NEWS FOR POLITICS STUDENTS -- 9-30-2020

  1. Week of Teach-ins (already in progress). Students for Quality Education is having a Week of Teach-ins Sept. 28-Oct. 2. During the week, SQE's HSU chapter- and on and off campus organizations-will discuss: history of police, alternatives to policing, and abolition movement. This week will be an opportunity to educate ourselves/others and see how we can move past policing and what it means to defund the police. See the attached flyer for remaining presentations and Zoom info.
  2. Free Dinner & Stuff, Oct. 4. Equity Arcata's Home Away From Home working group is offering Free Dinner & Stuff distribution to welcome students back on Sunday, October 4th at the D Street Community Center in Arcata. A Taste of Bim (Carribean food restaurant in Eureka) is catering 150 to-go meals (with personalized welcome notes from non-student community members attached). There will be 100ish pre-packaged free stuff bags that include an assortment of laundry detergent, hand sanitizer/sanitizing wipes, face masks, household cleaning supplies, toothpaste and other toiletries (feminine hygiene supplies will be packed into half), and toilet paper. See the attached flyer.
  3. Campaign Volunteer Opportunity: Katie Porter for Congress. Katie is an incumbent Democrat running in a swing district in Orange County. Volunteering is a great opportunity for students, especially freshmen and sophomores, who are interested in making connections and gaining some experience working on a political campaign! The election is on November 3rd, so this would be a roughly month-long commitment to a few hours per week of volunteering. If students are interested, contact Nikolai Schweber, Volunteer Field Assistant, at nikolaischweber@berkeley.edu or (213) 271-0335. See the attached flyer.
  4. Associated Students Town Hall, Oct. 5 and 8. Associated Students is hosting a town hall with State Senator Mike McGuire and Congressman Jared Huffman. Serving California's 2nd State Senate District, spanning from Marin County up to the North Coast, Senator McGuire has represented Humboldt County in the California State Senate since 2014. Serving California's 2nd State Congressional District spanning the Bay and North Coasts, Congressman Huffman has represented Humboldt County in the United States House of Representatives since 2013. See here for event details, registration links, and/or to submit questions for McGuire or Huffman.
  5. Introduction to the GRE skillshops, Oct. 6-8. Thinking about graduate school? The GRE is a standardized test required by many graduate programs. Your GRE scores can play a role in admissions, fellowships, and financial aid. In these Zoom workshops, you will: 1) focus on test-taking basics and strategies, 2) practice and learn from one another, and 3) connect with others taking the exam to form study groups and share resources. This is a three-part series. Students should register separately for each session they would like to attend: 1) Overview of the GRE / Analytical Writing – Oct. 6, 4-6 pm, 2) Verbal Reasoning – Oct. 7, 4-6 pm, and 3) Quantitative Reasoning – Oct. 8, 4-6 pm. See the attached flyer.
  6. Let's Talk about the Middle East, Oct. 8. Free film showing ("74: The Reconstitution of a Struggle") and discussion led by Dr. Leena Dallasheh. Thursday, Oct. 8, 5-7 p.m. In 2011, amidst the “Arab Spring,” directors Rania and Raed Rafei returned to a different time of struggle, 1974. That year, Lebanon was in intellectual, cultural and political ferment. In March, a few students from the American University of Beirut occupied the university’s premises for 37 days to protest against rising tuition fees. The film doesn’t only reread past events, but also searches for their echo today. See the Facebook event here. RSVP here so you can receive a Zoom link and password.
  7. Zoom presentation Oct. 9: “Know Before You Vote and the Impacts of Mass Incarceration.” 2-4 p.m. What are your voting rights? Can you be removed from the polling line? Can they close early? What if I'm discriminated against by a polling agent? What is the history of voter disenfranchisement in the United States? Who gets to vote in the United States? Join us to learn more about the voting process, how to vote, and what your protections are. Then, we invite you to stay a bit longer and think critically about voter disenfranchisement and how mass incarceration deprives people of their right to vote. Presented by: Formerly Incarcerated Students Club, Project Rebound, and the Student Legal Lounge. Registration required; register here. See the attached flyer.
  8. Student Legal Lounge. The Humboldt State University Student Legal Lounge is an A.S. funded, student-run organization. The Legal Lounge connects students to free services for students and HSU community members who need help finding an attorney or understanding the full scope of their legal rights and if those rights have been violated. We function as a resource center, which includes, but is not limited to, answering frequently asked questions, providing brochures/print-outs, and in person meetings to explain details related to how the legal system functions. To learn more about our resources or to find out about volunteering, visit our website or contact us at: hsustudentlegallounge@humboldt.edu.

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