OPEN HOUSE – Tuesday, 2/6 from 11am – 1pm.
Come by to learn about our program and get all your questions answered.
In addition to our amazing resources and free snacks and giv
eaways, this year, GenEQ is hosting a CLOTHING EXTRAVAGANZA at our Open House! Did we say, Free to students?!
FEBRUARY is Black History Month
GenEQ is hosting the first film of the Black History Month Movie Series! On Tuesday, February 6th after GenEQ’s Open House, check out the screening of: T’aint Nobody’s Bizness: Queer Blues Divas of the 1920s.
Can’t make this film? Student Leadership’s Event’s Board is organizing film showings every Tuesday in February between 12pm and 2pm. Check with Student Leadership for the detailed schedule and locations.
Other Campus Events
Feb 1st @ 2pm in Stage One Theatre Dialogues on Diversity: The Movement
Hosted by Student Leadership
Movement: 50 Years of Love and Struggle is a visual chronicle which highlights many of the political, social and cultural markers of the roughly 50 years since passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This theatrical production features EMMY Award winning actor Ron Jones. Jones plays multiple characters and takes the audience on a journey through the ever-changing face of the African American experience.
WHEN: 10:00am Thu April 12 – 4:00pm Sat April 14 (incl. transportation)
WHERE: Yakima Convention Center, 10 N 8th St, Yakima, WA
PRICE: Free for students. If accepted, hotel, registration fee, transportation in vans, and most meals will be covered by North Seattle College. Spots are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Students are eligible if they submit an application by the deadline, have a 2.0 GPA, and are enrolled for 5 credits at North Seattle College during spring quarter. Special cases will be considered.
Contact: email@example.com, call 206-934-3650, or stop by office CC1446D
Over 900 students from all over Washington State attend SOCC!
This 3-day event has been happening since 1990 and is a great opportunity for all students to learn about diversity, experience an affirming environment, and explore their own and others’ identities. You will improve your skills for navigating college, employment, activism, self-care, and more. The conference consists of workshops, keynote speeches, networking, and fun activities, e.g. dance, game room, open mic. SOCC welcomes students of all ages, religions, sexual orientations, citizenship status, dis/abilities, genders, ethnicities, nationalities, political beliefs, etc.
SOCC provides a positive environment for meeting role models and students from other colleges in WA State, discovering resources, boosting your confidence, and having fun! White allies are welcome and get a chance to learn about white identity and privilege. The goal of the conference is to support all students to become more active participants in your own lives.
Space is limited, so apply today!
The North Seattle College Library welcomes children and adults to our new FREE program, North Star Story Time.
- Join us in our family-friendly study room, Tuesday, February 13th, 5:00-6:00 p.m. in room 3625, 3rd floor.
- Registration is not required, but parents/caregivers are asked to sign in and list their child’s age (no name).
- North Star Story Time is every second Tuesday of the month during except summer quarter.
Would you like to sign up to read a story? Presently, we need one additional reader for March and additional readers for April – December. Please note: there is no story time during summer. North Seattle College Staff and Faculty are invited to sign up here:
The Winter 2018 Quarterly District-wide Book Read, sponsored by the NSC Library and TLC, is “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood,” by Daily Show host, Trevor Noah.
Book Availability: Funding from District Faculty Development, DICE, and AFT Seattle has provided free books (while they last) for faculty and staff who participate in discussion sessions, to reflect on the learning from the book and how the themes apply to our campus communities.
- Faculty and staff may sign up for a discussion session and pick up books at the Research Help Desk in the Library.
- Students and other participants can borrow available copies on course reserve at the Library Circulation Desk.
- Faculty are encouraged to use the book in their classes, perhaps including participation in the discussions as extra credit.
“Born A Crime” Book Discussion Schedule:
(All sessions meet in the Library Seminar Room, LB 2236B)
- Thursday, February 8, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (NOTE: this session is part of Faculty Development/TLC Collaboration Day)
- Tuesday, February 13, 12:30 – 2:00pm
- Thursday, February 22, 4:30am – 6:00pm
- Wednesday, March 7, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Discussion Online Sign-up. If you have your own book or are using a reserve copy, please be sure to remember to sign up online.
FULL URL https://tinyurl.com/winter18read
NORTH STUDENTS! Let your voice be heard!
Diversity and Inclusion Council for Equity (DICE), a campus-wide policy and program influencing body, composed of NSC employees and students. We meet quarterly and want to hear from you! Join us to share your concerns, questions, suggestions, or kudos! 5 minutes per student.
