On the Calendar 
 
Gender & Incarceration Panel moderated by Melissa Harris-Perry

11/6 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

LBC 213
 
Public Service Internships and International Service-Learning Programs Information  Session
11/7 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Alcee Fortier Hall 104

  

What's Your Big Idea Meet-Up 

11/7 6:30 PM

LBC 209

 

TEDxTU

 11/12 6:00 PM

Dixon Hall

 

SOAR's Undoing Racism Workshop

11/15-11/17

See column for more info

 

Green Wave Community Market

11/17 12:00-2:00 PM

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Happy Hump Day Changemakers!

This week saw a number of interesting on-campus events including Alexis Ohanian of Reddit and anti-racism activist Tim Wise. This upcoming week is full of more change-inspiring events such as the Gender and Incarceration Panel, the second Big-Idea Meet-up, and TEDxTU. 
 
Take advantage of these opportunities and think about what changes you want to see implemented on campus. Talk to your peers, come into CELT, and explore funding sources. You can make your personal vision a reality. Get motivated!
 
Have a CHANGE-filled week, 
Angela & the Student Media Team 
 
Changemaker Institute Application Deadline November 18  
 
The Changemaker Institute at Tulane supports students with ideas that will create positive social change that canevolve into sustainable social ventures and potential careers. The Institute helps students develop, test, and launch their social ventures. Since 2010, this student-led initiative has supported 25 social ideas, resulting in almost a dozen organizational entities that have raised close to $100,000 in start-up funding. Two notable successes include Aquaponic Modular Production Systems (AMPS) and Humanure Power. The institute prepares students for Tulane NewDay Social Innovation Challenge, which awards up to $20,000 in start-up funding to Tulane students dedicated to finding innovative, sustainable, and scalable solutions to social challenges in New Orleans. Visit the website to apply today! 
 
Changemaker of the Week:
Jessica Callahan
CELT Intrapreneur & TUCP Directions Chair

 

Jessica, a senior, is CELT's Intrapreneur Fellow and has elected to compile a comprehensive guide to LGBTQ services and organizations in the city, which will be made into a website as her personal project. Through her work with the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity, I became aware that, while there are many organizations in New Orleans that offer resources to LGBT folks, there was no easy way of finding them. She is partnering with the LGBT Community Center to create this, and I'm very excited about the potential for a continued, mutually reciprocal relationship between the Center and Tulane students.

 

During this process, she began to question who has access to what knowledges? After exploring this subject, she wrote a syllabus for the student-led course entitled Radical Pedagogy which will be offered in the spring (GESS 4930). In this seminar, students will be presented with the opportunity to claim responsibility for their own education. This class will be a radical experiment in free thought, engaged learning, intentional conversation, and queer pedagogy. Doing away with the traditional hierarchy of the professor/student model, each student enrolled in this course is challenged to both teach and learn from their peers. The course will be split into three sections (theory, application, and creativity) as a means of progressing from understanding, to engagement, to transformation. Final evaluations, based on students' self- and peer-evaluation exercises, will be the responsibility of the professor-of-record, GESS Program Director Prof. Nancy Maveety.

 

She has also spent a lot of time this semester organizing and promoting the collaborative lecture series that's being called "Conversations on Race, Power, Privilege, and Justice." As TUCP Direction chair, she organized the Jackie Sumell and Angela Davis lectures, but when it became clear that other organizations on campus were hosting similarly-themed events, she collaborated with the Office for Multicultural Affairs and the Reading Project to more conversations between interested peers.

As one of the founding members of the Queer-Feminist Collective at Tulane, Jessica is a member of Student Women Embracing Equality at Tulane. She is also the chair of the Direction committee of Tulane University's Campus Programming, an intern at the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity, and an event services worker at the LBC.

 

A senior majoring in Linguistics and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Jessica grew up all over the south living in Alamogordo, New Mexico, Biloxi, Mississippi, and Abilene, Texas.

 

"If you're early in your [social justice] career, just shut the hell up and...and work really, really hard," John Anner, Executive Director of the East Meets West Foundation, tells new social change agents. What in the world is he talking about?!?!? He can't really mean that, can he?

 

After all, the challenges are huge and there is so much damn work to be done. We need every voice sounding the alarm. Every hand is urgently needed on the ramparts. Right? Right?!?! Watch the video to find out!

