A movie based on the story of Chong Kim, a young Korean-American girl, who was abducted near her home in New Mexico and forced into prostitution by a domestic human and drug trafficking ring located outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. Throughout the two years she was held, Eden reluctantly ensures her own survival by carving out power and influence within the very organization that has imprisoned her. Eden is being shown Monday, April 7th, and Wednesday, April 9th, from 7pm to 9pm in the Christie Theatre.
The Intertribal Student Council Pow Wow serves as a vital cultural awareness activity to bring the campus community together, as well as the surrounding communities of Green Bay to gain great awareness and appreciation of Native culture and traditions. It happens on Saturday, April 12th, from 10am to 10pm at the Kress Events Center. The Pow Wow is still in need of volunteers, so if you are interested in helping out, visit the American Intercultural Center in the University Union to sign up!
On Thursday, April 3rd, from 1pm until 7pm in the Phoenix Rooms in the University Union, the LGBTQ Center will be hosting a health fair. It is open to everyone and is free. It has a lot of information to provide to you. Visit the Facebook page (UW-Green Bay LGBTQ Resource Center) for a list of events including: Asexuality, a-romanticism, trendy gender identity research, transgender healthcare medical provider panel, X Box stage games, free HIV and AIDS testing, healthy relationships, quilt making project, Gen Silent video in the Christie, and many interactive vendors-it is not your everyday health fair!
The American Intercultural Center is located on the lower level of the Union, down the ramp from the Grille. It is an amazing place to hang out, do homework, and talk to advisors! Currently Mai Lo Lee and Crystal Lepscier are the advisors here. Both are really kind and willing to talk. There is an open door policy here, where if the door is open, you can feel free to go in and talk to them. Anybody is welcome, and anyone can go in and talk to Mai and Crystal.
I would just like to remind everyone of some of the multicultural student organizations (especially since it is a new semester!). These organizations include Organizacion Latino Americana (OLA), Intertribal Student Council (ISC), Southeast Asian Student Union (SASU), Women of Color (WOC), and the Black Student Union (BSU). Ola meets at 5pm on Tuesdays in the AIC, and the primary contact is Rosa Serrano (email@example.com). ISC meets at 3:30pm on Wednesdays in the First Nations Office, and the primary contact is Clinton Isham (firstname.lastname@example.org). SASU meets every other Tuesday at 3:30pm and Wednesday at 2pm. The primary contact for SASU is Dou Chang (email@example.com). Women of Color does not currently meet, but if you would like more information, you can email Tress Blake (firstname.lastname@example.org). The BSU currently does not have official meeting times, but if you would like to attend meetings and get alerts as to when they are, you can contact Robert Sewell (email@example.com).
Remember that anyone can join any of these groups. They welcome each and every person, giving learning experiences along the way. If you would like more information, for example who to contact to become involved with a group, do not be afraid to come to the American Intercultural Center and ask for information. (Or call the American Intercultural Center at (920) 465-2720).
This is a great opportunity for all students! It is highly encouraged that students check out this event and RSVP for the information session on Monday, March 31st.
Young People For (YP4), a leadership development program that helps a diverse set of young leaders turn their ideals into actions that advance social justice, is recruiting students from UW-Green Bay! Over the course of one year, YP4 develops Fellows’ leadership capacity and strategic thinking through a capstone project—the Blueprint for Social Justice—and offers numerous opportunities to organize and network with other young people and partner organizations creating change across the country.
YP4 will be on campus Monday, March 31st from 1:00-3:00PM to meet with students and answer your questions about the program. YP4 staff will be at an Information Table from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the University Union, Phoenix Club Booth and will then host an info session in University Union Room 103 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. To RSVP for the Information Session, please navigate to the following link and click on “Register for Event” to RSVP in PRO- https://www.myinterfase.com/uwgb/event_view.aspx?token=RxyKLyfnGsbmu+BkaCtdig%3d%3d
To get a glimpse of what the program is like and what it has to offer, watch YP4’s 2-minute promotional video. The Fellowship year maps on almost entirely with the academic year, meaning Fellows do much of their social justice work while in school. From summer to spring, Fellows work on their leadership development and Blueprints with the help of personalized staff and mentor assistance. Fellows will also attend a Regional Training and the National Summit in Washington, DC to learn concrete the skills necessary to implementing sustainable change.
When accepted to the program, Fellows receive access to:
- Trainings, resources, and tools to win on the issues they are most passionate about.
- One-on-one mentoring from YP4 staff and other progressive movement leaders as they design and implement a sustainable, community-driven action plan.
- Networking opportunities with established progressive organizations and thought leaders at the local, regional, and national levels.
Learn more about the work YP4 Fellows do by viewing the 2012-2013 YP4 Fellowship Yearbook. If you have any questions about the program or wish to express interest in it, please fill out the YP4 Interest Form or contact Gabriela De Golia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-467-2363.
“I really believe that everybody is here to learn, including myself.”
Please welcome new Multicultural Advisor, Crystal Lepscier! She grew up in Glendale, a suburb within the Milwaukee area, and attended UW-Madison for her undergraduate and graduate year. She is a descendant of the Stockbridge-Munsee tribe and Menominee nation, and has family here in which she used to visit for vacations, hunting, and fishing. She used to work in Human Resources, but her job consisted working closely with student employees and their skills. She believes that everyone has value and that everyone should be open to learning different things. So, anytime her door is open, stop in. She will do her best to connect students with their needs and is resourceful-she puts in a lot of work to find the answer.
At $5 a ticket, you can enjoy an all you can eat spaghetti dinner! The game night costs nothing to attend. If you would like to buy a ticket beforehand, please go to the LGBTQ Resource Center and buy one! This event takes place tomorrow, March 12th, from 5:30pm-7:30pm for dinner and 7:30pm for games, in the Mauthe Center. It is inclusive to everyone and allows everyone the chance to meet new friends and have a good time.