- Who: YOU, NSC Students
- What: DICE Student Open Comment Period
- When: Thursday, February 22, 10:40am – 11am
- Where: President’s Boardroom
- (2nd Floor, College Center BLDG, Office of the President)
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-934-4606.
When: February 1st 9:30am-4:30pm
Where: 1660 S Roberto Maestas Festival St, Seattle 98144
Storytelling is an ancient human technology meant to encapsulate information and build connections. We are all capable of sharing our stories and more importantly, to witnessing and hearing each other with openness and compassion.
Many of us set out with the very best of intentions but are not always able to discern how best to implement our ideals. This course will allow participants hands-on practice using the fundamentals of storytelling: intentions vs. impact, inciting action, deep listening, facing challenges, and resolution; to bring about measurable and meaningful change in their lives and at their organizations.
How can we strategically explore and dismantle problematic racial structures in our organizations using our own personal stories?
During this training, facilitators will guide participants in the following:
+ Exploring institutional narratives and the structures.
+ Practicing deep listening, especially with regards to the language of power & privilege.
+ Role-play for navigating difficult conversations.
Join us in this training to explore how storytelling can be used to develop concrete strategies to help individuals and organizations actively engaged in anti-racist work.
Register at the link below:
GSBA Young Professionals with Pride
Are you looking for ways to get involved in the community and to expand your professional and social networks?
Young Professionals with Pride (YPP) events are an excellent way to meet civic and community leaders, build relationships with other LGBT and allied professionals (21-39), and to take advantage of opportunities to increase personal and professional networks through social, educational, and philanthropic activities. YPP is open to all industries, from tech to corporate to the nonprofit sector, all are welcome! A priority of YPP, is to be inclusive of everyone’s professional experiences and to build bridges between all identities of the LGBTQ and Allied communities.
When: February 6th 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Hard Rock Cafe Seattle 116 Pike St, Seattle 98101
“As we were walking through Capitol Hill, I realized, ‘I can do this. I can be here. I can work here and make a difference.’ I want to follow the example of all these incredible leaders we are meeting and become an agent of change.” -Yaneth Mora Lopez, PLEN Alumna
Launch your policy career in Washington, DC at the PLEN Women and Congress seminar March 12-16, 2018. PLEN seminars give you the chance to discuss current policy issues, visit institutions and organizations in DC, and launch you career through intimate coaching sessions on networking, resume writing, and salary negotiation. During all seminars, you will network with distinguished women at the top of their fields while building connections with your peers from across the country.
From intern to Chief of Staff, policy associate to policy director, and staff assistant to Senator, learn about the paths that women before you have taken to become policy leaders working with Capitol Hill. You will hear from Washington’s top lobbyists, Capitol Hill staffers, advocates, and communications professionals who shape our country’s policy agenda on a daily basis.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to spend your spring break in the nation’s capital!
Scholarships for PLEN seminars are available and accepted on a rolling basis. To learn more, go to http://plen.org/scholarships.
In The News
Did you know?
(This month GenEQ is highlighting awesome amenities at our college that are often overlooked)
The Mamava Lactation Station
A safe, private, secure space on the second floor of the HSSR building in the NW corner to to support the women on are campus that need breastfeed or pump.
Family Friendly Study Room
The Library now has a designated child-friendly study room. Group study room 3235 on the top floor is a family-friendly space that can be reserved online using the Reserve Group Study tool. The intention is that students have a space on campus where they can bring their children with them when they study. The room includes a kids’ table and chair, books, and toy blocks. Questions: See Policies page for Children in the Library policy.
King County Public Health Nurse
All services are free and confidential:
- Birth Control/ Family Planning
- Your health, STDs, pregnancy
- Finding a doctor or dentist
- Getting on the WIC program
- Counselling resources
- Applying for medical insurance
Monday thru Friday 8:00am-1:00pm
Opportunity Center Building, 2nd floor
9600 College Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
Contact: (206) 934-7471
Looking for jobs?
The WorkSource at North Seattle campus offers workshops on building resumes, job search, preparing for interviews and more! Check out their calendar here.
“A Bit About Your Bits” event in Review!
Thank you to everyone who stopped by GenEQ’s tabling in the Grove this past week! GenEQ partnered with Planned Parenthood and Cedar River Feminist Clinics to bring you access to reproductive health information and resources! Each day of the week we highlighted different topics:
- Monday — Contraception
- Tuesday — Women’s Reproductive Health
- Wednesday — Menstration
- Thursday — Transgender Reproductive Health
- Friday — Men’s Reproductive Health