Sunday, January 30, 2011

ELS Language Centers looking for Conversation Partner Volunteers


Would you like to meet students from around the world?  Sign up to be a conversation partner!  The ELS Center at UC is willing to write letters to document your volunteer hours. You can also practice your foreign language skills.  Languages vary month to month: Arabic, Korean, Turkish, Spanish, French, Japanese, Farsi, Chinese and Portuguese.  Meeting times are set to your availability.

Those interested in participating can contact Kori Lentes at klentes@els.edu or (513-556-4034) with your name, cell phone number, language preference, and availability (Fall, Spring, etc.).

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Grants for 2011-2012 Positions in Spain - Deadline Mar 31st!


CULTURAL AMBASSADORS: North American Language and Culture Assistants in Spain
The Education Office of the Embassy of Spain is offering over 2,000 grants to North American students to spend the 2011-2012 school year in Spain working as part-time Language & Culture Assistants in English classes at the K-12 level.

The program begins in mid-September and ends in mid-June. The program requires that the applicants hold a U.S. or Canadian passport; be a native English speaker; be a junior or senior college student or have completed a BA, BS, MA, or MS; and have intermediate- to advanced-level Spanish skills.

Working 12-16 hours a week under the supervision and guidance of a classroom teacher, grantees will receive a minimum monthly allowance of 700 euros. Grants are given on a first-come, first-served basis.

The free online application became available on November 1, 2010 and will remain open through March 31, 2011. To apply or see more information, visit www.educacion.es/exterior/usa. Questions can also be directed to the Spanish Resource Center in Indianapolis. cer.indianapolis@educacion.es

Friday, January 28, 2011

UC Celebrates Black History Month in February

From UC News:

Events include a display that traces the history of African-American student life at the University of Cincinnati.


Date: 1/27/2011 12:00:00 AM
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823
Photos By: AACRC

UC ingot   Photos, film, celebration and song – the University of Cincinnati will feature events throughout February to observe Black History Month.
AACRC Choir
AACRC Choir


