News for Politics students -- 4-6-2021

  1. “Quantifying systemic racial and ethnic disparities in air pollution in California,” April 8. 4pm. As part of the Sustainable Futures Speaker Series, Dr. Joshua Apte will give a webinar titled “Quantifying systemic racial and ethnic disparities in air pollution in California.” Register here. Despite decades of effort to improve air quality in California, large and systemic racial and ethnic disparities in air pollution exposure still persist. Recent advances in measurement and modeling technology — as well as new conceptual frameworks for evaluating environmental injustice — can help us better understand the contours of and possible solutions to this problem.
  2. Student Legal Lounge workshop, April 9. The Humboldt State Student legal lounge is hosting a workshop for students with families! We will be going over child protection laws, the rights of parents, and recourses available to struggling families. 3pm. Email for details. 
  3. Free films uplifting Asian and Asian-American women’s voices. As an organization that supports women filmmakers at all intersections of race, class, and gender, Women Make Movies will be making available select films that create greater awareness and that center and uplift the voices of Asian and Asian-American women. To begin — and in collaboration with Asian Women United and the filmmakers of SLAYING THE DRAGON (a comprehensive look at media stereotypes of Asian and Asian American women since the silent era) and SLAYING THE DRAGON: RELOADED (a sequel looking at the past 25 years of representation of Asian and Asian American women in U.S. visual media) — we are making these two films available for free through April 15. We are also planning a panel discussion with Asian Women United in April. Read more on our blog.
  4. GRE skillshops, April 13-15. The Learning Center is hosting a 3-part Graduate Record Exam (GRE) SkillShop Series. Each Zoom session will include strategies and practice questions. Please register for each session you plan to attend.  April 13, 5-7pm: Part I -- Overview of the GRE and a review of the Analytical Writing section. April 14, 5-7pm: Part II -- A review of the Verbal Reasoning section. April 15, 5-7pm: GRE Part III -- A review of the Quantitative Reasoning section.
  5. Writing Studies jobs, applications due April 14. The Writing Studio (a program of the Learning Center) is now hiring for fall 2021. We are looking for strong writers who enjoy helping others develop as writers, readers, and critical thinkers. More info here. Questions? Contact
  6. Building Networks of Support event, April 19. 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
  7. 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