PJS Newsletter - 11/30/16

Hello all,

Welcome back! We hope you had a nice holiday and are feeling ready to finish the rest of the semester.




Campus News & Events

100 Projects for Peace Information Session. Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 PM. Eaton 204.

Join our session live on December 6 at 6:30pm EST to chat with past Projects for Peace winners from Tufts. Come in-person to Eaton 204, or join remotely here. (talking to you, study abroad students!)

Also, be sure to check out our information session trailer!


Tufts University Dance Marathon: Holiday Cards for the Kids. Thursday, December 1, 2016. 7PM-9PM. Campus Center Room 112.

"Join Tufts Dance Marathon as we make holiday cards for the kids at Boston Children's Hospital!

Come stop by (whenever you can), make a card and enjoy some snacks! A couple of words woud mean so much to these kids. Spread some love this holiday season. We hope to see you there!"

Click here to join the Facebook Event.


Tufts with Rwanda Fellowship Presents: "Crossroads: A Story Slam." Friday, December 2, 2016. 8PM-10PM. 30 Tesla Ave.

"Coming together as a community, grounding and expanding our networks of love, support, critical compassion, and solidarity is crucial to change making. Now, more than ever, change is needed. The Tufts with Rwanda Fellowship invites you to join us for an evening of sharing stories, vulnerabilities, histories, hopes, and possibilities inspired by the theme of “crossroads.

Bring your stories, songs, poems--anything that allows you to express yourself!"

Click here to Join the Facebook Event.


Civic Life Lunch: Nicolle Wallace. Monday, December 5, 2016. Noon. Dowling Hall, Room 745B.

Join us for an informal chat with Nicole Wallace, who served as Communications Chief during the presidency of George W. Bush and in his 2004 re-election campaign. In 2008, Wallace also served as a senior advisor for the McCain–Palin campaign. She is a political commentator for NBC News and a former co-host of The View.


In the Wake: On Blackness and Being. Monday, December 5, 2016. 5:00-7:00 pm. CHAT, 48 Professors Row.

Join this book talk featuring Christina Sharpe, Associate Professor in the English Department and Programs in Africana and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Sharpe illustrates how Black lives are swept up and animated in the afterlives of slavery, and she delineates what survives despite such insistent violence and negation.

Refreshments will be served! For more information, contact Sabina.Vaught@tufts.edu or see the flyer for more details. Sponsored by the Programs in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.


Funding & Other Opportunities

Notetaking Opportunity: The Next Four Years: Building Our Movements in Dangerous Times. Saturday, December 3, 2016. 9:0-0-5:00 PM. Simmons College 300 the Fenway, Boston.

“The Next Four Years: Building Our Movements in Dangerous Times” will help us to frame our issues and public messaging, to forge a common vision, to increase greater integration of our movements, and to build an action plan that will inspire and motivate more and more people to get involved.

Two Student Note-Takers are needed for workshops!

As a recorder, you will be expected to takes notes on a form and type them up afterwards. You are also expected to make sure the sign-up list is passed around at the workshop and to turn it in to the Mass Peace Action office after the conference. For this you will be paid $30 per workshop (an hour and 15 minutes) and you will receive free registration and lunch. You should be a native or near-native English speaker so that you can understand rapid conversational speech.

Sign up to be a Note-Taker.

Click here for more information.


100 Projects for Peace: Design a Grassroots Peace Project for a Chance to Receive funding of $10,000 and implement it next summer!

About: The Projects for Peace program is an invitation to undergraduates to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer of 2017.

This funding opportunity ($10,000) is very timely for students who are committed to the safety and wellbeing of community members who are Muslim, undocumented, female, disabled, black, Latinx, people of color, immigrants, refugees and LGBTQ in the post election climate.

The Project aims to support those who want to develop and implement a project in conflict prevention, resolution or reconciliation to be carried out in the summer of 2017.

While many are international projects, still other winners implement projects domestically. Students at Pitzer College worked to establish an LA-based leadership institute for training your transgender people to be effective community organizers. Last year an award was given to students at NYU to hold workshops to increase dialogue between faith-based communities to decrease bullying. Another was awarded to students at the University of Chicago to showcase the writing and visual art of artists in underserved Chicago neighborhoods.

Keep in mind that the Deadline to submit a proposal will occur in January of 2017.

However, it is never too early to start brainstorming ideas!

Click here to learn more.


Spring Teaching Opportunity for Tufts Students- Apply by December 6, 2016.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Tufts is an adult education program for older adults: primarily retirees and those nearing retirement age.