The Smithsonian website traces the origins of Black History Month to 1976, a celebration initiated by the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, which is now called the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH).
The association was founded by scholar and author Carter G. Woodson, the “Father of Black History.” The son of former slaves, Woodson created the first Negro History Week in 1926 (which corresponded with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass), which later became Black History Month.
UC’s African American Cultural and Resource Center (AACRC) and the AACRC Choir are approaching their 20th anniversary on UC’s campus. The AACRC plays a key role in the mission of the university by providing services and support to the campus community, especially black students. The AACRC also hosts several large-scale traditional programs that mark significant aspects of African-American life at the University of Cincinnati.
As part of Black History Month, the AACRC kicks off its 12th annual Kuamka Week on Jan. 29. Kuamka is Swahili for “In the beginning.” The Kuamka Extravaganza is themed, “Unlocking the Vision Within.”
“UC is committed to embracing diversity as one of the core values of our institution,” says Mitchel D. Livingston, vice president for Student Affairs & chief diversity officer. “Our events to observe Black History Month reflect this commitment, as we celebrate our diverse campus community.”
Here’s the full rundown of Kuamka Week and other Black History Month events at UC, including a performance by the nationally-known AACRC Choir.
Saturday, Jan. 29
6-9 p.m., Fun Factory Skating Rink – Kuamka Skating Party The Kuamka Skating Party officially kicks off the week of Kuamka and an opportunity to meet the UC student candidates who could be crowned Mr. and Ms. Kuamka. To compete for Mr. and Ms. Kuamka, the registered student candidates must be upperclassmen and must display good academic and social standing and be active with the AACRC. Admission is five dollars and includes skate rental.
Monday, Jan. 31
7 p.m., MainStreet Cinema, located in UC’s Tangeman University Center (TUC) The AACRC holds a public forum to meet UC’s 2011 candidates for Mr. and Ms. Kuamka. The student candidates will answer questions on a myriad of topics from a panel of judges and will be critiqued on poise and the clarity of their responses.
Monday, Jan 31-Monday, Feb. 28
UC Bookstore Display – The UC Bookstore display will highlight 10 new titles under the Black History Month theme as well as feature its standard assortment that covers current and cultural interest. Titles include “The Making of African America” by Ira Berlin and “Best African-American Essays” by Gerald Early.
Tuesday, Feb. 1
7 p.m., Great Hall, TUC – Kuamka Talent Show The Kuamka Talent Show will showcase the Mr. and Ms. Kuamka candidates’ artistic abilities through song, dramatic interpretation, dance and more.
Thursday, Feb. 3
5 p.m., AACRC – Forum: The State of EducationThe state of education is an issue that concerns the nation and the African-American community. The public forum will feature a panel of professionals in education. The event is free and open to the public.
Information: 513-556-1177
Noon, AACRC: 400 Strong Initiative Kickoff CeremonyThe 400 Strong Initiative through the AACRC is a 30-day pledge to begin a process of personal excellence and community uplift. The goal is to heighten the cultural, political, spiritual and social consciousness of black students. Students take a pledge and are given a button to be worn throughout the month and academic year. Through this 30-day pledge, students are encouraged to be more proactive in their academic endeavors; they’re challenged to build community through kind words and gestures, and create coalitions outside of the university. The initiative is geared toward creating a body of students that will stand for themselves, each other, the standards of their ancestors and the university.
Saturday, Feb. 5
7 p.m., Great Hall – Kuamka Extravaganza 2011: Red, Black, Green and Gold BallKuamka Week ends with this celebration involving semi-formal or African-themed attire. The extravaganza will feature the Rites of Passage program for the AACRC Transitions students, a first-year experience program geared toward building student success and retention. The event will also feature the Kujifunza academic ceremony and the coronation and crowning of Mr. and Ms. Kuamka. Mr. and Ms. Kuamka will serve as the key ambassadors for the African American Cultural & Resource Center and will develop platforms for programming during their reign. The grand prize is a $250 book scholarship and AACRC Spring Break Tour (a $400 value). The runner-up wins a $150 book scholarship. Free tickets for the ball are available in the AACRC.
Sunday, Feb. 6- Friday, Feb. 11
United Black Student Association (UBSA) Presents Black Love Week (Specific Dates and Times TBA)UBSA will host a week full of programs and events relating to black love within the family. Comprised of movie nights, a speed-dating fundraiser, heartfelt discussion topics about the black family today and a community service event, UBSA hopes to engage and educate students of all backgrounds. Flyers will be distributed around campus listing the dates and location of each program. 
Monday, Feb. 14-Friday, Feb. 18
10 a.m.-4 p.m., AACRC: A History of Black UCThe AACRC will feature a tribute to black history by displaying archives from historical events of black life at UC. The tribute, “A History of Black UC,” will feature a black museum and a black library. It will highlight historic pictures, artifacts, paraphernalia, books and audio files that had greatly influenced the black existence at UC. For more information, contact the AACRC 513-556-1177, or visit the AACRC website.
Wednesday, Feb. 16
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Lindner Hall – Shadow Day ProgramUC’s College of Business (CoB) hosts the Shadow Day program, an invitation-only event for underrepresented high school juniors and seniors. The high school students will shadow a current CoB honors student for the day – experiencing the day and life of a current student by attending classes and participating in other business-related student activities, as well as dining in the campus dining centers. Students will confirm their attendance in the program by contacting LaDreka Karikari at ladreka.karikari@uc.edu.
Sunday, Feb. 20
5 p.m., Great Hall, TUC – AACRC Choir Winter ConcertThe concert, entitled, “Songs of Freedom: A Fight of My Life,” will showcase contemporary songs of freedom and spirituals in celebration of Black History Month. As UC approaches the 20th anniversary of both the AACRC and the AACRC choir, there will be a commanding tribute to highlight familiar songs performed throughout the past two decades of the AACRC Choir. Also featured will be narrative skits to blend the songs with the messages of survival. Tickets may be obtained at the African American Cultural and Resource Center, Ethnic Programs and Services and/or from any AACRC Choir member. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. For more information, call 513-556-1177 or check the website at http://www.uc.edu/sas/aacrc/
Monday, Feb. 21
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Muntz Hall at Raymond Walters College – African-American Read-InThe purpose of the 22nd National African-American Read-In is to make the celebration of literacy a traditional part of African-American Heritage Month. The National African-American Read-In is sponsored annually in February by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the Black Caucus Division and has been endorsed by the International Reading Association. 
Raymond Walters College (RWC) will host a read-in in the Muntz Hall Lobby. The event will feature special guest author Lydia Lambert, author of “Kissing Frogs: The Path to a Prince.” RWC faculty, staff and students will read excerpts from books of prose and poetry written by African-American authors. The event is free and open to the public.
RWC holds the distinction of being a community host of the National African-American Read-In, encouraging churches and schools to take part in the Read-In and reporting the information to the NCTE. Last year, more than a million people in 49 states, the West Indies and countries in Africa participated in the Read-In.
RWC and the community are invited to participate by reading or listening during the Read-In while enjoying a taste of southern-style cuisine. There will also be a book signing, a book table with free bibliographies of works by African-American authors and selected novels and free bookmarks.
Contact Information: Ginny Hizer, director, college relations, 513-745-5706
Thursday, Feb. 24
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Lindner Hall – Shadow Day Program
Noon, TUC Cinema – International Film FestivalThe featured film is “In the Land of the Free,” a documentary about the so-called “Angola 3,” three men who formed a prison chapter of the Black Panther Party who between them have spent nearly a century in prison. Admission is free and open to the public. Website:http://www.inthelandofthefreefilm.com/
Information: Student Activities and Leadership Development, 513-556-6115
Monday, Feb. 28
Noon, AACRC: 400 Strong Initiative Closing Ceremony

