Spring Virtual RSO Fairs

Spring Virtual RSO Fairshub.washington.edu/virtualhub

Upcoming Community Alliance for Global Justice Events

TUES April 20, 6:30 – 8:30 PM PDT

Monthly Food Justice Project Meeting

Orientation for new Members at 6pm: RSVP

Please register to receive the ZOOM link.

Join us for our monthly community gathering to discuss more details on Rise Up! Summer School — the dreaming and the scheming continues as we inch closer to summer! We are also delighted to be hosting CAGJ intern, Na Haby Stella Faye, all the way from Italy, who will be talking more about her research with AGRA Watch.

As always, new volunteers are invited to our orientation via ZOOM at 6pm: Please email us to let us know you’re attending the orientation.All are welcome! For more info, email the Food Justice Project.

THURS April 29, 7 – 8:30pm PDT

Join CAGJ’s 20th Anniversary Trivia Night!

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You are invited to join CAGJ’s Trivia Night! CAGJ’s Members, Interns, Volunteers and Supporters are invited to join us for this fun event to celebrate Membership Month! Trivia will test your knowledge of CAGJ’s 20 years of history, and about the Food Sovereignty & Food Justice movements. If you give us your address when you register, we will mail you Equal Exchange Fair Trade goodies to enjoy on Trivia Night! And there will be prizes for Trivia night winners!

Be sure to register to receive the Zoom link. Contact us if you have any questions: contact_us@cagj.orgIn partnership with Equal Exchange, we are highlighting New Day Cooperative Distribution: A grocery home delivery service owned and operated by your favorite local and mission-driven producers. Like a farmers market at your doorstep, New Day brings you the freshest food around while keeping your buying power in the community. Now offering order pickup at the storefront location in the Maple Leaf neighborhood. Check out New Day Coop at rethinkinggroceries.coop

Info Session for D.C. Virtual and On-Site Internships (04/09/21)

Are you interested in an internship with a D.C. organization while earning UW credit? If yes, register to attend a Zoom information session for The Washington Center Academic Internship Program (TWC) on Friday, April 9th, from 3-4pm, or to view a recording of the session afterwards.

Click Here to Register

TWC runs both on-site and virtual internship programs that are open to all UW undergraduates (all majors welcome) and provides comprehensive service. Placement organizations include government agencies, corporations, nonprofits, museums, arts organizations, and international organizations. Hundreds of UW students have participated in this program since UW’s affiliation in 1977, and many made connections that led to post-degree employment.

At the information sessions a TWC representative will describe the structure of the program and the application process. We’ll cover the cost (including using financial aid), registration requirements, and UW credit. There will be time at the end to answer your questions. 

Students may choose the virtual program or to go to D.C.  TWC’s facilities in D.C. are accessible to students who have disabilities. In addition, their Disability Services Coordinator will assist with accommodation at the internship and programming sites.

These are the upcoming application deadlines (note that some organizations have earlier deadlines):

Autumn 2021 Semester, Aug 25-Dec 4: Regular Deadline: May 5, 2021

Spring 2022 Semester, Jan-May: Deadlines TBA

Summer 2022 Term, Jun-Aug: Deadlines TBA

Whether you want to do an internship this year or in three years, come to an information session to learn more!

Questions? Contact Meera Roy (Political Science adviser and UW’s liaison to TWC) at meroy@uw.edu.

ASUW/Black Student Union Diversity Credit Forum (04/09/21) and Feedback Opportunities

Welcome back for an exciting Spring quarter! Rachel Smithers, the Director of Diversity Efforts, Black Student Union – as well as the amazing volunteers – are working towards the BSU demand of expanding the diversity credit undergraduate graduation requirement. Our work has uncovered options beyond just an increase in the amount of credits students take. 

We have planned a forum for this Friday, April 9th, at 5 PM to answer questions about our student-led work, faculty’s efforts, a final student demand, and more. This is also a place to have extensive conversations around what the best way forward is, share experiences about our diversity credit courses, and learn more about the impact of diverse and inclusive curriculum in pathways to education equity and a more just society.

This is an opportunity for you and your friends to come chat with us in a webinar-style Zoom! This format allows for participation through Q&A, listening to updates, and share your experiences through open dialogue.

If you have  further questions you can email Rachel Smithers at asuwbddv@uw.edu

Diversity Credit Feedback Form: https://tinyurl.com/DivCreditFeedback 

Diversity Credit Presentation: https://tinyurl.com/UWDiversityCredit 

OHSU Food Systems & Society Program Virtual Info Session

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The MS in Food Systems & Society at OHSU, provides students with the foundational knowledge they need to ask and answer the questions that are of greatest interest and importance to them and their communities.