 

-From Cafe Impact


How-To Shut The Hell Up And Change The World
How-To Shut The Hell Up And Change The World

Love TedxTU? Volunteer at TEDYouth New Orleans 
If you can't get enough of TED after attending TEDxTU on November 12th, sign up to be a Volunteer at TEDYouth, an official TED conference, the following weekend! For the first time TEDYouth will be held in New Orleans, and registration will be only open to 12-18 year olds. Volunteers who help out before and during the event will have the amazing opportunity to see what an official TED event looks like, and have access to the talks and the staff afterparty. Volunteers are needed on the afternoon of Friday November 16th and all day on Saturday November 17th. Email Mary Bryan at mbryan@tulane.edu if interested.
Interested in Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship? Consider the SISE Minor!
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Building upon Tulane University's strengths in civic engagement and service learning, the interdisciplinary social innovation and social entrepreneurship (SISE) minor will prepare students to use solutions-oriented thinking, integrate theory and practice, generate and support stimulating research across fields, & better understand and create new models of social change. Tulane recognizes that well-informed, motivated, and connected citizens are the real agents that create change, and the time and place to cultivate these changemakers is during their university studies. SISE will enable student to explore how they can be changemakers in whatever career path they choose, be it working for a nonprofit, a corporation, in academia, or starting their own venture. The first class in pursuing this minor is:

 

SISE 2010: Introduction to Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship

The introductory class gives students an appreciation for the field of social entrepreneurship and introduces students to several helpful frameworks that will be used in subsequent classes. Students will examine key concepts and the historical context, understand current theories and debates about social change, and discuss case studies of social entrepreneurs. The class will address two overarching tenets of SISE:

  • Social impact can best be created by moving away from the current divisive approach of separate sectors and towards blended models that connect and combine sectors in new ways
  • Social mission and social impact are the primary focus - understanding what your mission is, and how you create the greatest social impact, is key.

This spring the class will be offered on Tuesdays and Thrusdays from 9:30-10:45 AM or 11:00-12:15 AM.

Gender & Incarceration Panel TONIGHT
moderated by Melissa Harris-Perry

11/6, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LBC 2013 213

  

Women are currently the fastest growing group of incarcerated persons in the United States, but most scholarship on prisons focuses on men.  This panel will investigate the impact of the increasing incarceration of women, with a focus on the compounding effect it has on their communities. The panel will also discuss how the study of incarceration changes when we center gender in our investigation.


TEDxTU 2013

November 12, 6:00 PM

Dixon Hall

 

TEDxTU will celebrate and cultivate social innovation in New Orleans. From students at Tulane University to native New Orleanians, residents of our city are acting to create sustainable, scalable solutions to our city's biggest social challenges. We'll highlight some of these passionate and transformative individuals, but also, we'll bring change-makers from all of our city's different micro-communities together to share an evening of story-telling and inspiration.

 

Speakers will include some of New Orleans's most active innovators, from entrepreneurs to educators, and public service professionals to students including Tulane seniors Mwende Katwiwa (aka FreeQuency) and Ophir Haberer, Nick Sarillo, Sonny Lee, Todd Shaffer, Jerry DeWitt, Sally Kenney, Roxanne Heston, and Shira Abramowitz. Tickets are $10 and available here

 

SOAR's Undoing Racism Workshop
November 15 -17, 2013
Are you concerned with confronting racism and economic oppression as a student, staff, or faculty member at Tulane? Do you want to be an effective community organizer in your school, neighborhood, city, and world? Join Students Organizing Against Racism (SOAR) for an Undoing Racism Training. Through dialogue, reflection, role-playing, strategic planning and presentations, this intensive process challenges participants to analyze the structures of power and privilege that hinder social equity and prepares them to be effective organizers for justice. Register here.
Don't Forget to Register for the Small Steps, Big Wins Challenge!
And Download the App! 

Make sure to register for this NetImpact competition. All you need to do is take simple environmental and social actions-like riding your bike to campus, recycling trash, and unplugging electronics. Then track your personal actions by creating a profile on myActions. The website leaderboard shows how you stack up against other schools, teams, and individuals. Each action taken results in a number of points and a small donation to a worthy cause. Additionally, individual participants have the chance to win tons of cool prizes, like plane tickets, Kindles, and gift cards.competition to make yourself and Tulane eligible for cool prizes while raising money for a number of great causes! Last semester, students on 74 campuses (including Tulane) took 45,000 individual small steps, collectively preventing 64,000 l lbs. of CO2 emissions, contributing 3,000 volunteer hours to local nonprofits, and more.