Kuamka Week 2011 - Jan 29th-Feb 5th!

As part of Black History Month, the AACRC kicks off its 12th annual Kuamka Week on Jan. 29. Kuamka is Swahili for “In the beginning.” The Kuamka Extravaganza is themed, “Unlocking the Vision Within.”

KUAMKA WEEK 2011


Miss Kuamka Candidates: Sophia Calloway, Tahlisha Daniels, Fevean Keflom, Divine Kizer & Diana Welch

Mr. Kuamka Candidates: Anthony Bolton, Chris Hamm, Keenen Maull, Nloh Masango-Dibo & Andrew Mukisa

Events:

Saturday, Jan. 29
6-9 p.m., Fun Factory Skating Rink – Kuamka Skating Party
The Kuamka Skating Party officially kicks off the week of exciting events. Admission is five dollars and includes skate rental. Sign up for transportation in the AACRC by Friday at noon.

Monday, Jan. 31
Meet Mr. & Ms. Kuamka
7 p.m., MainStreet Cinema, located in UC’s Tangeman University Center (TUC)
Come out to meet the UC student candidates who could be crowned Mr. and Ms. Kuamka. The candidates will answer questions on a myriad of topics from a panel of judges and will be critiqued on poise and the clarity of their responses.

Tuesday, Feb. 1
7 p.m., Great Hall, TUC – Kuamka Talent Show
The Kuamka Talent Show will showcase the Mr. and Ms. Kuamka candidates’ artistic abilities through song, dramatic interpretation, dance and more.

Wed, Feb. 2
2:00pm-Lincoln Crawford Nursing Home
Join us for the opportunity to visit with our elders in the Lincoln Crawford Nursing Home through games and fellowship. Transportation will depart from the AACRC at 1:30pm. Sign-up if you are interested.

Thursday, Feb. 3
Noon, AACRC: 400 Strong Initiative Kickoff Ceremony
The 400 Strong Initiative through the AACRC is a 30-day pledge to begin a process of personal excellence and community uplift. The goal is to heighten the cultural, political, spiritual and social consciousness of black students. Students take a pledge and are given a button to be worn throughout the month and academic year.

5 p.m., AACRC – Forum: The State of Education
The state of education is an issue that concerns the nation and the African-American community. The public forum will feature a panel of professionals in education. The event is free and open to the public.
Information: 513-556-1177

Friday, Feb 4
Kuamka Pride Day
Come get a free Kuamka 2011 t-shirt on Thursday at the AACRC (first come, first serve). Please wear your shirt on Friday to show your pride.

Saturday, Feb. 5
7 p.m., Great Hall – Kuamka Extravaganza 2011: Red, Black, Green and Gold Ball
Kuamka Week ends with this celebration involving semi-formal or African-themed attire. The extravaganza will feature the Rites of Passage program for the AACRC Transitions students, a first-year experience program geared toward building student success and retention. The event will also feature the Kujifunza academic ceremony and the coronation and crowning of Mr. and Ms. Kuamka. Mr. and Ms. Kuamka will serve as the key ambassadors for the African American Cultural & Resource Center and will develop platforms for programming during their reign.
Free tickets available in the AACRC, come get yours today.  Semi-formal or African Garb attire /Dinner will be served

Thursday, January 27, 2011

CDC Webpage on LGBT Youth and Bullying Prevention

In a potentially timely post, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a new Web page on the topic of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth and the prevention of bullying.

