Coming up next in the RAPP social calendar will be an exam week potluck. Keep an eye on email and Facebook for details!
Monday, November 30, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
The event is more a "Game Early Evening" than a game night - 4PM-7PM.
We'll be playing games in the 6th Floor Student Group Space in Steger Student Life Center (this is not the open space near the RAPP Office - rather, it's down the hallway where there are lots of desks).
Light snacks (think popcorn, Oreos, and crackers) will be served.
Stop by for 20 minutes or stop by for several hours!
(Apples to Apples - one of the many games available tonight, pic taken off a random website found through Google image search)
Friday, November 20, 2009
- 250 hate crimes are perpetrated against trans people each year
- Between 2004 and 2009 there were 205 deaths in hate crimes against trans people.
- Hate crimes often go unreported.
- The important reminder that each person they are honoring today was part of someone's life.
Last night our team tied for 5th place after six rounds of grueling and wide-ranging international trivia - from world leaders to current events to plants and animals to pop stars. Go RAPPers!
It was also great to see many other RAPPers competing and volunteering at the event. Again, go RAPPers!
Some of our team is pictured below.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Jen, the Diversity Education GA, and several RAPPers came and/or helped out with the game: Latoya (XXIV), Coya (XXIV), Courtney E (XXV).
Many thanks to Lisa for organizing this program, the Committee for sponsoring it, and everyone who made it a fun and meaninful time.
Monday, November 16, 2009
We're missing Steve this year (he's gone on to bigger and bolder things), but we brought him "in spirit" to the fall retreats. I say we start another "RAPP food" tradition in honor of Steve!
(RAPP XXV facilitators and Peer Leaders with "the new RAPP food")
Friday, November 13, 2009
Of late, I've gotten an increase in interest in the game. RAPPORT will be leading several workshops where the group plays STAR Power in the next month.
Our first is open for visitors and helpers! Missed the opportunity to play at your retreat? Want to participate "behind the scenes" this time around? Join us this coming Monday, November 23rd, at 9:30PM. Lisa (RAPP XXIV) is offering a night of STAR Power (and yummy food) to the Gen-1 House in Stratford Heights and other guests (this is you).
Some of the Tuesday group waiting for the arrival of the Wednesday group.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
The first RAPP retreat - RAPP I.
RAPP IV in (I think) the barn building.
RAPP V in the basement of Hodie.
RAPP XIV getting settled into Hodie.
RAPP XVI doing an activity in the basement of Hodie.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Here's a quote from Maria P.P. Root included in the scrapbook by Azizi C. As we're prepping for exploring the social construction of race and as we briefly touched on the issues in "marking boxes" when one's identity is multiracial, this one stuck out to me as quite relevant to our current work. Spoiler alert to current RAPPers, but I also think it complements well this video we'll likely be watching at the retreat
I HAVE THE RIGHT...
Not to justify my existence in this world.
Not to keep the races separate within me.
Not to be responsible for people's discomfort with my physical ambiguity.
Not to justify my ethnic legitimacy.
I HAVE THE RIGHT...
To identify myself differently than strangers expect me to identify.
To identify myself differently from how my parents identify me.
To identify myself differently from my brothers and sisters.
To identify myself differently in different situations.
I HAVE THE RIGHT...
To create a vocabulary to communicate about being multiracial.
To change my identity over my lifetime - and more than once.
To have loyalties and identification with more than one group of people.
To freely choose whom I befriend and love.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Tomorrow is the Diversity Career Fair and Graduate School Expo. Over six dozen employers and schools will be in the 4th floor of TUC from noon to 4PM. Check out the CDC website for more details.
Photo & the blurb below taken from the CDC website:
The Diversity Career Fair (formerly Ethnic Student Career Fair) & Graduate School Expo is an on-campus career fair offering diverse UC students the opportunity to talk with a variety of employers about their organizations and possible career opportunities. Representatives from graduate schools will also be on hand to talk with students about the programs they offer. The Diversity Career Fair supports employers seeking to recruit for diversity in their work force.
Who attends: This fair is open to ALL UC STUDENTS from all colleges and majors, both undergraduate and graduate students and alumni seeking full-time, part-time or internship opportunities. Underclassmen are encouraged to attend to expand their career awareness and to locate internship opportunities. Students are encouraged to bring a resume. Professional dress is also recommended, however, students attend our career fairs in between class and work schedules.
Time: 12 noon - 4:00 pm
Location: Great Hall, Tangeman University Center