Visit the website for more information and to register for the competition. Tulane has fallen on the school leaderboard, and we need your help to reach the top! Download the app for easier access. And check out the photo contest-the two students who post the best photo each day will win a FREE T-SHIRT

Internship Opportunity: Sci Academy Project Intern with the Seminar on Innovation and Change

 

We are seeking a project intern for the senior-level Seminar in Innovation

 and Change. Specifically, we are seeking an ambitious and motivated

 college student to help design and implement an upcoming innovative project. 

 

Internship Components

  • Work a few (2-5) hours per week in developing a curriculum for an upcoming student project.
  • Begin as soon as possible; unpaid position.
  • Meet once per week (phone or in person) with the seminar instructor at Sci Academy.
  • Research and explore opportunities for students (internship opportunities, field trips, guest speakers).
  • Assist in the set up of the final capstone program (requirements, creation of rubrics, writing handbooks).
  • Engage local university stakeholders in opportunities within this project.

Interested in applying? Email resume and cover letter to jkline@collegiateacademies.org. Visit the website for more information. 

Internship Opportunity: TRUESCHOOL STUDIO

Spring 2014

Start Date: Jan. 15

Application Deadline: Dec. 1

 

No policymaker or president is as powerful as a teacher when it comes to impact on student achievement. Far from widgets, teachers are the critical architects and designers of the student experience. TrueSchool challenges the traditional confines of the teaching job description - our teachers take on a hybrid role as teacher AND innovator.

Our vision is to recognize excellent, entrepreneurial teachers and grow their potential and impact. TrueSchool creates experiential learning opportunities for educators around design and innovation. Our 1-day, 1-month, and 10-month innovation experiences leverage teacher insights and drive the creation of school-designed innovations to solve school-specific challenges.

 

We are currently looking for two exceptional Interns to join our team this spring. Requirements:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and remotely as well as perform as a member of a team
  • Flexibility, initiative, perseverance, and a sense of humor
  • A commitment to education equity and an interest in opportunities to rethink/redesign the status quo
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and a solutions-focused mindset

Successful applications will have prior experience working in the field of education and/or social entrepreneurship. Graduate students, young professionals, and exceptional undergraduates are invited to apply. We are particularly interested in individuals with experience in:

  • Teaching/mentoring
  • Design-thinking
  • Quantitative and qualitative research experience
  • Previous professional experience/internship in the field of education technology or education policy
Visit the website for more information and to apply.

ThinkImpact Institute

ThinkImpact Institute programs in Africa and Latin America offer extreme 
immersion that allows for personal and professional growth beyond boundaries. On the Institute you will collaborate with local community partners to accomplish big things in a short amount of time. Go beyond study abroad, boring internships and traditional volunteering. Work with people in the real world and create a tangible impact.

Check out the latest program opportunities hereUpcoming winter programs include:
  • Ghana Institute for Food Innovation 
  • Kenya Institute for Health Innovation 
  • Panama Institute for Social Innovation 
  • Rwanda Institute for Education Innovation 
  • Rwanda Institute for Social Innovation 

For more information, contact Mary Bryan at mbryan@tulane.edu, Tulane's ThinkImpact Campus Rep today for more information about her experience in Rwanda.

Conference Opportunity: 2014 Public Policy Leadership Conference at Harvard Kennedy School
 
The 2014 PPLC will take place at Harvard from February 20-23, 2014, convening 50 college freshmen and sophomores from all over the country for intensive policy immersion. Student participants will have a unique opportunity to engage with Harvard Kennedy School faculty, graduate students, and administrators. Participants will also connect with fellowship programs and other graduate programs who share PPLC's commitment to diversity in public service. 
 
Program Benefits:
  • Roundtrip travel  
  • Hotel accommodations and conference meals  
  • Substantive training on career planning, resume building, and leadership
Eligibility:
  • Must be enrolled in first or second year of study at a U.S. post-secondary institution  
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident  
  • GPA of 3.0 and demonstrated commitment to public service  
Applications are available online at their website and are due November 15, 2013

Job Opportunity: IDScan.net

Interested in working for a fast-growth startup? We are looking for a paid part-time E-commerce/Logistics Manager that can work 15-25 hours/week.

