Monday, March 27, 2017

The UndocuAnthology

The UndocuAnthology, titled Boundary Crossers, is a creative arts project for and by immigrants that aims to celebrate and uplift our voices through different mediums of storytelling as a call to our pasts, our presents, and our futures as boundary crossers.
We are looking for art of all mediums (fine art, photography, collage and more) and writing in any genre (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, novel excerpts, essays and more) from self-identified immigrants and folks from mixed-status families. We welcome submissions from all ages.
For full submission guidelines, please visit:

Centrals American for Empowerment (CAFE)

Centrals American for Empowerment (CAFE)
Are you a Central American student having a hard time meeting other Central American students? Do you wish you had a space where you can share and celebrate your Central American roots?
Central Americans for Empowerment at Berkeley or CAFE, is the first student organization to provide a much needed space in which Central American students can come together and build lasting relationships.
To kick off, CAFE will be hosting a Meet and Greet event on April 6th, 2017. The organization is thrilled to meet students and alumni that identify as Central American. Join us for great food, music, and community! Please fill out this form to be updated on the finalized details for this upcoming event. If you have any questions, or want to get more involved with CAFE, please email Faculty and staff are highly encouraged to reach out to us!

The QTPOC Lounge


Study Jams!

MCC is Hiring!!!

Are you passionate social justice, anti-oppression, and creating community with folks across difference? If yes, the Multicultural Community Center is beyond excited to encourage you to apply to our 2017-2018 student internship!

Check out to find out more information.  We're super excited to add YOU to our amazing team of interns!!

APPLY BY TUESDAY APRIL 11th @ 5pm by dropping of your application at the MCC’s front desk.

MCC 2017-2018 Intern Applications

We're also recruiting for amazing folks to join our professional MSD staff team.  Please check out the following job announcements and help spread the word!!!
Full-time Therapist
MCC Assistant Director
AASD Assistant Director

Black Graduation Registration is up!

The Department of African American Studies apologies for the delay in getting registration for Black Graduation up and running.  We are transitioning websites and had some delays, so we have put the information up on our current site:

B.A., BS, M.A., M.S., MBA, JD and Ph.D students across campus are welcome to register via wufoo (also linked to our site):

Black Graduation is going to be on Friday, May 19th at 7 pm in Zellerbach and we
 are EXCITED to announce our keynote speaker, author of Queen Sugar,  Natalie Baszile.  

Natalie Baszile

Natalie is the author of Queen Sugar, which is being adapted for television by writer/director Ava DuVernay of “Selma” fame, and co-produced by Oprah Winfrey for OWN, Oprah’s television network. Natalie has a M.A. in Afro-American Studies from UCLA, and is a graduate of Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers where she was a Holden Minority Scholar. An early version of Queen Sugar won the Hurston Wright College Writer’s Award, was a co-runner up in the Faulkner Pirate’s Alley Novel-in-Progress competition, and excerpts were published in Cairn and ZYZZYVA. She has had residencies at the Ragdale Foundation where she was awarded the Sylvia Clare Brown fellowship, Virginia Center for the Arts, and Hedgebrook. Her non-fiction work has appeared in The, Mission at Tenth, and in The Best Women’s Travel Writing Volume 9. She is a former fiction editor at The Cortland Review, and is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Natalie grew up in Southern California and lives in San Francisco with her family.
(Biography taken from

Volunteer Opportunity for Students

Leah Farkas is a lead researcher working on a project aimed at measuring volunteerism inside the California state-run prison system. The project is funded with federal grant money through CaliforniaVolunteers, Office of the Governor.They are looking for several student volunteers to help with data entry over the next month or so. The work will be completed at the CaliforniaVolunteers office located in downtown Sacramento across from the Capitol. They are asking for a 6 hour minimum commitment from each student volunteer to be completed in one or two sessions. There is also an opportunity for up to 40 hours of volunteering per student. 

Please note that volunteers will need to fill out and sign some standard paperwork at the beginning of their first shift. Volunteer shifts open April 1st and will run through at least the end of April with additional possible opportunities in May depending on work load.

Please contact Leah directly at 530-848-7020 to schedule their shifts. Of course, please feel free to reach out for any questions at anytime. 

Thank you in advance for you time and efforts.

Application for Shinnyo-En Peace Building Post Undergraduate Fellowship now open!

In partnership with the Shinnyo-en Foundation, the PSC is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the second year of the Shinnyo-En Peace Building Post Undergraduate Fellowship. 