According to the CDC's email notifcations, it includes advice and resources on how teachers and school administrators can prevent bullying in schools, and what parents can do to support their children.

The page can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/youth.htm

College of Law's Diversity Day

UC College of Law is having Diversity Day Friday Feb. 25 from 12 - 4:30pm. It is geared towards prospective students, or students who are just curious. Many students have never really thought about law school being in their plans but the College of Law is trying to show students that there is more to law school than one usually thinks.


Come and get an "inside look" at law school and the legal profession from attorneys, judges, professors, and law students. Get information on UC Law and the many opportunities that it offers as a premier legal institution. 

  • You will sit in on a mock class and discover what a law school class looks like
  • Get honest feedback on what it takes to get into law school and excel
  • And network with area professionals and hear first hand what it is like to be a minority in the legal profession

If you are interested in going, please RSVP to admissions@law.uc.edu. For answers to any questions you may have please call 513-556-0078. Within your RSVP email please include:

  • Your name
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • High school/college/post graduate student status (including year in school)
  • The number attending (if group)

This event is presented by the
 UC Black Law Students Association,  UC Asian Pacific Law Students AssociationUC Latino Law Students Association, and UC College of Law Office of Admission. It is also funded in part by the Law School Admission Council as part of DiscoverLaw.org month.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Legalize Trans Event at Below Zero

From Legalize Trans:


We have all seen the Legalize Gay t-shirt campaign that dominates American Apparel storefronts everywhere, and that is awesome visibility.  However, one of The Advocate's "Top 40 Advocates Under 40", Asher Koleboi thought the campaign was too limiting.  Oftentimes in GLBT movements, the "T" is marginalized, forgotten, underrepresented, or lost in the shuffle.  However, we can no longer allow our trans friends, coworkers, neighbors, and lovers to become overshadowed at the expense of the rest of our movement progressing!  Transgender people are everywhere and we need to make trans awareness and acceptance visible all over Cincinnati. 

Come join the founder of the Legalize Trans* t-shirt campaign this Thursday night, January 27th at Below Zero Lounge for a karaoke party and fundraiser that celebrates the trans community and raises money to promote education, visibility, and even helps fund surgeries for trans folks near and far.   The cover is FREE, but you can help out by buying a shirt there (or ordering one online), giving a donation, or buying a raffle ticket!

The karaoke starts at 10pm so come early and sign up to sing your heart out for Trans Equality and help a great cause in the meantime!

Below Zero Lounge 1122 Walnut Street  Cincinnati, OH 45202
10pm
FREE cover
Meet and greet Asher Koleiboi, founder of Legalize Trans*

This event is 21 and up only.

UC Alliance Meets Tonight!

From the UC Alliance:

It's okay to be excited because its that time of the week again! UC Alliance meeting in McMicken 127 @ 7pm tonight.

Whats tonight's meeting going to be about? Its all about being Queer in a Straight World. Alliance is open to EVERYONE so don't forget to bring your friends!

Plan on attending tonight's meeting? Great! Then re-post this status to your Facebook:
Being Queer in the Straight World: UC Alliance meeting tonight in McMicken 127 starting at 7pm. Queer? Straight? Everyone is welcome!

**P.S. There are queer friendly DJs playing at Macs Pizza Pub starting at 9pm, 18+, Free. It will be a nice change of routine to go there instead of and or in addition to Baba's.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Shades of You Meeting: Healthy Hair!

From Shades of You:

This Thursday at 5pm in the AACRC, Shades Of You will be discussing and providing information for healthy hair! 

Do you want to go natural, grow dreads, or stick with a relaxed look? Regardless of the style, we'll have the information you need to maintain healthy hair. 

Our speaker Ms. Robin Ellington will be there to answer all questions that you may have.This a program you don`t want to miss!

Monday, January 24, 2011

UC Hosts No Name-Calling Week - Jan 27th & 28th!

From the UC LGBTQ Center:


No Name-Calling Week, Bearcats Against Bullying (January 24-28, 2011)
(Flier attached)

No Name-Calling Week is an annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds and providing schools with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to eliminate bullying in their communities. The No Name-Calling Coalition was created by GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, and consisted of over 40 national partner organizations across the nation in March 2004. 

