MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

SEPTEMBER 2016

TAC CORNER

  • First Volunteer Meeting of the Fall Semester! Saturday, September 17, from 10am-2pm (D.S. 10-11:30, ALL 11:30-12:30, S.P.V. 12:30-1:30, and V.P.E. 12:30-2pm)
  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS: TAC's 30th Anniversary Celebration will be November 17 3:30-5:30 in the Mississippi Room of Coffman.
  • Interested in helping out with a variety of projects for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)? Email our student-coordinators, Prerna (subra132@umn.edu) and Taylor (robe1270@umn.edu), for more information!

NEWS

Maddie Phelps, the VPE intern, represents TAC on the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC). SHAC is a committee of student and staff representatives who come together and discuss University health policies and initiatives. During this past year, SHAC discussed mental health awareness, Boynton Mental Health’s client capacity, food insecurities, the pilot run of a weekend shuttle that takes on-campus folks grocery shopping, an absent note policy that makes it easier for students to get a doctor’s note, and more. If you have thoughts, questions, or concerns about University health or anything discussed at SHAC, feel free to email Maddie (phelp165@umn.edu) so that they can bring it to SHAC’s attention. Throughout the year, Maddie will inform you about SHAC updates through this newsletter.

EVENTS

OUR VOICES: INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND WOMEN OF COLOR INFO SESSION

Monday September 19 4:30p-6p @ 41 Appleby Hall

Learn about this new dialogue group centering women-identified indigenous students and students of color, co-facilitated with MCAE and Multicultural Student Engagement! Bi-weekly meetings starting September 26.

"IT'S PERSONAL!": WARM MENTOR PROGRAM EXHIBITION

September 20-October 1 @ Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Quarter Gallery

t’s Personal! explores those aspects of women’s relationships with money that are never discussed in public or even privately. Money influences our thinking, our behavior, our self esteem and our identity. The broad subject of women and money is dealt with in a variety of works ranging from paint and pastel to sculpture and mixed media installation. The artists in this group show who lend their unique perspectives to the discourse of the Women and Money Project are mentors and protégées in the WARM Mentor Program’s 2015-16 Cycle.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT FAIR

Wednesday September 21 10a-2p @ Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

You can make a difference! This big, free event gives students a chance to learn about Twin Cities volunteer and internship opportunities. Talk to representatives from more than 90 local organizations to find a position that matches your major or interests.

Learn about volunteer and internship positions in fields such as:
  • Youth Education and Mentoring
  • ESL Tutoring
  • the Environment
  • Animal Rights
  • Healthcare / Public Health
  • Law / Criminal Justice
  • Housing / Homelessness
  • Refugee and Immigrant Communities
  • Political Organizing
  • Public Policy
  • Family Services / Family Violence
  • the Arts
  • GLBT Communities
  • Women and Gender issues

"PROFILED" FILM SCREENING WITH THE ADVOCATES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

Wednesday September 21 6:30p @ Hamline Midway Library (1558 Minnehaha Ave. W St. Paul, MN)

Veteran filmmaker Kathleen Foster knits the stories of mothers of Black and Latin youth murdered by the New York Police Department into a powerful indictment of racial profiling and police brutality in the United States. Driven by anger, the women transition from grieving parents to activists fighting for justice.

IDENTIFY AND TRANSLATE YOUR EXPERIENCES ABROAD INTO SKILLS EMPLOYERS WANT

Thursday September 22 4p-5:30p @ 518/520 Bruininks Hall

  • Learn how to articulate your experiences abroad into marketable skills that employers seek.
  • Acquire tips, techniques, and approaches that help you land the job or internship you want. This study abroad and career integration event will help you identify and communicate skills that illustrate your marketability.
  • Prepare for your next career steps, and learn more about the upcoming CLA Internship and Career Fair on Friday, September 30.
  • The workshop event is free and includes food from MESA PIZZA.

"YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR: THE COST OF WAR" PANEL DISCUSSION

Thursday September 22 5p-6:30p @ Katherine E. Nash Gallery

Meng Tang, media artist, filmmaker and educator expounds on the extensive research and personal experiences that inspired her video installation “Money of War,” followed by reactions from the panelists and audience Q & A. Light refreshments will be served.

HOW TO START YOUR OWN SUCCESS/LEARNING CIRCLE

Wednesday September 28 11:30a-1:00p @ 401 Walter Library

Success/Learning Circles are a powerful tool for achieving one's dreams and empowering others. Peg Lonnquist, Ph.D., Women's Center Director, explains how to start your own! Bring your lunch.

CONFRONTING ISLAMOPHOBIA: PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS IN PUBLIC POLICY

Thursday September 29 5p-8p @ Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs


Prejudice against Muslims has existed in various forms throughout American history, but this issue has become far more prominent throughout the past decade. Join us for an evening symposium to discuss how we can work to address and overcome prejudice and shape our public policy to ensure human rights for all people.

Featuring:

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
PROFESSOR JOHN BOWEN
Dr. Bowen is a Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. His research focuses on comparative social studies of Islam across the world. In particular, his research focuses on analyzing how Muslims work across plural sources of norms and values, including diverse interpretations of the Islamic tradition, law codes and decision, and local social norms.A response panel with local experts will follow the keynote.


EXHIBIT:
TRACKS IN THE SNOW
Tracks in the Snow provides a glimpse into the lives of one of the least known and rapidly expanding populations in America and in Minnesota – the Muslim community. Join us to gain a deeper insight into the lives of Minnesota Muslims as narrated by themselves. The stories of 25 individuals featured in the exhibit encapsulate the variety of backgrounds and experiences that have led so many Muslims to make Minnesota their home for more than a century.

GAINING CREATIVE CAPITAL

Thursday September 29 6p-8p @ Katherine E. Nash Gallery

This presentation will discuss how it is still possible for mid-career women artists to generate their own “creative capital,” thriving and succeeding in today’s art world along the way. Introduction by Judy Lear.

NETWORKING FOR GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL JOBS

Thursday September 29 6p @ Humphrey 50B

Network with alumni who have pursued carers in government and politics.

CLA INTERNSHIP AND CAREER FAIR

Friday September 30 10a-2p @ Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

Meet employers who are seeking talented CLA students like you for internship opportunities.

AHA! GALLERY FALL ART SHOW OPENING

Date TBA @ Appleby Hall Ground Floor

The Appleby Hall Art Gallery features artists with a justice focus.

STRENGTHENING YOUR LEADERSHIP PRESENCE

Monday October 3 5:30p @ The University Club of Saint Paul (420 Summit Ave St. Paul, MN)

Leadership Presence: We know it when we see it, but what exactly is leadership presence? How do you know if you have it? And most importantly, how can you upgrade your leadership presence? Join for a stimulating and interactive session where we’ll share our stories, insights, and learning about how to show up so others want to follow us.

A light dinner of vegetarian pasta salad, vegetables and cookies will be provided. Proceeds from the training will benefit Leaders of Today and Tomorrow, a leadership development program that offers intensive seminars, one-on-one mentoring, and networking to today’s promising young women.

THE POLITICS AND LAW OF THE CULTURE WARS IN AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION, 1950-2020

Monday October 3 7:30p @ Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

From Halloween costumes to political protests to "trigger warnings," controversy over freedom of expression only seems new to America's campuses. In fact, these and similar issues have roiled higher education for decades. Randall Kennedy will revisit key disputes that are likely to continue to generate controversy on campus.

PRACTICE INTERVIEW DAY

Friday October 7 @ 524 Bruininks Hall, Interview Center

Participate in a 45-minute practice interview with a professional recruiter from one of three industry areas:
  • Business, Sales, and Communications
  • Human Services, Government, and Education
  • Science, Technology, Math, and Healthcare

Sign up on the Interview on Campus section of GoldPASS.

