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WLRC News & Upcoming Events
CART live captioning is provided for all events hosted by WLRC and CAN. Please send any questions or additional accommodation requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Write @ WLRC
Fridays, 10am - 12pm CST
Through April 30, 2021
Can’t find the time or motivation to write? Working on your dissertation/conference paper/creative project? Need some structure, support, and accountability? Join our drop-in virtual write onsite space for graduate students, faculty, and staff! Every Friday through April 30, 2021.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
In her digital humanities project, “Singing the Nation into Being,” Dr. Sonya Donaldson, Associate Professor of English at New Jersey City University, has created an archive of performances, remixes, and mashups of “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Building on this research, Dr. Donaldson will lecture about the ways that Black women's voices have been used in public performances, including this song, to promote a sense of "we-ness" at different moments in U.S. history.
Call for Submissions: "Let Our Rejoicing Rise"
In celebration of Black History Month at UIC and in recognition of how Black women's voice and performance have been important to Black struggle and resistance, we lift up the now-familiar song "Lift Every Voice and Sing" written by James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson in 1899.
We invite UIC students to submit a video recording responding to the following prompts:
- What are your earliest memories of "Lift Every Voice and Sing"?
- Given this current historical moment, tell us what the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing" means to you.
- Sing as many verses of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" as you can.
Performances and stories will be featured on WLRC's website and as part of the "Singing The Nation" digital humanities project led by Dr. Sonya Donaldson, New Jersey City University.
Call for Applications: Global Youth Ambassadors Leadership Program
Applications due February 28
WLRC is proud to partner again with Chicago Sister Cities International for the annual Global Youth Ambassadors Leadership Summit, which provides a globally-immersive experience for leadership development, cross-cultural awareness, and civic exchange while building relationships to last a lifetime. Participants will engage with each other and business and civic leaders via virtual workshops, discussions, and presentations on advocacy, activism, and leadership. This week-long leadership program is open to teenage girls, ages 14-16, from Chicago and its 29 international sister cities.
CAN News & Upcoming Events
Thursday, February 11, 2021
One on One: Connecting beyond the surface, listening to the human side. Join Dr. Ada Cheng from CAN and Moises Villada from the Gender and Sexuality Center for a conversation with Jennifer M. Jackson, Assistant Professor for the University Library.
Screening Window: Friday, February 12-14
Film Conversation: Monday, February 15, 5pm CST
Register by Tuesday, February 9
Campus Advocacy Network, Women in Engineering Programs (WIEP) and Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) invite you to a free screening of Picture A Scientist, a powerful documentary that sheds light on the institutional gender discrimination experienced by women in STEM. Register by Feb. 9 to stream the film at your own convenience between Feb. 12-14, and then join us for a conversation on Feb. 15. This will be a great opportunity to learn about UIC resources if you experience harassment or gender discrimination.
Shake It Up!: Beyond Compliance: Survivor-Centered Advocacy in Praxis
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
In collaboration with campus partners, CAN invites the larger UIC community for this critical dialogue, through which we ask the central question: How do we go beyond the model of compliance to actively engage in survivor-centered practices and create survivor-centered spaces on campus?
Friday, February 19, 2021
Join us to watch excerpts from the documentary, The Hunting Ground, and discuss issues related to gender-based violence. The Hunting Ground weaves in two courageous survivors who are shining a spotlight on the alarming trend of universities and colleges to downplay and deny sexual assaults on their campuses. As they strike back using an innovative legal strategy, they gain momentum to inspire justice in the process.
Call for Submissions: This is Me! This is Us!
CAN is calling for video submissions to showcase the personal side of UIC's campus. Anyone at UIC can participate! Your video will be posted on the CAN Facebook page and WLRC website and be used to maintain connections with campus partners as well as to show the human side of staff, students, and faculty at UIC.
Please record yourself responding to one of the following prompts and briefly introduce yourself (ex: My name is... One mistake I made in college is...):
- One thing I have learned in life
- One mistake I made when I was a freshman
- Something I overcame in college
- What one or two things have helped me navigate adversity?
Don't Cancel Your Class!
Are you thinking about cancelling class or assigning “busy work” because you can’t teach due to personal, family, or work obligations? Don't Cancel Your Class!
Request a presentation from us instead! DCYC! Is for any instructor--tenure-track, adjunct/contingent, graduate teaching assistants--who wants to make alternative arrangements for a class. We offer a variety of topics, including rape culture, consent, dating violence, harassment/stalking, and toxic masculinity. Visit our page for full details and to contact our team.
WLRC will be working remotely for the Spring 2021 semester. We can be reached at email@example.com and will continue to stay connected with you through email and social media.
The Campus Advocacy Network will continue to serve UIC students, faculty, and staff. Our confidential advocate is available for virtual appointments. To schedule a meeting or request more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call (312) 413-8206 and leave a voicemail.