Each fall, we bring in a group of students from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. They work together to answer individual and collective questions about how to make the food system more equitable, addressing root causes of injustice all along the way. Some of our students’ work has focused on:

  • the role of prison gardens
  • economic justice and co-op grocery stores
  • social media and body image
  • food assistance programs in rural areas
  • culinary appropriation vs. appreciation
  • health disparities among food pantry clients

Learn more about our current and past students here

If this sounds like the program for you, join us TODAY, Tuesday, April 6, 12-12:30pm Pacific to hear directly from faculty and get your questions answered! We look forward to seeing you there! Visit our website for connection information and to learn more about our program. 

Can’t make today’s session? Additional sessions will be offered at the following times:

  • April 6, 2021 – 12-12:30pm Pacific
  • April 27, 2021 – 12-12:30pm Pacific
  • May 18, 2021 – 12-12:30pm Pacific
  • June 8, 2021 – 12-12:30pm Pacific
  • June 29, 2021 – 12-12:30pm Pacific

​​​​​​​Click here to join the videoconference (Meeting ID: 793 8157 7965; Passcode: fss2021) 

If you’d like to speak with someone from the program, please complete this contact form (same as the form linked above) or contact us directly by email at fss@ohsu.edu

Listening with Liz – Liz Shriver’s Transition Out

Hey PH-GH Majors! As you may or may not know, a special staff member in our Program is making a transition and today we have the exclusive on these deets! Our longtime advisor and friend, Liz Shriver has accepted a position as a Social Worker at LifeLong. I had a chance to speak with Liz about her thoughts on these big changes and some reflection on her time at UW School of Public Health!

LC: Liz it’s so great to speak with you! This is a great and happy occasion!!! How are you feeling?

Liz: I am feeling humble because I love our program and our team and have learned so much in this role. I’m also feeling proud, like I always do in the Spring for all of the seniors, particularly this year and a little bit of excited nervousness to start something new.

LC; Having been here for 5 years, are there any highlights or fun takeaways you want to share with us?

Liz: I am not sure how to fully articulate how much I value all that I have learned and all that has been shared with me in advising in our program. Getting to see the growth and change and incredible goals, ideas and actions that our students take on has been such a huge privilege. I’m also taking away core ethos from our team — namely, how to push for systemic change as we care for ourselves individually and in community, and so much about how to redefine professionalism and leadership. Also, I didn’t really know what public health was prior to starting this job and I am so grateful that I’ve gotten to learn more about what it is and what public health can be through the eyes of the upcoming leaders (ie: our students)!

LC: What things you will miss about your time here?

Liz: The PHGH Team!!! Students!!! Getting to witness the joys of taking such a big step — graduating from undergrad — every year and seeing where our students go after graduation every year. Though I do plan to be there this year 🙂 Also, getting to read, hear, see all these new ideas for how to address big issues in the School of Public Health. Getting to talk openly and deeply about how to address racism in our systems and in advising and build new and bigger ways to do this across the school and UW.

LC: What do you hope to do in your next role?

Liz: At Lifelong, I hope to build my skills in clinical Social Work and serve my clients with integrity. I have worked in and around education systems and higher education for the past 10 years but have been drawn more and more to working 1-1 with people and this will be a big step towards that. I’m looking forward to going into this new phase of my career with openness and curiosity.

LC: Is there any advice or quotes our want to impart to our students?

Liz: I think our students really always model this for me — that just because a system or process has been done a certain way doesn’t meet it has to continue that way. Big life change is something that I struggle with processing. That said, I know what I’ve learned and the relationships I’ve built will stay with me and that I hope that students who are graduating get the time to reflect on what has been most impactful for them during this chapter.

LC: What platforms are there for students to connect or reach out to you?

Liz: LinkedIn, Instagram and gmail are great!

Volunteer Opportunities with Beacon Food Forest

Teach a class at the food forest!
We are looking for educators to teach classes at Beacon Food Forest in 2021. We know all our community members have an abundance of knowledge and experiences to share. Anyone is welcome to propose a class related to permaculture, agroforestry, ecology, food justice, and other aspects of our mission. See our past classes for inspiration, or work with our Education Team to develop your idea.
Submit your class proposal to the Education Committee today!