The mission of the Shinnyo-en Foundation is to promote global peace through service by nurturing future generations. The Fellowship:
  • Is open to students who have completed their undergraduate students within the last 3 years
  • Is a 10 month appointment paying $30,000 and covering health insurance
  • 4 days per week the fellow will be working with a local community partner and 1 day a week they will be working on assignments for the PSC. 
  • The Fellowship is intended to support and nurture students who are dedicated to peace building through service. Here's a link to the Shinnyo-en Foundation's Infinite Paths to Peace model to better understand their perspective.
You can learn more about this fellowship here Also I'm attaching a flyer with application information.

Summer Course in African American Studies

AAS 139/Course Number: 10783

Session D: TWTh 1:00-3:30PM
Kenly Brown, GSI/AAS Lecturer

In this class, we will use an intersectional framework to analyze how race, gender, and class define the public education system in the United States.  We will begin the course from the standpoint of Black women and men, who were enslaved and emancipated, thereby becoming one of the first to campaign for universal schooling in the United States.  Once schooling was taken over by white philanthropist and southern apologists, schools socialized and disciplined Black students according to ideological assumptions that they are unteachable and inferior.  We will then interrogate how class and gender inform racialized schooling experiences and its impact on Black students' pathways in school.  We will conclude with the emergence of the carceral state and punitive punishment in school (e.g. expulsion and suspension) and how it shapes the lives of Black students and solidifies violence in schooling and their communities. 

Botanical Garden Job opening - Plant Science Educator

Spend this summer at the UC Botanical Garden,
sharing the excitement of plant science and nature explorations with children

Job Description:
Under direction, plan, organize, and conduct a variety of educational walks and hands-on activities for children that will teach about and build upon their knowledge and love of plants and the environment. Plan and execute themed lessons for week-long day camps (M-F, 9am–2pm, plus Aftercare 2-4pm), structuring activities such as basic botany, gardening, arts and crafts, stories, explorations in the garden, and nature studies for groups of twelve 5-7 yr olds and 8- 10 yr olds. With co-counselor, assume responsibility for the safety, comfort, and fun educational experience of the children at all times.

Enjoy teaching young children and have experience planning and directing children's activities in a group setting. Knowledge of plants, botany, ecology, gardening, or similar desired. Excellent organizational and communication skills with children and adults, highly motivated, responsible and dependable. Open to both Cal students and non-students.

Part time, May 2017
Full time, June - August 18, 2017
Pay: $13-$18/hour depending on experience
Potential for continuing on after summer in the Education Department.

Contact or send resume to:
Christine Manoux, Associate Director of Educatio
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

Undergraduate and Graduate Students, the Lavender Graduation!!

17th Annual Lavender Graduation Celebration
Undergraduate & Graduate Student Speaker Application

Online Application:
Deadline April 17 2017 11:50PM

Dear UC Berkeley LGBTIQA students and student allies,

Undergraduate and Graduate Students, the Lavender Graduation Celebration Planning Committee invites you to apply to be a student speaker at this year’s LGBTQ+ graduation celebration to be held on Friday May 5, 2017 at 6:00pm in the Alumni House at UC Berkeley.  

Eligibility: UCB Undergraduate or Graduate Students who will be on the degree list for either spring, summer or fall 2017 or who graduated December 2016. Allies of the LGBTQ+ community are also welcome to apply.

Up to 3 speakers will be chosen with at least one speaker being a graduate student (masters, doctorate, professional degree). The selection of students will be based on their service within the campus or off campus LGBTQ+ communities, and who have a cogent, engaging and inspirational story or message to their fellow graduates. We value a diversity of speakers and Cal LGBTQ+ experiences and thus encourage students from various parts of campus to apply. Please prepare your remarks to be no longer than 5-8 mins.

Each speaker will receive a Cal Rainbow Graduation Stole

​ (see photo below)​
 in addition to the Rainbow Tassel all gradates receive.

Deadline to apply: Monday April 17, 2017, 11:59PM
Questions: Contact Kate Jerman, kate.jerman@berkeley.edu510.643.4991

Online Application:


Summer Design Innovation courses at Berkeley

Learn design innovation and technical skills at UC Berkeley this summer!

The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation is offering two hands-on summer courses — open to anyone, whether or not you're a current Berkeley student.

DES INV 22: Prototyping & Fabrication
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-5pm
Summer Session A (May 22 - June 30)

Explore a range of prototyping and fabrication techniques — including laser-cutting, 3D modeling and 3D printing, soldering, basic circuits, microcontrollers (Arduino), sensors and actuators, and interface mockups — as you make original projects. This entry-level course has no prerequisites and requires no previous experience.

