WGS Weekly Announcements
Towards the bginning of each week, the WGS program sends an e-mail about upcoming WGS-sponsored events, and a link to this page with some information about other opportunities and events of interest. Click here to subscribe. To submit an announcement, send an e-mail titled "For WGS Weekly Reminders" to email@example.com. Announcements received by Friday at 12noon will be added to our community calendar, which goes out in each weekly e-mail.
Click here for upcoming WGS-sponsored events only.
Below you can find everything included in recent announcements:
- Upcoming events on and off the UNCG campus
- Upcoming Call for Papers for conferences and publications
- Opportunities (Jobs, Internships, Awards, Grants & Fellowships)
This People of Color Caucus Session of SEWSA is devoted to mobilizing our research to arrive at strategies for building community for feminist scholars of color across the situations of tokenism, differential privilege and different oppressions and institutional isolation. This panel discussion is an opportunity to present a part of what you have discovered in your academic inquiry in the service of a targeted conversation about tangible strategies for scholars of color engaged in feminist research and teaching. Three or four scholars will ground our facilitated discussion with brief presentations on a topic of their research relevant to the task of effective community building among feminist scholars of color. Each presentation should speak explicitly to how the research can enable community building in praxis. Relevant topics include but are not limited to:
Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and be submitted, along with a 100-word bio, complete with author's name and institutional affiliation, by October 25, 2013 to: the POC Caucus Chair, Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: "SEWSA POC 2014." SEWSA 2014 will take place at UNC Wilmington March 27-29th, 2014.
Deadline EXTENDED to 11/22/13: SEWSA 2014: The Ebbs & Flows of Feminisms
UNC Wilmington | March 27-29, 2014
The Women's Studies and Resource Center at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is proud to present SEWSA 2014: The Ebb and Flow: Navigating the Changing Landscapes of Feminism. The conference will be held on UNCW's campus on March 27-29, 2014. We look forward to welcoming you to Wilmington! Conference Theme The past few years have marked the anniversary of a number of landmark moments, publications and legislation crucial to feminism, including the passage of Roe v. Wade, the publication of The Feminine Mystique and The Bell Jar, and the legalization of birth control. What potential do we have for new creation when we revisit historical, cultural, and physical space? SEWSA 2014 provides a forum to analyze, discuss, and represent diverse histories, theories, and actions that revisit and reexamine feminisms. The conference invites conversations surrounding The Ebb and Flow: Navigating the Changing Landscapes of Feminism that are transformative in the interdisciplinary study of women, gender, and sexuality. The conference will foster a vigorous, open and inclusive dialogue about different avenues to change and transformation. Reflections on changes in feminisms, and all forms of political action, from rage to compromise, will be considered. All disciplines and levels of scholarship are welcome. Due November 1st.
CPFs from People of Color, Student, and LGBTQIA Caucuses, due October 15th. Submissions for Caucus-based presentations are submitted by e-mail directly to Caucus representatives. Those submitting papers will be notified soon after the deadline so that they can also submit to the general CFP by November 1st, should they desire.
Deadline 1/5/14: New England Queer People of Color Conference
Davis Center, University of Vermont
March 21-22, 2014
We are now accepting program proposals and research poster presentations for the inaugural year of the New England QPOC regional conference. The
Deadlines: 12/1, 3/25, 4/1 & Rolling: Spring 2014 Cone Awards & Scholarships for UNCG WGS Students
Now accepting applications for Spring 2014 Course Awards, Applications Due 12/1/3
Deadline 12/2: The Marian Drane Graham Scholars Summer Program
The Marian Drane Graham Scholars Program is a six-week immersive and experiential summer program
The position carries a stipend of $2400.
Deadlines: 12/3, 1/6, & 2/3: Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Paid Fellowships and Internships
Applications for the ZSR Fellowship, ZSR Internship, and NPIP will be available in early October 2013. Applications and related materials are due: December 3, 2013 for the Fellowship; January 6, 2014 for the Internship; and February 3, 2014 for NPIP. Further descriptions of each program are attached. More information can be found at www.zsr.org. Students of color are encouraged to apply.
