June Newsletter 2017

Hello Everyone! The quarter’s almost over! Feeling stressed? Need resources? Have questions about equity? GenEQ is here to help! Stop by CC2345C during our posted walk in hours and one of our student staff will help you out!

GenEQ is Hiring!

GenEQ is HIRING work study students for summer and into the 2017-18 academic year!  Hours are flexible to accommodate your classes, pay is $15/hr to do exciting and impactful work!  Apply for summer work study through the Financial Aid Office, then stop by GenEQ with your work study award letter, resume and a cover letter sharing why you want to work with GenEQ or email to:  chilan.ta@seattlecolleges.edu.  Don’t qualify for work study?  Apply anyways, we have limited student part-time hourly positions available for the 2017-18 academic year.  We are looking for social justice oriented and self-motivated individuals to join the team!

The Equity Lending Library has new books! Check out books at the GenEQ center including Gender Outlaws, The New Jim Crow, and Men and Feminism. More books are also available through the NSC Library! Check out the LibGuides and GenEQ recommended reads here.

GenEQ Summer Hours: Yes, we are open this summer!

OPEN:  June 26 – August 18, M-Th 11:30am – 5:00pm

CLOSED:  June 19 – 23 and August 21 – September 1

Starting September 6th, we will resume our regular schedule. Feel free to stop by to browse resources when we’re open, or call to talk to a GenEQ staff person.

Upcoming Events

We are wrapping up the quarter. Come by and say hi to us at these tables:

Find us at Student Leadership’s SpringFest with a table! 10-2 on Thursday, June 1st

Good Luck with Finals! We will be hanging out in the Grove with resources and finals goodie bags June 6-8 from 12-2pm.

Events Review

gender inequality in filmNSC, you all are AMAZING!  Thank you for coming out and showing up to the 3rd Annual NSC Film Series.  The NSC Film Series brings you quality independent films with unique stories.  Every year, we strive to bring the creative work of women, people of color, international independent film makers, and film makers with disabilities to the NSC community.  GenEQ’s goal with the NSC Film Series is to raise awareness and to empower people to be active and contribute to a more equitable and sustainable future in which everybody can live well and thrive.  Why?  Because mainstream film production and distribution maintains huge inequalities when it comes to gender or race.  Join us next year for another year of awesome stories!

Thank you to all the attendees, students, sponsors and collaborators that made GenEQ’s events presence this year possible. You all are amazing!

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month – This event was sponsored by DICE. Thank you! Check out the features below:

Roldy Aguero Ablao

Artist Spotlight: Roldy Aguero Ablao

Roldy Aguero Ablao is an artist and cultural worker from the island of Guam. He is inspired by the stories and myths of the Oceania, weaving in themes of memory and renewal as an underlying foundation for his work. He likes cats, thrift shopping and social justice.

Artist Spotlight: Nic Masangkaynic masangkay 2

Nic Masangkay is a multiply-marginalized, 25-year-old performing artist and music producer based in Seattle. With poetry Buzzfeed claims “will leave you speechless” and music the Seattle Times reports is “synth-pop with overlaid vocals in the style of Reggie Watts,” Nic is incredibly grateful that anybody wants to listen to the art that they create to survive. They have been featured locally, nationally, and online and are excited to have joined North Seattle College in celebrating AAPI Heritage Month!

Workshop Day: Six amazing workshops were lead by students on May 23rd. Thank you to everyone who took the time to be part of this. Want to know more about Zines for Social Justice, Why Black Lives Matter, Gender in the 21st Century, Allyship, and more? Stop by GenEQ and we can connect you with information and student leaders to learn!

Health Fair: Did you catch GenEQ at the Health Fair? If not, we have information about health equity, pregnant student’s rights and breastfeeding, WIC, and more all year round!

Pride Table: As an entrance into LGBTQ Pride Month, GenEQ joined the LGBTQ+ Pride Club to have fun in the Grove with a table, allyship information, and more. Contact pridensc@gmail.com for more! If you are looking for Transgender Student Support, email them to get the location of the Trans Student Hangout.

Family 2.0: Saturday, May 20th, GenEQ was at the JACL conference on campus, Family 2.0! Read more about Family 2.0 here.

In the News

Why educators should recognize queer Asian identities in school curriculum: A quick piece on how course content impacts students: https://www.glsen.org/blog/why-educators-should-recognize-queer-asian-identities-school-curriculum

Speaking of AAPI Art Activism, check out this interview with Troy Osaki, and article about the opposition to the Youth Jail: http://kuow.org/post/i-will-not-ask-system-politely-dismantle-itself

Ally Theater: Telling the Difference Between Solidarity and Performative Allyship. Readers: This article contains strong language. That being recognized, please consider the discourse contained within, and how language tone policing prevents access to learning and space in conversations. http://www.blackgirldangerous.com/2015/11/ally-theater/

50+ Autistic People You Should Know: a list of intersection-focused disability advocates http://nosmag.org/50-autistic-people-you-should-know/ Fun fact: Lydia Brown was at the Family 2.0 event on our campus!

Community Events

Congratulations graduates of all degree and technical programs! We are proud to have been part of many of your academic and life journeys. GenEQ is all about supporting students who are underrepresented here, and we are so happy to see you graduate, complete classes, go on your next adventure, and continue learning! If you are staying at North, we look forward to connecting with you. Providing basic needs resources is key to creating equity in school, and to increasing access to all realms of life through creating lasting connections. Equity is key to student success, and GenEQ will continue providing for the needs of all students into the future. Congrats, graduates! You are always welcome to come back and say hi.

Pride: the LGBTQ+ Pride Club is throwing a pride celebration June 2nd, from 3-6pm in the Green Room. Stop by for pizza and company. Contact pridensc@gmail.com for more info.

Diversity in Tech Conference: Read more here

Opportunity Center for Employment and Education: the OCEE on campus has support for resume help, job training, and more! The can also provide support with housing referrals and basic contraception and STI testing. More info here.

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Left to right, GenEQ Staff: Alison Post, Meera Maaytah, Emily Marie Stehr, Fred Anex, Chilan Ta (Manager)

Congratulations to this year’s GenEQ team! I’m sure you all have seen the many faces of staff and volunteers representing GenEQ at events and in the office this year. We are grateful for all the contributions you have made–community collaboration is how we keep doing what we do! So thank you. If you are interested in volunteering next year, or being part of our staff, email chilan.ta@seattlecolleges.edu. We would love to meet you!

Our Mission

The Gender Equity Resource Center is a campus leader that promotes social justice, responsible action and accountability.  Our programs support historically underrepresented students at NSC.

In our actions,

We strive to be free from violence, homophobia, trans*phobia, sexism, classism, ableism, racism and discrimination based on immigration status.

We affirm all bodies, identities, and backgrounds.

We design events and programming to foster community and empowering expressions of masculinity, femininity and gender.

We change lives through education.

Thanks for Reading!

Warmly,

Your GenEQ Team

A note from the editor: I have enjoyed writing for you all this year! I am graduating, and a new GenEQ staff will be back in the fall to spread some more awesome news, and to join the new team in doing great things. Thank you for reading the newsletter, supporting GenEQ, and creating a campus climate that will help all our students thrive. Happy graduation to everyone moving on, and a happy summer to all those continuing their studies and other endeavors.

Best regards,

Fred.

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