Volunteer Opportunity: Community Alliance for Global Justice

Community Alliance for Global Justice presents our 12th Annual STRENGTHENING LOCAL ECONOMIES EVERYWHERE! DINNER and we need lots of help! SLEE! plays a pivotal role in CAGJ’s organizing and fundraising efforts, and volunteers make it happen!


WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 2018

WHERE: University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98105


Keynote: Edgar Franks, “The Legacy We Inherit: Luchando por una Vida AgroEcológica”. Edgar organizes farmworkers with Community to Community Development (C2C) in Bellingham, WA. In his keynote, he will reflect on agroecology as a way of life and share their work to ensure the needs of migrant farmworkers are represented on the path toward food sovereignty. Amidst the current political context of deportation raids on workers at the backbone of our food system, we will uplift a liberatory vision that connects food justice and immigrant justice. Join us to celebrate farmworkers who are building community self-determination! Help us build community solidarity while also connecting local and global struggles for justice through this fun, engaging and inspiring event!



We need volunteers for a wide variety of roles. You can choose which role(s) you prefer, or let us know when you are available, and we can assign you where we need people most. To sign up, please email volunteer@cagj.org.



Donation Pick-ups: Anyone with a car who has time to help us with Silent Auction, Dessert and Food donation pick-ups. Please LET US KNOW WHICH DAY/TIMES you are available.



Dining Room Set-up: 10-4pm, (10 people). Come for part or the whole time, but folks are needed especially 10-12 to set up tables and chairs, and hang decorations using tall ladder.

Food Prep: 2 shifts, no experience necessary (10 people/shift) Shift 1: 9AM-3PM; Shift 2: 3-9PM. Note that it’s fine if you can only help out a couple of hours!



Food Prep: 2 shifts (10 people/shift) Shift 1: 9AM-3PM no experience necessary; Shift 2: 3-9PM, experience would be helpful, but not required.

Set up: 12 – 2PM (8 people): Help set-up the Dining room and other spaces, make them beautiful!

Registration: 3:30-7PM (8 people) Come early to get oriented – very important!, and start welcoming guests at 5pm when Happy Hour starts. Finish by 7pm, and you can enjoy dinner.

Servers 4-9:30PM (20 people) No experience or fancy outfit required. 4PM Orientation (this is very important!) – 9PM. Each server will have 2 or 3 tables, and will be serving the same platters of food to every table.

Child Care 6 – 9PM (2 people) 2 people needed to help with small group of kids, ages 2 – 11.

Clean Up 9-11PM (8 people) All hands on deck to clean up after the dinner is over! People with vehicles needed to transport supplies back to office in the International District.


WSPHA Infographic Contest

Infographic Contest 

We are excited to announce our first infographic contest! Demonstrate your creative skills by designing infographics that showcase how you contribute to public health. Create something new or submit an existing infographic you have already made. The winning organization will receive 2 complimentary registration for the 2019 Annual Conference.

Deadline: September 28th.

More info about infographic contest

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program info sessions: for students in various social science & STEM fields planning for grad school

Students from social science and STEM fields!

Check out this upcoming application cycle and information sessions for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). NSF GRFP is one of the premier opportunities to fund graduate study, providing 3 years of funding which includes a $34,000 annual stipend and full cost of tuition/fees. Current undergrads and bachelor’s alumni planning for graduate study, as well as current graduate students may be eligible to apply. Further details and a forward-able message are below. Please share widely!


Although the name may suggest that only STEM students are eligible, the list of eligible fields is quite diverse. This is not the complete list of eligible fields, but just some examples (see the complete list at https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16588/nsf16588.htm#appendix):


  • SOCIAL SCIENCES – Archaeology, Anthropology, Communications, Decision Making and Risk analysis, Economics (except Business Administration), Geography, History and Philosophy of Science, International Relations, Law and Social Science, Linguistics, Political Science, Public Policy, Science Policy, Sociology (except Social Work), Urban and Regional Planning




National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) Information Sessions

RSVP to attend (though drop-ins are welcome)

  • Thursday, May 24, 2018, 4:30-6pm, MGH 171
  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 12:30-2pm, MGH 171


NSF GRFP is one of the premier opportunities to fund graduate study.  It provides 3 years of funding that you can use in a 5 year time frame.  This includes a $34,000 annual stipend and full cost of tuition/fees covered. For UW graduate students, GAIP health insurance is also covered.


Eligible fields include the “usual suspects” (e.g., life sciences, engineering, math, etc.), but there are also a surprising number of social science disciplines included in the eligibility list, including STEM education, Political Science, Public Policy, Communication, Anthropology, History, and Sociology, among others (see the complete list at https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16588/nsf16588.htm#appendix). We encourage all students in these fields (or planning to be in) for their graduate research to consider applying for this fellowship.