Gender & Justice Related Employment & Internship Opportunities:
Assistant Professor - Women's Studies
Program Coordinator, Economic and Social Rights
Speechmaker and Communications Advisor
Technical Support Consultant on Women's Human Rights
Organisational Development Practitioner
Assistant Country Director (ACD) Programs
Strategic Planning Advisor
PROGRAM ANALYST- PARTICIPATION AND LEADERSHIP
PROGRAMME ANALYST- GENDER BASED VIOLENCE
TRAINER/FACILITATOR - RESULTS BASED MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP FOR UN WOMEN PARTNERS IN THE CARIBBEAN
REGIONAL PRACTICE LEADER (RPL) GENDER
Equal Employment Specialist
Offender Processing Assistant
Equal Employment Manager
Director, Office of Training and Development
Equal Employment Specialist
INTERNSHIP: GENDER EQUALITY AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
Post-Doc Fellowship Opportunities
See items listed on the Duke Univeristy Website:
Call for Participants: Keepin' It Queer Webisode on Queer People's Experiences with Street Harassment
Deadline 10/15: 3MT Competition for Doctoral Students- Resources, and Registration deadline on October 15
Registration is currently open for doctoral students wanting to develop the skills to present their research in a clear and engaging way and compete in UNCG's 1st annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. We've added resources such as a link to the judging rubric (so participants can see the basis for scoring), as well as information on the guidance and feedback available from UNCG's Speaking Center, The Digital Media Commons, and the Digital ACT Studio - great resources for preparing your slide and practicing your presentation.
Unless registration closes earlier because all spots have been filled, registration will close on October 15, 2013 at 5pm.
Please visit The Graduate School's 3MT website for more information on the competition, registration, and resources.
Deadline 10/18: Richmond Field Organizer with Wayside Center for Popular Education
The Wayside Center for Popular Education seeks a Richmond, Virginia-based Field Organizer to coordinate political education, fundraising and community organizing efforts. The position requires fluency in Spanish and English as well as experience with popular education and community organizing. To apply send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com on or before October 18th.
Deadline 11/1: Now Accepting Applications for the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award!
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Award was established in 1986 to honor the memory of the late civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 2014 the twenty-eighth annual award will be presented to a student at UNCG whose community activities and involvement embody the spirit of Dr. King's service to humanity. The award Selection Committee will look for one who has gone "beyond expectations" in making outstanding contributions in the area of social justice through service, particularly service to the UNCG community. The winner will be recognized at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, which will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 7:30pm and will receive a $500 award.
Amount of Award: $500
Kaleidoscope Peer Education Program - Diversity and Social Justice programs available upon request!
The Kaleidoscope Program aims to create space on campus to hold difficult discussions on multiculturalism and social justice in order to foster a more inclusive, safe and equitable campus that is informed and shaped by all our communities.
Peer facilitators are available to deliver both standard programs and programs tailored to the needs of particular audiences. Topics covered by the program include but are not limited to issues of stereotyping, discrimination, racism, homophobia, sexism, identity, power dynamics and oppression. Appropriate audiences include student organizations, residence hall associations and classrooms.
For more information contact Niki Paganelli (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Mark Villacorta (email@example.com),
Become a Fair Housing Tester!
Why should you be a tester?
How to get involved:
Are you interested in contributing to empirical research on intimate relationships among Jamaicans?
Dr. Ishtar Govia, Mrs. Vanessa Paisley-Clare, and Mrs. Tiffany Palmer from the University of the West Indies, and their research team, would like to recruit Jamaican men and women to participate in a quantitative research study on Social Contexts, Attitudes, & Relationships among Jamaicans. The research is intended to provide insight into the ways in which the physical and social setting in which people live influence norms and individuals' expectations for and experiences in close opposite and same-sex relationships.
We would like to ascertain information from persons engaged in same-sex relationships about their familial, interpersonal and community-based experiences.
If you are Jamaican, between 18 and 65 years of age, are currently in at least one romantic and/or sexual relationship with a same-sex partner for 3 months or longer, and would be interested in participating in this study, please contact one of the research team members at:
Our project manager will contact you to set up an appointment with one of our trained interviewers. Remember, your name will be kept confidential and will not be attached to the responses you provide.
