October 22, 2007 Please see below for full newsletter this week. Get excited about our 2nd Annual APAutumn coming up next week! (all events at 7PM) 10/29 – History & Future of APA Studies (Larry Shinagawa) 10/30 – Campus Activism (Doug Lee) 10/31 – Dating Violence (Sigma Psi Zeta / Women’s Center) 11/1 – APA Date Auction (Asian Student Union) 11/2 – Ken Oak Band presented (alpha Kappa Delta Phi)
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I. A/APA CIO Info (OYFA, INKSTONE) SYMPOSIUM This Thursday is OYFA's annual FALL SYMPOSIUM! Our guest speaker, Mauro Biazon, will be discussing his experiences during the Bataan Death March during World War II. Please come to this event in BUSINESS CASUAL attire. Light refreshments will be provided after. Here are the details: What: Fall Symposium 2007 Where: Clark 108 When: Thursday at 7:30PM Why: To learn about the Bataan Death March! **********
INKSTONE ATTENTION ALL WRITERS AND ARTISTS!!! Submit to INKSTONE today! UVA's one and only Asian-American art/lit magazine wants to publish your works: poetry, paintings, photography, essays, short stories...WE WANT THEM ALL!!! Be the one to express what Asian-American identity is all about. FALL DEADLINE: November 2nd, 2007 Send your submissions and/or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org II. On Grounds Info (First Year Seminar, Alpha Phi Omega, UCS Program “How to Market Your Liberal Arts Degree”) Interested in giving back to the University? Have a knack for striking up conversation with people? Want to find a away to relive aspects of First Year? Then APPLY NOW to be a First Year Seminar Facilitator!!!! First Year Seminar is a five-week discussion-based program designed to help first-year students make the most out of their experience at the University. The Office of Orientation and New Student Programs is looking for upper-class students to serve as Facilitators to help lead the discussions. The application is attached but you can also access it through the Orientation web site at www.virginia.edu/orientation/firstyear.html . APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, November 2 ********** Interested in service? Want to become part of a close-knit and fun-loving organization? Rush Alpha Phi Omega! Alpha Phi Omega is a co-ed service fraternity that prides itself on continual and effective service to the Charlottesville community and surrounding area. Information Sessions are on Monday, October 22nd at 7 PM in Clark 108 and Tuesday, October 23rd at 8 PM in Clark 107. Please come out – we look forward to meeting you! Email kristinaustin@Virginia.edu or check out our website at www.uva-apo.org for more information. ********** "How to Market Your Liberal Arts Degree" Wednesday, October 24; 7:00 pm Kaleidoscope, Newcomb Hall Not sure what to say or do at a career fair? Alumni of color will share advice on how to "sell" your liberal arts degree to top employers. **Refreshments provided** Sponsored by UCS. III. Misc Info (Asian Pacific Leadership Program)
NEW FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE Asia Pacific Leadership Program, East-West Center http://www.eastwestcenter.org/aplp Application Deadline: December 1, 2007 Entering its eighth year, the Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP) is the center of excellence for leadership education in the Asia Pacific region. The APLP is a graduate certificate program combining the development of regional expertise with the enhancement of individual leadership capacity. Based at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, the program is creating a network of dynamic leaders who are familiar with the critical issues of the Asia Pacific region. All participants receive an APLP Entrance Fellowship valued at approximately $10,000.