DES INV 190E-001: Interactive Device Design
Mondays 3:30-6pm, Wednesdays 3:30-5:30pm
Summer Session B (June 5 - August 11)

This advanced course teaches concepts and skills required to design, prototype, and fabricate interactive devices. You’ll gain skills in key techniques, from 3D modeling and circuit board design to embedded software development and user interface programming, before diving into a design project. Programming experience is required, and you should have some background in at least one of three core skill areas (user interface design, 3D modeling, and electronics) before taking the course.

Oakland Public Works: Internship Position

Oakland Public Works
Student Trainee, Part-Time
OPENS: March 1st, 2017     
CLOSES: March 31st, 2017
Bureau of Design and Construction

This intern will work on updating, collecting, and creating the digital version of Oakland’s
infrastructure. The job will include taking fieldwork measurements, data collection, scanning, desktop analysis, editing, geo-referencing, modeling, mobile/web development, conduct needs
assessment and cartographic publishing.

Typical duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

·    Scan plan sets and link to spatially enabled cloud library
·    Take measurements and collect data in the field
·    Locate and utilize all available resources to update data and track changes
·    Create custom maps, tables, and charts for web or printed material using ArcGIS.

Qualifications: Strong oral and written communication skills; competent with using maps; basic desktop proficiency.

Education: Must be enrolled in a four-year college program

Experience: Please provide work references. Experience with AutoCAD and/or ArcGIS is a plus.

Certification or License: Individuals who are appointed to this position must maintain a valid
California Driver’s License throughout the tenure of employment.

Process: Please submit your resume and completed application to
(Subject: “Student Trainee”).

You can also mail resume and completed City application to PWA Human Resources, 250 Frank
Ogawa Plaza, Suite 4314, by 5:00 p.m. on March 31st, 2017.

Do not submit applications at any other location. For questions, contact Brian Kimball at extension 510-238-3542 or Jimmy Mach at 510-238-3303.

The pay is $12.99 to $24.56 per hour, based on experience and qualifications.

summer GSI positions open!

The GSI and UGSI application portal and job descriptions are up and ready to be accessed here:

There are positions available for grads and undergrads from every department.

Design internships at Kaiser Permanente

Digital Experience Center User Experience - Master's Internship (
Job Number: 570508)

While working on the Health Class Directory project, an intern will apply analytic, usability, design, research, content organization and categorization skills towards helping develop the strategy for redesigning the look and feel of our Health Class directory. The project will involve collaborating with Product Management and Product Definition team members to understand the various categories, criteria, and attributes of our health class content and usability issues with the current state in order to provide recommendations for an improved user experience. Knowledge of user experience design and site research is preferred but not required.
Posted: February 28, 2017

Communication Design Intern (Job Number: 562997)

Are you an Innovator? Do you have a passion for design?  Are you motivated to work with others to drive change? As a Communication Design Intern you will have an opportunity to share your ideas with our TRO leadership team and support our organization’s communications efforts across Kaiser Permanente.

Essential Functions:
·  Support design of presentations and visuals for internal leadership communications
·  Work collaboratively with a highly creative team on a variety of special projects
·  Actively participate in design of internal website and support content updates
·  Assist in design and edits of new and existing communication materials including, video, newsletters and awareness materials
Posted: February 24, 2017

Summer English Language Courses for Multilingual Students

The Summer English Language Studies program in the College Writing Programs offers English language courses in Summer Sessions D and E focusing on specific
  • purposes (such as medicine, law, science, and engineering)
  • cultural topics (such as media studies, film, and literature)
  • skill areas (such as writing, listening and speaking, or grammar and editing)
Courses are open to all international students and many are open to immigrant students looking to improve their academic literacy skills.  We even offer a few courses completely online, so students who may be traveling this summer can still take advantage.

Courses are credit-bearing and count toward financial aid.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

EP Grand Opening/Mixer for Students

                                 Name: Environmental Progress Gallery Opening
                                 Date: March 29, 2017
                                 Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM PDT
Event Description: 
Join us for a private showcase as we learn the story of Environmental Progress through a gallery of worldwide images around the world. Environmental Progress (EP) is a research and policy organization fighting for clean power and energy justice to achieve nature and prosperity for all. Cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, and light snacks will be provided.
Wednesday March 29, 2017
5:30 pm - 7 pm
2569 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704