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Code Compliance Officer – Planning and Land Use Dept. Job Posting

The Town of Simsbury is currently accepting applications for a Code Compliance Officer position in their Planning and Land Use Department.

 

 

 

Please note: Job postings are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested in applying for one of these positions is responsible for verifying all related information. The Urban and Community Studies Program, nor the University is recommending these employers nor guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the job posting

12/5 Public Health Discussion on HIV: Challenges and Opportunities

In Recognition of World AIDS Day

Janet M. Turan, PhD, MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Location: UConn, J. Ray Ryan Bldg., 2006 Hillside Road, Storrs, CT. Elevator available in lobby on the ground floor. maps/directions.

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Stigmatized identities, while often analyzed in isolation, do not exist in a vacuum. “Intersectional stigma” is a concept that has emerged to characterize the convergence of multiple stigmatized identities within a person or group, and to address their joint effects on health and wellbeing. Evidence from the existing scientific literature suggest that people in diverse settings experience intersecting forms of stigma that influence their mental and physical health and corresponding health behaviors. As different stigmas are often correlated and interrelated, the health impact of intersectional stigma is complex, generating a broad range of vulnerabilities and risks. While enquiry into the intersections of race, class, and gender serves as the historical and theoretical basis for intersectional stigma, there is little consensus on how best to characterize and analyze intersectional stigma, or on how to design interventions to address this complex phenomenon. In this talk I will highlight existing intersectional stigma literature; describe gaps in our methods for studying and addressing intersectional stigma; provide examples illustrating promising analytical approaches; describe findings of our research group at UAB in elucidating experiences and effects of intersectional stigma (HIV, race, poverty, gender, and substance use) for people living with HIV in Alabama and beyond, and present priorities for future HIV interventions and research.

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Livestream Access: View the livestream of the lecture via the InCHIP website, or view it later in our archives.

Questions:  lectureseries@chip.uconn.edu

 

Summer Opportunities with 2020 Adventures in the City Freedom School

The Center for Leadership & Justice is currently recruiting for their 2020 Adventures in the City Freedom School. Students interested are encouraged to do their research prior to applying. All who apply will get a chance at a first round of interviews.

The Servant Leader Interns work as PAID summer program counselors, Monday through Friday, with children in grades K-3. Interns lead a literacy rich curriculum in the morning and lead/chaperone activities and field trips in the afternoon. Attendance is required at other program related functions during the summer, such as field trips. A Servant Leader Intern’s must be responsible, energetic, responsive, well- organized, and a strong role model. They should be familiar with the culture and dynamics of the community, committed to the goals of the Adventures in the City Freedom School program, and able to work collaboratively with all program constituents.

The Site Coordinators work as PAID summer program managers, Monday through Friday, managing Student Leader Interns that work with children in grades K-3. Attendance is required at other program related functions during the summer, such as field trips. The Site Coordinator manages the day to day operations and serves as the supervisor for one CDF Freedom Schools program site. It is recommended that the Site Coordinator has served as a CDF Freedom Schools Servant Leader Intern and should be capable of leading an intergenerational staff. The Site Coordinator should be committed to the goals of the program, able to work collaboratively with all program constituents and be familiar with the culture and dynamics of the community.

For job descriptions and to apply please visit:

https://urban.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/438/2019/11/Freedom-School-Employment-Application46.pdf

https://urban.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/438/2019/11/Servant-Leader-Intern-2020-Position-Description-by-CLJ48-1.pdf

https://urban.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/438/2019/11/Site-Coordinator-2020-Position-Description-by-CLJ49.pdf

 

Disclaimer

Please note: Job/Internship postings are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested in applying for one of these positions is responsible for verifying all related information. The Urban and Community Studies Program, nor the University is guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the job posting.

11/12 Polluted Planet

A panel discussion on how minority communities are impacted by environmental racism.

UCS Spring 2020 Course Flyer

If you have not yet meet with your UCS faculty advisor for Spring 2020 registration, please be sure to reach out to them via email or via their to make nexus site.

We have updated the course flyer for Spring 2020. Courses highlighted in yellow have limited seating. Courses highlighted in blue were full as of November 6th. Please check Student Admin to see if the course has a waiting list.

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Spring 2020 – URBN 3998: Work and Economic Justice in Cities

This course will focus on big forces sweeping through cities – Learn more…

If you are unable to view the document above download the the flyer.

Interested in Soc Justice? Try Alternative Break!

Want to engage in meaningful service? Interested in social issues such as homelessness, urban poverty, cultural preservation, environmental conservation, and more?

Apply to an Alternative Break! During these week-long and weekend-long alternative break trips, students will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful service surrounding the trip topics. Students will have pre-trip educational meetings, on-trip reflection, and post-trip reflection meetings.

For more information, please go to: https://communityoutreach.uconn.edu/alternativebreaks/

Applications opened on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 9am and close on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at noon.

Apply here: https://communityoutreach.uconn.edu/alternative-break-application/

For more information, contact: Grace Lemire at uconn.co.boston@gmail.com.

Killing African American Course – Spring 2020 learn more…

Professor Noel Cazenave will be offering SOCI 3833 – Killing African Americans: Polic and Vigilante Violence as a Racial Control Mechanism on the Hartford campus. The course will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:15 am to 12:30 pm.

10/17 – 10/18 Southern New England Planning Association Regional Conf.

The Southern New England American Planning Association (SNEAPA) Regional Conference is a great opportunity for students to volunteer, share their research, and network with planning professionals. The conference is hosted by the Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts chapters of the American Planning Association and is scheduled for October 17th and 18th 2019 at the MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield. The conference draws nearly 600 planners, landscape architects, architects, engineers, and academics and features two days of high quality, hands-on and interactive sessions, mobile workshops, planning law and planning ethics presentations.

Students can be involved in SNEAPA in the following ways:

  • Volunteer – Free Registration is available for up to 14 student volunteers each day on a first come, first served basis. In exchange for free registration, volunteers will assist in collecting lunch tickets, aiding speakers with handouts or other tasks, and provide other conference support as needed.  Interested students should email planningstudent@gmail.com ASAP.
  • Present Research – Up to 7 students will have the opportunity to present their research at the Student Research Session on Friday, October 18th from 1:45-3:00 pm.
  • Network – The SNEAPA Mentoring Lunch on Thursday, October 17th at 1:00 pm provides an informal setting for students to interact with established planning professionals

Please contact Town of Mansfield at 860-429-3335 with any questions.

Disclaimer:

Postings are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested in this opportunity is responsible for verifying all related information. The Urban and Community Studies Program, nor the University is recommending these sites nor guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the posting.

 

Advance Scholarship Program for Sophomores – Deadline 10/1/19

For questions regarding the scholarship please contact Scholarship America (1-800-537-4180).