Participants: The Asia Pacific Leadership Program seeks outstanding individuals with leadership experience or high leadership potential from across Asia Pacific, the United States, and beyond. All participants have at least a Bachelors degree with the majority having graduate degrees as well. At least 20 countries are represented in each cohort. APLP fellows come together from all walks of life, including government, business, NGOs, health, sciences, media, monastic orders, and the academe. APLP fellows gain a broad regional perspective, become knowledgeable about the critical challenges facing the Asia Pacific region, and are trained to exercise collaborative leadership and promote cooperation toward the well-being of the countries and peoples of the region. The APLP empowers future leaders with the knowledge, skills, experiences and supportive community needed to successfully navigate personal and regional change in the 21st century. The APLP was established through generous funding support from the Freeman Foundation. Application Forms and Fellowships: For more information about the Asia Pacific Leadership Program, application forms and an array of supplemental scholarships, please visit our website at: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/aplp Recruitment for 2008-09 is open. Places are limited. The deadline is December 1, 2007
IV. ASU Newsletter i. APAutumn Calendar ii. Opening of APAutumn iii. Minority Rights Coalition - ISSUE iv. Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. v. "Acting White: What's Law Got To Do With It?" ---------i. APAutumn CALENDAR: APAutumn 2007: RevelAsian As the Asian Pacific American population becomes increasingly composed of 2nd and 3rd generation Americans, issues are coming to the forefront and the dynamics of these issues are changing. Join us for APAutumn 2007 as we explore some of these issues. "Where Do We Go From Here?: The History & Future of APA Studies" Opening Ceremony feat. Larry Shinagawa, Ph.D Monday, October 29th, 7pm Newcomb Ballroom Forum on Campus Activism feat. Doug Lee of the Organization of Chinese Americans Tuesday, October 30th, 7pm Phys. 203 "But He Loves Me!" Forum on Dating Violence Wednesday, October 31st, 6pm Newcomb South Meeting Room APA Date Auction Thursday, November 1st, 7pm Physics 203 Proceeds go to UNICEF aKDPhi presents the Ken Oak Band Friday, November 2nd, 7pm Maury 209 ---------ii. Opening of APAutumn "Where Do We Go From Here?: The History and Future of APA Studies"
featuring Larry Shinagawa, Ph.D, Director of the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Maryland. October 29th, 7pm Newcomb Ballroom Come out to the Opening Ceremony for APAutumn 2007. APAutumn is a weeklong program dealing with Asian Pacific American (APA) issues, history, politics, culture, etc. Dr. Shinagawa will be discussing his experiences with establishing ethnic studies programs in higher ed, the challenges and difficulties of faculty hiring and administration, and the politics of race and the curriculum. Additionally Shinagawa will highlight the student-driven nature of APA studies and the effects of 2nd and 3rd generation students in the movement. ---------iii. To the Community, As of recently, it appears that the "Not Gay Chant" has resurfaced. The Minority Rights Coalition (MRC) and Student Council would like to remind the community of why saying "not gay" breaks down our community. Whether it is a friend, sister, parent, cousin or roommate, statistically speaking somebody around you is gay, bisexual, or questioning. Every time someone says something homophobic, it makes the University a little less safe and comfortable for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning people and straight allies. It lends community support to harassment, violence and bigotry. It increases the alienation felt by a community that is already marginalized at the University, Virginia, and the nation. When UVa games are on TV, the nation can hear us. We ask that you not only not say "not gay" but hold your peers to the same standard. If you hear it, remind them why it is not acceptable and use it as an opportunity to educate our community on how we need to be open and inclusive. Wyatt Fore, Minority Rights Coalition Co-Chair Patrick Lee, Minority Rights Coalition Co-Chair Lauren Tilton, Student Council President ---------iv. The US has claimed to be a nation of immigrants, yet there has always existed a tension between the claim of this ideal and how immigrants have been received. Join us as we examine history of U.S. immigration with a particular focus on Latinos and the Latino Identity. We will be screening the documentary "The Latino Factor", followed by a panel discussion lead by several prominent authorities on immigration issues. Sponsored by Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. Wednesday October 24th, 2007 Clark 107 @ 7:00 p.m. & The Gracious and Almighty Gamma Alpha Chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated Presents: ~Empower Yourself: Lambda Week 2007~ October 21-27, 2007 For more information visit http://uva.facebook.com/event.php?eid=6613781986 ---------vi. The Center for the Study of Race and Law is pleased to sponsor the following event. "ACTING WHITE: WHAT'S LAW GOT TO DO WITH IT?" PROFESSOR DEVON CARBADO, UCLA LAW SCHOOL THURSDAY OCTOBER 25TH 5:00 P.M.