The UC LGBTQ Center will hold No Name-Calling Week, Bearcats Against Bullying on Thursday, January 27th and Friday, January 28th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. outside the TUC Mainstreet Express Mart.  Come by and sign the No Name-Calling Week pledge and receive your Bearcats Against Bullying bracelet. 

*Special thanks to the Cincinnati GLSEN Chapter and Daniel Pham, UC Student (and RAPP XXVI Member!).
 Stay up-to-date on the events through the Facebook Event

Sunday, January 23, 2011

RAPPORT Workshop: Preparing for Business Pathways - Tomorrow!

In February, RAPPORT will be partnering with the faculty of the UC College of Business first-year student seminar Business Pathways for sessions on workplace diversity.  RAPP staff and RAPPORT students will work with all seven sections of the course to make the topic of workplace diversity personal and connect students with supportive offices and organizations where they can further explore diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice.

As part of the general preparation of RAPPORT students - particularly Social Justice League members - to be effective peer educators, the January RAPPORT workshop will focus on preparing for this and similar workshops.

January RAPPORT Workshop
Monday, January 24th
6-8PM
Turner Hall Main Lobby

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Pop Praxis: Social Justice & the Media Conference


We would like to inform you about an exciting upcoming conference, Pop Praxis: Social Justice & the Media, to be held on April 8th, 2011 at the UC. The confirmed keynote speaker is Andi Zeisler, co-founder and editorial/creative director of the magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture. At this time we are opening our conference call for submissions for papers, films, and practice-oriented workshops.

How can you or your student organization get involved? In three important ways:
  • Feel free to submit individual proposals to present at the conference! Presenting at a conference is not only fun, it also looks great on a resume or CV. If you don't think that you are up for presenting, keep an eye out for attendance registration info. Your friends will need a supportive audience! 
  • Present a panel as an organization. Does your student org do work that is relevant to issues of social justice? Think about having a few members of your group set up a presentation or workshop to submit. The more the merrier, right? 
  • Become a co-sponsor. Conferences cost money! To have a great speaker like Andi Zeisler (not to mention paying for printed materials, publicity, bagels and coffee), we need to raise funds. If this conference sounds like something that your members can get behind, please consider becoming a co-sponsor for the event. It's great for your group as well as the sense of community here at UC.
We invite submissions from undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty from all disciplines and departments. We also encourage community members to send in submissions. 

Submissions are to be emailed to poppraxis@gmail.com and are due no later than February 28th, 2011.

We would love to see a collaboration between UC's student organizations. Also, please pass on the CFS to your friends and group members. We look forward to reading your incoming submissions. Feel free to contact us at poppraxis@gmail.com with any questions.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Candid Conversations

This coming Wednesday, January 26th @ 12pm, There will be a free and open forum about domestic violence. It will be a conversation about how each of us can address the issues surrounding domestic violence.

The forum will be held at the Union Township Civic Center in the Queen City Room. The address is 4350 Aicholtz Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45245.

Some of the Panelists will include:
  • Law enforcement
  • Prosecutor
  • Director of services
  • Batterers' intervention program coordinator

This event is being put on by the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, who are working on "Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women."

For more information and to also RSVP, because space is limited, please call 513-361-2180 or email cbrown@ywcacin.org

UC Makes Permanent Ties with Freedom Center


 The University of Cincinnati has now created permanent ties with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. 

Thanks to a gift to the Department of Africanna Studies in the McMicken College of Arts and Science, Associate Professor of History Nikki Taylor joins Africanna Studies in a newly created community professorship. 


The position will help foster a formal relationship between the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and the University.

To read an interview with Professor Nikki Taylor by Kim Burdett, please go here.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

2nd Annual Oratorical Tea Rose Contest

The Ladies of the Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated cordially invite you to participate in the 2nd Annual Oratorical Tea Rose Contest.

The contest will be held on January 26th at 7:08 PM in the German Cultural Center (Old Chemistry, 7th Floor).

Orators are asked to prepare a four to six minute speech in response the the following prompt:
  • "What is your definition of high ethical and moral standards? What is one area in which the University of Cincinnati student body can improve upon their moral and ethical standards?"
Winners will receive book scholarships:

First place is a $200.00 book scholarship
Second place is a $100.00 book scholarship
Third place is a $50.00 book scholarship

If you are interested in participating, RSVP to Omicron1908@gmail.com by January 21st.

