Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Gender Equity Resource Center Open House

Always wanted to check out GenEq, or new to campus?
Love GenEq and want to come kick-off another amazing semester?
Come to the:

Gender Equity Resource Center (GenEq) OPEN HOUSE!
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
202 Cesar Chavez

Come to GenEq's Community Space and:

*Learn about the GenEq Programs:
    - Women
    - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
    - Sexual & Dating Violence
    - Bias Incidents and Hate Acts
* Meet the staff and interns!
* Learn how to get involved!
* Free food and drinks!
* Activities!

Questions? Contact Karen at k.wang92@berkeley.edu.
For disability-related accommodations see http:access.berkeley.edu

*Please note my new email address!  mboyce@berkeley.edu

Make a Gift to GenEq today! 
Contribute to social justice at Cal at http://geneq.berkeley.edu

Marisa Boyce
Program Coordinator, Gender Equity Resource Center (GenEq)*
202 Cesar Chavez Center, MC2440
Berkeley, CA 94720-2440
(510) 643-5730

*GenEq is a department within the Division of Equity and Inclusion, http://diversity.berkeley.edu

GenEq is:
Women's Programs
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Programs
Sexual & Dating Violence Education & Response
Hate Crimes & Bias Related Incidents Response and Education

Monday, August 29, 2011

GO! Team: Building Sustainability at Cal

GO! Team, a branch of  Building Sustainability at Cal, is looking for new members who are interested in working to increase sustainability on campus.  The Greening Operations (GO!) Team is a student resource group that provides waste, water, and lighting audit services, green event assistance, and educational/outreach services.  Building Sustainability at Cal receives many requests for these services throughout the semester and the GO! team members serve as a group of trained students that are prepared to provide these services on a case-by-case basis.  The GO! Team is comprised of about ten to twelve students who work on a variety of projects throughout the semester.  Times are flexible, and students are paid for their efforts.

The job description, which includes instructions for applying, can be found here:

The application is due at 10 am on September 8th, 2011.  If you have any further questions, please contact Elizabeth Vissers at evissers@berkeley.edu. For more information about Building Sustainability at Cal, please visit http://buildingsustainability.berkeley.edu.

Affordable Housing Issues Decal

Affordable Housing Issues Decal

City Planning 98/198: Affordable Housing Issues
Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 PM in 106 Wurster

Interested in Affordable Housing? Take City Planning 98/198! This course is sponsored by the Cal Habitat for Humanity Chapter, and seeks to educate the campus community about the need for decent and affordable housing. The class features weekly guest speakers from academia, government, and non-profit organizations who will share with students their perspectives on housing. 

Topics include housing segregation, gentrification, public policy, community and economic development, homelessness, health and housing, land use and housing planning, green building, the privatization of housing, and more.  In addition, a fieldwork component will give students the opportunity to take action by building Habitat for Humanity homes or volunteering for an affordable housing organization.

Please contact calhabitat.education@gmail.com with any questions or to receive the CCN.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

DEADLINE 8/8/11: NOMA Conference Travel Grants


The Dean of the College of Environmental Design (CED) will award four to six conference travel grants to CED undergraduate and master’s students to attend the National Association of Minority Architects (NOMA) Conference in Atlanta, Georgia from October 20 – 22, 2011.  The application deadline is Monday, August 8, 2011.

NOMA’s mission is to champion diversity within the design professions by promoting the excellence, community engagement, and professional development of its members.  Conference activities such as panels, workshops, and receptions will provide students with educational, networking and potential career opportunities.

Please contact Yeri Caesar-Kaptoech (ycaesark@berkeley.edu) with any additional questions.


Yerdua (Yeri) Caesar-Kaptoech
Diversity Officer
College of Environmental Design