NEWCOMB HALL COMMONWEALTH ROOM EVENT CO-SPONSORS: ASIAN STUDENT UNION BLACK STUDENT ALLIANCE THE NAACP AT UVA BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION This event is open to all members of the University and Charlottesville communities. Please contact ANDREWDUNCAN@VIRGINIA.EDU with any questions. V. QTimes 1) Coffee Hour today 2) Minority Squared Meeting 3) Diversity Career Day 4) Sexual Orientation Public Policy Research Assistant 5) Matthew Shepard Foundation launches new website for LGBTQ youth
QTimes is a weekly update on events and announcements from the UVa Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center. If you would like to submit an event to the list, email email@example.com by Thursday of the week before an event. Information about signing on and off of this and other listservs can be found here: http://www.virginia.edu/deanofstudents/lgbt/getinvolved.html ----------------------------------------------------------1) Coffee Hour today Join us in the Resource Center from noon til 2:00 p.m. for coffee and conversation. ----------------------------------------------------------2) Minority Squared Meeting Dating and Relationships Person of color and LGBT or questioning? Frustrated at the difficulty finding people to date? Or is it easy to find that special someone? Come share your thoughts! Please join our discussion this week at Minority Squared—we meet weekly in a completely confidential and safe space. If interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting location and directions. ---------------------------------------------------------3) Diversity Career Day Diversity Career Day attracts over 150 corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies seeking candidates with diverse backgrounds. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to meet employers in person, learn about different organizations and positions, and talk with them about your experiences. DCD is the perfect place to make a good first impression and start networking your way to a career! http://www.career.virginia.edu/students/events/DCD/ Thursday, November 1, 2007, 10:00am-3:00pm, John Paul Jones Arena.
--------------------------------------------------------4) Sexual Orientation Public Policy Research Assistant
SEXUAL ORIENTATION PUBLIC POLICY RESEARCH ASSISTANT In 2008, the Williams Institute will offer a Public Policy Research Assistant position to a recent graduate who is interested in public policy research and writing on sexual orientation issues. The Williams Institute is a national think tank at UCLA School of Law dedicated to advancing critical thought in the field of sexual orientation law and public policy. To learn more about the Williams Institute, visit: http://www.law.ucla.edu/williamsinstitute ELIGIBILITY Applicants should have a bachelor's or graduate degree in public policy, a social science discipline, statistics, law, or LGBT studies. Applicants should have an outstanding aptitude for independent public policy and/or social science research, preferably demonstrated through research and/or writing. Assistant candidates must have strong academic records, and excellent writing, data analysis and public speaking skills.
Applicants must also have knowledge of quantitative methods (experience with GIS and statistical software packages like Stata, SAS or SPSS is required), strong research skills, and knowledge of LGBT issues. In addition, Research Assistants are responsible for a certain amount of general office work. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel is required. ASSISTANT REQUIREMENTS The Public Policy Research Assistant works as a general research assistant on a variety of research projects and reports. Research tasks may include public policy and legal research; collecting, checking and analyzing data; gathering information; and preparing reports and report graphics. The Assistant will also assist with other Williams Institute activities, including publications and events. Williams Institute areas for 2008-2009 include: ~sexual orientation discrimination and anti-discrimination legislation ~demographic and economic analysis of the LGBT community ~tracking and preventing violence against LGBT communities ~providing legal and economic support for LGBT parents ~securing legal rights and obligations for same-sex couples ASSISTANT BENEFITS The unique features of this position include opportunities to develop expertise in sexual orientation law and public policy, work with the Williams Institute faculty and staff, and participate in the rich mixture of scholarly symposia, invited lecture, and conferences of the Williams Institute of UCLA. TO APPLY Please submit the following materials to the Williams Institute by November 26, 2007: ~A cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the Public Policy Research Assistant position ~A current resume ~A transcript ~Two letters of recommendation, including at least one from a recent professor The Williams Institute would like to fill this position by January 15, 2008. Send applications and any inquiries about the Public Policy Research Assistant position to: Public Policy Research Assistant c/o Brad Sears, Executive Director The Williams Institute Box 951476 LA, CA 90095-1476 email@example.com EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The Williams Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sex, disability, height, weight, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, marital status or veteran status in employment. The Public Policy Research Assistant position was made possible through generous grants from the Gill Foundation, the Arcus Foundation, and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund.
--------------------------------------------------------5) Matthew Shepard Foundation launches new website for LGBTQ youth The Matthew Shepard Foundation announced the launch of MatthewsPlace.com, a comprehensive online resource for LGBTQ youth in America. The website is launched on October 12, 2007, the ninth anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s passing. ―MatthewsPlace.com is a dream come true for the Matthew Shepard Foundation and hopefully for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and allied youth all over the country,‖ said Judy Shepard. ―It is a safe online place full of critical resources and information, a place where LGBTQ youth can see themselves reflected in our society, feel affirmation, and gain insights to help them lead healthy, productive, hate-free lives.‖ Designed with a great deal of youth involvement, MatthewsPlace.com features up-to-date national and LGBT news, advice columns from notable voices and affirming resources on issues affecting LGBTQ youth, and an information hub for youth to access critical resources such as safe and inclusive direct-service providers, homeless shelters, and youth-serving organizations. Visit http://www.matthewsplace.com/