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The 27th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference

The 27th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference is less than three weeks away! Please refer to the details below for more information about our events, registration, and volunteering. We hope to see you on March 2 and March 3! In Solidarity, The 27th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference Committee -- I. March 2- On Revolution: A Conversation Between Grace Lee Boggs and Angela Davis II. March 3- The 27th Annual Empowering Women of Color Conference: A Holistic Approach: Justice, Access, & Healing III.  February 15, 16, and March 1- EWOCC Volunteer Information Sessions and Orientation -- I. On Revolution: A Conversation Between Grace Lee Boggs and Angela Davis,  Friday, March 2, 2012. 4-6pm. Pauley Ballroom For the first time in history, iconic activists Grace Lee Boggs and Angela Davis will share the stage for a conversation on revolution.  In this historic event, Ms. Boggs and Ms. Davis will discuss their motivation for continuing their work and activism, pr

The SLAS/EOP Achievement Award application

The SLAS/EOP Achievement Award application is now available.   A few copies will be made available for students to pick up at the SLAS/EOP front desk, and a PDF is attached for all of you to email to students who may be interested.   Students who apply should be EOP eligible, have at least a 3.0, engage in community service, and have junior or senior standing.  Student awards range from $300-$500.  Applications are due March 9, 2012 by 5pm. Please let me know if you have questions!  Also, feel free to direct students to me (via email or in person)  if they have specific questions. Best, Avisha Chugani  Academic Counselor Student Life Advising Services (SLAS) Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) P: 510.643.7876 E:  avisha@berkeley.edu W:  eop.berkeley.edu Facebook: EOP @ Cal

Urban planning participatory experience-Mexico City

Dates: March 24th -31st, 2012 (Registration deadline: February 24th) http://www.idealist.org/view/ program/KJhHxpkd3dw4/ Come observe and experience the efforts of Mexico City's local government in transforming the most populated metropolis in the world into an environmentally-friendly and sustainable city of 20+ million! -Stay in cool, safe hostel in Mexico City -Specific talks with experts on diverse topics -Visits to public parks, green buildings, urban street art, community gardens, and more. -We will ride the Metro, Metrobus, light rail, eco-friendly buses, taxi bikes, and city rental bicycles! Sample itinerary: Day 1: Arrival-welcome dinner Day 2: Orientation / Bike ride Condesa and Roma neighborhoods Day 3: Subway system / visit to Plaza de las Tres Culturas Day 4: Green projects / visit to a green building and Parque Bicentenario (ex-Refineria) / visit to project of urban green roofs Day 5: Urban culture & sustainability / inner freeway system, street art, an

The Booner Leaders Program - Seeking Interns

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Academic Advisors: The Bonner Leaders program is seeking interns to serve as program managers for 2012-2013. Please forward the following information out to the students you work with.   Application Deadline:  March 9th Website:   http://publicservice.berkeley.edu/bonnerleaders Thank you, Brendan McVeigh Service and Outreach Coordinator Students, Passionate about SOCIAL JUSTICE? Earn an $1100 AmeriCorps Education Award in the BONNER LEADERS AMERICORPS PROGRAM!! Work to end homelessness in the Bay Area Help end inequities in Berkeley public schools Help achieve housing justice and immigrant rights for low-income Bay Area residents Be an advocate for individuals impacted by incarceration Assist low income communities with tax preparation Bonner Leaders serve as interns in local non-profit organizations, community-based organizations and the Cal Corps Public Service Center including; Alternative Breaks, BCCServes, Cal in Local Government, Cal in the Ca

2012 Summer Design Scholars

Deadline - MIDNIGHT MONDAY, FEB. 20! Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company is accepting applications for its class of 2012 Summer Design Scholars. This is a juried selection, open to upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and interior design. We hope you will distribute this link to your students, friends and school acquaintances. The submission deadline is Monday, FEBRUARY 20. Selection will be made by March 15. If you are not the person who should receive this information, we would appreciate your assistance in getting it into the right hands. You can learn more about our program (and applicants can apply) at this link: www.hewv.com/scholar < http://ww w.hewv.com/scholar > This is the 10th year of the program, and our scholars have reported their experiences to be rewarding and life-changing. Scholars, including international students, have come from the Savannah College of Art + Design, McG

The Oregon Leadership in Sustainability (OLIS) Graduate Certificate Program

The Oregon Leadership in Sustainability (OLIS) Graduate Certificate Program has room for a few more applicants to take part in the 2012-2013 class here at the University of Oregon.  OLIS gives students a holistic, practical education in urban sustainability issues.  Our students participate in a set of interdisciplinary core courses, practicum projects with real-world clients, and a leadership seminar that gives our students the opportunity to gain self-knowledge, communications and networking skills, and to interact with professionals in the field of sustainability from throughout Oregon. This year's cohort is working with the UO's Sustainable Cities Initiative ( http://sci.uoregon.edu ) on two projects for the City of Springfield, Oregon.  The first project is a carbon emissions inventory for the City's municipal operations and the other is an exploration in to the design, planning, and financing for an urban eco-district within the City's downtown.  Next year&#