PJS Newsletter - 10/27/14



  • Post-grad Opportunities: Panel of Tufts City Year Alumni tonight in Dowling!
  • Faculty research presentation: James Jennings of the UEP program discusses the experiences of Black and Latino men in Boston
  • Interested in public health? Great Internship opportunity in Haiti over winter break!
  • Like working with students? Check out Tutors for All!


Campus News & Events

City Year & Tufts Alumni Panel
Monday 10/27 at 6:00PM
Dowling 745A

Join us for pizza and hear from Tufts alumni who have given a year with City Year! Contact: Thuy Le (A'06) at tle@cityyear.org for more information!

In Defense of Women:
Strategies for Righting the Wrongs of 2014
Featuring Carol Rose, Executive Director of ACLU-MA
Monday, October 27th Time: 4pm
Location: Fay House, Sheerr Room,10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

In light of the continual attacks on women's rights, from the decisions on Hobby Lobby and abortion clinic "buffer zones" to NFL policies in response to domestic violence, Carol Rose's presentation will focus on women's rights across the spectrum of race and class.

Following the presentation, stay for a discussion with Community Works members who are working on these issues in communities locally and around the world.

James Jennings - Exploring Status of Black and Latino Young Males in Boston, and Why?
Wed, October 29, 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room

Professor James Jennings has conducted research and published in the area of urban politics, poverty, local economic development, and race relations. His research involves issues and challenges faced by neighborhoods in urban areas, and in particular, predominantly Black and Latino neighborhoods.

He has served on editorial boards for The African-American Almanac, 6th ed., Sage Race Relations Abstracts, Souls: A Journal of Black Culture, and the Encyclopedia of Race and Ethnic Studies. He is a Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University.

Towards a Lesbian Formalism?Vernon Lee and the Body of Painting
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
4:30-6:00 pm, Rabb Room, Lincoln-Filene

A discussion of sameness, difference, and the place of sexuality in Vernon Lee's aesthetics of empathy
Presented by Jeremy Melius, Department of Art and Art History
Refreshments will be served ~ All are welcome

Tisch Speaker Series Presents: Matt Bai
Thursday, November 06, 2014 at 06:00 pm- 08:00 pm

Alumnae Lounge

Featured as part of Tisch College's Distinguished Speaker Series, Matt Bai, A90, will give engaging discussion about his latest book, All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid. Bai is currently the national political columnist for Yahoo News and previously was the chief political correspondent for the New York Times Magazine, where he covered three presidential campaigns. Bai also currently serves as a member of the Tisch College Board of Advisors.


Funding & Other Opportunities

Boston Globe mobile app looking for Tufts student involvement!

A mobile application for the Boston Globe is looking for more students to get involved! Allison Goldsberry, a Tufts University graduate and current part-time student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is working this mobile application for students and teachers to use in the classroom. The app will feature Globe content and will build off of The Globe’s existing News in Education program. Allison is working on this project in conjunction with students at Medford High School, where she teaches web design.

Allison would love to have Tufts students involved! She is looking for students who are interested in one or more of the following: civics, journalism, education, technology, and digital media. No technical skills are required but are certainly welcome. Help is needed with research (user experiences, current news in education program assets, student/teacher technology use, survey data), design, prototyping, outreach, development, etc. The help potential students can provide is geared toward their skills and interest. The time commitment will vary based upon student interest and involvement but should be at least one hour per week; this can be virtual if easier.

Please contact Allison at agoldsberry@gmail.com or 781-526-1997.

Clean water social enterprise in Haiti seeking winter break Fellow

Company: Kouzin Dlo - The Archimedes Project Position: Fellow Timeframe: beginning January 1st - February 1st 2015 Length: Flexible (minimum 10 days) ABOUT KOUZIN DLO: Kouzin Dlo is a new clean water social enterprise in Haiti. We are building a network of household water treatment businesses in Haiti in collaboration with partner organizations on the ground. Kouzin Dlo is focused on training micro-entrepreneurs to sell chlorine in their communities to stop the spread of diarrheal diseases and create economic opportunities. We launched in June 2014 and since have established three sites in Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince. We are looking for focused and dedicated students and young professionals to join our team this winter. INTERNSHIP: We are seeking interns to join us in Port-au-Prince, Haiti to assist with our business in-country. The position would be full-time (30-40hrs per week Monday - Friday). We are looking for a two-three week commitment between January 1st to February 1st. All fellows are required to pay a fellowship fee of $1,000 to cover in-country expenses and purchase their own flights by December 31st. JOB ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Fellow will work to push forward a project in one of the following areas, based on experience and interest: Monitoring and Evaluation: Collect program monitoring data; managing and improving a mobile data collection system expanding customer tracking Staff Curriculum Development and Implementation: Assist with training development and implementation Partnership Building: Assist in securing partnerships for future sites QUALITIES WE’RE LOOKING FOR: · Take initiative and don't give up! · Flexible and able to adapt to new surroundings · Have a great attitude · Would love to work in a start-up environment · Experience working internationally · Haitian Creole and/or French language capacity is a plus For more information on Kouzin Dlo visit - http://www.archimedesproject.com/community-chlorinators/. Please email Jessica Laporte at jessica@archimedesproject.com with your resume and a cover letter.

Join the #wearenotminor photo campaign, by Tufts Asian American Alliance!

Fridays, October 17 – Nov 14

12:00-1:00 PM, Upper Campus Center

Join Tufts Asian American Alliance (AAA)! #wearenotminor is a photo campaign that aims to explore, celebrate, and reflect upon the diverse experiences of Asian Americans here at Tufts University. Inspired by the recent photo campaigns about identity, #wearenotminor hopes to shed light upon the under-representations & misrepresentations of Asian Americans. Come take your picture with us and share your experiences!