"THE BLACK SAINTS CHRONICLES" PERFORMANCE BY TIFFANY KERI

Friday October 7 6p-7p @ Katherine E. Nash Gallery

An interfusion of sound, puppetry, imagery, and performance, collaborative team Tiffany Keri and Gina Hermann physically engage audiences in the emotional, psychological, and physical suffering caused by poverty. “(The audience) will be left with a sense of the injustice that poverty creates, along with an inescapable call to dismantle the systems that construct it.” Gloria Helena Marquette

THE WOMEN AND MONEY PROJECT: "THE COLOR OF WEALTH" SYMPOSIUM

Saturday October 8 10a-12p @ Katherine E. Nash Gallery

Key issues regarding women of color and wealth inequality. Book signing to follow with Dr. Rose Brewer, co-author of The Color of Wealth.
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TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

WEBINAR: LGBTQ DV CBLC OVERVIEW OF RECOMMENDATIONS

Monday September 19 2p-3:15p

The National LGBTQ DV Capacity Building Learning Center is hosting a webinar to deliver:

  • Their initial set of recommendations for increasing LGBTQ DV survivors' access to support and advocacy. These are aimed at the LGBTQ specific and mainstream DV and fields, researchers and policy makers
  • Their report to the FVPSA program office: Creating the Conditions for Change: a Blueprint for increasing LBGTQ Access to DV Advocacy

WEBINAR: PARENTING AFTER VIOLENCE

Thursday September 22 11a-12:30p


Children can be severely impacted by violence in the home. This webinar will provide practical strategies for providers to educate parents – as both victims and perpetrators – to build safety, resiliency and healing in their children.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the impact of violence on children
  • Identify strategies to educate batterers on parenting
  • Build skills to help victims and survivors parent effectively after violence

SEXUAL ASSAULT ADVOCACY TRAINING WITH SOS

IN OUR OWN VOICES, INC. NATIONAL LGBT POC HEALTH CONFERENCE

October 12-15 in Albany, New York

Welcome to Unity Through Diversity: The Power of Unity The focus of the 2016 Unity through Diversity, National LGBT People of Color Conference is “The Power of Unity.” The Conference’s purpose is to lift up the voices of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People of Color (LGBT POC), while promoting social justice, healthy sexuality, violence-free living, social activism and safe spaces.

JOBS

  • Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC) is hiring for an Integrated Care Coordinator. This position provides coordination for the medical, mental, sexual, chemical, and dental health care needs of patients with mental health diagnosis, and assists patients in accessing community resources that compliment their health goals. At CUHCC, we are a one-stop shop for patient's needs; this positions interacts with psychiatrists, therapists, medical providers, nurses, pharmacists, case managers, ARMHS workers, and the legal clinic. CUHCC is located in the Philips neighborhood on Franklin & Bloomington. About 50% of our visits are for mental health. No one racial group makes up a 1/5 of our population. 40hrs/week, M-F, general office hours. 80% time spent in clinic; some home visits or community visits as needed. Please apply at: https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs, Job ID# 311914. Email Kate Erickson at eric1007@umn.edu with questions.



















BEYOND EXPECTATIONS AND SALUTATIONS

Congrats to Zack L. for completing 20+ shifts and earning his take-home on-call binder!

STAFF PROFILE: MEET BECKY REDETZKE-FIELD

What's your favorite part about working at TAC?

I have been known to say that I get a chance to meet some fabulous people for terrible reasons - aka the wonderful clients I get the opportunity to work with every day. Probably my favorite part is being able to co-facilitate support groups - being able to bear witness to the ongoing process

I also really really love working with all of you volunteers :)


What's your fall beverage of choice?

I drink coffee year round, though I don't drink as much iced coffee in the cold months. If I had to get fancy, I would have a soy mocha, no whip.


What piece of pop culture are you most excited for this fall?

I'm pumped to see the Star Wars: Rogue One movie in December and the release of the NES Classic Edition (a mini Nintendo with 30 games on it).


What do you do for fun when you're not working?

I love to cook (and eat), I also enjoy catching Pokemon/walking, and hula hooping.


I also loooove watching movies, I'll watch just about anything. I also love TV and video games.

YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN

Mindfulness Guided Meditation - 5 Minutes