We are open to connecting with you in multiple ways:
- Phone: (312) 413-8206 or (312) 488-9784
- Video conference (Webex or Google Hangouts)
- Online chat (Google Chats)
More info & resources
UIC's Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change will all be open and available virtually this semester! Click each center's name below for this week's events, services, and resources:
African-American Cultural Center
Arab American Cultural Center
Asian American Resource and Cultural Center
Disability Cultural Center
Gender and Sexuality Center
Latino Cultural Center
UIC Online Events Accessibility Guide
The Disability Resource Center and the Disability Cultural Center have partnered to create this guide, which offers a consolidated resource for event planners as they facilitate accommodations. It details ways to build accessibility into events from the start and covers
- Responding to Access Requests
- Setting Up ASL/CART in Online Platforms
- Facilitating Events for Accessibility
- Access Practices for Events of All Sizes
COMMUNITY BUILDING AND WELLNESS
CSSLA Student Organization Awards 2021 - Nominations
The Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Awards (CSSLA) ceremony recognizes outstanding student leaders and student volunteers/leaders who, while maintaining high academic achievement, demonstrate a commitment to the UIC community through participation in student organizations and campus activities and throughout the greater Chicagoland area through active service and community engagement. Nominate or apply for the 2021 Student Organization Awards beginning February 1st.
Career Access Panel for DACA/Non-DACA Students
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Join the Office of Diversity and Career Services in hearing from undocumented individuals (both DACA and non-DACA) about how they launched their professional careers. This exciting event is also open to students outside of UIC.
Society of Women Engineers GBM with ITW
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Join Society of Women Engineers for their next GBM with Illinois Tool Works (ITW). They will focus on tips for college to career transitions and talk more about their internship program.
Keep Them From Harm & Injustice: Strategies for Providing LGBTQ+ Inclusive Healthcare
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Enjoy a lecture by Zena Sharman, PhD - Writer, Speaker, Strategist and LGBTQ+ Health Advocate. This event is a Richard Weber, MD Supported Lecture, and it is presented by the Department of Medicine Inclusion Council.
Research Opportunity for Survivors of Sexual Misconduct
Have you experienced sexual misconduct while attending a U.S. college or university? Have you had contact with a Title IX office as a result of this misconduct? If so, we want to hear about your experience in a research interview. Research participation is confidential. This research is being conducted at California State University-Northridge under the direction of Dr. Katherine Lorenz, Department of Criminology and Justice Studies.
1st Annual Minority Graduate Student Research Symposium: Ways of Knowing--Celebrating Minority Research at UIC
February 16-17, 2021
The Black Graduate Student Association and SACNAS Grad Chapter would like to announce a multidisciplinary event featuring presentations and panels from underrepresented students, faculty and staff. Join them as they showcase the work of minority scholars and academics whose work touches underrepresented communities.
CALLING ALL ARTISTS! Radical Creativity: A Virtual Exhibition of Student Artwork
Join the African American Cultural Center as we explore the meaning of Radical Creativity by creating an exhibition of Student Artwork that imaginatively addresses the themes of social justice, individual freedom, community, and the power of joy. Submissions Due March 26, 2021.
United Support Network: Support Group
USN is a campus organization of students that fundamentally works to de-stigmatize mental health through confidential weekly, peer-facilitated groups. We offer peer-facilitated support groups that are cost-free and confidential for all University of Illinois at Chicago students.
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Join National Women's Studies Association for a screening of Yvonne Welbon's classic film Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis @100 through the month of February. Lifting up Queer Black voices and history for Black History Month 2021, NWSA is proud to sponsor this event in partnership with Sisters in Cinema, a Chicago based non-profit with an inclusive mission to create a world where all Black women, girls, and gender non-conforming media makers have equal opportunities to create and thrive.
The Poetry Workshop is facilitated by the Poetry Foundation in partnership with the Arts and Culture Project at Access Living and the Disability Culture Activism Lab (DCAL). This four-session workshop uses contemporary and experimental poetics to explore how our environments have changed during the COVID-19 Pandemic, how our relationship to language is formed by access, and how Disability Studies can shift linguistic paradigms.
INTERNSHIP & JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Women Employed Internship Program
Are you interested in working in non-profit projects? Do you have a passion for helping low-wage women get the help they deserve? Then this internship may be just for you! This is a virtual program during the summer and they do offer a $1,900 stipend! Last day to apply is March 29th so apply soon!
Hollaback! Social Media Safety Guides
Introducing our new Social Media Safety Guides for Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr, and Youtube! Each guide offers expanded information on privacy settings and reporting tools, written in transparent and accessible language. The guides provide a more user-focused perspective to navigating tools to keep you safe online.
Have you checked out our websites (WLRC and CAN)? We add lots of useful content throughout the year, so be sure to bookmark both!
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