 

Benefits:

  • Great company culture and people Opportunity to operate a large part of our business 
  • Opportunity to learn about advanced software products

Requirements:

  • Willingness to take initiative and assume a leadership role
  • Willingness to learn how to operate an E-commerce business 
  • Team player with a customer-first mentality
  • Preferred: experience with 3DCart and ZenDesk
Conference Opportunity: 2014 Unreasonable Institute APPLICATION DUE TOMORROW

Get training from 50 seasoned mentors, ranging from a founder of 3 companies to the director of strate
gy at BRAC. Gain access to a network of 250+ funders, build relationships with investors, and join a community of 100+ entrepreneurs from 37 countries! The 2014 Institute will run from May 30th - July 6th, 2014 in Boulder, Colorado. Apply by November 7, 2013! 
 

Fellowship Opportunity: Education Pioneers Fellowship Programs 

 

Do you know top emerging leaders who could make an impact in the education sector? If so, then apply for an Education Pioneers Fellowship todayFor our Fellowships, we are seeking over 500 talented emerging leaders from diverse academic, professional, and personal backgrounds.  

 
Specifically, we are interested in recruiting people who:
  • Are skilled in data analysis, strategic planning, and finance and operations;
  •  Are interested in working in our high-priority cities, including New Orleans, LA; Memphis and Nashville, TN; Hartford, CT; and Dallas/Ft. Worth and Houston, TX;
  • Have roots in and ties to the communities where we work.
We also remain committed to engaging and supporting emerging leaders of color; 55% of our 2013 Graduate School Fellowship cohort identified as a person of color.
Applications for the 2014 Graduate School Fellowship (10-week summer and yearlong placements) and 2014 Partnerships are now open; apply here.

Deadline for Ideas this Friday: Funding Opportunity: Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Award

The Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards, developed in partnership with the Cambridge Program for Sustainability Leadership, are looking for innovative yet practical, tangible solutions created by young people that help make sustainable living commonplace. The seven young entrepreneurs, 30 years and under, who submit the most impressive entries will receive funding and widespread recognition, as well as expert mentoring, customized to their individual needs, to help them take their projects from good to great.

The winning initiatives must involve products, services, or applications that have already had some success and that enable changes in practices or behaviors relating to sustainable living. They should cover one or more of the following categories: water, sanitation and hygiene, nutrition, water scarcity, greenhouse gases, waste, sustainable agriculture, helping smallholder farmers.

The Awards offer a total of more than €200,000 in financial support and tailored mentoring for finalists. Seven finalists will take part in a four-week online development program followed by a two-day accelerator workshop at the University of Cambridge in the UK to help them further develop their ideas and receive professional guidance. This will be followed by a pitch to senior executives and leaders in sustainability, from which an overall winner will be chosen who will be presented with the HRH The Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize at a prestigious dinner in London.

Visit the website for more information. 
Apply for the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented,
 committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields-science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields. The Teaching Fellowship includes:
  • Admission to a master's degree program at a partner university
  • Preparation for teacher certification in science, mathematics or technology education
  • extensive preparation for teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school for one full year prior to becoming the teacher-of-record in a science or math classroom
  • A $30,000 stipend, with tuition arrangements varying by campus in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey. (Once Fellows are certified teachers at the end of the first year, they obtain salaried employment in high-need schools.)
  • Support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment
  • Support of a cohort of WW Fellows passionate about science and math education
  • lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders
Apply  by December 2, or January 31!
Show in Film what YOU can do to Change the Story!
Undergraduate students, submit your 3-5 minute short films that address global women's issues such as education for girls, maternal health, violence against women and girls and a variety of other issues. Submission deadline is December 31, 2013. Winners will be awarded over $20K in prizes! Red carpet event for 2012/13 awards ceremony to be held at the Harvard campus on February 23, 2013. Learn more here.
Further Develop your professional skills with Launchange!

Want to build your résumé, develop your professional skills, make a difference,
 and help start a business at the same time? If so, check out Launchange.

Launchange is an online community that connects students and recent graduates from Tulane, Loyola, UNO, & Xavier so they can work together to build social ventures. Launchange connects young social entrepreneurs with developing talent.

 

They identify and invite only the most serious students to be part of our startup community. Only ventures with bold visions--backed by talent and commitment--have the potential to create meaningful impact. As its network grows, Launchange will invite "Gurus," proven entrepreneurs, to guide the next generation of startups in New Orleans. Launchange is developing a minimum viable product to grow this community.

 

Launchange presents a valuable and practical learning opportunity outside of the classroom. By connecting on Launchange's network, participants further their careers by gaining real-life experience and developing marketable, professional skills.

Visit our website to show interest in joining our Community of Changemakers
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