Most of our classes are led by our own members—"seniors teaching seniors"— but we supplement our offerings with study groups led by Tufts grad students or exceptional undergrads, who, in addition to a small honorarium ($20 per teaching hour), get some classroom experience, an opportunity to develop a course in a subject they're excited about, and the joy of knowing that everyone who signs up for their class has done so out of genuine interest.

We're currently soliciting proposals for 4- or 8-session study groups for our Spring 2017 program (March 6-May 1, with no classes on April 17).

Courses will meet once per week: either on Mondays or Fridays on the Tufts campus, or on Wednesdays at our "satellite campus" in Lexington (Brookhaven at Lexington, a retirement living facility). Morning classes run 10am-noon; afternoon classes run 1:30-3:30pm

Course proposals must be submitted via our online proposal form by Tue, Dec. 6 at midnight.

For more information, feel free to contact Director David A. Fechtor

617-627-5699 (office line).


Volunteer Opportunity: Community Outreach Coordinator

The New Garden Society is looking for a community outreach coordinator to help the administrator to communicate and represent the organization, to engage the public with the work of TNGS. The coordinator does this through: targeted social media outreach, event planning, and grassroots marketing.

See the flyer for more details.


Conferences, Workshops & Study Abroad (Opportunities outside Tufts Campus):

MIT Amnesty International Presents: "Immigrant Rights in Trump's America," a Talk by John Tirman. Thursday, December 1, 2016. 5:00 pm. MIT Building 56- Room 154.

"Come this Thursday, December 1 to our first event of the year! Prof. John Tirman, director of the MIT Center for International Studies, will be speaking about immigrant rights in the US. Prof. Tirman has recently published a book about resistance to immigration in the US. Previously, he has also written about US-Iran relations, the power of social movements to effect substantive change, and many other topics in international affairs

There will also be a chance to learn about opportunities to get involved with MIT Amnesty International."

Click here for more information.


Conference on Gender and International Affairs. December 2-3. The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.

The Second Annual Conference on Gender and International Affairs continues a tradition of student and faculty advocacy at The Fletcher School that challenges the institution to integrate gender analyses into all aspects of the institution and its work.

This year’s theme, Gender-Sensitive Leadership: Putting Theory into Practice, builds on the ongoing feminist examination of power structures and gendered institutions to identify strategies that support gender-sensitive leadership in the diplomatic, business, and security sectors.

See the full schedule and panelists and register here. Find the conference on Facebook and Twitter.


Tufts Global Engagement Trip (GET) in Ecuador, Spring Break 2017.

Are you interested in the concept of microfinance and how financial services work in economically challenged parts of the world? During Spring Break 2017, join Tufts faculty and other students on a trip to Ecuador for a weeklong, boots-on-the-ground learning experience.

This is a unique opportunity to engage directly with the microfinance community and the clients they serve. Click here for more information on the trip, including the itinerary and a short application.

The priority application deadline is December 2, and the general deadline is January 20.

Have questions about trip details or want to talk directly to a student who attended the 2016 GET? Contact Tufts faculty trip leader, Adam Grenier at Adam.Grenier@tufts.edu.


International Center on Nonviolent Conflict: "Civil Resistance Unpacked: Strategic Practice and Analysis" Online Course- Apply by December 4th.

The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) is pleased to announce a call for applications for a special online course entitled "Civil Resistance Unpacked: Strategic Practice and Analysis."

This participant-driven, free online course is being offered in response to increasing demand for knowledge about nonviolent civil resistance. As a result, the course will take place starting on December 6 and run through January 18. Please note that our application and decision processes are on an accelerated timeline.

Click here to apply


What is a Good Citizen and How do you Create One? Thursday, December 8. 5:00-6:30 pm. Harvard Graduate School of Education (Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA)

The election highlighted deep divisions in American society. As we think about civic education, we must take stock of these challenges; especially those related to diversity, marginalized groups, divided parties, digital democracy, and the pressures for more global perspectives.

The panel members will bring expertise from research, practice, communication and policy to the discussion.

Speakers include Callie Crossley; Michelle Fine, and Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg. Moderated by Meira Levinson.

Learn more here and check out the Facebook event page here.


Foundation International Education: "Conflict and the Struggle for Peace: Explorations in Ireland and the Middle East" Summer Abroad Program 2017.

FIE’s summer Peace & Conflict program works with leading peace and justice scholars in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and Jordan, offering you the opportunity to critically analyze and explore some of the most daunting issues of our time.

Explore different paths to peace and the sensitive cultural and societal roots of conflict. Your program begins in Dublin with an introduction to peace and conflict theory, using Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as a case study.

In Amman, the focus turns to Middle Eastern issues as you examine how various countries in the region are addressing the Arab/Israeli conflict, regional conflicts such as those in Lebanon, Yemen or Iraq, and tribal conflicts.