Annie Fitzgerald Award Deadline Extened

The previously mentioned Annie Fitzgerald Award, offered through the Center for Community Engagement, has a new deadline!

This scholarship opportunity is for service-minded students! The Annie Fitzgerald Award for Leadership and Service applications will now be accepted through next Friday January, 28. 

For more information about the scholarship and on how to apply, please go here.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Community Update from Provost Ono

Yesterday, University of Cincinnati Provost Santa J. Ono gave his first Community Update about the current things happening at the university and more specifically in the Provost Office.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

RAPP Participates in City-Wide MLK March

Yesterday, a group of UC students participated in a city-wide march and memorial service to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  The events were coordinated by the local Martin Luther King Coalition.

Some snapshots from the day:

To help folks be able to participate, RAPP provided bus tokens to and from downtown for any UC student interested.  Nineteen of us rode down together - for several, it was their first trip on a public bus.

We doubled our group size at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for the kick-off of the march.  In this shot are RAPPers from RAPPs XXII, XXIII, XXIV, XXV, and XXVI!

At Fountain Square we ran into Dean Bowen!  Thanks to Mieshia for suggesting we get a group shot with him!  From left to right:  Sara (XXVI), Julianna (XXVI), Mieshia (XXIV), Dean Frank Bowen, Rebecca (XXII), Maggie (XXV), Stephanie (XXIV), Meagan (XXV), and Zina (XXV).

We kept gaining and losing folks on our way, so there are a few new faces in this final group shot in front of Music Hall, where the annual memorial service was held.

Many thanks to all the Bearcats who came out to show that UC is keeping the dream alive!

NAACP Mass Meeting - Today @ 5PM!

The UC Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is hosting a Public Mass Meeting today, January 18th, 2011.

The meeting takes place at 5:00PM in 400 TUC.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Save The Date

The Family Violence Prevention Project presents internationally know Jackson Katz and his groundbreaking work in the field of gender violence prevention education with men and boys.


"Bad Boys and Bystanders: Violence and Silence" features a multi-media in-service training that focuses on strategies for involving men and boys in gender violence prevention efforts and includes a strong focus on collaboration with women and and the powerful role that bystanders can play.

Date/Time: Monday, March 7 @ 11:45am - 1:30pm
Location: Mayerson JCC
RSVP: sdemyan@ywcacin.org

The cost is $10 and includes a lunch

The event is being sponsored by Jewish Family Service of Cincinnati, the YWCA's Family Violence Prevention Project, and Verizon Wireless.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

UC's NAACP "Celebrating the Dream"

From UC's NAACP Chapter:

As an organization devoted to social justice, UC's NAACP Chapter is honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by hosting an event entitled “Celebrate the Dream: The Official UC Icebreaker”.  Pursuing equal education opportunities for all people despite color or creed was an issue of significant importance to Dr. King, and still remains one today in 2011.

This event is in Great Hall on Saturday, January 15, 2011 from 10:00pm until 1:30am.

The purpose of this event is not only to celebrate the dream that King had, but also to make sure it is sustained and progressed over the years. This party will inform its guests of current information and facts revolving around current education issues.

We will have petitions for students to sign in order to recognize that there is indeed an education problem within in our country. We will be collecting data from the guest in order to help further UC’s goal to bridge the gap of disparities within our current education system.
  • At UC, 66% of white males graduate within six years, while only 33% of black males graduate within six years. 


We will be collecting used books at the doors that will be donated to local Cincinnati high schools. We will also be raffling off book scholarships and other items to our guests as an acknowledgement for their support and encouragement to stay in school.

We are asking that you show support by attending this event and bring books that can be donated.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Vagina Monologues Interest Meeting - Jan 12th!

From the UC Women's Center:

VDay University of Cincinnati 2011 will present a production of The Vagina Monolouges in February of 2011. Come find out information on how you can participate in this year's production. Please RSVP to Kimberly.Fulbright@uc.edu for more information.

VDay is a global movement to end violence against women and girls. For more information please visit www.vday.org

For more information on the interest meeting, check out the Facebook event.

Interest Meeting for Vagina Monologues
Wednesday, January 12th

5PM
UC Women's Center (571 Steger Student Life Center)