International Gender & Justice Related Employment Opportunities
Gender Justice and Local Government Manager
Economic Justice Manager
Botswana Programme Officer
Zambia Programme Officer
Director of Advocacy
Human Rights Advisor
Senior Human Rights Officer
New UNCG Scholarship Fund for American Indian Students
A Greensboro couple are establishing a scholarship fund at UNCG that will provide aid to American Indian students who want to pursue graduate studies in nutrition or health education.
Their $5,000 gift establishes the Dr. Ronny A. and Natalie Priest Bell Scholarship, to benefit graduate students in UNCG's School of Health and Human Sciences, with a preference to students in the Department of Nutrition. The couple has been providing annual scholarship funding for several years.
Looking for UNCG LGBTQ Students, Alums & Staff for Oral Histories
There is a collaborative effort underway to produce a small documentary on the history of LGBTQ students at UNCG. The documentary is being created by a student under the direction of Michael Frierson in Media Studies. As part of this initiative, we are searching for people willing to be filmed providing oral histories of their experiences as LGBTQ students and staff. We are especially interested in interviewing people from the 1960s-1980s. There is a deadline for the completion of this project, but if we cannot fit you in to the schedule, please keep in mind we would like to continue chronicling student history after this production.
Presently, the planned first date for filming these oral histories is 9:00-12:00 on October 3rd.
If you are interested in participating, please contact:
Volunteer Opportunities with Church World Service Immigration and Refugee Program
CWS Immigration and Refugee Program serves refugees from all over the world to help them build lives in peace and dignity in the Triad. We are looking for volunteers and interns to help us take clients on appointments, teach employment and citizenship classes, set up apartments for new arrivals, and much more. To learn more about us, please visit www.cwsgreensboro.org and attend ONE of the following training sessions. If you plan to attend a session, please email me back to RSVP with the session you plan to attend. That way I can send a reminder to you the day before with more details.
Monday, Sept 9th from 5-6:30pm
Opportunity to Update book titled "Women of Guilford County, NC"
A book entitled "Women of Guilford County, NC" from 1740-1979 was written and published in 1979 as a fundraiser for Women of Guilford, Inc., the fundraising arm of Greensboro's Commission on the Status of Women.
Women of Guilford, Inc is considering editing and updating the book in time for the 40th anniversary of the Greensboro Commission on the Status of Women in about three years.
Are you curious? Do you enjoy following a research trail, looking for the next clue in the story? Are you interested in learning about the fabulous women of Guilford County and their accomplishments? If so, Women of Guilford, the nonprofit is looking for you. Our project is to take an earlier work, Women of Guilford County, North Carolina which was "A Study of Women's Contributions 1740-1979 and bring it forward. We need student researchers, graduate students or students interested in an internship opportunity.
Interested students may contact:
ReelOUT Short Film Competition
Internationally recognized OUT Twin Cities Film Festival teams up with award-winning horror house Killing Joke Films on groundbreaking national short film contest.
OUT Twin Cities Film Festival and Killing Joke Films have teamed together to produce a unique short film competition called the "ReelOUT Short Film Competition" inviting the national filmmaking community to compete for the top 10 best short horror/thriller films that will be made into a special compilation DVD, with the possibility of national distribution for the winning shorts. The film contest is the first of its kind, and OTCFF Executive Director Chris Durant thinks it's long overdue.
LGBT Health Graduate Certificate
The LGBT Health Graduate Certificate program trains current and future healthcare leaders to develop strategies that address health issues and reduce health disparities for the LGBT population. Administered by the Professional Psychology Program, the one-year, 12-credit program provides students with a general knowledge of the psychological, medical, and policy-based issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) individuals.
Community and Justice Studies Tenure Track Faculty Position
Guilford College invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor of Community and Justice Studies in the Justice and Policy Studies Department to begin August, 2014. This interdisciplinary major engages students in the systematic and critical study of the development of just and humane social systems, and of a broad range of approaches used by communities to address issues impacting the lives of their members. Such approaches include community organizing and activism, community building, and restorative justice, among others.
Comprehensive Listing of Non-Profit Jobs in NC
There are currently almost 100 jobs in NC on the Idealist.org website. You can also narrow your search using keywords or the filters on the left side of the page. And if you'd like to have jobs like these delivered to your inbox every morning, just click on the green Save This Search button on that page, and take it from there.
Deadline 2/3: Non-Profit Paid Internship Program