Learn more about the campaign at https://www.facebook.com/events/728222710582551/.

Online Guide to Peace and Conflict Studies Programs (undergraduate and graduate)
This is a list of online links to undergraduate and graduate peace and conflict programmatic listings.
Click here to access resources

Conferences, Workshops& Study Abroad

Rehearsing Change: Empowering Locally, Educating Globally a Study Abroad Experience

A study abroad program that is part of a greater plan for community development, Rehearsing Change carries out the central mission of Pachaysana by empowering local communities while simultaneously educating global leaders. It is designed, administered and evaluated in partnership with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), which not only emits accredited transcripts to international students, but issues valuable certificates of completion to local community counterparts. Local counterparts and international students learn together, studying Development, Sustainability, Cultural Identity and Globalization in the context of our local community. They apply learned knowledge and tools through the Applied Arts (or Arts for Social Change), Critical Service Learning and Participatory Action Research. The combining of international students with local counterparts and our use of arts-based and other participatory methodologies make Rehearsing Change a truly groundbreaking initiative. Find application deadlines and other info here.

Tufts Intersections Project – Join the Dialogue!

October 21 – November 14

Sign up for a 90 minute session!

Join a small group discussion to share your experiences and perspectives. Trained facilitators from the Tufts community are convening these dialogues as an opportunity for students to get to know each other and to discuss how you can find your place, make a difference, and maintain your well-being in college and in life. Dialogues run on various topics, October 21 – November 14. For more information and to sign up, check out http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/intersections/



UIESC is looking to hire English Language Tutors

UIESC is an education consulting firm working with international students looking to come to the US for their secondary or post-secondary education. For an English Language Tutor, we are looking for a native English speaker to work on reading, writing, speaking, and listening. The tutor would speak english with our students and provide both feedback and coaching to help improve their spoken language skills, provide articles in english for the students to read and provide feedback on pronunciation and intonation, provide short essay topics for the student to write about and work with the student to edit them during a future discussion, as well as provide audio clips for the students to listen to and answer questions you’ve written or ask them about during the discussion. The pay for this position would be $13 - $15 an hour. The teaching would be online through Skype in the morning between 7:30 and 10:30 AM and the evening between 6 and 11 PM as the majority of our students are located in Asia or are going to school in the US and need to have tutoring before or after their classes. It would be preferable if you could work 1 - 2 hours a day minimum. We would also like to have a weekly discussion with you through a Skype video chat or in-person at our office. There are also opportunities to tutor students individually or in a small group at our office as well. UIESC’s office is located at 100 Trade Center Woburn, MA. It’s a 15 minute drive from campus and also is accessible via the #134 bus which has stops near Tufts in Medford Sq, along High St, and at Winthrop Square (the Winthrop St & High St rotary). I’m a Tufts alumni and thought this would be a great opportunity for Tufts students to gain both experience in teaching as well as working with international students. Please e-mail Greg at: employment@uiesc.com with your cover letter and resume.

Tutors For All – Work Study Position available

If you are a college student in Boston and want to make an impact in the lives of Boston youth, give back to the community, then apply to be a tutor at Tutors For All!

We are a non profit organization looking for tutors in Math, English, and ESL for the Codman program. The program runs from 8:30am to 12:30pm every Saturday. You can apply through your college Federal Work Study and get paid $12 an hour, or volunteer and get a free monthly charlie card.

For more information go to tutorsforall.org. If interested, please contact palakai@tutorsforall.org.

If you are interested in browsing through development jobs to get an idea of what kind of career options are available for PJS majors, visit DevEx's website, where they have the most comprehensive listing of international development, global health, and humanitarian aid jobs: http://www.devex.com/en/jobs



Hong Kong’s umbrella movement
(From Open Democracy, DORON SHULTZINER 22 October 2014)
The dramatic Hong Kong democracy movement caught­ the world’s media by surprise, and even its student initiators did not expect the widespread participation that it has gathered. As the umbrella movement nears its one-month anniversary, it has already made several important achievements, but it also faces challenges inasmuch as the Chinese leadership appears unwilling to compromise and public protests take their toll on participants and their energies. Can the umbrella movement win and if so how? I try to answer this question as a scholar of social movements, following my trip to witness this historic movement during its second week (October 6-12).
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Where Young College Graduates Are Choosing to Live
( NY Times, Claire Miller | OCT. 20, 2014 )
As young people continue to spurn the suburbs for urban living, more of them are moving to the very heart of cities — even in economically troubled places like Buffalo and Cleveland. The number of college-educated people age 25 to 34 living within three miles of city centers has surged, up 37 percent since 2000, even as the total population of these neighborhoods has slightly shrunk.
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Find your voice against gender violence
(From TED Talks TEDxHousesOfParliament · 13:58 · Filmed Jun 2014)
This talk begins with a personal story of sexual violence that may be difficult to listen to. But that’s the point, says citizen journalist Meera Vijayann: Speaking out on tough, taboo topics is the spark for change. Vijayann uses digital media to speak honestly about her experience of gender violence in her home country of India — and calls on others to speak out too.
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A Post-War Transition That Works: A Lesson for Afghanistan... from Kosovo
(From USIP Tuesday, October 21, 2014Paul Hughes and Linwood Ham)
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the United Nations-NATO intervention in Kosovo that began the hard work of successfully transitioning from major combat operations to peacekeeping. It’s one of the few examples of an international intervention that actually worked by responding to a complex humanitarian disaster, while also reducing the level of overt violence and building – or rebuilding governing institutions.
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