a rate of $13 per hour. Interns will conduct community outreach about the federally threatened Western Snowy Plover at Big Lagoon State Beach and Mad River County Park on weekends and high use times during the plover breeding season in the summer. Interns will provide information to beach-goers, report on visitor use, and be a positive force in the effort to preserve public access while protecting sensitive species. Email for details and application instructions.
  11. Schaub Lecture on Local Politics, April 20. 5:15pm. Organized by Humboldt’s Politics Department. The 17th Victor T. Schaub Memorial Lecture on Local Politics will address “Arcata General Plan Update: Planning for the Future, Engaging Citizens in the Process.” This presentation by David Loya, Director of Community Development, and Delo Freitas, Senior Planner, includes audience participation and Q&A. Arcata’s General Plan will help shape how the city will look, function, provide services, and manage resources for the next 20 years. In honor of Earth Week, the talk will include a focus on environmental concerns and climate resilience in planning. Email for Zoom log-in details.
  12. Men’s Circle, April 21. 3:30pm. This Men’s Circle will create and encourage a supportive dialogue for voicing emotional honesty, creating outlets of expression, and working actively to combat the association of weaknesses that stems from being vulnerable about challenges self-identified men typically have. This is a safe, welcoming space that promotes healthy ways of exploring and addressing concerns among students, faculty, staff, community members and administrators who self-identify as men. Much of the work is focused on healing, vulnerability and support. Register here.
  13. California Climate Action Summit, April 22. CALPIRG Students, is a statewide student-directed and student-funded nonprofit that works to protect the environment, promote civic engagement, and make college more affordable. They are hosting the California Climate Action Summit on Earth Day (April 22nd) with over 300 students across CA overall to encourage Governor Gavin Newsom and state leaders to accelerate CA's timeline for 100% clean energy. Some speakers at the event will include Mark Jacobson (Stanford University), Margaret Leinen (Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Asm. Cottie Petrie Norris, Fonna Forman (UC San Diego), Mayor Todd Gloria of San Diego, a message from Sonia Aggarwal of the White House Domestic Climate Policy team, and more! RSVP here to sign up to join the summit! #YouthEarthWeek
  14. Student orientation leaders sought for fall 2021, apply by April 25. The Dean of Students Office is looking for spirited leaders to serve as Orientation Leaders during Fall 2021 from August 16-19, 2021. You will gain valuable experience in leadership development and networking, while officially representing Cal Poly Humboldt. This position also includes the following perks: receive stylish Humboldt swag to wear, move into on-campus housing early if a resident, represent your student club & organization, earn volunteer hours, and receive up to $50 in Dining points and/or Doordash to kick off your semester. Apply here.
  15. California Climate Action Corps Fellowship, apply by April 30. As California’s communities continue to fight COVID-19, Californians are also taking action to address the climate crisis. California Climate Action Corps (CCAC) announced open enrollment for both summer and fall fellowships. CCAC Fellows serve full-time (for either a two-month summer term or 11-month term) while gaining valuable experience, mentorship, and training. Fellows will be placed with Host Partner Organizations where they will: learn real-world climate action skills through organizing community action projects; receive a monthly stipend and scholarship upon completion of the full term of service, and be part of a community and statewide force of emerging leaders. See here for more information.