Volunteer! Join the special work parties list
Amidst a pandemic, social and economic violence, and climate chaos, our work for regenerative ecology and community resilience is more important than ever. Core BFF volunteers organize small, socially-distanced work parties to share community, agroecology and permaculture skills as we maintain and grow the Beacon Food Forest, and you can help. Sign up for the BFF special work parties list to get 1-2 emails per week about upcoming mini-work parties as they are scheduled: volunteer.

Volunteer! Join a BFF team
BFF uses inclusive decision-making, and practices nonviolent communication on all our teams. We are always looking for new members to help carry this amazing community project forward. Site Development, Education, Community Development, Pollinators, and Plants and Pruning meet regularly to assess upcoming work and make sure it gets done. As summer arrives we will be organizing watering stewards to make sure the trees, plants and soils don’t get parched. Send us a message and let us know what you are interested in and what teams you want to know more about: volunteer.

Alene Moris National Education for Women’s (NEW) Leadership Institute

The Alene Moris National Education for Women’s (NEW) Leadership Institute, hosted by the University of Washington Women’s Center is now accepting applications. The goal of the Institute is to increase the representation of women in policy making. The Institute will be held virtually from June 21-26. If you would like to nominate an emerging student leader to attend our program, please nominate them below.

Nominate emerging leaders here .

Eligibility: We are looking for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year program who are eager to be leaders in their communities. Washington students and out-of-state-students with Washington residency are eligible to apply.

Please feel free to send the application to any of your contacts you think might be interested.

The 2021 application can be found here(or by pasting https://forms.gle/D8j12Xmgrf4ErVFbA into your browser). Application deadline: 04/04/21.

If you need additional information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to newlead@uw.edu. You may also visit our website for other program highlights, including Alumni Success Stories and an FAQ page.

We believe it is crucial to be a part of the movement to empower womxn leaders and increase diversity in leadership positions; we would love to be part of that journey for your students.

Leadership Fireside Speaker: Jaimée Marsh, Executive Director, FEEST (05/31/21)

Jaimée Marsh, Executive Director, FEEST

Jaimée Marsh specializes in community organizing, organizational capacity building, and social identity development. For over 15 years, they applied this skill set to build community, shift power to youth, and drive policy change, particularly with/for queer and trans people of color. Jaimée is an alum of the University of Michigan and University of Washington Schools of Social Work where they deepened their passion for cultivating and curating creative spaces that center radical joy and healing, as well as fostering sustained partnerships between school systems and the community at large. Currently, Jaimée serves as Executive Director of FEEST, a non-profit organization that centers youth as leaders in changing school food systems in Seattle and South King County. In their personal life, Jaimée is a cheese enthusiast who loves cooking at home as much as travel and food adventures.

For additional information, including the full list of Leadership Fireside Speakers for 2021 and information about how to register for the Spring 2021 Leadership Firesides course or RSVP to receive the Zoom link for an individual talk, see the Husky Leadership Initiative website.

San Juan Islands Ag Summit (Registration Deadline: 03/19/21)

Registration for the 9th annual San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit is now open! From March 20th to April 16th, join farmers, producers, and food system advocates to learn and discuss ways to build an equitable future for all involved in the San Juan County food system.

The virtual Summit will feature discussion panels, multi-week study groups, a roundtable talk, keynote addresses, and a movie screening, covering a range of topics at the intersection of social justice and agriculture.

Engage with speakers from Viva Farms, Samish, Tulalip, Swinomish, and S’klallam tribal communities, Sylvanaqua Farms, Northwest Indian College, Black Futures Farm, Black Food Sovereignty Coalition, Yes Farm, Black Farmers Collective, and many more.

Preliminary Schedule
March 20 3:00 PM Keynote: White Supremacy Culture in Food Systems Alison Conrad, Duke Sanford World Food Policy Center
March 20-27 24/7 On-Demand Streaming of “Dolores”
March 21 10 am-12:45 pm Two-part session Creating equitable food access through local food procurement
March 21, 28 & April 4, 11 -Sundays 3-4:30 pm- Study Group: Black Agrarianism: Past, Present, and Future
March 23,30 & April 6,13 -Tuesdays 6-7:30 pm- Study Group: Traditional Foodways in the San Juan Islands: Exploration of Indigenous land management, animal husbandry, crop cultivation, past and present
April 16 7:00 PM Capnote Address: A-dae Briones, Director of Native Agriculture and Food Systems Programs, First Nations Development Institute

More speakers and details to be announced.

Register here by 5PM on Fri., 03/19. Apply for a scholarship by noon on Fri., 03/19. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as those who would otherwise not attend due to the cost.