Click here for more information!



*NEW* Libraries Without Borders Non-Profit Administration Internship: Rolling Application- apply today!

Libraries Without Borders (LWB) is an international non-government organization whose mission is to expand access to information for vulnerable communities.

By creating and reinforcing libraries, training librarians, distributing books, supporting local publishing, and designing library networks, Libraries Without Borders actively promotes access to knowledge in more than 20 countries.

LWB is hiring 2 administrative interns to support our office in Washington, D.C. Though preference will be given to interns living in Washington, D.C., we will also consider strong candidates who express interest in working with LWB remotely.


  • The interns will work directly with Executive Director of LWB US on a variety of administrative tasks, including communications, fund-raising, grant-writing, program logistics, and financial accounting and reporting.
  • LWB is looking for interns that are available to work 10 hours per week for a minimum of 12 weeks, to start immediately.
  • Top candidates will have an expressed interest in pursuing a career in human rights and/or international education.

The Application Process:
If you are interested in working with LWB as an administrative intern, please write a letter that answers the following questions.

Please submit your application letter to Allister Chang:

  • Why is this internship opportunity of interest to you?
  • What experiences and skills do you have that you feel make you a strong candidate for this position?  Please be specific.
  • You will need to be responsive to e-mails and to take pro-active initiative to fulfill weekly tasks. How have you shown that you are reliable and pro-active in school or in a previous job?


*NEW* Global Health Corps Fellowship.

"Applications for the 2017-2018 Fellowship Classes are open through January 18, 2017.

We are looking for global and diverse group of passionate and talented emerging leaders who are willing to push themselves outside their comfort zones, to embrace failure, and to approach a personally transformative year – with many challenges in the day-to-day.

Fellowship details:
Yearlong paid placements (June 25, 2016 – July 9, 2017) within partner organizations in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US, and Zambia to address real-time capacity gaps and strengthen health systems.


-Be 30 years or younger by June 25, 2017.
-Hold a bachelor or undergraduate university degree by June 25, 2017.
-Be proficient in English.

Key Date: January 18, 2017: Application parts 1 and 2 close at 11:59pm EST. Proof of Identity and Proof of Education documents due

Click here for more information/to apply!


Carr Center Fellowship: Apply by January 2017.

"Carr Center Fellowships offer scholars and practitioners the opportunity to spend a semester or year at Harvard conducting research, sharing experiences with students, and exploring critical human rights issues with a distinguished group of peers.

Please use our Online application form to tell us more about you, your previous work, and why you'd like to join us. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2017."

Click here for more information!


Job Opportunity: ENGAGE Boston

ENGAGE Boston is looking for passionate, engaging, organized, flexible, and enthusiastic site directors. These directors will be responsible for ENGAGE operations at our school and youth serving organization pilot locations.

This position is ideal for a young individual (college or graduate student) who is focused on gaining experience in youth development, organizational management, or education. Site directors will have the amazing opportunity to be a founding stakeholder in this novel model. 15-20 hrs/week — ENGAGE is still working to secure funding (small stipends) for these roles, but the director position is officially a volunteer role.

Contact ENGAGE Boston Director, Kevin Ballen (kballen@bethechangeinc.org ; 508-330-5268) with interest!


Fellowship Opportunity- CTC Ten Foundation Program. Apply by January 1.

Each year CTC Ten selects two individuals to serve as CTC Ten Fellows in Cape Town, South Africa. These fellowships provide well qualified candidates the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to best practices in the field of youth development, the process through which young people acquire the cognitive, social, and emotional skills to better navigate the challenges life in the Township presents. This is centered on programmatic monitoring and evaluation.

We are now accepting applications for our 2017 fellowship program!

Dates: June 2017 - June 2018. Apply by January 1.

Click here for more information and the application link!



"Social Science Insights about Unarmed Disent that Everyone Should Know" (From Nonviolent Conflict News by Erica Chenoweth- November 21, 2016).

"Since Nov. 8, many Americans have participated in protests and marches in nearly every major city in opposition to Donald Trump's election - or to counter-protest in defense of it. The United States' own recent tumult is part of this global resurgence of civil resistance, and yet, this resurgence is commonly misunderstood or misrepresented. Historically speaking, nonviolent struggle is a more effective technique than violent struggle..."

Click here for more.


"The Roots of Disruption & Where Do We Go From Here" (From JustMeans by RP Siegel- November 10, 2016).

The world is undergoing massive social and political disruption, as witnessed by this week’s US election, as well as the recent withdrawal of the UK from the European Union. These disruptions, in many ways have their roots in the economic disruptions of the past several decades. These, in turn, have been enabled by technology."

Click here for more.


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