Rising seniors, graduating seniors and alumni who are planning to attend graduate school starting in fall 2019 can apply this year and take the funding with them to whatever school they attend.  UW graduate students who will are starting graduate school in autumn 2018 are also eligible as are (usually) graduate students beginning their second year of studies in autumn 2019.  This year’s application cycle will be for funding starting in fall 2019.


The information sessions will cover the application process, strategies for successful applications and more details regarding how the fellowship operates.  Application deadlines are usually late October. Even though the application may not officially open until August, students are strongly encouraged to start early on this process!


Basic eligibility criteria:


*Research in an eligible NSF research area (includes several of the social sciences)

*US citizens or permanent residents by the application deadline

*Students in their first year of graduate study or at the beginning of their second year of graduate study (with some limitations)

*Students who have not earned a previous graduate degree

*Graduating senior undergraduates and alumni who plan to apply to begin graduate studies in fall 2019


Additional details are available at http://www.nsfgrfp.org/ and http://grad.uw.edu/graduate-student-funding/for-students/fellowships/list-of-fellowships/nsf-graduate-research-fellowship-program-grfp/.


Please feel free to contact us for questions and application support, based on your student status:

Undergraduate students & alumni:   Robin Chang, robinc@uw.edu; and Emily Smith, emilys42@uw.edu

Graduate Students: Helene Obradovich and Michelle Drapek, gradappt@uw.edu


Face the Stigma night tonight!

This year, as part of the Peer Health Educators’ Face the Stigma mental health campaign, we will be hosting an event called Face the Stigma Night in which individuals will share personal stories related to mental health, mental illness, and mental well-being. Individuals who wish to participate in the event will share stories up to 7 minutes in length and will receive personalized coaching for both the written and verbal components of their story. If you are interested in telling your story, please go to tinyurl.com/FTSnight to learn more and sign up. The event will take place on May 21 from 5pm-6pm in the Ethnic Cultural Theatre, and for those who aren’t interested in speaking, we strongly encourage you to attend to support the courageous speakers willing to share their stories.

UPPOW Inter-Professional Health Fair

On Tuesday, May 22, 2018 the United Pharmacy Professional Organizations of Washington (UPPOW) and UW School of Pharmacy are sponsoring the second annual UPPOW Interprofessional Health Fair in Red Square on the University of Washington Seattle campus. FREE health screens and health information will be available to the public, students, and staff. DJ Stephen the Stylist will spins some tunes and there will be free giveaways from some of the event donors.

  • WHEN: May 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm        
  • WHERE: Red Square 
  • COST: Free
  • MORE INFORMATION: UPPOW Interprofessional Health Fair Facebook page


“We will have a strong focus on Opioid addiction and mental health including naloxone training and distribution by King County. We are hoping to drive some interest with this and lower the stigma behind this drug,” said Sean Linn, a lead organizer of the event and a third year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) student and Director of Outreach for UPPOW at the UW. “Complementing this will be students discussing the Good Samaritan Laws too. We have 40+ organizations from UW and the local community! It is going to be a blast!”

Last year, hundreds of UW students, staff, faculty, and members of the community received free health information and services at the UPPOW Interprofessional Health Fair. Over 100 students, seven UW faculty, community volunteers, and healthcare providers assisted with providing information and services. Many other volunteers assisted with the set-up, fundraising and other behind-the-scenes work.

This year, more than 40 local and UW organizations are participating, including: Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), Blood Works Northwest, Cliff Bars, Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW), Doorway Project, EchoTrain, Essentia Water, Family Medicine Interest Group, UW Hall Health, Health Care Recruitment Collaborative, UW Hearing and Speech Pathology, Hello Fresh Meals, Hepatitis Education Project, Huskies for Suicide Prevention and Awareness (HSPA), International Pharmaceutical Students Federation (IPSF), Kappa Psi, King County DCHS Naloxone Training, Lifelong: HIV Advocates, Pharmacy For Reproductive Education And Sexual Health (PhRESH), Pharmacy Leadership Society (PLS), QueeRx, Rho Chi Honor Society, Roosevelt Chiropractic,  Seattle Crisis Clinic, School of Dentistry Recruitment, UW School of Nursing, UW School of Pharmacy Recruitment, UW School of Physical Therapy, UW School of Public Health Recruitment, Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), Student Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PediaPUPS), UW Recreation and Fitness, UWSoP Mental Health Initiative, Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy, and Washington State Poison Control.

For questions or further details reach out to lead organizers Sean Linn (sean.linn1(at)gmail.com), Hanna Kleiboeker  (hlk6(at)uw.edu), or Andrew Craciun (acraciun(at)uw.edu).

Photos from the 2017 event are on Flicker at https://www.flickr.com/gp/136655890@N06/iTmTa9.

Watch a video about the 2017 event at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLFJRvln1X4&feature=youtu.be.