Weekly Events/ Opportunities:
1. UWISAY: Fact or Fiction: The Portrayal of Women Scientists in Popular Culture
Join WISAY to watch some examples of women scientists in the media and discuss your feelings on the portrayal of women in science in the media and pop culture with your fellow real-life lady scientists. Do you think the media gets it right or are we being misrepresented to the greater public? Does the typical portrayal of women scientists give young girls something to aspire to, or does it leave something to be desired? Come discuss these issues and more Tuesday night, 3/26, from 7-9 pm in SSS 410. Snacks will be provided.
2. Seneca International Presents: From Algeria to Ethiopia, What’s Holding Back Women Leaders Around the World?
Join Seneca International for a presentation by Marjorie Margolies–the woman who catalyzed the international women’s movement. Ms. Margolies is a former Member of Congress and served as the Head Delegate to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Women’s Campaign International, which helps women find their voices by giving them tangible skills in political leadership, conflict mitigation, economic empowerment and civic engagement.
3. WGSS Lecture: Viral Occupation
Wednesday, March 27th, 4:00pm, WLH 309
Join the WGSS department for the first lecture in the Spring WGSS Speaker Series! Rebecce Stein, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Women’s Studies at Duke University, will give a lecture titled Viral Occupation: Social Media, Israeli Sovereignty, and the Camera.
4. Wanted: Funny, imaginative, thoughtful people to create a collaboratively-devised video that will be part of the Alcohol Education unit of Freshman Orientation
Work with NYC director Jessica Bauman (http://jessicabauman.net/) to write, act and collaboratively generate content this spring. The process will involve regular meetings and rehearsals, as well as participating in emails, writing and prep between meetings. We will shoot the video the period after exams but before graduation. Food and housing will be provided during this interval.
We are looking for a variety of skills and perspectives – writer/performers of all kinds are welcome. Improv or sketch experience is a plus, but not necessary. You do not need to know about alcohol abuse and prevention, but you do need to care about helping address the problem on campus. Yale is an amazingly diverse place, and we are looking for a variety of people and perspectives to inform this project.
Auditions are Tuesday, March 26th from 6:30-10pm. To sign up please click on the link below and select a time:
5. Audition for Kaleidoscope!
Applications due March 29th
The Yale College Dean’s Office is searching for 8-10 students who would like to share their experiences at Yale College with the Class of 2017 by participating in Kaleidoscope, a theater project presented to incoming freshmen as part of their orientation.
Kaleidoscope uses the community-building powers of theater to write and perform an ensemble presentation that welcomes freshmen to the richness of the Yale population. Performance experience is welcome but not necessary. What is required is an interest in the creative process and performing, a commitment to the Yale community, a sense of humor, openness, willingness to do a bit of writing from email prompts over the summer, and a desire to share time with people whose experiences may differ from your own. Joan Lipkin, acclaimed founder and artistic director of “That Uppity Theatre Company” www.uppityco.com, will be the guest director of Kaleidoscope.
Click here to view a featurette of last year’s project.
Participants must arrive to campus on August 18. Fall term rehearsals begin August 19. You will receive temporary housing until your permanent rooms are available on Wednesday, August 21 and a meal stipend until meal contracts begin on August 27. On August 30, the final work will be presented to the Class of 2017. Please see the full schedule below.
If you are interested, please click here to apply by March 29. Auditions will be held on April 5 and 6.
Live and work in Owosso, MI this summer with 5 other undergraduates, exploring how to build a flourishing human community. Work with a local non-profit in any are that interests you: Arts, Business, Education, Environment, Food, Government, Health, Housing, Placemaking, Religion/Faith. Room and board are included through placement with a host family. A $1500 stipend is also provided. For more information or to receive an application, contact Heather Rivard at email@example.com For full details, visit www.cookfamilyfoundation.org/owosso-fellowship.
7. Volunteer at DESK with the Women’s Center on April 6!
Join the Women’s Center at the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, where we’ll serve an evening meal to New Haven residents. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.